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Brothers and Sisters:
Please distribute this flyer and encourage all union members to attend their Local Lodge 733 monthly meeting this Saturday at 10:00 am. and to ask any questions regarding health insurance.
We hired Gallagher Insurance Consulting Group who will be at this month’s Local Lodge 733 meeting Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 a.m. to answer questions and give assistance for this year’s upcoming open enrollment which begins October 30th - November 13, 2014. It is very important for you to choose the insurance coverage that is right for you and your families. If you are unable to attend Saturday’s meeting and would like to meet with a Gallagher Group Representative, look for additional meeting schedules on http://d70iam.org/
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We need good qualified Machinists.
We have exhausted our Out of Work List for Local Lodge 65 in Muscle Shoals, AL.
We need qualified Maintenance Mechanic Machinists for work at the TVA facilities.
The work would require travel throughout the Tennessee Valley. The individual could be performing a wide range of duties ranging from power house maintenance in coal, hydro, or nuclear plants. He/she could be called for turbine work on combustion turbine or combined cycle gas plants, coal plants, hydro plants, or nuclear plants.
Shop Machinists and Machinist Welders are needed as well. They must be able to read mics and calipers. Air Craft Mechanics are a good fit for the CT and CC work.
The pay scale ranges from $29.55 an hour to $34.77 an hour. The IAM pension is at $1.50 an hour and the IAM Benefit Trust insurance is $6.56 an hour.
Please note that these are not permanent jobs. They are seasonal for the fall and spring outage seasons.
If we have members that are in need of work and don't mind traveling please have them send me their resume. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 and I will do my best to put them to work.
Fraternally,
Forrest Keith McFarland
ADBR District Lodge 711

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Wichita Machinists at Textron Aviation Vote to Accept Joint Contract

Wichita, Kansas, October 17, 2014 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 70 at Textron Aviation have voted 73 to 27 percent to unify under a single six-year collective bargaining agreement that commits to growing aerospace jobs in Wichita, preserves member seniority and increases pay.

The new agreement covers roughly 4,100 workers at Cessna Aircraft Co. and Beechcraft Corp., now under the umbrella of Textron Aviation.

“Our members today made a decision that will positively impact the aerospace industry and our community for years to come,” said IAM District 70 Directing Business Representative Frank Molina. “I’d like to especially thank our IAM negotiating committee for their hard work combining these two contracts. We look forward to a prosperous future for aerospace in Wichita.”

The new agreement, which runs into 2020, includes a 9.5 percent pay raise through wage increases and lump sum payments, annual cost-of-living adjustments and performance bonuses, and a bump in earned time off.

For more information on the new agreement, visit www.d70iam.org. Founded in 1888, the IAM is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, representing nearly 600,000 active and retired members in aerospace, transportation, woodworking, shipbuilding and manufacturing sectors. For more information on the IAM, visit www.goiam.org.

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Contract Votes are in and the Contract has PASSED

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Fellow employees:
The company has issued a final offer to the International Association of Machinists (IAM), and we are pleased to report that its negotiating committee has endorsed it.
The local IAM
membership will come together for a vote on Friday, Oct. 17.
View a joint letter from the IAM&AW and from Textron Aviation
View a summary of the contract proposal

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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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Make Your Food Dollars Stretch Prairie Land Foods October Menu is now available. Packages can be ordered in any quantity to meet your family’s needs. If you are being laid off or furloughed this can be a great resource for you and your family.  Locations

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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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District 70 held it's 2nd annual Bowling Tournament Benefiting Guide Dogs of America at North Rock Lanes on June 21st, 2014.

Everyone had a good time bowling, winning prizes and eating while raising money for Guide Dogs.

View a Slide Show taken during the tournament.

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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