Local S6 Leadership Connection Proudly Serving Our Members Friday, November 7, 2014 BENEFITS ALERT Annual enrollment for Healthcare, Vision, and Supplemental Life insurance is right around the corner. November 19, 2014 through December 5, 2014, are the approximate dates of the enrollment period. This is the time for you to add or drop dependents, change coverage options, add or drop supplemental vision (VSP), increase supplemental life insurance and get into the flexible spending account. If you have questions please call the Local S6 Benefits Committee at 443-5533 or x3951 from an inside yard phone. Please make sure your address and phone number is correct and updated with Bath Iron Works and Local S6 to ensure you get your mail and can be contacted if necessary. The following financial education classes are being offered: - Tax Savings & Reminders, November 12, 2014, 11:30 -12:00, MSC Shipway Conference Room. Lunch will be provided and again at 3:45 - 5:30 pm, Classroom 2 EDC. Spouses are welcome. - Making Sure You’re Ready for Retirement, December 3, 2014, 3:45 - 5:30 pm, CROF Function Room. - Retirement Plan Basics, December 18, 2014, 3:45 - 5:30 pm, EDC Classroom 3. Spouses are welcome. GRIEVANCE BACKLOG Grievance traffic has been on the rise. After working through a huge backlog of arbitrations, we have seen a breakdown in communications and a return to labor relations experiments. We are working to get back to the basics and may engage a mediator to work out some of the petty process issues that have bogged us down. DECKHOUSE MOVE The deckhouse is scheduled to be moved on Friday, November 14th. The Company will be offering Code 10’s on that date for those of you who are on H603. If this is something you are interested in please sign up. The Union is making attempts to work through this issue with management. GOVERNOR LEPAGE RE-ELECTED The Elections are over (thankfully) and Paul LePage has been re-elected. For any member who voted for him, we request you send him a letter, email or phone call and let him know that right-to-work is not the answer to Maine’s economic issues. There is no doubt he will be pursuing this legislation and a great deal of Union resources and members’ time will be required to combat this. Make no mistake, the rightto-freeload legislation is a frontal attack on middle class wages and an attempt by big business to reduce pensions, wages and benefits. Send him a message that you are Union and this is bad legislation. Jay Wadleigh President Kelley Ammons Trustee Rich Nolon Vice President Clint Downer Trustee Don Bowen Chief Steward Bath/EBMF/James Ray Bilodeau Trustee Be sure to visit us on Facebook or our website: www.locals6.org Rob Jacobs Chief Steward Hardings/CW/Bissons Shawn Tardif Conductor-Sentinel Ashley Summers Recording Secretary Tim Suitter Communicator Ryan Jones Secretary Treasurer Dan Dowling Educator “BIG BUCK CONTEST” The Local S6 Solidarity Committee is running a big buck contest. Please forward your entries to the Union Hall or email them to [email protected] Entries must include a photo of your deer (harvested in 2014), weight and tagging location. All entries must be from Local S6 members and received by December 1, 2014. The largest deer (by weight) will receive a free Union t-shirt and bragging rights for a year. Good luck and stay safe! PLEASE JOIN THE LOCAL S6 SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS: RED CLAWS GAME. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Portland Expo. Game time: 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each. Discounted tickets available on the Local S6 Facebook page and website. Follow link and enter Special Promo Code: LocalS6 or call Devan Knight at (207) 210-6655. PORTLAND PIRATES GAME. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Cross Insurance Arena, Portland. Game Time: 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the Union Hall. Payroll deduction is available for this event. For more information please contact your shop steward or the Union Hall x2063. “AFTER HUNTING” SOLIDARITY BREAKFAST/FAIRPOINT STRIKE. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:30 am. There will be a free “after hunting” breakfast beginning at 8 am at the Knights of Columbus Hall, just prior to our monthly General Membership meeting. Please join us after the meeting and help support our Brothers and Sisters of IBEW and CWA that are on strike against Fairpoint. The Solidarity Committee is planning a Picket/Rally following the meeting. The members of IBEW and CWA are planning another Strike Rally to be held at Monument Square, Portland, November 8th at 12 pm. ALL LOCAL S6 MEMBERS Local S6 is accepting bids for entertainment and catering for our solidarity picnic to be held on June 6, 2015 at the Litchfield fairgrounds. Caterers must be equipped to feed between 2000 - 4000 people. Entertainers must submit a demo to the email address below. All bids and demos must be submitted no later than 3:00 pm, Friday, November 21, 2014 to Jessica Chubbuck at [email protected] STEWARD OPENINGS 1st SHIFT BATH/EBMF H03/C70/Y02 1st SHIFT BATH/EBMF C02/S14/S18 2nd SHIFT BATH/EBMF C70/H03/Y02 2nd SHIFT BATH/EBMF P18/T04 Shop Steward nominations for the above classifications, shift and facility are now open. Petitions may be picked up beginning on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Local S6 Union Hall. You must be a member in good standing for one (1) year to run for Shop Steward and The petition must be signed by ten percent (10%) of the members in the classification(s) affected. All petitions must be returned to the Recording Secretary no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, November 21, 2014.
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