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.


Prairie Land Foods May 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.



SATURDAY May 9, 2015
View the flyer

If you would like to volunteer please contact:
Mario Cervantes
AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
United Way of the Plains
316-267-1321 ext. 4209
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Groups and individual Volunteer opportunities available
Children 12 years and older welcomed to help with an adult
There is a location near YOU!

In Solidarity, 
Mario Cervantes
AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
Department of Labor Participation
United Way of the Plains


 The Wichita Business Journal is taking a poll. Who's your most admired CEO in the nonprofit sector?

Please consider voting for Pat Hanrahan, President/CEO of United Way of the Plains. Takes only a second or two to VOTE! If you click on the Vote “TAB’ and it doesn’t register the first-time just try again as it took me two times to VOTE!

Pat Hanrahan has been a great supporter of the AFL-CIO and United Way Partnership (FOR OVER 30 YEARS), he understands the work we do in community service is important to the overall success of our UNION PARTNERSIP with UNITED WAY!

PLEASE CONSIDER taking a second to VOTE – Link below:

Mario Cervantes
AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
Department of Labor Participation


Know someone who could use help getting their taxes filed this year for free? A neighbor, a co-worker or you? People with low to moderate income can get their taxes prepared by volunteers who are trained and certified by the IRS. The BE$T Coalition of South Central Kansas makes this program available and is coordinated by United Way. Dial 2-1-1 for locations and to set up an appointment.


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.

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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