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Posted March 21, 2014:
VACANCY

1 – EXECUTIVE BOARD - TRUSTEE

Any IAM Airline Local 1833 member interested in the vacant Executive Board position should submit in writing a letter of interest to the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary no later than 3:00 PM, Wednesday April 16, 2014.  

Any Local 1833 member in good standing (as defined in the IAMAW Constitution and the Local 1833 Bylaws), current in dues and not barred from holding union office by applicable civil law is eligible for consideration.  

Requests for consideration to this vacant position may be mailed using the U. S. Postal Service to IAMAW Airline Local 1833, P. O. Box 69, Newport, MN 55055;  delivered in person to the Recording Secretary or faxed (651-645-7765) to the Local Lodge office with a notation marked “to the attention of the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary”.

This appointment will become effective immediately and be in effect until the next Local Lodge election.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW

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OFFICIAL CALL
2014 IAMAW DISTRICT 141 CONVENTION

In accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 1, of the District Lodge 141 Bylaws, Official Call is hereby issued for nominations and election to the 2014 District Lodge 141 Convention.
This convention call is only for members of United Airlines and US Airways in good standing and in Air Transport D. L. 141.

The DL 141 Convention will be held October 13-17, 2014 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Nominations for Two (2) delegate positions will be accepted at the regular union business meeting held at the Ramada Bloomington MSP Airport Mall of America located at 2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, Minnesota on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

If more than two eligible members are nominated then, an election for the two (2) delegate positions will be held during the regular union business meeting at the Ramada Bloomington MSP Airport Mall of America, 2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, MN on Thursday, June 19, 2014

According to Local Lodge Bylaws Article VI, Section 1, paragraph 2 states: “members unable to attend the nominating meeting may nominate in writing, such nomination to be submitted to the Recording Secretary prior to the meeting; Article IV, Section 2 states: “no person shall qualify as an officer of the LL, delegate to GL or DL conventions, or any body with which this LL may affiliate, or any function which this LL either sponsors or contributes to without having attended at 50% of the regular LL meetings during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the close of nominations for the position.” Article VI, Section 8 states: Members who reside in outlying districts more than 25 miles from the designated polling place; are either confined because of verified illness or on vacation; official IAMAW business approved by the LL, DL or GL; on employer assignment or reserve military leave shall be furnished absentee ballots. Any member entitled to receive an absentee ballot shall make written request therefore to the Recording Secretary of the LL by delivering in person or mailing such request not later than thirty (30 days) before the election.   
Absentee ballot requests MUST be received no later than Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local Lodge 1833, IAMAW
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Posted March 14, 2014:
NOTICE OF ELECTION
GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

An election for Grand Lodge Officers will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from the hours of 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the Ramada Bloomington MSP Airport Mall of America hotel; located at 2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, MN

(1) International President            (1) General Secretary-Treasurer    

8 General Vice Presidents
 
Active and retired Airline Local 1833 members will be receiving official notification of this election and a request for absentee ballot via USPS at the last known address provided to the Local Lodge. If you have moved and not given your change of address to the Local Lodge, please report the address change as soon as possible. This notification will be mailed out in order of a Local Lodge’s Election Day. Since Local 1833 will hold election in the middle of April, letters will be sent out to Local 1833 members from the middle to end of March.  

Members who: (1) reside more than 25 miles from the designated polling place* or (2) are confined because of verified illness, or (3) are on leave qualifying under US family leave law, or (4) are on vacation**, or (5) are on official IAM business, or (6) are unable to vote during  polling hours due to employer assignment or shift, or (7) are on military leave may vote by absentee ballot, upon request.
Please Note: * Distance is determined by the closest internet driving distance
** Vacation is only a valid reason for active employees; it is not a valid reason for retirees to receive an absentee ballot.

Eligible members wishing to receive an absentee ballot must complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form or a letter including the same information and should deliver it in person or mail it no later than 10 days before the voting date set forth above to the Local Lodge Recording Secretary; who will upon receipt confirm your eligibility. Once confirmed, the absentee ballot will be mailed out within 48 hours, with instructions for voting and return. If not eligible, a letter explaining why you were rejected for an absentee ballot request will be sent out within 48 hours. Absentee ballots must be completed and returned to a designated United States Post Office box before the polls close on the Local’s Election Day.   
      
Fraternally,

Mary Sansom, Recording Secretary, Airline Local 1833

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Posted March 13, 2014:
IAM Wins Pension Increase for Members at United Airlines

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) this week concluded discussions with the Board of Trustees of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) that will increase pension benefits by 35 to 45 percent for approximately 17,000 IAM members at United Airlines.

“IAM members at United Airlines are covered by the best pension plan in the airline industry, and that plan just got a whole lot better today,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, who credited IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger and General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach Jr. as well as the trustees of the IAMNPF for their support and assistance throughout the discussions.

While United Airlines terminated all employee pensions during its bankruptcy reorganization in 2005, the IAM was able to secure a defined-benefit plan with the IAM National Pension Plan (IAMNPP) during the ensuing round of bankruptcy bargaining. Due to United’s precarious financial condition at the time, the agreement called for IAM members at United to receive 85 percent of the normal benefit. Today’s agreement with the IAMNPF mandates United IAM members receive equal benefits as other IAMNPP participants.

“When combined with improvements contained in the recently ratified contracts at United, the future service pension benefits of IAM members at United will increase by approximately 35 percent this year, and by over 45 percent during the term of the contracts,” said IAM District 141 President and Directing General Chairman Rich Delaney. “I want to thank all IAM members at United for their support and solidarity, and it makes me very happy that they and their families’ retirement security has been improved greatly.”

The IAM represents approximately 32,000 fleet service, passenger service, stockroom, maintenance-training instructor, fleet technical instructor, security-officer and food service employees at United Airlines and is the largest airline union in North America. Pre-merger Continental Airlines employees will continue to be covered by a company sponsored defined-benefit pension plan.

Read the notification from the IAMNPF.

Visit IAM District 141 for more details.





Posted February 25, 2014:
VACANCY

1 – United Airlines
Ramp Grievance Committee Position


Any United Airlines ramp member interested in the vacant grievance committee position should submit in writing a letter of interest to the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary no later than 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  

Any United Airlines member in good standing (as defined in the IAMAW Constitution and the Local 1833 Bylaws), current in dues and not barred from holding union office by applicable civil law is eligible for consideration.  

Requests for consideration to this vacant position may be mailed using the U. S. Postal Service to Recording Secretary, IAMAW Airline Local 1833, P. O. Box 69, Newport, MN 55055, delivered in person to the Recording Secretary or faxed (651-645-7765) to the Local Lodge office with a notation marked “to the attention of the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary”.

This appointment will become effective immediately and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW

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VACANCY

1 – EXECUTIVE BOARD - TRUSTEE

Any IAM Airline Local 1833 member interested in the vacant Executive Board position should submit in writing a letter of interest to the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary no later than 3:00 PM, Wednesday March 19, 2014.  

Any Local 1833 member in good standing (as defined in the IAMAW Constitution and the Local 1833 Bylaws), current in dues and not barred from holding union office by applicable civil law is eligible for consideration.  

Requests for consideration to this vacant position may be mailed using the U. S. Postal Service to IAMAW Airline Local 1833, P. O. Box 69, Newport, MN 55055;  delivered in person to the Recording Secretary or faxed (651-645-7765) to the Local Lodge office with a notation marked “to the attention of the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary”.

This appointment will become effective immediately and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW

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Posted February 1, 2014:
DISTRICT #142 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The following is a basic format for the year 2014 District #142 Scholarship Program and is intended for the guidance of all members and legal children of members who may be eligible to participate in the competition.

The competition will be open to all members in good standing of District Lodge 142 as of February 1, 2014, as well as their legal children who are 2014 graduating high school seniors.  This years competition will provide a First Prize of $2,500.00 and several additional $1,000.00 scholarship tuition awards.  This money will be paid directly to the college or accredited institution of higher knowledge, at which the entrant is accepted, for tuition only.

The competition will be based on an essay competition, the subject of which will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.  This Committee will also select the judges, who are not members of District #142.  The essays will be judged on grammar, style, syntax, originality and content, and the decision of the judges will be final.  Upon receipt, essays and application forms will be separated and numbered correspondingly.  The essays will be identified by number only for judging purposes.  The Scholarship Committee will match winning essays to the appropriate application.  All essays received will become the property of District #142 and may be printed in the future using the contestant's name.

To apply for the competition, a fully completed application form together with an essay must be sent by U.S. mail to the District Office and postmarked no later than midnight March 28, 2014.

Entrants must comply with all the rules regarding the Scholarship competition or face disqualification.  Additionally, any information supplied by entrants found to be untrue will result in disqualification.  Disqualification will be made only by majority vote of the Scholarship Committee.

Competition will open on February 15, 2014 and will close at midnight March 28, 2014.  Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.   

Winners will be announced on May 1, 2014.

Application forms for the competition together with specific rules and regulations are available through your Local Lodge or through the District 142 website at www.iamdl142.org.  Additionally, the General Chair assigned to your area can provide answers to any other inquiries concerning the entire program.

All eligible members and year 2014 graduating high school seniors who are legal children of members are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to win financial assistance toward their continuing education.

Good Luck to All!!!





Posted January 29, 2014:
DISTRICT LODGE 142
REFERENDUM VOTE


As a result of action taken at the Air Transport District Lodge 142 Biennial Convention held in 2013 proposed changes to the District Bylaws will take place in accordance with District Lodge 142 Bylaws Article XII, Section 2.

A Referendum Vote will be conducted at the first or only regular business meeting during the month of February 2014. All members have been notified of the date and time of the meeting.

The District 142 Bylaws Referendum Vote will be held during the regular local lodge meeting. Union meeting starts at 2:00 PM and usually lasts an hour.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ramada Mall of America Hotel

2300 East American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN
 
*Please note this is NOT an all day vote!  
Requests for absentee ballots are not permitted; you must be present to vote.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW




REMINDER

Saturday, February 8, 2014
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eagles Post #3208
9152 Old Cedar Ave., Bloomington, MN


ENDORSEMENT for Grand Lodge Officers including:
International President, General Secretary Treasurer and 8 General Vice President Positions will be voted on this date and only during the times posted above.
All members of IAMAW Airline Local 1833, active and retired are eligible to vote in this endorsement process.
Mary Sansom, Recording Secretary, IAMAW Airline Local 1833




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Posted January 23, 2014:
REMINDER

Saturday, January 25, 2014
6:00 AM-8:00 AM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Eagles Post #3208
9152 Old Cedar Ave, Bloomington, MN

NOMINATIONS for Grand Lodge Officers including the International President, General Secretary Treasurer and 9 General Vice President Positions will be accepted on this date and during these times only. All members of LL1833 should have recieved a letter in the mail explaining the process. Bring your letter with you as a form of identification if you wish to make a nomination during these times. If more than one nomination for an office is recieved, a runoff for endorsement will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 - same hours and same location.

Mary Sansom, Recording Secretary, LL 1833





Posted January 14, 2014:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS/ENDORSEMENT FOR IAMAW AIR TRANSPORT DISTRICT LODGE 141 OFFICERS

Call is hereby issued in accordance with IAMAW Air Transport District Lodge 141 Bylaws Article VIII, Section 6 (b) for endorsement of nominees for the following respective offices:

Vice President West                    Four (4) Year Term
Two (2) Vice Presidents at Large            Four (4) Year Term
One (1) Vice President-At Large                Two (2) Year Term
One (1) Trustee                        Four (4) Year Term
One (1) Trustee                        Two (2) Year Term
Twelve (12) Assistant General Chairpersons (AGC)    Four (4) Year Term
Two (2) Assistant General Chairpersons (AGC)             Two (2) Year Term

Nominations will take place at the regular day shift union meeting on Thurs., February 20, 2014 at the Ramada Mall of America hotel; 2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, MN

If a member is unable to attend the nomination meeting due to work schedule they may submit their request to place a name in nomination in writing by mail to their Local Lodge Recording Secretary prior to the first regular meeting in the month of February.
In addition to voting on nominations at the first regular meeting in the month of February, Local Lodges shall accommodate members working all shifts by arranging for voting at least one other time to ensure that the members are afforded a reasonable opportunity to participate in any vote of the Local Lodge nomination for each office to be elected.
***LL 1833 members, the second meeting will be Tues., Feb. 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
 If necessary, a run-off election for Local Lodge nominations shall be held at the first regular meeting in March. The March meeting date will be March 20, 2014.  
The general election for DL 141 Officers will:
Thurs., June 19, 2014 poll hours are from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Ramada Mall of America hotel.

Requests for absentee ballot information will be made available at a later time.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW




CALL FOR NOMINATIONS/ENDORSEMENTS FOR   IAMAW AIR TRANSPORT DISTRICT LODGE 142 OFFICERS

Call is hereby issued in accordance with IAMAW Air Transport District Lodge 142 Bylaws Article VII, Section 3 for endorsement of nominees for the following respective offices:
            
(1)  President-Directing General Chair                Four (4) Year Term
(1)  Vice President British Airways            Four (4) Year Term
(1)  Vice President Express Jet Flight Attendants    Four (4) Year Term
(1)  Vice President Southwest Airlines            Four (4) Year Term
(1) Vice President US Airways                Four (4) Year Term
(1)  Trustee                        Four (4) Year Term    
(4) General Chairs                    Four (4) Year Term
(1) General Chair-Alaska Airlines            Four (4) Year Term
(1) General Chair-Express Jet Airlines                Four (4) Year Term
(1) General Chair-Southwest Airlines            Four (4) Year Term
(3) General Chairs-US Airways                    Four (4) Year Term
                
Nominations will take place at the regular day shift union meeting on Thurs., February 20, 2014; at the Ramada Mall of America hotel; 2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, MN

If a member is unable to attend their February union meeting when nominations take place due to their work schedule, he or she can submit their nomination to their Local Lodge Recording Secretary prior to the meeting. *In addition to voting for the nominees at the union meeting, each Local Lodge shall establish a second time for voting on nominees for those unable to attend the regular meeting due to work schedules. This second meeting date and time shall be different from the regular meeting and all that will be done at the second meeting will be the voting of nominees.
***LL 1833 members the second meeting will be Tues., Feb. 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
If necessary, a run-off election for Local Lodge nominations shall take place at the first regular meeting in March.  The March meeting date will be March 20, 2014  
The general election for DL 142 officers will be:
 Thurs., June 19, 2014, poll hours are from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the Ramada Mall of America hotel.   

Requests for absentee ballot information will be made available at a later time

Fraternally,
 
Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW




VACANCIES

3 – US Airways
Grievance Committee Positions


Any US Airways fleet service member interested in the vacant grievance committee positions should submit a letter of interest in writing to the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary no later than 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  

Any US Airways member in good standing (as defined in the IAMAW Constitution and the Local 1833 Bylaws), current in dues and not barred from holding union office by applicable civil law is eligible for consideration.  

Requests for consideration to this vacant position may be mailed using the U. S. Postal Service (P. O. Box 69, Newport, MN 55055), delivered in person to the Recording Secretary or faxed (651-645-7765) to the Local Lodge office with a notation marked “to the attention of the Local Lodge 1833 Recording Secretary”.

This appointment will be effective immediately and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Fraternally,

Mary Sansom
Recording Secretary
Airline Local 1833, IAMAW





FEBRUARY 20, 2014

EXECUTIVE BOARD    1:00 PM

UNION MEETING          2:00 PM
        

RAMADA MALL OF AMERICA
(a.k.a. ye ole Thunderbird)
2300 East American Blvd
Bloomington, MN

LOTS OF BUSINESS TO TALK ABOUT:
DL 141 & 142 NOMINATIONS IN FEBRUARY

DL 141 & 142 ENDORSEMENT IN MARCH (if needed)

GL AND DL 141 & 142 ELECTIONS IN JUNE

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT YOUR AIRLINE?

SEE YOU IN FEBRUARY-BRING A CO-WORKER!

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