UAW Local 1069

 May 24, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Many thanks go out to all members of our Veteran’s Committee, all of the folks who volunteered their time to work with our committee, and to all employees in our plant who generously donated to the “Walk for the Wounded” foundation. All of us here collectively assisted in raising an astonishing $13,234.00 for this great cause. This was all made possible through our gate collections, “hot dog” sales, additional donations, shirts and other miscellaneous items sold throughout the plant. Hats off to our Veterans Committee who put together these events to help raise this amazing amount which will be donated to our men and women who served, continue to serve, and are a part of this group.
As a reminder there will not be a membership meeting on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. This date conflicts with the Memorial Day holiday. Also, we remind our members that we voted at our previous membership meeting to suspended meetings for the remainder of the summer and resume our meetings beginning September 23rd, 2018. I know all of our members have their calendars marked in anticipation of attending, so please make note of the meeting changes. We look forward to seeing all of you at our September membership meeting.
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018. Please enjoy your time off with family and friends and remember those gave their lives serving our country. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.


Yours in Solidarity,

Michael A Tolassi
UAW Local 1069

2018 Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center Scholarship

Applications are now available for the 2018 UAW Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center Scholarship Program.
This is an invitation for any active or laid off 1069 member in good standing to apply for this scholarship. This is a one week event which will require you to use your personal vacation time. You will be reimbursed for transportation and the $50 application fee, upon completion of the program. (view packet for full details). Meals and lodging are also included.
The scholarship includes your children ages 4-18. Accommodations cannot be made for children under the age of 4.
When: July 22-27
Where: Black Lake Onaway, Michigan
Due Date: No later than 6/7/18
Eligibility per region is limited; all applications may not be accepted.
For applications see: Andy Sheeran (3-61), Norman Johnson (3-25), Anne Bell (3-25), the Union Hall or visit

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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