UAW Local 1069

Upcoming Veteran’s Committee Events

October 6, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Veterans Committee is excited to announce that we will be holding our first chili cook-off on November 12th at the Union Hall. All proceeds will go to the Walk for the Wounded and we are researching some other local Veterans charities to donate to as well. We are looking for competitors. More details about prizes and events will follow in the coming weeks.

The Boeing Veterans Task Force and UAW Local 1069 Veterans Committee are partnering with Boeing Asian American Professional Association (BAAPA) and Boeing Employee Ability Awareness Association (BEAAA) to hold a Winter Clothing Drive that will benefit 3 Veterans Organizations in the Philadelphia Area. We will be collecting Men’s, Women’s and children (new or ‘like new’) Winter Clothing (coats, scarves, hats, boots, gloves) during the month of October. The collection will take place October 4th to November 7th. Please give all donations to the following people: Kieran Kelly, Chairman, John Schwartz, Co-Chairman, Ryan Kerrigan, Co-Chairman, Steve Brophy, Gary Stein, Scott Patton and Bill Motley.

If you are interested in participating in these events please contact Kieran Kelly, Ryan Kerrigan, or John Schwartz and we can make sure that you are added. As always thank you for all the support and showing our fighting men and women that they are appreciated.


Thank you,

Kieran P. Kelly

September 20, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey has created a major hardship on many families in and around the state of Texas.  Some of our own UAW members, and their families, who work and live in these areas have been affected.  UAW Region 5 Director Gary Jones, whose region encompasses the state of Texas, has been working with the Texas AFL-CIO on relief efforts for UAW members and affiliate member’s needs.  Thanks to the generosity from our members here at Local 1069, to date, we have raised $1,500.00 which will be donated to the “Texas Workers Relief Fund.” If any members are still wishing to contribute to this cause please contact Pat Hoffmann or see any of your union representatives.

Once again, we are very dismayed to notify our members that we have been informed by the Company that there will be a surplus effective October 20, 2017. As of today, the number of employees and affected classifications are still not solidified. As we have done with past lay-offs, we will continue to work hard to reduce the number of employees affected, and work with ALL managers to keep our members “in-house.” We will keep you all informed as we move closer to the surplus date and more information is made available to us.

Terry Dittes, our UAW Region 9 Director announced to us the three (3) winners of the 2017 UAW Region 9/Tom Fricano Scholarship. The winners of these scholarships are:

Mya Dawkins, Daughter of Ernestine Dawkins, member of Local 8888 (New Jersey State Winner)

Brandon E. Smith, Son of Phillip E. Smith, member of Local 686 (New York State Winner)

Madison Abriatis, Daughter of Jeff Abriatis, member of Local 3303 (Pennsylvania State Winner)

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards. Applications for the 2018 scholarship awards will be available March/April 2018.

Lastly, while I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. Please note that we will start up our monthly membership meetings this coming Sunday, September 24, 2017. Please plan on attending our meeting. Many important issues will be discussed and I am certain many of you have numerous questions and concerns you would like to discuss. We hope to see all members present.

Yours in solidarity,

Mike Tolassi, President

UAW Local 1069

September 2017 General Membership Meeting

September 15, 2017








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


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