Automotive Mechanics Lodge Local 510 News
A Word From Local 510 President Steve Czarniak
Dear Brothers and Sisters, just a reminder that laborfest is coming up and I have not heard of any request for tickets for that event. We discussed at the May meeting this year we are only going to get needed tickets this year in an effort to save the cost of buying a large amount of tickets and not using them. Please let me know buy September 2nd if anyone is interested for tickets and to walk in the parade, also the September general meeting is Sunday the 20th at 10am with a guest speaker he will talk about social security pay outs and the Frank Bauza scholarship will be presented to the winner. More information on this meeting will be coming in the near future, please pass this information on to our members in our shops. Thanks for all your help looking forward to seeing many of you at the September meeting hope your summer has been enjoyable.
Summer vacation is over!
Calling All Members!
General Membership Meetings Resume
Regularly scheduled general membership meetings will resume beginning in September. September's Meeting will be on Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:00 am. The Sunday meeting and cook out has been very popular with our members.
Monday evening meetings will resume in the following months. Ask your Steward, check the calendar, or review the magnetic tool box magnets for all meeting dates.
Come Join us on Laborday
Monday, at LaborFest and win a Harley Davidson.
Enjoy lots of music, beer, and brats. Walk
along with and enjoy the parade, car shows, picnics and good times
with friends and family. Laborfest gives you a sense of
togetherness and that is what Wisconsin workers need.
For more information on
LaborFest follow the link.
For more information on LaborFest follow the link.
2015 District 10 Golf
When you’re making your holiday purchases,
remember to prioritize buying union-made, American-made and
Wisconsin-made products. Wisconsin workers make a wide-variety of
goods and food stuff for your holiday shopping wish list.
Every time you buy Wisconsin-made, American-made or union-made goods you are supporting good jobs in this country and in your neighborhood. Support local workers and local jobs, Buy Wisconsin! Wisconsin-made gift ideas and union-made gift ideas are below.
Find great Wisconsin-made products at: buywi.org
When you're reaching for a beer, why not buy union-made?
Here's a brief list of beers and ales made by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the International Brother of Teamsters (IBT), the United Autoworkers (UAW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), and IUE-CWA. If we’re missing any, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text BEER to 22555 to receive the list of your mobile device too.
Or if you prefer union-made ROOT beer, choose Barq's, Blumers or Old Philiadelpia.
Check out other union-made items and union member discounts on unionized items here.
2015 Pocket Planners, Calendars, Tool Box Magnets, IAM Calendars
The 2015 IAM Calendars have arrived and can be picked up our regular scheduled General Membership Meetings. Hurry, there is only a few left!
Parade and Organizing Banner
Come and see the Automotive Mechanics Lodge new banner. It looks great and will serve the lodge well as we try to increase our membership, as well as our exposure within the community.
A special thanks extended to Bob Kazmierski and Al Steinhagen for all their efforts to make this possible.
Local 510 Has Moved To a New Location
The Automotive Mechanics Lodge has moved their office to a new location. This new location provides the lodge with many amenities that will benefit the members. Most important to the members is the new meeting hall (Yatchak Hall), where all the General Membership Meetings will be held beginning July 23, 2012. The new location is more easily accessible, located just one block off I-94 (near Miller Park stadium). Additionally, the new location provides members with conference rooms, meeting rooms, security system, kitchen, coolers, large parking lot, and a large deck which includes grills and green space. Come to the July meeting where we will celebrate our new location with a brat cookout.
Union Growth/Leadership I
Local 510 has an opening in the 2013 Leadership training program, to send one more person to William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for Leadership 1.
There is also a need to send at least three members to the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for a Union Growth Class. This class is designed to educate locals on how to grow your membership through external organizing. The class is specifically offered through the Midwest office and must be approved by the Local 510 Executive Board. This class is one week long, and lost time and travel expenses are covered by the local.
If you are interested in either of these opportunities, let your Steward know or email Local 510 President Stephen Czarniak at email@example.com.
Out of Work?/Stamp Books
Contact Financial Secretary Darrell Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are out of work due to layoff or illness. He will adjust your dues obligations accordingly.
Have you had your stamp books updated? Contact Darrell to make arrangements. Don't wait until too many months have gone by.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Follow the money. Here you can look up, who gave, how much, and where they live. Because, every dollar is traced, no one can hide. For more information, visit the Legislative Action tab to learn more about who is actually funding the politics that effect "Middleclass Working Families".
For a balanced and alternative source of news, consider the following media sources that can be found on MSNBC:
1) " The Ed Show" with Ed Shultz, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
2) "The Rachel Maddow Show", 8:00-9:00 p.m.
3) Thom Hartmann http://www.thomhartmann.com/, also on Serius/XM radio
4) "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell", 7:00-8:00 p.m.
See what's happening on Ed's Radio Show. Follow this link for a quick look at what Ed had to say last night.
IAM Machinists Rally in Madison
Radio for Workers
Workers Independent News offers a radio program that provides information that is important to all workers. Follow the link and choose from a list of current worker related news issues. Listening to the news cast can provide answers to questions you may have regarding important issues like "Health Care", while you surf the net.
Members Sign Up For I-MAIL
Sign up for IMAIL and keep informed to what is going on around you. The more information we have, the stronger our union will be.
Dell Discounts with IAM
Members should take advantage of IAM discounts offered through the DELL web site. This site offers employee pricing plus additional discounts.
Enter member ID PS16626766 when ordering online or call 1-877-289-9437. When ordering, you must reference code: Copy and paste this code before you click on the above hyperlink. PS16626766
Union Member Discounts
When you use UNION PLUS you save 20% or more. Visit all the discounts and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to an IAM local union.