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May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page VOL. 65 NO. 4 MAY 2010 Teamwork Brings Dramatic Results If a process needs to be improved, ity remains alive and well at Boeing. past, parts shipped on shop what is the best source for answers? The Credit goes to the Shared Service Group assist (SA) dollies and tub subject matter experts since they are the(SSG) Moonshine shop in Renton and skids, which required TDRC people who regularly perform the job licensed transportation for spearheading members to sleeve and shrink and can offer the most innovative and the effort by pulling together representa- wrap parts to protect them in effective ideas. tives from each group for a 3P (Production, transit. Beyond just being Recently, members from Auburn, Preparation, Process) workshop to “lean time consuming, this created Everett and Renton teamed with man- out” the process. By working together with a potential safety issue using agement and licensed transportation, to all interested parties, members and man- propane flame for shrink brainstorm a new method to ship the 18- agement not only devised a new shipping wrap, which could have re- foot tube and ducts used in Boeing air- process, but had custom shipping boxes sulted in burns or catching planes. The results of this teaming were designed by our moonshine shop built in- the cardboard on fire. Mem- dramatic in cost savings, waste reduc- house by the Renton Tooling Wood Shop bers also found themselves tion, productivity improvements, effi- (R3774). Once Tooling began building the bending and twisting at awk- actual boxes, they introduced several sig- ciency increases, the elimination of safety ward angles to get the gangly hazards and reducing the carbon foot- nificant changes of their own to improve parts loaded – increasing the print. The outcome proved that ingenu- the final product. The teaming was a win- likelihood of injuries. In ad- win for everyone. dition, Boeing drivers were Moonshine shops dis- frustrated with delivering Design and build of the new shipping boxes was a team effort. L to R: Chuck Haberlach, Connie till ideas and build proto- mainly “air” on their trailers Nichols, Justin Hollibaugh, Bill Williams, Ken types – often using scrap since there was no way to ‘Red’ Jordan, Tommy Wilson, Melissa Linscott, material and hardware that stack SA dollies. Scott Donohoe, Lyn Mathews, Joe Crockett and has been cast aside in the At the workshop, every- John Workman. factory. Their resourceful- one agreed a custom, ness is often the key to closed-lid box was the solution. services. I have to give them credit for turning creative ideas into “Before we build a prototype, every- this shift in thinking.” working realities. one takes ownership in the process. Then The SSG Moonshine shop delivered a The main challenge in we try to build in all ideas from the prototype 20-foot custom, foam-lined this workshop was finding workshop, including ergonomics,” stated shipping box that incorporated sugges- an efficient, safe way to ship 751 member Justin Hollibaugh, who tions and input from each group and Connie Nichols (center) explains to Scott Donohoe the 18-foot tube and ducts works in the facilities moonshine shop in included features like: (l) and Business Rep Tommy Wilson how new produced at the Tube and Renton. “Our management from direc- • The ability to more efficiently load shipping boxes eliminate twisting at awkward Duct Responsibility Center tors on down have embraced and em- the parts on transportation trucks, angles to load/unload parts. (TDRC) in Auburn. In the powered our moonshine shop to improve Continued on page 5 New Contract Delivers for FlightSafety Services The union advantage was evident as Machinists Union members working for FlightSafety Services at Air Force bases across the country resoundingly approved a new contract in April by over 90 per- cent. At Fairchild Air Force Base in District President Tom Wroblewski (l) Spokane, FlightSafety Services mem- presented Chris Louie with the True bers voted unanimously to accept the Trade Unionist award for his new agreement. outstanding volunteer work. Chris also These members are essential to keep- Business Rep Steve Warren and Steward Jim Kurzhal were the voices for Spokane received top officer volunteer in 2009. ing the current fleet of KC-135R Air FlightSafety Services members at the bargaining table. IAM Representatives from Force tankers in the air and a well-trained flight crew ready. The IAM represents all 11 sites across the country helped craft the new contract. Volunteers Honored the simulator maintenance technicians and pilot instructors. how Machinists Union representation can benefit workers covered by the Ser- cent (depending on their classification). In both the second and third year of the for Serving Others This is yet another prime example of vice Contract Act. contract, all members will receive 3.75 On April 17, District 751 honored the Three years ago this percent wage increases – far above the members who make “Building a Better group received first year average increase in the current economy Community” more than just a slogan. wage increases that aver- and again a testament to the experienced The annual Machinists Volunteer Pro- aged $7.04 per person. IAM bargaining team. gram (MVP) banquet recognized mem- The new contract rati- Other top highlights of the new agree- bers, families and friends who demon- fied in April again deliv- ment include: strated their commitment to improving ered big first year wage in- • Maintained cost controls on health the quality of life for others by taking creases. The new contract care premiums. The company will also part in 103 different community activi- increased wages for pilot pay each employee 3 percent of their ties in 2009 – an average of two events instructors at Fairchild by gross pay plus $1,500 per year to help every week. In all, 464 Machinists Union more than 13 percent while offset the cost of employee’s health care members gave a total of 3,721 volunteer simulator maintenance cost. hours to projects that ranged from food Tim Weber, a pilot instructor for the KC-135s technicians received in- • Improved language to keep supervi- drives, sandbagging and holiday bell prepares pilots to fly challenging missions. creases of 6.69 to 6.95 per- Continued on page 2 Continued on page 6 Spokane Solidarity Celebration Designed Inside Index Members at Triumph to Involve Family President's Message ...... 2 Commmunity Service ..... 6 Composites are united and Political Action ............... 3 Retirement ......................... 9 Kids are encouraged to take part in voted over 99 percent to Joint Programs ............... 4 Want Ads .......................... 10 the Union’s 75th anniversary approve strike sanction Retiree Profile ............... 6 Eastern Washington ....... 12 celebration essay and coloring 12 contest 8 Page 2 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT Our Members Are Main Reason Why Boeing Tanker Is Better by Tom Wroblewski, that it would cost the Air Force an to be hired and trained Alabama who are visually impaired. District President extra $35 billion to fly the KC-45s workforce is like putting an all-pro all- And the work goes on, with last over their lifetime – and $35 bil- star team into a spring training game month’s Puget Sound Labor Agency food Our members at lion just happens to be the esti- against a small-college freshman team. drive, the fundraising drives for Guide Boeing have heard by now mated purchase price of the entire Our members are the ones who can Dogs and the Union Sportsmen’s Alli- that we’re going to have fleet. build the tanker, should build the tanker ance, and MVP projects like the Camp competition for the U.S. Buying a bigger airplane would and will build the tanker. The only im- Killoqua clean-up in Stanwood. We’re Air Force tanker after all, also force the Pentagon to spend portant thing about last month’s EADS still tallying the totals, but I want to now that EADS has fi- billions more to remodel airport announcement is that it removes any thank all of you who stepped up to con- nally decided to enter its taxiways and hangars that the KC- questions and lets us move forward. tribute to these important causes. solo bid. 45 currently wouldn’t fit in. District 751 Machinists accomplish It amazes me to think of how much I’ve said it before, and I’ll gladly say Instead of wasting billions on han- great things at work every day, but you you do in the community, especially it again: gars, asphalt and gas-guzzling giants, we also do phenomenal things with your when I consider how much mandatory It doesn’t matter whether EADS bids should be focusing taxpayer dollars time off. There’s no greater example of overtime that so many of you at Boeing or not, the Boeing tanker is the only one where they’d do the most good – replac- that than the work of the members in the are having to work. that makes sense for the U.S. military, ing 50-year-old KC-135s with state-of- Machinists Volunteer Program (MVP). For 75 years, members of this Union the American taxpayers and our nation’s the-art Boeing tankers. I want to tell you how proud I was to have been building a better community. economy. Of course, the biggest problem with present the awards at last month’s MVP I believe that’s a legacy that will endure I heard U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks speak the EADS bid is that it relies on French Banquet at the Seattle Hall. Our MVP for the next 75 years as well. on the subject last month, and I thought workers to fabricate the parts that will be team continues to do amazing things in he raised a couple of important points assembled by a yet-to-be-hired and our communities. Last year, 464 of our that are getting drowned out by the shouts trained workforce in Mobile. members volunteered 3,721 hours of their of the French politicians and their Ala- Meanwhile, Boeing is proposing to own time to help better the lives of their District Lodge 751, bama allies. let the world’s best aerospace workers neighbors. You built wheelchair ramps International Assn. of For starters, let’s not forget that in do what they’ve been doing for 75 years for the homebound, collected food for Machinists and 2008, Boeing submitted a lower bid than now – build better airplanes than any- the hungry, prepared meals for the home- the EADS/Northrop Grumman team. The body else. less and used your skills in dozens of Aerospace Workers price tag for their 179 planes was billions So if EADS wants to bid, let ‘em. You other projects nearly every weekend in more. and I know that we can build a better 2009. Tom Wroblewski We also must remember that their tanker in less time and for fewer tax That doesn’t include all the time and President, Directing proposed KC-45 jet is just too big. Air- dollars. energy our members invested into Business Representative bus and its Alabama allies seem to think Boeing CEO Jim McNerney last fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America – that a bigger jet is a good thing, but in the month said that when it comes to the events like our annual golf tournament, Jason Redrup real world, where the laws of physics tankers, he’ll “bet on our guys” to de- our Everett fun run and the Puppy Putt Vice President apply, a bigger airplane requires more liver for the Air Force. It’s not much of motorcycle rally. We raised nearly a fuel to get up in the air and stay there. a gamble, I’d say – putting up our Dis- quarter of a million dollars last year to Susan Palmer That extra fuel costs money, so much so trict 751 Machinists against EADS’s yet help provide service dogs for people Secretary-Treasurer New Contract Delivers for FlightSafety Services Tommy Wilson Heather Barstow Continued from page 1 IAM 751 Organizer Don Morris sors from performing bargaining unit Jesse Cote. work. Because these Ray Baumgardner • Secured work transfer language so workers are covered Richard Jackson an employee at a site where positions are by the Service Con- Mark B. Johnson reduced or terminated will be provided tract Act, Machinists Jon Holden first opportunity to transfer to open posi- Union representation tions at the new location. is a smart way to go. Brett Coty “Congratulations to everyone in- Even when the gov- D. Joe Crockett volved – especially Business Rep Steve ernment contract is Ron Bradley Warren and Steward Jim Kurzhal, who paying “all that the Emerson Hamilton were the voices for Spokane at the bar- law requires,” the gaining table,” said District 751 Presi- IAM can often get Charles G. Craft dent Tom Wroblewski. “These workers more for the workers Steve Warren (Eastern WA) earned this contract by their performance (which is evidenced Pete Armstrong (l) and Ray Ebach from FlightSafety Stan Johnson on the job every day; and through their in the FlightSafety Services repair electronic panels on the KC-135 simulator. Union Business Representatives membership in the IAM, they are better Services agreement). able to care for their families.” The same is true for fringe benefits, “Serving on the negotiating commit- “With these type of results, it is hard insurance and retirement provisions that tee was a good experience and I really Union Offices: • 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle; 206-763-1300 to imagine why any workers covered by the contractor may otherwise not have to learned a lot,” said Jim Kurzhal, who • 201 A St. SW, Auburn; 253-833-5590 the Service Contract Act would ever offer. Finally, under the Service Con- was the shop-floor representative from • 233 Burnett N., Renton; 425-235-3777 hesitate to secure IAM Union represen- tract Act, if you’re represented by the the Spokane unit in negotiations and • 8729 Airport Rd, Everett; tation. 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S., Seattle, WA 98108 May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page 3 POLITICAL ACTION Health Care Reform Moves America Forward Health care reform that lowers the cost of insurance for working people and companies is bringing organized labor closer to its goal, District 751 Secretary- Treasurer Susan Palmer said. “We’ve dreamed about a day when health care would be off the table when we negotiate with our employers,” Palmer said. “That day is not yet here, but the new law moves us that much closer.” Palmer was one of the speakers at a “Celebration of Health Care Reform” on March 28 that was hosted by District 751 at the Seattle Union Hall. The event drew a packed house of close to 500 people, who came to cheer and listen to Wash- U.S. Senator Patty Murray praises volunteers for their work getting health care reform passed. ington political leaders who led the fight which in turn meant she no longer had Rep. Jay Inslee. we are not going to go backwards now.” for health reform and to ordinary citi- health insurance to pay for treatment of Murray praised the volunteers for their Republicans who opposed the bill had zens who will benefit from it. the disease. work in support of the health care reform. had their chance when President Bush was One of the speakers was 11-year-old The soft-spoken Owens has become a “Thanks to you, kids with pre-exist- in the White House and their party con- Marcelas Owens, the Seattle boy who force in the national debate, said U.S. ing conditions can never be denied health trolled Congress, said U.S. Rep. Brian became a rallying symbol for Sen. Patty Murray. “I’m so proud of this care again,” she said. “Small business Baird. They could have crafted health re- progressives – and a target from oppo- little guy to stand up to people who owners are finally going to be able to form more to their liking — and they blew nents on the right – when he spoke out on would belittle him.” afford to cover their employees and in- it. “Whose side are they on?” he asked. behalf of health care reform. Owens’ And with conservatives like Wash- surance companies won’t be able to “Not yours, and not the American mother, Tiffany, died in 2007, of com- ington Attorney General Rob McKenna, charge you more for being a woman.” people’s.” plications from pulmonary hypertension. who is currently suing to block the imple- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell singled out “They had six years and did nothing,” The illness caused her to miss work, mentation of the new federal law, Owens’ labor unions for their support in “making Baird added. “Barack Obama got the job which led to her being fired from her job, role in the fight is not over, warned U.S. sure we all knew health insurance was done in one year — yes, we can.” getting too expensive.” The new law allows a half-million un- Health- “If we want America to be competi- employed Washington residents to get reform tive, we need to drive down the cost of health insurance and will allow 150,000 advocates health care,” she said. “The other side small businesses to get coverage for work- and the thought doing nothing was an option.” ers who couldn’t afford it before, said Gov. media The long and contentious health-care Chris Gregoire. “Nobody,” she vowed,” is pack District debate was “a very vigorous exercise in going to stand in the way of Washington 751’s democracy,” said Inslee. “People ex- state being one of the first in the nation to Seattle pressed their hopes and fears, and some fully implement health reform.” Hall for a expressed outright duplicity — remem- Attorney General McKenna can rally in ber the death panels?” threaten all he wants, but Washington is March. But improving access to health care for moving ahead, Gregoire said. “We’ve hit all Americans lies at the nation’s very core, the ’send’ button and we’re going to fully he continued. ”In giving people the right to implement all aspects of health reform.” get health care despite pre-existing condi- Cantwell agreed. “My message to our tions, we have formed a more-perfect union,” attorney general is he should innovate, Inslee said. “We have always moved for- not litigate.” ward as a country. Let us enjoy the fact that Members Make Boeing Congress- man Norm Tanker the Right Choice Dicks stresses that the EADS may be in the bidding for the clear fact is that the Boeing KC-767 tanker larger U.S. Air Force tanker contract, but the built by our District 751 members here in EADS Puget Sound is simply the best option.” plane is Europeans have a huge disadvantage to much overcome, analysts say – they don’t have Even Boeing CEO Jim McNerney more skilled and experienced aerospace work- sees the advantage his experienced expensive ers to assemble their plane in Alabama. workforce brings to the tanker battle. to operate “Boeing’s advantages are a mature “We’ve got a work force in Everett that than industrial site in Everett, with a tremen- has lived through many, many configura- Boeing’s dously experienced work force. And they tions and design changes on the 767. They tanker. have the smaller airplane with lower understand the airplane,” McNerney told operating costs,” said Scott Hamilton, Wall Street analysts on April 21. “I like an Issaquah-based aviation analyst with betting on our guys in that environment.” that“Northrop got out for a reason.” just physics, it burns more fuel.” Leeham Co. “I don’t know how EADS EADS executives say they’ll submit a EADS executives – and pro-Euro- And over the planes’ lifetime, that addi- overcomes that.” bid to provide 179 KC-45 tankers to the Air pean congressmen like Sen. Richard tional fuel cost would add up to about $35 Hamilton’s comments echoed those of Force by July 9, taking full advantage of a Shelby of Alabama – like to tout the KC- billion — which is the expected cost to buy District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. Pentagon decision to give the Europeans 45’s greater size and carrying capacity the planes in the first place, he said. “The EADS proposal will lack a crucial an extra 60 days to enter the tanker bidding, compared to the proposed Boeing plane. EADS also plans to continue with the component: skilled and experienced after their long-time partner – U.S. defense But bigger doesn’t translate into better, plan to assemble the tankers in an as-yet- American workers like our Machinists contractor Northrop Grumman – backed said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas unbuilt factory in Mobile, Ala., from parts Union members,” Wroblewski said. “It out in March, declaring that the KC-45 Pickney. “The larger size of the Airbus manufactured in France and shipped across doesn’t matter who bids or doesn’t bid, the couldn’t beat Boeing’s proposed 767-based tanker was a disadvantage in the real world, the Atlantic Ocean. That will add to EADS’ tanker in terms of meeting the Pentagon’s not an advantage,” he wrote in an essay costs, and make it harder to enter a com- 751 bid specifications. published on the Web last month. “Its petitive bid, Teal Group analyst Richard Political EADS flip-flopped on whether it larger size meant it will not land on many of Aboulafia told The Seattle Times. Director would enter a solo bid, and spent weeks the runways our current tankers use. That And none of that addresses the in- Larry trying unsuccessfully to find a new creased risk the Air Force would face in would mean the larger plane was less avail- Brown (l) American partner before finally making able than the medium-sized Boeing tanker. relying on a foreign company to supply thanks its solo bid announcement on April 20. “A larger plane with more fuel will do components to an untrained and untested Congress- man Jay U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said that EADS our airmen no good whatsoever if it is not American workforce, as EADS proposes. Inslee for should make a smart business decision and available exactly when and where combat “The Boeing tanker is the only realis- his not place a bid. The oversized, French- pilots need it to be,” he concluded. tic option,” said Wroblewski. “Our mem- support on built tanker would be too expensive to A larger airplane also will be more bers are the ones who can build it, should the tanker. buy and too costly to operate. He added expensive to operate, noted Dicks. “It’s build it and will build it!” Page 4 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 IAM/BOEING JOINT PROGRAMS Renton Know the Proper Procedure IAM member Cherron If You Get Injured on the Job Skeen tries out the new treatment. But members who work at Boeing Rosetta When you got hurt playing in Little League, Stone® what did your coach say? 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Starting May also required to right away to 3, IAM represented employees at Boeing may register to use make similar re- Boeing’s Dis- RosettaStone® premier language-learning software at no cost and no ports by a firm ability Manage- impact to your Education Assistance (EA) funds. IAM/Boeing Joint c o m p a n y ment group at 1- Programs is excited to offer this highly respected learning tool. policy. 800-242-1110. Employees wishing to take advantage of this opportunity must Making the (An exception – contact an IAM/Boeing Joint Programs QTTP career advisor. Our reports ensures if you’re leaving advisors will help you with registration and provide you with the that unsafe pro- in an ambulance, required hardware and passwords. Employees can ‘pre-register’ with cesses, ma- you’re not re- their career advisors starting April 23, and can begin using the program chines or work quired to make an May 3. practices get Business Rep Tommy Wilson (l), who also serves as immediate injury The following twenty-five languages are offered: identified and the District Safety Focal, talks with Renton Site Safety report.) Arabic Greek French changed so that Committee member Jim Roberts on proper procedure • If you’re go- Dutch Hindi Chinese (Mandarin) future injuries – for reporting injuries. ing to miss work Polish Hebrew Irish (Gaelic) or even deaths because of the injury, call your supervisor be- German Russian Spanish (Spain) — are avoided. Washington state law requires fore the start of your next shift. Members who Greek Swedish Spanish(Latin America) companies to address unsafe work conditions, work at Boeing must also call Boeing’s Disabil- Portuguese Italian English (US) but that can’t happen if injuries aren’t reported ity Management group at 1-800-242-1110. Tagalog Japanese English (UK) in the first place. • If it looks like you’re going to miss five or Turkish Farsi Korean Boeing’s company policy also requires its more days of work, Boeing employees must Vietnamese Latin workers to use protective equipment, follow contact TotalAccess – either online at To register and get started learning a new language, contact an IAM/ safety procedures and report injuries immedi- www.boeing.com/express or by calling 1-866- Boeing Joint Programs QTTP career advisor. See our website (http:/ ately. Failure to do that can result in corrective 473-2016. /iamboeing.web.boeing.com/careeradvisor.cfm) for career advisor action. • Whether you work at Boeing or elsewhere, hours and locations, or call 1-800-235-3453 to schedule an appoint- So if you get hurt, what should you do? contact your Union Steward to let them know as ment. • Immediately tell your supervisor and your soon as you know that you’ll be off work for a Please note: RosettaStone® training MUST be taken off-hours only Union Steward about any work-related injury or while. The earlier your Union representatives and is recommended for home use. Your computer at home must have illness, regardless of severity. If your supervisor know about your injury, the better they’ll be able a sound card and an internet connection in order for the program to is not immediately available, report the injury to to help with any disagreements that may arise as operate. (The program may not operate properly on some Boeing another manager in your organization. Mem- you recover and get ready to return to work. computers.) bers at Boeing, in particular, must speak to a Making our workplaces safer is a long-stand- For more information about IAM/Boeing Joint Programs and the manager. ing goal of the Machinists Union, but it requires resources and services we offer, please visit our website http:// • If your condition seems likely to require the efforts of all members to make it happen. iamboeing.web.boeing.com at work or www.iam-boeing.com from medical care or to cause you to miss work, go get your home computer. District Safety Members Honored Day-in and day-out members of the 751 5 years: Justin Bailes, Dena Bartman, Ron District Safety Committee dedicate themselves Coen, Art Duffy, Clark Fromong, and Jim Roberts. to ensuring that the workplace is safe. Along In addition, Stosh Tomala and Rod Sigvartson with their Union Business Representative and were recognized for their past service to the staff counterparts, these members work on site committee. safety committees at each plant location. This year’s awards had special significance. In recognition of their years of service, the District Safety Chair Jim Coats is retiring next District Safety Committee presented members month and received a special award. Business with service awards at the April 2010 meeting. Rep Tommy Wilson, who is also the District Awards for service on the committee were as Safety Focal, thanked Jim for the years of tire- presented for the following milestones: less service and his continual efforts to keep the 15 years: Jim Coats and Jeff Rose. members safe. Coats also received a special 10 years: John Carter, Gary Boulch and award from IAM/Boeing Joint Programs in rec- Dwyane Johnson. ognition of his efforts on safety. Those honored with District 751 Safety Recognition Awards District 751 Safety Focal Tommy District 751 Safety Chair Jim Coats (l) and 751 were: Top row 5-year awards L to R: Art Duffy, Dena Bartman, Wilson (r) thanked Jim Coats for Safety Focal Tommy Wilson (r) honored Stosh Jim Roberts, Clark Fromong, Ron Coen. Middle row 10-year his steadfast commitment to Tomala for his past service on the District Safety awards L to R: Dwyane Johnson, John Carter, Gary Boulch are safety and years of dedication. Committee. Also honored, but unable to attend the congratulated by Business Rep Tommy Wilson. Front row 15- Coats is retiring in May. presentation was Rod Sigvartson. year awards L to R: Jim Coats and Jeff Rose. May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page 5 Women’s Health Week to Focus on Cervical Cancer Prevention Cervical cancer is preventable and Dis- • If you’re 30 and older, get the Pap test and trict 751’s Women’s Committee will be work- HPV test together as part of your routine ing to get that message out during National health screening. The test can show whether Women’s Health Week in May. you’ve contracted the virus, thus identifying The week will be observed May 9-15. whether you’re at increased risk for cervical More than 4,000 American women die cancer and should be monitored more closely. from cervical cancer each year. The cancer is It’s important to have girls vaccinated caused by a virus—the human papillomavirus, against HPV, Boschok said, because research commonly called HPV. It is the second most- shows once young women become sexually common type of cancer that strikes women active, their odds of contracting the virus today. skyrocket. But if they’re vaccinated against There is a vaccine that protects against the HPV before that, they’ll be protected against most-common forms of the virus, and the the virus – and the cancer it can cause. virus itself can be detected through common “Because it involves sex, it’s not always a Pap tests during a woman’s annual exam. comfortable thing to talk about,” Boschok District 751 Women’s Committee is using Women’s Health Week to However, a recent survey found that only promote awareness on cervical cancer prevention. As a symbol of the said. “But the penalty for not talking about it 53 percent of Seattle-area women are aware campaign, Women’s Committee members are wearing Pearl of is too high. We need to get girls and young that cervical cancer can be prevented, and 52 Wisdom pins (inset above), which can be purchased for $6.95 each women vaccinated early, and mothers need to percent said they had not had a gynecologic through the campaign’s Website: www.PearlofWisdom.us/Seattle take responsibility for making sure their daugh- or pelvic exam in the past year. ters are protected from cervical cancer.” Those figures are shockingly high, and are what life are fairly simple.” As a symbol of the campaign, Women’s Committee prompted the District 751 Women’s Committee to get The campaign’s backers urge women and girls to members are wearing Pearl of Wisdom pins, which can involved with the Pearl of Wisdom campaign to help take action: be purchased for $6.95 each through the campaign’s spread cervical cancer awareness, said Jackie Boschok, • If you or your daughters are between the ages of 9 Website: www.PearlofWisdom.us/Seattle. All proceeds who is the Union’s Health and Benefits Coordinator and 26, talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccine, from pin sales benefit U.S.-based cervical cancer pre- and who also leads the committee. which protects against the virus. vention. “Seattle women need to know more about how easy • If you’re 21 or older, get a Pap test, which can People who visit the site also can send e-cards to it is to prevent cervical cancer,” Boschok said. “It’s detect the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical women they care about with virtual “pearls of wisdom” literally a life-and-death issue, and the steps to ensure cancer. about cervical cancer prevention. Teamwork Brings Dramatic L to R: Lyn Mathews, Business Rep Results and Improvements Tommy Wilson, Justin Hollibaugh Continued from page 1 trucks, they built the nesting and chalk- and Chuck ing into the design, as well as lock wheels. Haberlach • Ergonomics to reduce strains in the discuss load/unload process, They continue to make improvements different • Capability of being moved by one and communicate with TDRC to offer hinges that person without a machine or towed by a additional enhancements with each box could stop the jitney, we manufacture,” reports Ken “Red” box lids from • Visual controls so receiving can Jordan, a Steward in Renton Tooling. slamming easily identify the shipment, “When a pre-assembled wheel set/ down. • Built in-house so additional im- brake package was priced too high, we prove- ordered the ments can parts sepa- be made. rately and as- District sembled them 751 mem- here – cutting ber Connie the price for Photo right: that item in L to R: Chuck Nichols, Haberlach, who works half. Just an- Justin at TDRC, other way to Hollibaugh and stated, “I keep the costs Business Rep Joe empha- down,” Jordan Crockett sized that added. examine the we needed Since the panel saw used to build Tooling built in chalk blocks to ensure the boxes first boxes to cut box parts. them in- would be stackable on transportation trucks. were deliv- house so ered, addi- and money reductions to their process. their talents and ideas to make things more we could continue to make modifica- tional innovations have been built into Using the old method on just first shift, efficient, safer and less costly? Our mem- tions, and we would have the ability to future boxes thanks to the skills of Renton TDRC workers had to shrink wrap 12 tub bers would feel more a part of the process make repairs as needed in the future.” Tooling. skids per day (at approximately five min- and enjoy being asked to provide input.” Once the prototype was approved and “We tried multiple ways to combine utes each) – requiring at least an hour of With this type of innovation and suc- tested to transport the parts, members in freight using the previous shipping method, their time every day. In addition, they cess, more shops should tap into this Tooling were happy to take on the project but nothing was efficient. Ergonomically, would shrink wrap the parts for six SA knowledge base to ensure Boeing re- and used their skills and expertise to it was a challenge at times to get things out dollies a day (at nine minutes each). TDRC mains competitive in this challenging further reduce production costs, as well of the SA dollies and tub skids,” stated also spent a little over $3,800 per month on global economy and to keep these jobs as offering further improvements. Nichols, who stands a little over 5 feet tall. heat shrink materials. The new boxes elimi- here. It is about doing things smarter, “Lyn Mathews and Chuck Haberlach “With the new boxes, we get 85 percent of nate that material cost and will free up which is always a win-win for everyone. deserve credit for their hard work and freight on one truck and eliminate tub additional time for the TDRC to focus on creativity. When TDRC requested the skids, SA dollies, shrink wrap and sleeving. other projects. boxes be able to stack on transportation Now we don’t have to reach in at weird Renton 737 operations management angles so there is no straining. Parts is now considering the custom boxes to don’t rattle around with the foam ship their tube and ducts. padding so there is less chance of Business Rep Joe Crockett applauded any damage in shipping. We get the collaboration and stated, “There are so things done faster, cheaper and many ways our members help Boeing be safer.” more successful when the Company gives The bright, 20-foot long purple them that opportunity. The people who do boxes can be loaded three wide the work are the experts – why not harness on trucks and stacked two high. Above: There was This has increased capacity on no efficient way transportation trucks by 60 per- to ship parts on cent to optimize loads, which is the dollies. Steward Ken ‘Red’ Jordan (r) explains to better for the environment. Steward Scott Donohoe (l) and Business Rep TDRC Delivery Managers John Left: Before, each Joe Crockett that by assembling the wheel Workman and Mike Martz praised part had to be and brake locks in tooling, the price for the sleeved in plastic the teamwork and reported TDRC wheels was cut in half. - adding to costs. will experience significant time Page 6 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 District 751 Retiree Spotlight: Nels Wasley By Rosanne Tomyn that we would enter the war at This month’s Retiree Spotlight fea- some point? ture introduces you to Nels Wasley. Born in 1913, Wasley lived through the Great Depression in Washington State and I figured we would be in it even- tually, yes. Probably one of the reasons I got married, actually. Volunteers Recog Continued from page 1 train worked through World War II in the My first child was born in 1940. ringing for the Salvation Army, to building Har factory. He witnessed first-hand the dras- There was no way they were going 10 wheelchair ramps for home-bound people Uni tic changes in the workplace, labor move- to draft me then since I was working around Puget Sound. who ment and national landscape that many with Boeing and had a child. I was Keep in mind these impressive volunteer thei of us have only read about and his inter- on the list to go then if I had been hours don’t include all the work that went into the view sheds some light on just how much single though. They wouldn’t want the various weekend fundraisers that gener- Sou has changed since the Great Depression a married person to go to war when ated nearly a quarter-million dollars for Guide rece generation entered the workforce. it started. Married and a child and Dogs of America in 2009. L Where did you grow up? working in a defense industry, you District 751 President Tom Wroblewski, volu I was born in 1913 in Puyallup right were solid to not get sent. Nels Wasley hired into Boeing in 1941 and was joined by speakers from the Salvation is ro off of Stewart Avenue. I went to Puyallup Do you feel America’s response worked there until he retired in 1978. He Army, Northwest Harvest and Tacoma Res- I High School. My dad lost his job at the to 9/11 was similar to the response to shares his experiences with others. cue Mission in praising the efforts of these as th railroad and a friend of his got a two-acre Pearl Harbor when that happened? dedicated volunteers. com place between Puyallup and Sumner. Something in that range, yeah. But, kept on getting their milk after that. “You are individuals who do more than just Brau My mother and my dad worked their Pearl Harbor we were ready to go to work It started the middle of April and talk about making things better - you take the butts off you might say, getting the till and we went to work. Just like that. We out- lasted until about the 20th of September. together. We grew blackberries and rasp- produced everybody. Well, I had been working at the cannery action,” stated Wroblewski. berries, and there were some fruit trees. What was security like at Boeing dur- and I quit my job at the cannery but they “Thanks to your dedication, And from 1920 to 1932 we did pretty ing the War? didn’t hire me right at the 20th, you know District 751 has established a good. Then in 1932, the cannery refused The whole town, they had balloons up the strike was over. Then I got a letter constant presence and level to pay anything for them. It was at the there, they thought the Japanese were that said I had to get an interview with of involvement in our com- height of the Depression. We gonna bomb the place. On top of the Company which took place in Octo- munities that is unmatched. darn near starved for a while. the roof they made it look like ber and after that I went back to work. Our reputation for helping oth- It was tough. a city. I saw pictures of it and I think the President jumped in and ers extends far beyond our There’s a statue in I said ‘if the Japanese had the War Labor Board and said ‘you settle membership.” Puyallup of Ezra Meeker. seen that, they’d have this thing’ and they did. Awards were given to the I was there. You know that known the factory was un- Were there a lot of strike breakers work- top three volunteers for picture of Ezra Meeker’s der there!’ It looked better ing for the Company during the strike? members, officers and stew- house with all the kids? I than the rest of the town. The Company advertised for strike ards (see chart right). was there. When I heard the news breakers clear back east. Chris Louie, who re- When I was older I liked to go about Pearl Harbor, it was on a What was the Union like during the strike? ceived the top award (the up to Seattle to dances at the Dance Hall. Sunday, I thought ‘they gotta be They gave us pep talks every week, Bill Johnson True Trade It was during the ’30s, I was pretty wild crazy, they can’t whoop this country!’ the Union did. And we got a strike ben- Unionist Award) could not because I graduated in 1932 and in 1933 the Did you work with many women dur- efit, it wasn’t a great deal but we lived on attend because of Union booze came back and it got pretty wild. ing the war? it. Even my mother wanted me to go People have compared this reces- sion to the Great Depression. What do There was quite a few women at Boeing working there in the different back through the picket. I was not gonna do it and I didn’t do it. I was on the picket Volunteers Build Gree you think about that? jobs - especially in production. They line standing there with big fire barrels. came in because of the war and a lot of What do you remember about what Ten District 751 MVPs spent a recent day off It ain’t near that bad. It was a lot them quit after that. happened between the Teamsters and the rebuilding a greenhouse for a Tacoma agency worse (then). You see pictures of the Did you work for Boeing all the way Machinists during the 1948 strike? that provides child and family services. soup kitchen and the line three blocks up until the 1948 Strike? Dave Beck, big shot that started the The volunteers rebuilt a greenhouse used by long. Soup 3 cents a bowl. That is how it Yes. There was a little time right after Teamsters Union. He started another Gateways for Youth and Families. The structure was in the big cities...At that time, I the Japanese surrendered they closed Union behind the back of somebody else had been built without side supports and “the didn’t know it was going to get that bad. down completely. They started even dis- that was on strike. That didn’t suit me a wind had just about knocked it down,” said When did you get hired at Boeing? mantling some of the planes that they bit. And of course he didn’t get anyone to Wilson Ferguson, a Union Steward who helped August 7, 1941 was my first day. had worked on and I didn’t even get a join it either. Except for the strike break- organize the effort. When did you become a Machinists chance to get unemployment because ers. And they didn’t last very long be- Gateways provides a range of services to Union member? they hired me back as a warehouseman. cause no one would talk to ‘em. support children and families, including foster I belonged to the Cannery Union you I worked at that maybe a year, I don’t How was work different when you care licensing and placements, counseling for 75 know, it was the AF-of-L and I just trans- know exactly how long, and then I went came back from the strike? children in divorced families, and counseling and W ferred. They just transferred my applica- back to the shop to my old job. I got along fine; nobody bothered me. supervised visits for children who are caught up tion from the Cannery Workers Union to Tell me about the 1948 strike. In fact, along come a couple of the women in domestic violence cases. the Aero Mechanics. The transfer didn’t It was pretty gruesome. When I heard and they said ‘why don’t you go talk to The group traces its roots back to the Women’s cost me anything because they both be- that the Company was putting in the Team- Mr. Brown there and get to be a supervi- Lend-a-Hand-League, which formed in Tacoma longed to the AF-of-L. You had to belong sters Union, our milkman comes up there sor?’ I looked at them and I said ‘you in 1890, and it is a successor to the group that ran to the Union. Everybody. That’s how it and he belongs to the Teamsters. ‘No more mean supervisor over these, you know, the Jessie Dyslin Ranch for homeless boys, start- went. milk,’ I said til you guys are done with scabs and stuff?’ I said ‘no, I don’t want ing in the 1920s. At the beginning of WWII, when the Boeing. ‘It ain’t the same outfit, Mr. it.’ So, I didn’t go down and talk to them. To generate money for these programs, the U.S. was attempting to stay out of the Wasley,’ he says. I had two children so I Were you involved in any other strikes? group grows and sells organic produce at its 15-acre war, did you feel it was likely at that time I retired in 1978 and they had strikes farm, which is at 3501 104th St. E. in Tacoma. Attention Retirees - Share Your History! after that and I belonged to the Boeing To help out, the Union volunteers turned out on Saturday, April 3, to install braces to the The Communications Department is looking for retirees who would be Employees Tennis Club. I had to go through the picket line to play tennis and I stopped greenhouse’s interested in sharing their personal stories of Union membership and working one day in front of a can and told them that. 200-foot-long at Boeing or other employers. If you’re a Retired Machinist and would be They said ‘it’s alright Mr. Wasley, you’re frame and re- willing to be interviewed, potentially on camera, please contact us. retired.’ But I made sure to stop and talk to place the plastic Interviews will be highlighted in the Aero Mechanic, as well as online. It ‘em and tell them. cover so that the is important to preserve this history from the folks who lived it. Some of the During the Cold War, there was a lot of Gateways staff interviews will be used as part of the 75th anniversary celebration. We look finger-pointing at Unions and other and other volun- forward to hearing your story! worker organizations saying that they were teers could plant • Call at (206) 764-0340 or 1-800-763-1301, ext. 3340, OR communist. What did you feel about that? tomatoes and • Send an email with contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Well, if they printed stuff like that, other vegetables ——————————————————————————————— that’s a stinkin’ lie in my book. I’ve that they will sell • Mail the form below to: Aero Mechanic, 9125 15 Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 th Wilson Ferguson cuts never thought about it in that way. The later. lumber for the greenhouse. The work Name: ___________________________________________________ Union is something to make living con- ditions and working better in my book. Were you laidoff again after you Letter Carriers’ Food Drive M Clock # or BEMSID: _________________ Year Retired: _______________ were rehired during the shut-down af- Saturday, May 8 is the annual Letter Carriers’ Food ter WWII? get members from all unions to participate as well as oth Address: ____________________________________________________ No, no more layoffs. Our shop in the is an easy way to help others who utilize area food b ’70s had a big layoff and three shifts got canned or non-perishable foods at your mailbox on Sa down to 10 or 12 people and I was one of Carriers will do the rest. City, State, Zip: ______________________________________________ them. It fluctuated, the work you know. Volunteers are needed to help on May 8 at the follow What was your job at Boeing? May 8th: Everett Main Post Office (3102 Hoyt Ave) at 1 Phone Number: ________________________________________ 100th St SW) at noon; and Lynnwood Post Office (6817 Continued on page 8 more info on volunteering that day contact Suzanne M May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page 7 COMMUNITY SERVICE gnized for Community Efforts ning at the William W. Winpisinger Placid Family members who have helped with the vari- rbor Training Center. The True Trade ous projects were also honored at the banquet. onist Award is given annually to a member Thanks to all who helped throughout the year. If o goes above and beyond the call of duty in you would like to participate in MVP projects, r volunteer efforts. Louie was also named contact email@example.com to get on the mailing Union’s top officer volunteer in Puget list. und for 2009. Louie received his award at a ent District Council meeting. ouie gave 164 hours of his own time to unteer at 41 different events in 2009, which oughly equal to four workweeks. In addition, George Braun was recognized he top retiree volunteer with 114 hours of mmunity service work at 46 different events. Photo above top volunteers honored at the banquet. Top row l to r: Mike un has also become the volunteer cook for Cummins, Thong Trang, Jude Kuberka, Tom Lindberg. Bottom row l to r: District 751 Retired Club, which holds Rob Curran, Vennie Murphy, Debbie Anderson, Elizabeth ‘Dee Dee’ Oen. lunch meetings every Monday at Photo below District President Tom Wroblewski congratulated family the District’s Se- members who helped with projects. L to R: Wroblewski, Kailee Kelliher, attle Union Hall. District President Tom Wroblewski (l) Susan Cummins, Ken Oen, Becky Dove, Nathan Oen, Lyann Trang, Dee Dee honors George Braun as top retiree volunteer. Oen, Kevin Trang and Ruby Kuberka. Business Rep Don Morris presented Pauline Mitchell (l) and Joyce Hoag (r) with their awards. More than enhouse for Gateway three dozen Machinists Union members turned out with their families for a clean-up project at CampFire USA’s Camp Killoqua. 51 members helping with the greenhouse included Wilson Fergie Ferguson, Rob Curran, Bob Merritt, Clark Fromong, Chris Louie, Tony Pouliot, Gary Kiehl, Gavin Fields, and J.J. Gonzales. Volunteers Clean Up for Campfire Girls More than three dozen Machinists helped organize the work day. The group was using small tractors to Union members turned out with their fami- “It’s a family project that everybody haul the platforms, but they couldn’t get lies on a recent damp Saturday to help gets involved with,” he said. “You can through to the campsites, he said. “It had CampFire USA’s Camp Killoqua get ready bring your kids. Last year, kids were dig- rained earlier, and the trail was not level. for the summer camping season. ging fire pits right alongside their parents.” The tractors wanted to slip and tip over. They were part of a 90-member volun- On the most recent work day, which The golf cart I was in, got stuck.” team was made teer group – all of them employees of the was April 17, the Machinists and other As a result, the volunteers had to up of members Interiors Responsibility Center at the volunteers split firewood, rebuilt bunk manhandle the heavy wooden platforms of the Union’s Boeing Co.’s Everett factory. The IRC beds, built a fence and did basic yard and their braces into place, he said. “MVP” group. employees spend their work weeks build- work. Volunteers also repainted the new Many of the volunteers have a per- (The initials ing luggage bins, closets and other aircraft trading post at the camp, which is near sonal connection to Camp Killoqua, stand for “Ma- cabin components, and they’ve been help- Stanwood. Haviland said. “Some of the parents were chinists Volunteer Program.”) ing out each spring at Camp Killoqua for One of the most difficult chores was campers there as kids,” he said. “And a Gateways on relies the support of volunteers 21 years. installing and leveling the platforms lot of the kids use those facilities, so it’s like the union’s MVPs, Ferguson said. “There have It’s a tradition in the shop, said Randy where campers will pitch their tents this an added plus. been several volunteer groups go out and help, and Haviland, a Machinists Union steward who summer, Haviland said. Continued on page 11 now we’ve jumped on that bandwagon,” he said. Photo left: “We’ll continue to support them.” Machinists Gary Kiehl (l) and Roger Weller (r) build May 8th bunk beds at Camp d Drive. They are hoping to Killoqua. hers in the community. This banks. Simply set out your Photo right: Earnest aturday, May 8. The Letter Ashley cuts the grass. He was one of wing north end locations on the many Machinists and their 1 p.m.; Everett Annex (2201 families to help with 7 208th St SW) at noon. For the project. Moreau at 425-252-1112. Page 8 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 In celebration of District 751’s 75th Anniversary, we would like to invite children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and any other children in members’ families to participate in some exciting contests. Check out the details below! Writing Contest (Grades 6-12) Coloring Contest (Grades PreK-5) 1) Answer one of the following questions, based on your current grade, in a Any questions can be 1) Color the picture that corresponds with your current grade. Below maximum of two pages, double-spaced. Include your name, current grade, you will find the entry for 1-3 Grade. Further entries will run as directed to the follows: school name, family member’s BEMS or CLOCK (last 4 of SSN), family member’s place of work, and contact number on a cover page. Communications PreK-K April issue of the AeroMechanic 6-8 Grade: What does union membership mean to your family? Department at 1-3 Grade: May issue of the AeroMechanic 9-10 Grade: Why is solidarity important? 206-764-0340 or 4-5 Grade: June issue of the AeroMechanic 1-800-763-1301, 11-12 Grade: How will union membership benefit your generation as you 2) Mail your entry in to: IAM&AW District 751, Attn: Coloring Contest, prepare to enter the workforce? ext. 3340 9125-15th Pl. S., Seattle, WA 98108 2) Mail your entry in to: IAM&AW District 751,Attn: Writing Contest, OR 3) ALL entries must be post-marked by July 10, 2010. Entries will be 9125 – 15th Pl. S., Seattle, WA 98108 send an displayed at August Local Lodge BBQs for members to vote on. Two e-mail to: winners will be chosen from each grade group. 3) Entries must be post-marked by July 10, 2010. Entries will be reviewed and awards granted to the top two essay writers in each grade group. firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Contest Prizes: Coloring Contest Prizes: 6-8 Grade: 1st Place - Class Pizza Party PreK-K: 1st Place - $50 Toys ‘R Us Gift Card 2nd Place - $50 Visa Gift Card 2nd Place - $25 Toys ‘R Us Gift Card 9-10 Grade: 1st Place - iPOD Nano 1-3 Grade: 1st Place - Class Pizza Party 2nd Place - $50 Visa Gift Card 2nd Place - $25 Toys ‘R Us Gift Card 11-12 Grade: 1st Place - $400 Academic Award 4-5 Grade: 1st Place – Class Pizza Party 2nd Place: - $50 Visa Gift Card 2nd Place - $25 Toys ‘R Us Gift Card ✁ ✁ Coloring Contest Entry #2: 1-3 Grade Meet Little Betty Boot the Safety Shoe! Betty works in the shop and where other shoes can’t walk, Betty goes with her laces tied tight! Her nose makes her safe because of its little metal plate and her sole makes sure feet stand just right! Sammy Sock is Betty’s best friend and he walks with her through the shop from shift start until end! Machinists are always pleased because Betty al- ways walks with ease and they know in her care, they’ll make it safely from here to there every shift and all day and all night! Name: _________________________ Age: _______ School: __________________ Grade (circle one): 1st 2nd 3rd Member Relative’s BEMS or CLOCK (last 4): _____________Member Relative’s Name:___________________________ Relative’s Workplace: _______________________________ Phone: _________________ ✁ District 751 Retiree Spotlight and Interview: Nels Wasley Continued from page 6 control stand work, this contract was for I took the month extra. Shame on me. Having worked on the first tanker, I did lots of jobs. I made parts for the tankers, and it lasted quite a little while. Have you enjoyed retirement? what do you think about the current first 707, the first one they ever built. What shift did you work? I have and I haven’t. I retired in ’78 debate and the possibility of having a You know the prototype? The Dash 80 One time, I had to go on swing shift. My and my wife passed away in ’93. Up to foreign-built tanker? they called it. That was in ’56, I remem- wife kicked about it. So, just to make her then, we had a good life, we went on I don’t think much of it and I don’t think ber that because we all went down to happy, I got a chance to go on graveyard vacations down south; I played in the it will happen. I really think Boeing, if they look at it and get our pictures taken. which is where you work at midnight and Tennis Club. shape up, they’ve got their foot in the door I started in production and I managed to get home at 6:30 in the morning. She didn’t How much is your Pension? pretty well. But, politics are a strange ani- get into Experimental Fabrication, which like it but I liked it. I had the whole day to About $600 a month; I worked a lot of mal. I’m afraid that’s a kind of a political is a step ahead and more complicated parts, mess around. It only lasted a year and then overtime. deal. There’s a lot of money at stake there. and I went into a template shop. I made it was back to just two shifts. I worked all Have you picked up any hobbies in If you were talking to a new employee patterns and they had what they call different shifts though. There wasn’t any retirement? at Boeing today, what advice would you Bluestreak; that was priority work. Every preferences. Day shift, you had to get up too I go down to the Senior Center and give them? order had AOG on it and AOG meant damn early in the morning, second shift you play ping pong. I’m pretty good at it. I Learn as much as you can on the job and airplane on the ground – priority work. got no night life. Let’s face it, work is hell. also take trips to the races. And I’m take courses and get better. They gave me Did you work on the first tanker? Did you enjoy your work? thinking about joining the 90-100 tennis a course in electrical installation and I took Yeah. The propeller-driven one. I felt It was challenging. Most of it I enjoyed team. You know, just for fun. a course in description geometry. I still that was my best job. That was in 1953. because I wasn’t drilling the same thing What do you think about Boeing’s think that if a person dedicates himself to a Out of all of the jobs that you worked, every day. I got to do different jobs. decision to build the second line in job and tries to improve himself, he’ll get which was your favorite? When did you retire? South Carolina? better at the job and get promotions. I believe working on that control stand. 1978. I had to get out when I was 65. I don’t like it; in fact, I’m amazed that And save your money as much as you can It was a production job but I stayed with it. The rule was 65 when I was there. They they would do that. They still have con- and when you retire, get out and enjoy your- I had three people working for me. This said they could give me a month extra, so tracts here – civilian airplanes. self. And probably go down and visit Cuba! May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page 9 RETIREMENT NEWS April Retired Club Minutes Union Retirees: Congratulations to the following members who retired from the Union: by Ruth Render, Keith W Amundson Robert E Lutz Retired Club Secretary Dolores S Cabalo Men T Miller James B Caldwell Tomy J Miller The meeting was called to order by Vice President Peter P Caldwell Russell A Mugford T.J. Seibert. The “Lord’s Prayer” was said followed by Pete J Chester Loi T Nguyen the flag salute. Members sang “God Bless America.” Neal L Clark Thanh P Nguyen President’s Report: Vice President T.J. Seibert Rodney A Clark Lynda M Petit thanked everyone for coming to the meeting. T.J. spoke Danny J Costa Richard C Pickrell about the National Conference for the Alliance for Gerald O Cook Marvin L Pike Retired Americans. There were several great speakers Steven R Davidson Greogry A Poulsen and the three main topics discussed were the new John P Day Laura R Puetz healthcare bill, Social Security, and Medicare. Robert K Dove Michael A Reinke Roll Call of Officers: All Officers were present or Phillip S Farmer Jimmy A Sabado accounted for. James R Finnie William E Salo Financial Report: The report was read by Treasurer James G Fox Timmi J Schweigert Betty Ness. A motion was made to accept the report as Celebrating birthdays in April (l to r): Jan Egger, Harold Dalisky, Betty Degerstrom, Jim Hutchins Chris S Gaspard Sheldon G Senn read. M/S/P Linda L Green Sushma R Sharma and George Braun. Minutes: M/S/P to accept the minutes as printed. Frank D Helvey Clarence F Sheckler Communications Report: There were no commu- Legislative Report: Carl Schwartz gave the legisla- Terry R Hislop Janet M Sherrick nications. M/S/P tive report. He spoke about the new health care bill – it’s Michael T Hoover Therron O Smith Business Representative Report: Business Repre- not perfect, but it’s a start. It’s definitely a step in the Duane W Jackson Marilyn P Stewart sentative Heather Barstow read the BR Report for April right direction. As we move forward, it will be built on Elvis E Jenness Tim Tvedt 2010. and improved. One of the most important impacts on Crowell E Jewell Sr Sandra L VanBuskirk Health & Benefits: Health and Benefits Represen- retirees will be the closure of the donut hole for prescrip- Sandra L Johnson Brian K Walker tative Jackie Boschok talked about the District’s food tion medications. Joseph L Johnson Jr Susan P Watts drive. District 751 is working with the Puget Sound Carl also spoke about the possibility that there will Paul D Lanz Allen D Wirz Labor Agency to fight hunger. All through the month of be a Supreme Court opening in the near future. The Julie A Lewis Yong S Yu April, donations can be made at any of the Union halls President will be charged with filling that spot. Steve Lusch to benefit the PSLA food bank. All cash and food He spoke about the South Park Bridge. It is scheduled donations will be matched up to $1 million dollars by the Feinstein Foundation. to close on June 30, 2010. It will impact anyone travel- ing this way. One of the things they are discussing is Save the Date - Retiree Picnic Health & Welfare: Helen Pompeo gave the report. limiting truck crossing of the bridge but keeping it open August 16th ST A moment of silence was observed for the following to regular traffic for a little while longer. It is important AU GU • Save the date – Annual Re- deceased members: Fergie Grimshaw, John Kluckner, that they replace that bridge. It is vital to this area. tired Club Picnic, Monday, Ronald Roller, and Helen Ross. Sympathy cards were Carl made a motion to donate $100 to the Puget Sound 16 August 16th at Woodland Park, sent to next of kin. Labor Agency. M/S/P Stove 6. All retirees and their Birthdays: April birthdays included: Betty guests are invited. Bring a salad, Degerstrom, Jan Egger, George Braun, Jim Hutchins, side dish or dessert to share. Harold Dalisky & Jackie Boschok. Chicken and soda will be provided. Begins at 11 a.m. Good and Welfare: John Guevarra spoke about the Lunch at noon. 2010 King County Democratic Convention held at the Seattle Hall April 9. He said that they are focused on RETIRED CLUB OFFICERS working for family issues. Senator Patty Murray spoke President Al Wydick 253-735-8004 at the meeting and it was a very good experience. Vice President T.J. Seibert 206-329-0160 Ruth Render reminded the club that the Communica- Secretary Ruth Render 206-324-4055 tions Department is currently working to set up inter- Treasurer Betty Ness 206-762-0725 views with IAM retirees. We’d love to capture your Srgnt-at-Arms Leroy Miller 206-878-0601 Trustees: Louise Burns 206-242-5878 history. If you’d be willing to be interviewed, please John Guevarra 206-762-3848 contact Rosanne Tomyn at 206-764-0340 or Mike Keller 206-723-4973 At noon each Monday at the Seattle Union Hall email@example.com. Union Office: (1-800-763-1301) or 206-763-1300 retirees are treated to a free lunch. Adjournment: A motion was made to adjourn. M/S/P Building Retiree Power at 2010 ARA Conference Retired Club Vice President T.J. leaders of retiree groups. Participants Harry Reid Seibert was 751’s retiree voice at the heard from noted experts on issues such speaks at the 2010 Alliance for Retired Americans as Social Security and Medicare, the Alliance 2010 elections and using new communi- convention. National Convention in April. Seibert Liz Shuler, joined nearly 400 Alliance activists and cation tools such as Facebook to reach AFL-CIO Sec. leaders from around the country at the more retirees in your area. Treas.(l) and convention to build retiree power. The three main topics of the confer- Barbara The conference offered a wide array ence were Social Security, Medicare, Easterling, of education and training workshops to health care reform and what they mean Alliance improve skills for grassroot activists and for seniors. President. One segment of the conference featured speakers who dis- cussed the new 18- member panel the health care reform bill and how it will as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to Obama Administra- affect seniors. Just a few of the benefits educate and mobilize retirees. tion has put together to to seniors include reducing drug costs by • Building issue campaigns on spe- study ways to reduce phasing out the doughnut hole, covers cific issues to strengthen the Alliance. the annual deficit. preventive services, supports early re- • Learning more about efforts to re- Many retirees are con- tiree coverage, removes obstacles to form Social Security and how to protect cerned that some of the changing Part D plans, significantly low- other key programs. panel members want ers cost for struggling seniors, and bans • Defending seniors in state budget to blame Social Secu- lifetime limits on coverage. battles. rity for the deficit. Se- Secretary of Labor Hila Solis spoke • Health care reform: What’s in it for niors need to monitor on the importance of getting involved to retirees? this panel very closely stay informed. • Affordable senior housing, so they don’t try and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Seibert reported he met retirees from T. J. Seibert (center) reports to Jim Bostwick (l) and Jim take money out of So- Reid, who also spoke, was presented the all over the country, including Alaska Hutchins how seniors benefit from the new health care cial Security Fund. Leadership Award. and Hawaii. He thanked the District and law. The information was presented at the National There was a lot of Conference workshops included: Retired Club for sending him. Alliance for Retired Americans Conference. discussion on the new • Using on-line organizing tools such Page 10 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 FREE AUTO PARTS & WANT ADS AD RULES APARTMENT FOR RENT, 2BEDS, 3305 Rucker Ave, Everett, 98201, $675. Call Pe- FOR MEMBERS ONLY 10 METAL PIECES OF HORSE WAGON HARDWARE, for attaching to horse har- ACCESSORIES Each single ad must be 25 words or ter 206-335-0669 ness, collectibles, $50 OBO. 253-852-6809 ESCORT 1998 AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS- less. Use a separate piece of paper or ad blank for each ad, as they are pre- MISCELLANEOUS METAL FLAT CART with large wheels and handle, $25. 253-852-6809 SION, $200. 360-829-5430 classified physically. Ads are free WEDDING GOWN, size 9, $75, poly chif- only to members - active, laid-off, or fon, Chantilly lace, beads and sequins at 2 STEEL MOVING DOLLIES, large, $10 2001 ESCORT ENGINE AND TRANSMIS- retired. For best response, include SION (auto), $500. 360-829-5430 bodice, chapel length train, fingertip veil on each. 253-852-6809 phone number instead of addresses in ad copy. Members' "cottage lace cap, includes slip. 206-878-5364 4 ESCORT BUCKET SEATS, $10 ea. 360- MARBLE PIECES glass shelves, all for $35. industries" will be OK in ads, but no 829-5430 commercial ads. When using own SERGER SEWING MACHINE, includes 253-852-6809 paper for ads, include information all equipment and VCR tape, holds 4 spools, RADIATOR FOR 1946 PLY OR DODGE, required on regular ad blank. $250, excellent condition. 360-675-3369 ALBUMS: 13 READERS DIGEST ALBUMS, excellent condition, $50. 206-243-2048 Beethoven and popular music, etc, $1 each. Deadline For Next Issue SAMSUNG CLX 3160FN MULTIFUNC- Recorded movie tapes, $1. 253-852-6809 SUBARU BRAT original mint condition May 13th TION PRINTER, color laser printer/copier/ front bumper, also original BRAT wheels scanner/Fax, very good condition, used little EUREKA STYLE 7&G disposable dust bags with good tires and beauty rims, bonus: origi- TATTOO SPECIALS of the month, all $200. firstname.lastname@example.org for upright, 16 for $12. 253-852-6809 nal spare goes at no charge. 425-652-7734 Boeing employees and families 25% off, Underground Tattoos. 253-590-3892 COLLECTIBLE SMALL CABINET, 26” x COLLECTIBLE SHOE BOX, cardboard, P/U CANOPY, 6’ long, 5’ wide, fits compact 14” x 28”, very good condition $275. kati- holds nine pair, $20. 253-852-6809 pickups, beautiful silver color, tinted win- THE COMPUTER GEEK LLC, reliable new email@example.com computer builds and reliable computer re- PICTURE OF THE BEATLES, 12x36, 1987, dows, front slider, $400. 425-432-1339 pair, great rates, done in timely manner. 425- STANDARD SIZE MANUAL WHEEL- $35. 253-852-6809 BOATS 374-4175 CHAIR, with pad and extra pad cover and removable footrests, in very good condition, OAK FRAME, 12 x 26, $20. 253-852-6809 2000 ALUMA WELD STRYKER, 19’ PT 175 HP Mercury jet-pump, 62 hours, electric FURNITURE AND sturdy, $250. firstname.lastname@example.org JARS QTS & PTS, BALL & KERR, 60 for down-riggers, 8 HP trolling motor, GPS and APPLIANCES HP DESKJET D2680 PRINTER, new in crafts , not usable for canning, $25 all. 253- 852-6809 fishfinder, lots of extras. 425-760-6354 original sealed package, $55. kati- LOVESEAT, maroon/beige multicolored, email@example.com FIBERFORM 1971 15’ LONG, seats 4, 1978 32”D x 60”L, great shape, $75. kati- PROPERTY Mercury 65 HP, low miles, calkins trailer, firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALE HAY/ALFALFA, $6.00 per bale, SIDE-BY-SIDE PLOTS, Auburn Mountain 1970, new spar, never been in salt water. Tieton area. 509-248-7287 206-762-0163 HOUSING WET/DRY VAC, $15. 206-935-6535 View Cemetery, next to veteran’s section, 2 or more $1650 each, 6 available if you want EASTERN WASHINGTON MAR DON a family section. 360-494-4118 12’ ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT, with trailer, complete with motor, pole holders AREA, 3 BED 2 BATH, manufactured home, TOP OF THE LINE CHILD CARRIAGE, garage for car, motorhome and workshop, $20. 206-935-6535 GETHSEMANE CEMETARY, double- and two rotating seats, it’s ready to go. 253- depth lawn crypt box, granite memorial, in- 839-9266 boat storage under waterproof deck, $219,000. 509-346-9756 TOOL BOX WITH TOOLS, $15. 206-935- scriptions and setting fees, lawn and memo- 6535 rial upkeep, value $5602.30. Asking $4000. 2 YAMAHA WAVERUNNER III JETSKIS, 3000 SQ FT 4BED 2BATH house to share, 253-475-0492 on jetski trailer, 2 inch ball, one 1993 model and one 1995, good cond, $2500. 425-820-8771 private bed, bath, garage space, utilities in- HEPA AIR PURIFIER, Honeywell, model cluded, 10 minutes from Everett Plant, $650/ 18155, $125. 253-941-5987 3BED/3BA CREEKFRONT RAMBLER on COTTAGE month. 425-478-0394 2 PACKBOARD WITH ROPES and straps, _ acre in gated community, fireplace, cov- ered patio, garage, carport, mountain views, INDUSTRIES HOME FOR SALE IN SUNNY DESERT military type, $30. 253-941-5987 20 miles NE of Arlington, $175,000. 425- AIRE on Priest Rapids Lake, 1994 valley 760-4535 AFFORDABLE PROFESSIONAL PHO- quality m/f, 1080 sq ft, 2bed/2bath, 8x40 ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE 10” table saw, 6” TOGRAPHY, Studio J Images is a local pho- tography company offering professional wed- composite deck, 10x40 shed, $129,000. Call join for sale. 425-226-5451 RECREATIONAL ding, anniversary, engagement, pregnancy, fam- 509-967-0428 JOHN DEERE PRECISION CLASSICS, VEHICLES ily, graduation, and specialty photography. All 2 DUPLEXES FOR SALE, 1 2003, 1 2004, 4020 #4 $375, plow #6 $120, has been dis- played, boxes in new condition, cash, have 1998 CHEVY 5-SPEED PICKUP & 31’ digital packages available or design your own Shelton, excellent condition, 2bd/1ba each, more available. 360-652-7962 ALEGRO MOTORHOME, both run great, package. Flexible, reliable, and eager to be a 2 car garage in between, w/d, dishwasher, Motorhome comes with towing package and part of your event or special occasion. Ask sewer, bus line, hospital,$220,000 each. 360- pickup comes with canopy, $10K for all, will about our SPECIAL FOR MACHINISTS 275-0974 1995 18’ GOLD STAR TANDEM CAR or moving hauler has 14’ portable side boards, consider selling Motorohome without tow pack- MEMBERS. More information and slideshows age and truck. Call Robert at 253-846-1736 at http://studiojimages.net/ or call Beth at 402- KONA HAWAII OCEANFRONT CONDO, 4’ high new 10 ply tires, excellent condition, 730-8663 enjoy spectacular views, 2bed/2bath condo $2395. 425-226-2506. Leave message. 1995 MOTORHOME for sale, Air Stream, w/ private lanai, pool, jacuzzi, see CASE CASTROL GTX 10-30 wt, Sears 10- 30ft chevy 454 motor, generator, new tires, GOLD’S GYM, RENTON, 10728 NE Carr www.banyantreecondo.com for more info, 30 wt, 4 HP Johnson out bd motor, hilift hyd batteries and refrigerator, like new, 3833 Rd. Take advantage of Special Boeing Em- $1025-$1175/wk, discount Boeing pays miles, $20,000. 206-323-6829 ployee Rate - simply present your Boeing taxes, 206-938-9214 jack, 1 man rubber boat, rake, compressor, badge for discount! Family Owned & Oper- gallon jugs. 425-255-1804 RV TRAILERS MOVED, travel trailers, 5th ated by Boeing Employee Michael Cavaiani, 3BED/3BA CREEKFRONT RAMBLER on wheels, goosenecks, experienced. 425-359-5337 _ acre in gated community, fireplace, cov- 4 – 26 IN HEAVY STEEL FEET plus 4 – 26 a strong Union brother! One time processing ered patio, garage, carport, mountain views, in steel extenders with holes to make differ- fee of $49, single monthly membership dues 2006 TRAIL BAY 5th WHEEL, 28rl, barely 20 miles NE of Arlington, $175,000. 425- ent height for work bench, $25. 253-852- of $29, family add-ons $20. Personal Train- used, $17,500. 360-757-2181 760-4535 6809 ing rates available at $49 per session (reg $60). 425-793-5457 HALLOWEEN LAS VEGAS GETAWAY, AIR COMPRESSOR, sturdy wood built SPORTING GOODS October 28 to November 1, 4 nights Plaza bench 2 ft by 7” by 26”, $15. 253-852-6809 3 BICYCLES, TREK, MOTOBECANE, “JUST A CALL AWAY” DAILY CHECK- IN CARE FOR SENIORS or loved ones Hotel/Alaska Airlines, $355 double occu- YUKON GIANT, all good condition, rea- 4 WHITE TOILET FIXTURES saved for living independently, 10% discount to Boeing pancy. sonable prices. 206-244-2306 flower planters – one still usable, 2 with tank employees, packages starting at $19.99. 206- also, $5 each. 253-852-6809 772-0747 or Diana@justacallaway.net ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING Circle One: ANIMALS ELECTRONICS & ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTY TO DO IN YOUR RETIREMENT? Sunset View Garden Club meets the third Thursday BOATS FURNITURE & APPLIANCES RECREATIONAL MEMBERSHIP of each month at the Golden Pine Apart- TOOLS RECREATIONAL VEHICLES SPORTING GOODS ments, 2901 10th NE, Renton, WA. Every- HOUSING MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLES one is welcome. Contact 425-255-8195 or AUTO PARTS & ACCESSORIES COTTAGE INDUSTRIES 425-255-0859 for more information Ad (25 word limit. Please PHOTOGRAPHER. VERY affordable digi- print)._____________________________________________________________________________________ tal wedding photography. Save money. Also available for family portraits, senior pictures ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ and special events. Call about Fall and Christ- mas events now. 206-240-9773 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LAKE TAPPS BACKFLOW. For all your ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ backflow testing and repair needs. $5 dis- count for members. $10 discount for seniors Phone (or Address) and veterans. Licensed, bonded, insured - a ______________________________________________________________________________________________ service disabled, veteran-owned small busi- ness. Call 253-217-7751 or e-mail The following information must be filled in for your ad to appear: email@example.com Name __________________________________________________________ Clock Number _________________________________ STUDIO IV SALON & DAY SPA offers a wide range of services and highly trained Address _______________________________________________________ Shop Number __________________________________ staff. $5 off any service for Aerospace Ma- chinists members. Located in Auburn at 119 Mail Coupon to AERO MECHANIC NEWSPAPER, 9125 15th Pl. S., Seattle, 98108 Deadline is May 13th! East Main St. Walk-ins welcome or call 253- 333-8617 for an appointment. May 2010 751 AERO MECHANIC Page 11 SCHWINN/CALLISTER SS BICYCLE re- production, no gears, accessories, perfect condition, papers, $80 OBO. 425-353-0564 Cleaning Up for Campfire Girls SINGLE SHOT NEW ENGLAND ARMS Continued from page 7 teaching their kids the same thing.” .223 with Bushnell 3X9X40, banner scope The volunteers included Boeing man- $175, riviera manual down rigger set up for “We taught our kids, if you volunteer, agers and salaried employees as well as clamping onto a small boat $35.00, savage you make things good,” Haviland added. members of the Society of Professional mod.93 .17 mach2 accu-trigger, bull barrel with Burris 3X9X40 Fullfield II scope $300, “Now it comes their time, and they’re Engineering Employees in Aerospace. Rossi Puma .357 Lever action carbine $400. 206-853-6849 LEUPOLD M8 4X EER PISTOL SCOPE, like new, $125 or trade for .22 pistol. 206- 853-6849 TOOLS BOLENS MULCHING MOWER, self pro- pelled, good condition, $150. kati- firstname.lastname@example.org Above: Eldon Smith (l) and VEHICLES another volunteer 2003 SUZUKI VOLUSIA VL800, very low bring in mileage, mint condition, extras, must see! equipment. $4500/OBO. 360-897-9371 Conchita Weller measures lumber for the bunk beds at Camp Volunteers chop and stack wood to prepare the camp for the 1967 CHEVY _ TON CUSTOM CAMPER, Killoqua. “CST”, 68,950 original miles, rebuilt 327 summer. auto, $5500 OBO. 253-863-7305 1972 CHEVY _ TON CUSTOM CAMPER, factory 402 BB T400, A/C, 164K miles, Notice of Nomination & Election for District Sergeant-at-Arms $1800. 253-863-7305 To the fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of District ballots must be received no later than 30 days before the SACRIFICE: MUST SELL 2001 JAGUAR Sergeant-at-Arms, the Union will hold nominations for the election. Members must qualify under the provisions of the S-TYPE, 4 door sedan, low miles (47,800) position at the June 8, 2010 District Council meeting to be held IAM Constitution as follows: excellent condition, color seafoam, $10,500. at the Seattle Union Hall, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, convening at 1. Reside in an outlying area more than 25 miles from the 253-939-4911 5:30 p.m. designated polling place. To be eligible for nomination, members must be a seated 2. Be confined because of verified illness. 1973 DODGE CHARGER SE BROUGHAM, rally, 440 magnum, torque District Council delegate as well as meeting all the “Qualifica- 3. Be on vacation. elite, 355 ratio positrack rear end, 2 dr, hd tions of Candidates” listed in the District By-laws and the IAM 4. Be on official IAM business approved by the Local, top, brown, elk vinyl top, police wheels, Constitution. District or Grand Lodge. $15000 OBO. 360-748-4730 Election Day 5. Be on an approved employer travel assignment or If more than one person is nominated for the position of District reserve military leave WANTED Sergeant-at-Arms on June 8, an election will be held on Tuesday, 6. Be on an approved Family Medical Leave of Absence WANTED: UNWANTED 5TH WHEEL RV July 13 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following Union offices: For Locals A, C, E & F: direct absentee ballot requests TRAILER with 8 lug axles for project. 425- Auburn: 201 A Street SW Everett: 8729 Airport Rd. to: District Secretary-Treasurer, 9125 15th Pl. S., Seattle, 359-5337 Renton: 233 Burnett N. Seattle: 9135 15th Pl S WA 98108 - either delivered in person or by mail. WANTED: SIXTEEN OR TWENTY gauge Spokane: 4226 E Mission St. For Local 86, 1123 and 1951: Mail or personally deliver side by side double-barrel shot gun, condi- Absentee Ballots absentee ballot requests to: IAM & AW Ballot Request, 4226 tion not critical. 206-824-2428 E. Mission, Spokane, WA 99202. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. Absentee Ballots will be furnished upon written request to the District Secretary-Treasurer. Such requests for absentee to 4:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. Page 12 751 AERO MECHANIC May 2010 EASTERN WASHINGTON Members at ASC Machine Tools Produce Top Equipment For decades, members at ASC Ma- – again a testament to the skills of our chine Tools Inc. in Spokane have manu- members. factured a diverse range of equipment There are multiple classifications for the metal building, can manufactur- within the bargaining unit, and each po- Finalizing the membership survey L to R: ASC Stewards Gordy Cockrell, Jim ing and paperboard packaging indus- sition requires skills and expertise. From Helm, Jim Awbery, Staff Assistant Ken Howard and Business Rep Steve Warren. tries. These skilled craftsmen fabricate the journeymen to the helper from the the machines that produce material han- machine shop to fabrication and electri- ees stay for decades dling equipment for the can stock indus- cians, all of our members work hard to demonstrates that try and metal buildings used throughout ensure ASC is successful. Members there ASC Machine is a the world. do everything from mechanical, hydrau- good place to work and Our members at ASC are leaders in lic and electrical assembly to tooling, that members enjoy the design and manufacture of multi-axis machining, milling (CNC, NC the benefits of a Union rollforming systems and they construct and conventional), sheet metal, press- contract. the highest quality components to maxi- work, brake bending, welding, structural Like so many mize equipment life and minimize main- steel work, heavy fabrication, grinding, other companies dur- tenance. ASC’s customers depend on drilling and boring. ing the current reces- the wide range of products our members These members have tackled the chal- sion, ASC had to lay- produce to operate efficiently and keep lenges of a global market by incorporating off employees be- their manufacturing plants running new technology, learning additional skills cause business de- Ralph Scott (l) and Gordy Cockrell discuss a project. smoothly at ever-increasing levels of and finding creative ways to improve effi- clined. They went productivity. ciency and save jobs. The fact that employ- from 100 employees to their current 62. Representative Steve Warren, Staff As- As a result of the Even with dramatic cuts, they found sistant Ken Howard and the three Stew- top-notch work by ways to minimize the impact and keep as ards – Gordy Cockrell, Jim Helm and our members, ASC many workers as possible. The Com- Jim Awbery – comprise the Union nego- has developed a pany approached the Stewards to ex- tiating committee. In April, the commit- reputation for inno- plore the possibility of work share, and tee put together a survey to get member- vation, quality and the Union quickly agreed to the concept. ship input and help prioritize the issues. responsiveness. This work share allowed employees to Steward Gordy Cockrell, who serves All ASC equip- work a reduced workweek and collect on the negotiating committee and safety ment is built to the partial unemployment to help bridge the committee and has worked at ASC since industry’s most difference in wages. For most members, 1992, noted, “Job security is a top con- stringent standards the work share is ending, and there is cern. Everyone wants to make sure ASC hope that some of the laid-off workers stays in business and profitable.” may soon be recalled. A few members He added, “I believe the biggest ben- are even being asked to work overtime to efit to Union membership is the fact that meet the influx of work, but feel con- they cannot walk up and say goodbye. flicted about overtime when there are Management must have a valid reason to others still on layoff. get rid of you. Another benefit of union This collaborative approach and will- membership is having wages and ben- ingness to explore different options helps efits guaranteed in a contract. I have a ensure ASC remains viable and profit- feeling that even management thinks it is able during the downturn. In addition, a good idea to have the Union – to keep Above: Some of the panels Union members granted a one-year ex- things consistent and unbiased.” produced at ASC Machine Tools. tension on the contract last year. Members stand united in their effort Members are now preparing for the to obtain a fair contract and ensure that Photo left: Lyle Johanson takes a next round of bargaining. The current ASC remains a leader in their industry. break at his machine. agreement expires on June 30. Business Members at Triumph Composite United for a Good Contract Members at Triumph Composite Systems in Spo- sition for the upcoming round of bargaining and demon- kane are united in their efforts to obtain a good contract strates to Triumph that our members are serious about when their current getting a fair contract that addresses important three-year agreement issues. expires on June 3. Union negotiators studied results of the two Members are do- recent membership surveys and used the infor- ing their part to en- mation (plus other input from members) to sure a fair contract. On formulate the Union’s initial proposal. Formal Monday, April 19, negotiations will begin on May 4. members demon- Thanks to every member for taking the time strated their solidar- to vote and doing your part to secure a fair Kyle Davis (l) expresses his top concerns for the ity and Union power contract. upcoming negotiations to District President Tom by voting over 99 per- Wroblewski (r) and Business Rep Steve Warren. cent to grant strike Photo left: authorization. Members drop This overwhelm- their strike ing show of unity bol- sanction vote into the ballot sters the Union’s po- box. Members at Triumph Composite turned out in droves to show their support Counting the strike authorization ballots seated front: L to R: Lance for negotiators in the upcoming bargaining sessions. Members voted over 99 Hoopes, Bob Six and Mike Blashill. Observing behind L to R: Dale percent to grant strike sanction to negotiators as a strong show of support. Ronquille, Erin Blashill, Jerry Womble and John Warren.
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