UAW Local 1069

July 21, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We recently received a communication from our UAW International President, Rory L. Gamble “allowing” local unions to reconvene local meetings and events. With responses from many of our members, and a unanimous decision by the entire Executive Board, we have decided to adhere to past practice and suspend our membership meetings scheduled for July 25, 2021, and August 22, 2021. We will resume our membership meetings beginning September 26, 2021. At our September meeting, we will hold nominations for our General Election and get membership approval for the date and time of this election. Thanks to our Brothers and Sisters who provided feedback on this decision. Enjoy your upcoming vacations and what’s left of your summer.
In addition, we continue to remind our Brothers and Sisters to please DO NOT buy any work or operations that you did not perform. DO NOT work on or “job-in” to jobs or operations that require certifications that you do not possess. Most importantly, DO NOT be pressured or bullied by managers to do any of the above-mentioned responsibilities. Please immediately request union representation if any of these issues arise. You can and will jeopardize your livelihoods, and most importantly, the safety of our military men and women who fly in our aircraft.
Also, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting our “UAW Local 1069 9th Annual Golf Outing” on August 27, 2021. This event will take place at Rock Manor Golf Club at 12:00 PM (registration will begin at 10:30 AM). The cost for this event will be $130.00 per person, $520.00 for a foursome. The golf package will include 18 holes of golf (with cart), bag service, range balls before “shot-gun” start, BBQ buffet (following golf), unlimited beverage service during golf, and beverage service up to 1.5 hours after golf (during the buffet). All proceeds will go to “Operation First Response.” Please see Jason Bonacquisti, Matt Rogers, or any other member of our Communication’s Committee for further details.
Lastly, Brookhaven Optical was on-site this past Monday, July 19, 2021, meeting with employees who scheduled appointments to obtain prescription safety glasses. Due to the overwhelming demand for appointments, they will notify The Company to set up additional visit dates. For more information and to schedule a future appointment contact: Emily Myers (emily.myers2@boeing.com or 610-392-8849) or Allen Kramer (allen.r.kramer@boeing.com or 610-591-3197).

Always Stay UAW Local 1069 Strong

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi
President
UAW Local 1069

June 17, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sister,
It is extremely unfortunate to inform our membership that two of our UAW Local 1069 Brothers have been “discharged” from the Company for allegedly violating PRO-1909, Administration of Corrective Action, and the Employee Corrective Action Process Requirements (ECAPR) and PRO-4332, Workplace and Sexual Harassment. The Boeing Company believed these two employees engaged in inappropriate and offensive conversation which they have concluded met the requirements of “racial harassment.”
UAW Local 1069 Leadership adamantly disagrees with the Boeing Company’s analysis. We accurately trust that ALL Local 1069 members treat one another with great respect and have never, ever engaged in any behavior that resulted in racial misconduct. We must now be very aware of the conversations, words, and phrases we choose to use when entering these gates. Any employee could indeed be offended by remarks made in general conversations or heard in passing. This Company is now “hell-bent” on making examples of employees by immediately resorting to termination. I am even at a loss for what words or phrases I can use when in our factory.
Once again, you are reminded to please request Union Representation when participating in any Company investigation, speaking with Company personnel, and of course, when speaking with managers in conversations other than work instructions. Anything you now say can and will be taken out of perspective.
In addition, there will be a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for this quarter in the amount of $0.33 effective July 9, 2021. The current maximum COLA amount for this unit is $1.27
Lastly, from time to time, we become aware of regrettable news of untimely losses of UAW Local 1069 Brothers and Sisters. We do ask our members to please contact your UAW Local 1069 Leadership in our factory and certainly at our hall when one of our members passes away. We would like to correspond this news by way of communication through postings on our Union Boards with all relevant information and condolences.

Always remain UAW Local 1069 strong

In Remembrance of Curt Barrow (Aircraft Technician, CH-47) who suddenly passed away on May 25, 2021.

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi
President
UAW Local 1069

There will be a retiree’s meeting on Wednesday, June 16th at 12pm. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please call 610-876-6217. 

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