IAMAW LOCAL LODGE 1863 RETIREES VISIT VOLVO’S SHIPPENSBURG PLANT

As part of its program of events, the IAMAW Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club organized a bus trip to the Volvo Plant in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Included in the plans was a visit to the American Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg.
 
On April 7, 2014, forty-six members, some with their spouses, arrived at the Volvo plant in Shippensburg and were greeted by company representatives at a small hospitality reception. Before the plant tour, the visitors were shown movies about the company’s current activities and ideas for the future. As the visitors walked in the main plant they saw a Volvo front end loader with a Canadian flag painted on the side, and this was used for a photo-opportunity.
 
The plant is very big and is the only  factory in North America building Volvo heavy equipment products. In the future, excavators (high-hoes) and trucks will also be built there. Meeting and greeting the visitors during the tour were people who worked in Goderich and were transferred to the Shippensburg operation. After the plant tour the visitors enjoyed a hearty meal paid for the company, who also financed the cost of hiring the coach.
 
In Gettysburg the visitors went on a guided tour of the American Civil War battlefield, which included a movie and a look through the museum. The complete tour took approximately five hours and was very interesting. It was a very busy but rewarding trip, and Ken of Cherrey Bus Lines was an excellent driver. Everything couldn’t have gone any better and everyone enjoyed the four day trip.
 
To all L.L. 1863 DRMCO (Champion) employees, a reunion will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at Harbour Park. For tickets and details, contact any L.L. 1863 Retirees Club member.
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IMPORTANT LL 1975 MEETING

There will be a regular meeting Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Labour Center.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

This date is also important for the election of the IAM International President and General Secretary Treasurer. The executive of LL 1975 has endorsed the current proven leadership team of R. Thomas Buffenbarger (IP) and Robert Roach, Jr. (GST).

The voting will take place as per correspondence mailed out to all members. Times are from 1pm – 3pm and 7pm – 9pm on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Labour Centre. Please bring the letter from Grand Lodge with you and support the proven, current leadership. THEY HAVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS ON THEIR SLATE!

 

 

 

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ELECTIONS -APRIL 2014

In April 2014 there is a critical election for the positions of International President and General Secretary/Treasurer.  As these individuals direct the future of your union, it is imperative that you vote. You may vote in person or by absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests were mailed to your home for this vote. You must completely fill out, sign and return these to your Local Lodge Recording Secretary in order to get an absentee ballot. If you did not get a letter please call the Grand Lodge 301-967-4500.

If you prefer to vote in person please contact your recording secretary for times and locations.

NOTE: There is a deadline for these requests.

If you need further help please do not hesitate to email at iam1975@execulink.com.

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Champion/Volvo LL1863

Brother  Douglas W. Mohring  passed away March 17, 2014  in his 63rd. year . He was Born May 5, 1951. He started Champion/Volvo in Goderich On. Nov. 5, 1970. He was a member of LL. 1863 now merged into LL 1975. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014  at 1:00 pm at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home in Goderich. Our LL 1863 Retiree club will be giving his family a bible.

John White

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NEWS FLASH

IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Ralph Martin reports that the members of Local 235 at Scarborough Truck ratified a one year extension to their collective agreement. The extension provides for a 2% general wage increase and sets the way for further negotiations this fall. Scarborough Truck is a sales and service dealership for medium and heavy duty trucks located in Scarborough.

 

Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!

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March LL Meeting

There will be a regular meeting Monday, March 10th, 2014 at the Labour Center.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

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NEWS FLASH!

District 78 Business Representative, Kim Valliere reports that Local 1295 members at the Staybridge Suites hotel in Mississauga have ratified a first collective agreement. As well as an initial wage adjustment for all employees they will now get annual wage increases. Improvements were made to vacations, bereavement leave and job security. Kim credits the employee negotiations person, Rahila Ahmady with holding the group together during a tough set of bargaining.

Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!

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District 78 Meeting

There will be a District Meeting Thursday, February 13th, 2014.

District 78 Meeting are held on the second Thursday of every Month

 Exc. 5:00pm Reg. 6:30pm

557 Dixon Rd. Unit 102, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6K1

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In Rememberance of Bryan Sandy LL 1863/LL 1975

Bryan Sandy was a union brother that was born January 25, 1952 , and Passed February 3, 2014. He was 62 years old, and started Champion/Volvo on April 30, 1973. He was in LL 1863 until the plant closed and now retired but merged  to  LL 1975. There was no funeral at this time but will be a family service at the springs burial.    
John White
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In Recognition of Brother Gregory Montgomery

We had a Brother Gregory Montgomery pass away on Jan. 19, 2014 in his 61 St.  year. He started Champion /Volvo Motor Grader’s in March ,3, 1986,  He was a LL 1863 (now LL 1975 ) member.  Our LL 1863 Retiree Club will be giving a Bible to his Family.
John White
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