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. 

May 24, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Starting today, May 24th, fully vaccinated persons at most Boeing U.S. sites, which includes Philadelphia/Ridley Park, will no longer be required to wear face coverings or physically distance while outdoors as long as they register their vaccine status on Worklife. Registration will open today and employees will have an initial two-week grace period to complete this process. The Company will continue to evaluate the new CDC guidelines concerning indoor requirements regarding face coverings. We do expect to receive updates as additional changes become available.
In addition, our Veterans Committee, chaired by Gary Stein along with additional members of the Boeing Veteran Engagement Team (BVET) will hold a “COVID-19 Compliant Ceremony” this Thursday, May 27th from 11:30 am – 11:45 am. The ceremony will take place at the South Side POW/MIA Memorial in front of the 4-10 Security Office/Gate 1S. Please make every effort to attend. “Reflecting on the sacrifices of the brave and the fallen, we remember them and the families they left behind in our Memorial Day Ceremony.”
Also, some encouraging news. After years of urging and persistence by your UAW Local 1069 Leadership and our Local 1069 workforce, the “Rotobin” process will be put back in place. This will immediately start beginning on the Alt Line (CH-47) with one station that will service nine positions. There will also be multiple stations that will service the F-Line. All stations on these lines should be fully implemented and up and running by the end of this year. Our Material Support represented employees will have the responsibilities of ordering all hardware for these stations as well as stocking and maintaining these rotobins. We have much more work to do as we continue our fight to bring back much more work and jobs back to UAW Local 1069.
Lastly, we continue to remind our Sisters and Brothers of their “Weingarten Rights.” Please take the time to review the cards we have sent to every member. If you do not have this card, request one from your UAW Representative. In essence, ALWAYS request Union representation when participating in meetings and/or investigations with Company representatives. In addition to this, I highly suggest when speaking with any Company representative, which includes your managers, to have your Steward or Committeeman present to witness these conversations. We do realize some employees have not been seeking representation during meetings. Please help us to help you. We have your backs. Do not count on managers having your backs.


In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi
President
UAW Local 1069

April 27, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Boeing Philadelphia has partnered with Crozer Health in providing COVID-19 vaccinations to all employees, site contractors, and DCMA personnel on Thursday, April 29th, and Friday, April 30th.
Registration will open in phases over the next several days. On-site Boeing Philadelphia employees will be given the opportunity to register first, followed by employees working off-site, contractors, and DCMA personnel.
Employees still can choose to secure appointments on their own at open vaccination sites elsewhere. All persons in the U.S. aged 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (18 and older for the Moderna vaccine).
Employees will receive an email for further information and details. Although employees are NOT required to get the vaccine, The Boeing Company requests that all employees be informed about the vaccine and take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Employees should not make a vaccine appointment if they experienced COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
The Company’s “temporary pay practice” remains for U.S. employees to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. You will be paid up to two (2) hours of paid time per vaccine dose, maximum of two (2) doses.

In Solidarity,


Michael Tolassi
President
UAW Local 1069

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