Thursday, January 31, 2008

Special Thanks from the SGS Plumbers.

"We wanted to extend a Heart-felt THANK YOU to all those that participated in Thursday's Tom Heath Benefit, by stopping by for a "Grab and Go" lunch. The outpouring of all of our shops, and the span of different contractors, was nothing short of amazing. After the food was gone, the trucks still came by, and instead of picking up lunch, they extended their support, dropped off money, and left. The shop's that couldn't make it for the food made time to take up a collection, and sent that down.

It was awe inspiring. We can't tell you all how much we appreciate your support in this difficult time. You all did an outstanding job!

In Solidarity,

Tom's Shop"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Benefit Lunch on Thursday January 31st for Tom Heath

The SGS Plumbers are having a benefit lunch this Thursday from 11:00AM until 1:00PM at the South End Plumbing Shop M7-555. Brother Tom Heath (AKA Spanky) is going through a very hard time and his shop is doing a lunch to help him, in his time of need.

The Lunch Menu will consist of Hot Dogs, Hamburger,sides, and soda . They are setting it up as a "Grab & Go" for a $5 donation.

If you can make it over, please do, the crew will appreciate it! Pass the word to your shops about the event .

Incase you are not familiar with the location :

"Most people know it as the South End or Industrial Area Plumbing Shop;Tom King's shop, directly West of the Nasa Prototype Shop, on 2nd St, which is the first road BEHIND the O&C, third shop up from the East. Also known as Blackies Old Shop. It's directly behind the L.E.T.F., which is next to the Boeing Machine Shop."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger to Speak at BCC This Weekend

President Buffenbarger will be at Brevard Community College on Saturday the 26th to kick off the IAM's new SKILLS Initiative called America's Edge .

The Goals of America's Edge are :

Re-emphasizing technical and vocational classes in America’s high schools;
Expanding the availability of industrial technology and information technology courses in America’s community colleges; and
Creating High Tech Institutes in each state that focus on 21st Century manufacturing technologies and materials.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. on the Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus, in the auditorium of Vocational Building 14.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Regular Meeting February 5th

The regular Membership Meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of February , the 5th .

During the prior meeting in January it was revealed there would be results from the Trials that have and are being held at the Local Lodge , at the February Membership Meeting .
Some of the Committee members presiding over the trials will be out of the area for launch support . Therefore , results and recommendations of the Committee will be delayed until the March Membership Meeting .

Writers and Producers start informal talks.

"On Wednesday, January 23, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will begin informal discussions to determine if there is a basis for both parties to return to formal negotiations. Both the AMPTP and the WGA have agreed to make no public comments about the informal discussions until those discussions have concluded.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. For more information about the Writers Guild of America, West, please visit For more information about the Writers Guild of America, East, please visit: "

With hope , this is good news for the Writers .

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Flag Flown At Haulover

During the Membership meeting on the 8th, the flag that was flown over the Haulover picket line was dedicated to the membership . Brothers Dave Lovell and Bill Mann were in attendance to present the flag .

The plaque on the base of the frame reads :

"This Flag flew over the Haulover Canal picket site during the 147 day strike against United Space Alliance 2007 "

The flag will be on display at the District 166 hall , in Cape Canaveral .

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

State Senator Tony Hill to Talk in Brevard About Property Tax Amendment

State Senator Tony Hill of Jacksonville ,will be in Brevard County on Monday January 14th, to speak about the proposed constitutional amendment on property tax relief.

The meeting will be held at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 166 Hall , starting at 7PM.

The IAM&AW District 166 hall is located at 271 Taylor Ave. Cape Canaveral , Florida .

Senator Hill is the Democratic Minority Lead Whip and has been in the State Senate since 2002. Among his honors, Senator Hill was the youngest inductee and 1st African American elected to the Florida Labor Hall of Fame.

The appearance is being sponsored by the Brevard County Democratic Executive Committee. For additional information, contact Democratic Executive Committee Secretary Kevin Sharkey at 452-2930 or access the Democratic County website:

Monday, January 7, 2008

Our Condolences to Brother Kevin Propst

Brother Kevin Propst lost his Mother on Saturday , January 5 .

We wish the Propst Family our most sincere condolences and will be praying for them , in this time of loss .

Calling hours are Thursday January 10th from 6-8 P.M. at North Brevard Funeral Home .

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Flag Dedication at January Regular Membership Meeting

The flag that flew over the Haulover Canal picket site during the strike will be dedicated at the membership meeting on January 8th.

Meeting starts at 4:30 PM

271 Taylor Ave.
Cape Canaveral , Florida 32920

Remember if Mike Huckabee asks for your vote , reply "Hmmm. Oh."

"Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has actively sought union support during his campaign, crossed WGA picket lines outside NBC studios in Burbank Wednesday in order to appear on the Tonight Show, all while offering several (often lame) excuses for his actions.

Before heading to LA for his appearance yesterday, according to the AP, Huckabee told reporters traveling with him that he wouldn't be crossing any picket lines because the WGA had made interim deals to allow all latenight shows back on TV.

However, when the reporters told Huckabee he was incorrect and the WGA had only made a separate deal with David Letterman's company - and not the Tonight Show - Huckabee pled ignorance: "But my understanding is there's a sort of dispensation given to the late-night shows, is that right?"

And when the reporters tried yet again to tell Huckabee he was flat out wrong? His response: "Hmmm. Oh."


This is what we need to remember , if he is willing to walk all over our Brothers and Sisters , he certainly will not be any good for us . Candidates that pander to our interests and then flip-flop to serve their own , do not deserve our support .