October Agenda

WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2014 1:00 PM

Local Lodge 1487 Offices at 50 West Oakton in Des Plaines, IL

Pledge/Roll Call

New Applications/Initiations

Reading of Minutes – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Introduction of Visitors

Financial Officer Report – Emilie Shewmaker – Secretary Treasure

Communications and Bills – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Executive Board Report

Unfinished Business:

None

NEW BUSINESS: 
 
Motion to spend up to $200 for office supplies for the office at Local Lodge 1487. 
 

Committee Reports:

Overall review of each committee

– District Report

– Grievance Report

– Health / Safety Committee Report

– Reserve Committee Report

– Human Rights / Good & Welfare / Young Machinists Report

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Negotiations Update – September 11, 2014

Your IAM joint contract negotiations committee met from Monday, September 8, 2014 and continued through Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
In an effort to close the following open Sections, your negotiation committee worked hard to propose language that would be acceptable to the membership and have now passed these proposals and are awaiting a response from the Company.

  • Travel Expenses
  • Moving Expenses
  • Union Activities
  • Training
  • General
  • Investigations

As we await the Company’s response, we remain cautiously optimistic that we will soon be able to close out the sections above.   The next negotiation session will be in Atlanta, GA on September 22nd through the 25th.
The next IAM Negotiation webcast will be on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM EST (6:00 CST).  You can watch our last webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iam-flight-attendant-truth-squad. If you are unable to join the webcast live and have questions you would like addressed please email sgonzales@iamDL142.org with the subject “Webcast Questions”.
The dedicated website for negotiations can be accessed at: www.iamoneuniononevoice.org
Also, you may opt to have the updates sent to you via email by signing up through the District 142 website, www.iamdl142.org.

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Executive Board / Grievance Nominaitons

Executive Board Nominations

Positions Unopposed

( This will be your Executive Board until December 31, 2017 )

President – Troy Marr
Vice-President – Cori Horowitz
Recording Secretary – Monica Pasillas
Secretary Treasurer – Emilie Shewmaker
Conductor Sentinel – Stephanie Starks
Trustee(s) – Banetta Jones and Angela Howard
Auditors(s) – Darci McLaren

MCI Grievance Representative – Darci McLaren
DEN Grievance Representative – Emilie Shewmaker

Apposed Positions ( Election will be held )

ORD Grievance Representatives

Troy Marr
Cori Horowitz
Monica Pasillas
Banetta Jones

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Approved Motions

The following motions were approved at the union meeting today:

Motion to reimburse grievance representatives lost time, per diem, and travel expenses to attend a one day grievance training in Kansas City

Motion to approve a $300 a month communications budget for the months of September, October, and November

Motion to approve a $300 a month grievance committee budget for the months of September, October, and November

Motion to donate $50 to the Pride at Work Team for Chicago AIDS Walk & Run 2014

Motion to donate $100 toward Breast Cancer awareness

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Union Meeting this Wednesday – Nominations

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ORD Crew Room Visit

Troy Marr will be in and around the ORD Crew Room this afternoon (Monday) and tomorrow morning (Tuesday) if you should need any assistance.

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Labor Day Message from Tom Higginbotham, President District 142

Our country can thank the IAM for Labor Day.  After all, an American holiday celebrating the contributions of working people was proposed by Matthew Maguire, a leader of the Machinists Union in New York City, back in 1882.

While we’re justifiably proud of this historic contribution by our Union to the Labor Movement, Labor Day was never intended to belong to us alone.

It is a day to celebrate the solidarity of every man or woman who has fueled an airplane, picked up a wrench, lifted a bag, made a reservation, crawled a bin, toiled in the elements, operated a tractor, carried a clipboard, taught a child, unloaded a bag, taken a call, served a meal, stocked a shelf or asked a passenger to return a tray to its upright position and the list goes on.

This holiday belongs to all of these people and many more who built this civilization while wiping their brows, flexing their muscles and speaking their minds.

Labor made America and it is Labor that will build its future. And when Labor understands this role and works with unity of purpose, truly great things can happen.

Because of Labor solidarity and Unions, specifically we have:  weekends; Social Security; vacations; safer working conditions; maternity and family leave; lunch and work breaks; child labor laws; sick leave.

That is above and beyond the good wages, health and pension benefits, and job protections (e.g. grievance procedures) that are guaranteed features of your union-negotiated contract.

One hundred and thirty-two years after that first Labor Day, solidarity – both within a single union and in concert with other unions – remains the answer to the aspirations of working people.

In recent decades, certain corporate-funded entities have tried to portray Unions as sinister organizations. Bit by bit, they have chipped away at the rights of working people to stand together and bargain collectively to improve their quality of life.

But Labor Day continues to remind us of our achievements of the past and the destiny we can build for ourselves in the years ahead.

This Labor Day marks the first day of my retirement which seems apropos, to me at least.

Thank you for your support of our Union, and our District Lodge 142.

Fraternally yours,

Tom Higginbotham

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Agenda for September Business Meeting

Pledge/Roll Call

New Applications/Initiations

Reading of Minutes – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Introduction of Visitors

Financial Officer Report – Tegan McDougle – Secretary Treasure

Communications and Bills – Monica Pasillas, Recording Secretary

Executive Board Report

Unfinished Business:

None

NEW BUSINESS: 
Nominations of Local Lodge Executive Board, Grievance Committee, and Auditors 
 
President 
Vice-President 
Recording Secretary 
Secretary Treasurer 
Conductor Sentinel 
Trustee ( 3 ) 
Auditor  ( 3 ) 
ORD Grievance Representative ( 3 ) 
MCI Grievance Representative ( 1 ) 
DEN Grievance Representative ( 1 ) 
 
Motion to reimburse grievance representatives lost time, per diem, and travel expenses to attend a one day grievance training in Kansas City.  ( THIS IS CONTINGENT ON WHAT THE DISTRICT DECIDES TO DO ) 
 
Motion to approve a $300 a month communications budget for the months of September, October, and November. 
 
Motion to approve a $300 a month grievance committee budget for the months of September, October, and November. 
 
Motion to approve spending up to $100 for food and supplies for the Chicago AIDS Walk & Run on September 14, 2014.

Committee Reports:

Overall review of each committee

– District Report

– Grievance Report

– Health / Safety Committee Report

– Reserve Committee Report

– Human Rights / Good & Welfare / Young Machinists Report

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District 142 Announces Leadership Changes

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ORD Crew Room Communications Board Updated

IMG_0932The Executive Board would like to thank Emilie Shewmaker for taking time out of her busy schedule this weekend to redesign the union bulletin boards in the ORD Crew Room. They look great! Information such as the upcoming election, request for absentee ballots, and the next monthly business meeting date, time, and location can be found on the board. All of the Executive Board’s contact information can also be found on the board.

If you would like to see additional content please email me your suggestions to tmarr@iam2339o.org

You will be seeing similar information in Kansas City and Denver shortly.

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