UAW Local 1069

August 5, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are certain by now our Local 1069 members were informed that The Company updated their mask policy to “mandatory” face coverings for all employees currently working on-site when indoors. It was effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Of course, we are not pleased with their decision. I did meet with Company Leaders and was informed this decision is Enterprise-wide. I was told the reason was due to “surges” of outbreaks related to COVID-19 in the state of Pennsylvania and other areas where Boeing performs work. In addition, I learned that The Company “anticipates” the COVID-19 vaccine could receive Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval sometime in September 2021. If the vaccine does receive FDA approval, The Boeing Company will then “evaluate” whether or not to mandate the vaccine Enterprise-wide. Of course, if this does take effect, your UAW Local 1069 Leadership Team will certainly explore ALL legal avenues and, will most certainly require The Boeing Company to bargain with UAW 1069 for this potential change in “condition of employment.”

Also, as we have discussed with our members many times over, in regards to our talks with Company Leaders regarding rectifying or eliminating the “Table II” pate rate scale, we have come to an impasse. We have asked The Company to now provide answers to ALL grievances we have filed related to these issues so we can move forward in the process of correcting this “catastrophic” situation. When we receive the answers to these grievances, we will inform our membership of the resolutions and how we intend to proceed.

Lastly, our Committeeman and 2nd shift Shop Steward in our Facilities and Maintenance Departments have gathered substantial information on subcontractors who, in our opinion, have been abusing their clearance status in our factory. Some of these “outside” companies have been using photos of our products in various areas of our buildings to promote their businesses. We feel this is illegal and unethical. Also, we have demonstrated the lack of completed work by the janitor sub-contractors in the areas they were tasked to work. This information has been forwarded to the senior managers in charge of our Maintenance groups to no avail. We have now submitted this information to our site leaders, including our Labor Relations group here in Philadelphia/Ridley Park.

Our message remains clear, eliminate the Table II pay scale disaster and eliminate all sub-contractors that stray through our factory.

Reminder: When the need arises for Shop Steward representation please request your Steward through your manager or any manager that is available. Our Shop Stewards have a 40-hour production bar line or assigned work tasks in their respective job classifications.

Continue to remain united and stay strong. We can and will accomplish what we need to if we all stand together.

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi, President

UAW Local 1069

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