Saturday, December 14, 2013

It gives me great pride to announce the delivery of presents of the Annual IAM Christmas Toy Drive this past friday Dec. 13th.  President Murray Caldwell was interviewed by News 13 anchor/reporter Greg Pallone.  The story is currently running on News 13.  We would lke to thank everyone that participated in the toy shopping and delivery.  They include: Murray Caldwell (helper Peggy Semelsberger), Eddie Cox, Meribeth Chewuk, Linda Donahoe (helpers Nina Gransden, Maryah Stoneback, Chyanne Stoneback), Jeff Estes (helpers Diane Estes, Cory Estes, Emmy Estes) and myself.

I'd also like to thank the employees (Larkin, Lynn, Jennifer, Robert, Rielly, Todd and Georgia) of Target in Titusville for their outstanding assistance.

Through our members efforts we were able to increase donations by over 50% this year!  Thank you for conducting raffles, selling baked goods and  cooking breakfasts all in order to increase our Christmas Toy Fund.  Special recognition for Jody Turner and Ron Meyer (retired) for putting on those great breakfasts all year long just to raise money for these children! Kudos brothers!

This Christmas our brothers and sisters generosity raised over $4000 and bought Christmas presents for 167 underprivilaged children here in Brevard county.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you and god bless you for being committed to our community

In solidarity,

Steve Ching
VP Local Lodge 2061

Friday, December 6, 2013

IAM-Jacobs negotiations

Sisters and Brothers

Your Union Negotiation Committee met with the company today passing economic proposals. Modest movement was made on some proposals but we are still miles apart on your most important issues. Your committee will be reviewing proposals over the weekend and will be back at the table on Monday morning. We hope you all enjoy your weekend.

In Solidarity
Your Union Negotiation Committee

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

IAM-Jacobs negotiations

Sisters and Brothers
Contract negotiations began this week with your  Union committee presenting a very reasonable economic package to the company. The company responded today with their version of an economic package. We felt as if we were in an episode of the Twilight Zone. The company is attempting to erode everything that you have worked hard for over the past 2 decades.  But keep in mind that this is just the beginning of the economic portion of negotiations. Your Union committee will continue to negotiate in  good faith in an attempt to secure the best possible contract for the membership. 
In Solidarity

Your Negotiation Committee