Brothers and Sisters, I’m saddened to inform you of the passing of Herman Bryn. Herman was instrumental in the formation of our Union. Celebration of Life details can be found on our Facebook page, and on Inforum.com
On February 3, our Holiday/Retirement Party was held at The Bowler. Attendance was good. Thanks to Mango’s for providing excellent food. A good time was had by all who attended.
We’re currently in the planning stages for this. If you’re interested in being a part of planning,or can help, please contact Matt Heiden, Chris Coleman, or John Murack. A preliminary planning meeting will be held October 6th at the Business Office in the Union Hall after work. See you there!!!
More information to follow.
As everyone knows, we’re going to be negotiating a new contract in April of 2018. The Union will hold proposal meetings in the future. Dates, times and locations haven’t been determined yet. When they are, this information will be posted.
The next three Union Steward meetings will be held on October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th. The meetings will begin at 2:15 PM in the Union Business office in the Labor Temple.
The next three E-Board meeting dates are:October 9th, November 6th, and December 4th. The meetings will begin after work in the Union Business Office. Dates and times are subject to change.
The dates for the next three monthly meetings are as follows: October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th. All meetings start at 3:15 PM. Regular business will be conducted,as well as open discussion on upcoming events. Please attend if at all possible.
On January 1, 2016, Directing Business Representative, Kevin L. Murch, was appointed to the IAM’s Midwest Territory Education Representative position. Brother Murch’s responsibility will be to oversee and direct the education classes for the membership throughout the territory under the direction of General Vice President, Phil Gruber. International President, Bob Martinez has placed a heavy emphasis on providing education to the rank and file membership in order to strengthen and grow the IAM. Murch has already provided officer’s training for the newly elected executive board of Local 2525 which was sworn in at the January 2016 monthly meeting.
Brother Murch replaced former Education Representative, Edward Manhart, who now directs the Retirees, Community Service and Veterans department at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Effective January 1, 2016, Dennis Mendenhall assumed the remainder of former DBR Kevin Murch’s term as Directing Business Representative of IAM District Lodge 5. As per District bylaws, the delegates to the District went through an election process and by majority, voted in Brother Mendenhall. Dennis was former shop chairman at the Minnesota Rubber plant in Watertown, SD for many years. He was selected to serve as an IAM Grand Lodge Organizing Apprentice before being elected into the DBR position.
Brother Mendenhall brings many years of experience into the position. He also served as IAM District Lodge 5 President, along with various other positions within his Local. Mendenhall served as a delegate to the Joint Dakota Council of Machinists as well.