Greetings from Mid-Michigan – The Great Lakes State!
June 21st the first day of summer!
We are half way through 2016, it went by fast. Next June we will only be a month away from the end of our contract, will you be prepared???
We have been busy at the Local over the last couple months with classes and meetings. We had two classes on our Expense Agreement and three Continuing Education classes; HCL, Motor & Generator and Fork Lift certification. Our hope is to start welding classes in the fall, increase the amount of Continuing Education classes and to improve our Mentoring Program. We should continually change to keep up with the industry and the world around us. I had a conversation with Joe out of Local 44 on what and how the Golden Rail Clubs benefit the Local. He is thinking of doing a Retiree Appreciation Day and I think it’s a great idea. In fact, I like it so much that we are going to do a day as well. Spread the word to all the Golden Rail & Retirees you know on June 28, 2016 Union Meeting & Retiree Appreciation Day @ 6:00 pm, BBQ starts @ 5:00 pm. Tell every Retiree you know to please come because it is important to us to thank everyone of them! Come and thank the retired members that did the work for all of us to be able to enjoy the benefits we enjoy today and tomorrow!
One last thing before I go, as you can tell this is the shortest article I have ever written and this is important: BE SAFE!!!
Smile, enjoy what you have and love around you, also have a sense of humor!
“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin, when we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!”
George Bernard Shaw
Dates to remember:
June 8, 2016 Gaylord Union Meeting
June 9, 2016 Marquette Union Meeting
June 16, 2016 JAC Meeting at 9:00 am
June 19, 2016 Fathers’ Day brought to you by Fathers & Grandfathers everywhere
June 21, 2016 First day of summer
June 28, 2016 Retiree Appreciation/Union Meeting @ 6:00 pm, BBQ starts @ 5:00 pm
Save the date! June 28, 2016 Union Meeting & Retiree Appreciation Day @ 6:00 pm, BBQ starts @ 5:00 pm
The end of another school year. I hope what you were taught this year will benefit you for years to come. School does not end when you become a Mechanic, it ends when you retire. Stay involved in being the highest skilled and schooled in the country!
Golden Rail Club
Kalamazoo: 6.1.2016 First Wednesday at 10:00 am, Theo & Stacey’s
Grand Rapids: 6.21.2016 Third Tuesday at 9:00 am, New Beginnings, 1455 Michigan Street, NE, Grand Rapids
Lansing: 6.15.2016 Third Wednesday at 9:00 am, Zeus Restaurant, 6525 Pennsylvania, Lansing
Keeping You Informed:
Local Web site: iuec85.org
IUEC Local 85
15694 S. US 27 Lansing, MI 48906
In Unity There Is Strength,