Attention Golfers Start making plans to play in the 3rd Annual Bob Martinez, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America. View the flyer for all the details with all the information you’ll need to either play or be a sponsor for this year’s exciting fundraiser.


Make Your Food Dollars Stretch Prairie Land Foods September 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




Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Century II, Convention Hall
Buffet lines open at 7 a.m.
Program: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
$16/ticket or table of eight for $128
We’ve got our work cut out for us. Join us to see how a business breakfast can be more than bacon, eggs and a program.
RSVP by Sept. 4 online at or call Brittany at 267-1321.
Reservations received after Sept. 4 will be open seating. Cancellations made after the deadline and no-shows will be billed to cover the cost of food ordered.


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.


Save The Date: 2014 Labor Day Picnic
Saturday August 30th, 2014
Noon to 4:00pm



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.


2014 United Way Labor Campaign kick-off! This year were planning a different type of Campaign Kick-off event – We all invest in the AFL-CIO & United Way partnership, a partnership that began nearly 70 years ago! And we hear each year the good works that United Way does in the community by supporting individuals and families through programs at area agencies, over 90 programs at 36 different agencies.

This year we are giving you an opportunity to see first-hand the work that United Way does in the community and the impact it has on the life’s of individuals and families.

Join us for a tour of a United Way funded agency, followed by lunch.

When: Tuesday September 9, 2014

Where: United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

                5111 E. 21st Street

                Wichita, Ks

Tours: 9:45AM

              11 A.M. 

              1:15 P.M.

Please pick your tour time and RSVP by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, to Mario Cervantes at 267-3121 ext. 4209 or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attendance limited to the first 25 reservations per tour

I hope to see you there!

In Solidarity, 

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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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.


Attention Golfers
Start making plans to play in the 3rd Annual Bob Martinez, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America. View the flyer for all the details with all the information you’ll need to either play or be a sponsor for this year’s exciting fundraiser.


To the membership of Local Lodge 733 and Local Lodge 774
The Beechcraft and Cessna Union Negotiating teams are currently meeting to compare both contracts.
We would like to stress that we are not in contract negotiations at this time with the company.
We are taking the livelihood and security of all our members and their families very seriously, in an effort to secure all of our futures.
We will continue to communicate to you any updates or changes that may arise in the future.
View the flyer


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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