UAW Local 1069

April 18, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are pleased to announce that effective immediately John Schwartz (Final Assembly Inspector – V-22) and Gary Stein (Assembly Sheetmetal “A” – V-22) have stepped up to jointly co- chair our Veterans Committee. We thank them for taking on this role and we wish to thank Kieran Kelly (Operational Support Inspector – Dynamic Center) for previously leading this committee. We are confident John and Gary will continue doing great things for our veterans here at Boeing and around the world. On this note the Veterans Committee will be holding their gate collection on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th 2018. Any employee wishing to volunteer for gate collection duties please contact John or Gary. We always look forward to your continuous and generous donations.
Your UAW Leadership would like to stress to ALL of our brothers and sisters we are NOT supportive of the Company’s MSE (Manufacturer Self Examination) process. We would like to see this privilege removed from all employees and in all shops throughout the plant. However, if you do have the MSE authority only use this process when you perform work on your jobs solely. DO NOT USE THIS AUTHORITY ON JOBS YOU DO NOT PERFORM. This can lead to discipline which may include termination. Do not let any manager instruct you to use your MSE “stamp” on jobs you did not perform. We still urge all employees to continue to have your inspector look at ALL jobs you perform in addition to using your MSE privilege. This is your right and we all want to ensure the highest quality of work is performed prior to leaving our factory. A second set of eyes is crucial to the quality of your work.
Lastly, we have been informed that some employees may be instructed by managers to perform work outside of their job classification or taking this responsibility on their own. If any employee feels this is an issue you have the right to request representation to review your duties that pertain to your work scope. We will promptly address any issue on this matter.

Our membership meeting will be held this Sunday, April 22nd @ 10:00 AM at our union hall. Please plan to attend, I am sure there are many issues and concerns you wish to discuss.
The deadline for the Tom Fricano scholarship is July 6, 2018. Please see your shop steward, committeeman, contact the hall or go to for the application.


Yours in Solidarity,
Michael A Tolassi
UAW Local 1069

April 13, 2018


SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018






There will be a discussion of the pertinent union issues. The agenda will be as outlined in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and the By-Laws of UAW Local 1069.


Michael Tolassi                                                                     George Donahue
President                                                                                Recording Secretary
UAW Local 1069                                                                   UAW Local 1069

 March 8, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We wish to thank our Communications Committee for another successful “Baggo” tournament which was held at our Union Hall this past Saturday. We thank all who attended and participated. The much-needed funds will be used to continue renovation projects on our Union Hall. Congratulations go out to the following winners of this competition:
1st Place – Joe and Anthony Yanuzzi
2nd Place – Bill Tobin and Mike Morrisey
3rd Place – Derek Rodgers and Chris Fagan
We look forward to more “Baggo” events in the future and hope to get more participation from our Brothers and Sisters from our plant. I would like nothing more than post winning contestants in future Choppers who actually are members from our local.
Also, The Women’s Committee will be sponsoring 2 events at our Union Hall this month of March. Our annual “Easter Egg Hunt” will be held this Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Pictures will be taken with the Easter Bunny in addition to the Easter egg hunt. Please plan to attend and bring the kids. It promises to be a great time for all. The Women’s Committee will also sponsor “Designer Bag Bingo” Saturday, March 24th 2018 beginning at 2:00pm. Tickets for this event will be $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to all of our Brothers and Sisters who are currently on lay-off status. Please plan to attend and show support for our members presently on the street. For more information on these upcoming events please contact the following committee members:
Karla Hold (South Side), Debbie Blake (South Side), Allyce Collins (South Side), Sami Guererri (North Side), Kelly Walker (North Side).
The information for the Tom Fricano Scholarship is now available. Please see your shop steward for the information or contact the hall. It is also available on the Region 9 website The deadline to turn in the application is July 6, 2018.
Lastly, I would just like to remind our Brothers and Sisters to continue to request our Inspectors to look at your work. This is a must to have a second set of eyes to thoroughly look at the jobs you perform. I remind all Inspectors to thoroughly inspect all jobs you are tasked to review. The lives of the men and women who fly on our aircraft depend on our workforce. Your livelihood at The Boeing Company also is dependent on your performance.
Yours in solidarity,

Michael A Tolassi, President
UAW Local 1069

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