UAW Local 1069

December 14, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are certain our UAW Local 1069 members, as well as your Bargaining Committee are very much looking forward to a new start in 2018. We do anticipate better things to come. We have been notified by The Boeing Company that they are in the process of starting the “recall” procedure into “Aircraft Technician”, preparing to start contacting laid-off and/or labor pool employees for the newly created “Modification Mechanic” classification, and continue the recall of employees back to the “Composite Fabrication” organization. Your UAW Local 1069 leadership has continued to work hard with this Company to hurry along this process. We all look forward to a much brighter year in 2018 and for many years to come.


As we begin to have recalls in some of our surplused classifications, we hope and anticipate there may be hiring opportunities in other jobs we currently have in our factory. We have been working closely with managers and our HR Department in assisting employees moving to other positions but we are discouraged by the practices of some of our managers who are responsible for hiring. Your UAW leadership strongly feels that there are some managers in our plant that are not capable of managing our skilled employees due to a variety of reasons. We also are of the opinion that some managers hire based on relationships and partiality. We will continue to work these issues with management and HR in correcting these on-going problems. That being said, we continue to stress the importance of requesting union representation if and when any employee goes to an interview for any position that he or she applies for. Again, REQUEST UNION REPRESENTATION WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR ANY JOB THAT YOU APPLY FOR AND REQUEST UNION REPRESENTATION WHEN PARTICIPATING WITH ANY INTERVIEW WITH COMPANY REPRESENTITIVES. We want to ensure these interviews are conducted fairly and are completely unbiased.


Lastly, your Bargaining Committee would like to wish all of our Sisters and Brothers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please be safe. We look forward to seeing all of you next year.

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi


UAW Local 1069

General Membership








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

Info for Surplused Employees

Attention, all of our membership that are currently impacted by a company surplus:

UAW Local 1069 has been contacted by Aerotech (a job recruiter) for sheet metal/aircraft mechanics. The job would be M-F 7:30AM-4PM in Lakehurst, NJ and pay $36/hour for 6 months. Below is a link to go in and apply. We hope everything is going well during this trying time!

UAW Local 1069

UAW Local 1069 Veterans Committee Chili Cook-Off

October 24, 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. Doors open at 11am. All proceeds will go to the Walk for the Wounded. 90 cents of every dollar donated to Operation First Response is donated directly to a Veteran and their family. If you would like to be a contestant please contact Kieran Kelly (610-772-6615), John Schwartz, or Ryan Kerrigan. The entry fee will be $20 per team with prizes for first, second, and third place. We suggest making your chili at home and we will have tables set up for you to keep your chili warm in a crock pot during the event. The cost is $15 per person and children under 10 are FREE! Tickets will be available to purchase at the door. That $15 will get you a ticket for the door prizes and a ballot to vote for your 3 favorite chilies.
Over the past several weeks through the hard work of the committee we have been able to add many great raffle and door prizes. We will also have a magician and balloon animals for the kids from 11:30-1:30. Local 1069 Brother John Scafide will be there with his delicious homemade gelato available as well. We will have some “tailgate games” set up in the parking lot if weather permits.
We are very excited for what is shaping up to be an amazing day and an opportunity for our Brothers and Sisters to get together and share in some solidarity outside of the plant.
If you are interested in volunteering for 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

Important Information

October 19, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We strongly emphasize and encourage our members to request union representation when speaking, or participating in any interviews with company representatives and/or security personnel. Some of our brothers and sisters have been participating with interviews and signing documents with company and security employees without their union representatives present. It is within your rights to request representation prior to any interview or prior to signing any document presented to you. If a company or security representative informs you there is no need to request representation please continue to insist that you have us present.

Effective October 6, 2017 the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) amount is $0.04. The current maximum COLA amount for this unit is $0.25. Per Article XI, Section 4, c., Effective on October 6, 2017, the COLA shall be added to the employee’s base rate and made a part thereof.

Effective October 6, 2017, any employees below the rate range maximum (Table 1) or Single Rate (Table 2) in effect for their rate range will have their base rates increased by application of a three (3%) percent GWI. An employee cannot exceed the maximum of their rate range or Single Rate upon application of a GWI and if applicable, will receive the remaining amount of the GWI in a lump sum payment. Employees who are paid at or above the rate range maximum (Table 1) or Single Rate (Table 2) will receive a four (4%) percent lump sum in lieu of any GWI. Lump sums in lieu of GWI’s will be calculated based on an employee’s pure base rate (plus shift differential and lead pay if applicable) in effect on date of GWI, multiplied by Lump Sum percentages above, then multiplied by 2080.The lump sum payment will be paid within thirty (30) calendar days of October 6, 2017.
The Fall 2017 Shift Preference period started October 15, 2017 and runs through October 31, 2017. Any hourly employee may request to transfer to another shift within their job classification and Center (CBA Article 8, Section 20).

Reminder: Membership meeting at our Union Hall Sunday October 22, 2017. Please make arrangements to attend. Many important issues will be discussed.

Yours in solidarity,

Michael Tolassi
UAW Local 1069

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