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Prairie Land Foods August 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.

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Brothers and Sisters:
The Kansas State Union Label & Service Trades Council is once again sponsoring an informational booth at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas September 11 – 20, 2015.
We are in need of GIVEAWAYS and Volunteers. View the flyer

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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.

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(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 www.sedgwickcounty.org or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MAPP, or rather the Machinist Advantage Partnership Program, is charting a new course in Kansas. The brainchild of District 70 in Wichita, this discount program is making big strides to save money for the nearly 13,000 machinists that call this community home.

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DISTRICT LODGE #70

RETIREMENT CLUB

INVITES YOU! 

I bet many of you didn’t know that we have a Retirees group that meets at District 70! Well, we do! This is a club that has been in existence for many years. We get together once a month, eat some great food that has been brought by our members and then have our meeting where we do our monthly business. But, one of the best parts is meeting new people and even running into some old friends.

This is a group where you can get involved, stay informed on topics that are important to retirees and have fun in the process. The officers of the club are elected annually, so there is a great opportunity to be a leader as well!

Read more: DL70 Retirees Club Invites You

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Spirit is Hiring!!!

If you are one of the unfortunate workers who is being laid off you can log on to makeitfly.aero and fill out an online application. View a flyer with more information.

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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