We've had a date change and we are still needing volunteers. The date has changed from July 11th to July 18th. 
Good morning! I hope all is going well for you; I have a project that I need volunteers for on Saturday July 18, 2015. 
The Medical Services Bureau (MSB) has asked me if I could find some volunteers to move office furniture, desks, file cabinets, so they can have some of the area office carpeted. We (Labor) have helped the agency several times, painting, moving agency location twice. Labor has had a really good relationship with MSB for many years; the agency provides clients assistance with the purchase of prescription medications. I can’t begin to tell you how many union people the agency has helped over the 30 years I’ve been associated with the agency, back when I was still at Boeing and received assistance for many laid-off workers, TERMINATIONS, WORK-STOPPAGES/STRIKES.  
The agency has a special place in the hearts of labor for a long time; they are a great UW partner and provide a valuable service to the community. 
I’m working to get 6 to 10 volunteers for Saturday July 18, 2015, possibly starting around 8 – 9am. MSB is located about a half a block north from the intersection of Harry and Oliver, eastside of the street; I can provide you the physical address if you find anyone interested in helping out. Depending on the number of volunteers we have I don’t think it will take more than a couple of hours. 
Medical Services Bureau is so important to our union families so thank you in advance for any assistance you might be able to provide.  
Mario Cervantes
AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
Department of Labor Participation
United Way of the Plains
tel 316.267.1321 ext 4209
fax 316.267.0937
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The Greater Wichita YMCA is hosting the 2015 National Gymnastics Championship and they need volunteers!  The dates are Tuesday, June 23 – Saturday, June 27 and everything will be held at Century II. This will bring over 6,000 gymnasts, family members and coaches from all over the country to Wichita! Attached please find an information sheet as volunteer opportunities and a volunteer form. There are shifts available to meet all busy schedules.
The greatest volunteer needs are for Thursday and Friday, June 25th & 26th
Training will be provided for all positions.
The contact at YMCA is Lori Spencer, 264-4066 ext. 5594, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Becky Springer | Volunteer Coordinator
United Way of the Plains
245 N. Water | Wichita, KS 67202
316.267.5111 ext. 4217
316.267.0937 (fax)

Volunteer Invite
Volunteer Description
Volunteer Signup Form


Prairie Land Foods June 2015 Menu is now available. PLF is a food buying group that specializes in bringing you the best quality food at unbelievable prices. Thousands of people save money by stretching their grocery money. If you haven’t tried PLF now would be a good time to experience the great food products at a cost savings.


Machinists Union Bowling Tournament Fundraiser
Benefiting Guide Dogs of America.
Saturday June 13th, 2015
Mark your calendars and make plans for an evening of fun.


In response to an April 29 ruling by National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Michael Rosas, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 70 in Wichita, KS, said today it will appeal the decision to the NLRB.

“We are aware of the decision and believe it was wrongly decided on the facts and the law,” said District 70 Directing Business Representative Frank Molina. “We intend to appeal it to the NLRB and we are confident that the NLRB will reverse it.”

The IAM represents more than 4,000 members at SpiritAerosystems in Wichita, KS, in addition to more than 600,000 active and retired members across North America.


Local Lodge 774's 10th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America.
April 25th, 2015
Sand Creek Station Golf Course

View the flyer for all the information to get registered to play or become a sponsor for this wonderful yearly event. Play golf, have fun while benefiting a great cause.
Get signed up today.


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – With reports of Ebola in the United States, and a rising concern worldwide about the spread of the virus, Sedgwick County has teamed up with United Way of the Plains to make information about Ebola available by calling 2-1-1, United Way’s information line available to people across Kansas.

Sedgwick County has no cases of Ebola, but county officials are encouraging people to educate themselves about Ebola, which is only spread through direct contact, for example by contact through broken skin with the blood or bodily fluids of a person infected with Ebola.

More information about Ebola is available at or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


Brothers and Sisters

  • On Tuesday August 5, 2014 a grievance was filed on behalf of the Local 839 against  Spirit Aerosystems  for the Company decision to look into offloading work.  

 On Wednesday August 6, 2014 a second grievance was filed against Spirit Aerosystems for the Company decision to look into insourcing work. 

 On Friday an Injunction was filed with the Federal Courts to try to stop Spirits activity pending arbitration in regards to the insourcing  and outsourcing of bargaining unit jobs.

 During Saturdays meeting Headquarters Attorney Rod Tanner, thirty year IAM member,

 With this action we hope to get a federal injunction that will bar the Company from outsourcing any work until the case can be heard in arbitration. 

 We are hoping to get in front of the judge as quickly as possible and proceed thru the grievance process, ultimately arbitration.  District 70 is committed to keep you updated throughout the process.

 We ask for your continued support as this is an issue we are committed to fight to its entirety. 

In Solidarity,

District 70


Be qualified for careers in aviation. View the flyer for a list of training courses, start dates and contact info if you or you know someone who is interested in furthering your education or wanting to get into the field of aviation.


FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card

FamilyWize is a prescription discount card that can reduce the cost of prescriptions for people who are uninsured or underinsured. You can even use it if you have health insurance. Simply present the card to your pharmacist when you pay for your prescription. The card can help lower the cost of prescription drugs during deductible or waiting periods before you are eligible for an insurance plan, and for medications not covered by your insurance plan. Customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time.

Print the card.

There are no forms to fill out, waiting period, registration or costs to obtain the card. Print your card.

Who can use the FamilyWize card?

These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can even be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare.

Where can I use the FamilyWize card?

The card is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. Visit FamilyWize and select "Pharmacy Lookup" to find a participating pharmacy in your community. 

How much will I save?

You can save an average of 35%. The FamilyWize card cannot lower the co-pay for medicine covered by insurance. To price a specific drug, visit FamilyWize and select "Drug Price Lookup".

What if I have more questions?

Visit FamilyWize FAQ or dial 2-1-1.


United Way of the Plains expanding free book program for preschoolers in all of Sedgwick County Any child under five years old in Sedgwick County is now eligible for a free age-appropriate book once a month. United Way of the Plains has expanded a program to all of Sedgwick County that it previously offered in a few areas of Wichita. Since 2011, United Way has been locally funding the program called Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and has distributed over 52,000 books to children. "We want every child to experience the joy of books even if their families cannot afford them," said Patrick J. Hanrahan, president of United Way of the Plains. "We know if children get exposed to reading early, they will learn more quickly and every aspect of their lives will benefit." In addition to Sedgwick County, United Way provides books in Sumner County, Andover and Augusta. Parents can register these ways:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a national program started by Dolly Parton to inspire children to learn to read. The experiences of thousands of families, as well as research in child development, affirm the benefits of early learning experiences for children. Research shows that activities such as reading regularly with children, beginning in infancy, can produce a significant growth in I.Q., which lasts a child’s lifetime.  Anyone interested in helping fund the program can send a donation to: United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202. If by check, make it out to "United Way of the Plains" with "Imagination Library" in the memo line.


Secretary-Treasurers from AFL-CIO-affiliated unions across the nation received a front row seat to the IAM’s premiere showing of “Pensions 101: Surviving Bankruptcy,” an introductory video to a new program the IAM is building to teach unions and union representatives how to better protect their members at companies facing corporate bankruptcy.
One of the people interviewed for this video is Kelly Cleaton a plant chair for Local Lodge 733 at Beechcraft.

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, District 70
3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, Kansas 67217
Office: (316) 522-1591 Fax: (316) 522-1538
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