UAW Local 1069

August 9, 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Our UAW International President, Ray Curry, wishes to share his regards and message to UAW Local 1069:
“With the upcoming negotiations between Local 1069 and The Boeing Company, I wanted to extend to the Region and the Local Bargaining Committee the full support of the UAW Aerospace Department. If there is anything that the Aerospace Department can do to support your negotiations with The Boeing Company, please do not hesitate to reach out to them.”
In addition, tomorrow, Wednesday August 10, 2022, our UAW International President, Ray Curry, will be visiting our plant. He will be accompanied by our UAW Region 9 Director, Jeff Binz, along with our Region 9 Assistant Director, Lauren Farrell. We are anticipating their arrival on the Southside to be approximately 10:00 AM. Please come out and greet our guests as they tour our facility. We ask that our Sisters and Brothers wear red in show of solidarity. Their visit is in support of our upcoming contract negotiations and to see the great work that we do for the men and women who proudly serve our country.
Also, we anticipate having our next General Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Please plan to attend.
Lastly, The Company has received close to 150 applicants for the Aircraft Technician “training opportunity.” We are assured The Company will reach out prior to the start date of these classes. We will also communicate information regarding this training.
In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi
President
UAW Local 1069

August 8, 2022

Notice For Strike Authorization

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, we will hold a necessary “Strike Authorization” vote at the Union Hall from 5:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We strongly recommend to ALL members to show solidarity and come vote.
Members of your Bargaining Committee will be at the hall for the duration of the voting process. We will assist you, answer questions, and address any concerns you may have regarding any matter.
We expect that our membership will demonstrate unity by showing a strong turnout and vote overwhelmingly in approval of a Strike Authorization. We want The Company to hear our message loud and clear. We deserve a favorable and fair contract that meets the needs of every member.
To become entitled to receive strike allowances such as pay and medical benefits from our UAW International, this vote must take place. In any event, if a strike is necessary, our members MUST consent to a strike to receive any strike assistance allowed from our International.
Please recognize a quality economic package is especially important to our members. Appreciate we are prepared to bargain for many additional, essential issues such as increased labor grades, work rule changes, increased retirement income, medical benefits, promotion language changes, lay-off language adjustments, cost-of-living continuance with yearly “fold-ins,” increased holidays, sick leave and vacation accrual, loan language modifications, and most importantly, that we remain a UAW Local 1069 workforce that continues to produce the finest aircraft in the world.
Please note, there was a change voted in last week by all Delegates at the UAW National Convention. The $400.00 weekly strike pay, in addition to medical benefits, will now begin on day 1 in the event we are forced to call a strike.
Lastly, we did receive well over 1200 order forms for the T-Shirts we are offering to our members. We anticipate they will arrive sometime in mid-August. We hope you will wear these USA-made shirts proudly in support of our contract negotiations.

Always Stay UAW Local 1069 Strong

Countdown to Contract: 59 Days

 

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi

President

UAW Local 1069

August 3, 2022

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Monday, August 1, 2022, The Boeing Company informed our UAW Leadership Team there is an immediate need for a surplus of approximately ten (10) “Composite Fabricators” and fifteen (15) “Sheetmetal Assemblers.” However, your Bargaining Committee is currently collaborating with The Company to create a training opportunity to develop skills required for the “Aircraft Technician” classification for these impacted groups.

This opportunity is being offered to all current UAW members who are presently Sheetmetal Assemblers (18B08) and Composite Fabricators (15C08) only.

Those interested in being trained to achieve the Aircraft Technician skill set will be required to attend six (6) consecutive weeks of Aircraft Tech training. Training details are as follows:

• Participants will be selected for each session at management’s discretion from the list of volunteers, based on business needs. However, everyone who volunteers during the volunteer period will eventually be sent through the training.
• Classes are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Monday, August 15, 2022 (a start date will be confirmed after interest is gathered).

o There will be more than one 6-week session offered if enough volunteers are identified.

• Classes are scheduled for six (6) consecutive weeks during regular 1st shift hours. Interested employees currently on 2nd and 3rd shifts will need to work 1st shift for the duration of the six (6) weeks.
• Employees must successfully complete the A/C Tech class which will result in the following:

o Receipt of a Certification of Completion.

o Considered “qualified” for future openings in the Aircraft Technician (11C10) job classification.

Interest will be collected until close-of-business (COB) Monday, August 8, 2022. Failure to apply by August 8, 2022, will mean employees are unable to participate in this program.

We strongly urge employees in these affected classifications to apply for this training. The Company has indicated there is a “rising demand” for the A/C Tech skill set.
Always stay UAW Local 1069 Strong
Countdown to Contract: 64 Days

In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi, President
UAW Local 1069

 

 

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