2017 HOLIDAYS - 2/20/2017

2017 HOLIDAYS

JANUARY 1 (SUNDAY) - NEW YEAR'S DAY OBSERVED JANUARY 2 (MONDAY)

FEBRUARY 20 (MONDAY) - WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY (PRESIDENT'S DAY)

APRIL 14 (FRIDAY) - GOOD FRIDAY

MAY 29 (MONDAY) - MEMORIAL DAY

JULY 4 (TUESDAY) - INDEPENDENCE DAY

SEPTEMBER 4 (MONDAY) - LABOR DAY

NOVEMBER 23 (THURSDAY) - THANKSGIVING DAY

NOVEMBER 24 (FRIDAY) - DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING

DECEMBER 24 (SUNDAY) - CHRISTMAS EVE

DECEMBER 25 (MONDAY) - CHRISTMAS DAY

SECEMBER 31 (SUNDAY) - NEW YEAR'S EVE

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CALL PAYROLL FOR W2 IF RETIRED OR DISMISSED - 2/19/2017

IF YOU ARE RETIRED OR DISMISSED FROM SERVICE AND DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A UPRR COMPUTER TO OBTAIN A COPY OF YOUR W2 FORM, THEN YOU WILL NEED TO CALL PAYROLL.

 

CALL (402) 544-4729, USE OPTION 2, THEN OPTION 1.

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UTU Political Action Committee - 1/17/2017

UTU Political Action Committee


Give like your job depends on it…because it does.


The United Transportation Union’s Political Action Committee (UTU PAC) is an investment in the future.

UTU members, active and retired, need and deserve good government and sympathetic legislators. That’s because, compared with others, our jobs, pensions and futures are more directly affected by the actions of state and national lawmakers.

We in the UTU must work for and help candidates whom we feel are capable and knowledgeable and who recognize the problems that affect airline, bus, rail and transit workers.

The best way to help elect representatives that understand the concerns of UTU members is by contributing to the UTU PAC.

The best way to have a voice in matters that affect your finances and your family is by contributing to the UTU PAC.

You joined your fellow workers for the fraternal benefits of UTU membership, so why not join them to help elect compassionate state and national lawmakers?

The UTU PAC is federally registered. By law, the UTU PAC relies solely on voluntary contributions from UTU members. Contributions to the UTU PAC are then used to provide financial assistance to the campaigns of federal and state candidates who will work to pass legislation that protects and promotes air, bus, rail and transit issues of importance to UTU members.

UTU PAC contributions can be started or increased anytime, and they are deducted automatically from your paycheck.

UTU PAC contributions also may be made on a one-time basis by check, anytime, by active members, retirees, and all individuals who seek a more responsive government.

UTU PAC contributes to qualified state and national political candidates, regardless of party affiliation.

UTU PAC protects the interests of active and retired members and safeguards laws, working conditions and pension rights.

UTU PAC has well-organized advisory committees in 49 states and the District of Columbia, and an office in Washington, D.C.

UTU PAC has more than 28,000 members across the country. They welcome your support and investment in the future of our great nation.

To obtain a UTU PAC donation form, or receive more information on the UTU PAC, send email to wmiller@smart-union.org.

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THE SPLITTING OF THE HOUSTON HUB AS OF JANUARY 2017 - 1/17/2017

The New York Dock notice the carrier served in early 2013 splitting the Houston HUB into two different Hubs has come to an impasse.

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VACANT POSITIONS - 1/17/2017

ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL IS TO GET INVOLVED.  EITHER BY SERVING AS AN OFFICER OR ATTENDING THE MONTHLY MEETINGS.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING THE CHAPLAIN FOR THE LOCAL, AGAIN PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE OFFICERS.

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1969 United Transportation Union "Progress Through Unity" Token Medallion!  NEVER FORGET!

UTU COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL- LABOR HISTORY WAS MADE ON JANUARY 1, 1969, WHEN FOUR OPERATIING RAILROAD UNIONS JOINED TO FORM THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION.  AFTER NEARLY 100 YEARS, MEMBERS OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEAN AND ENGINEMEN, SWITCHMEN'S UNION OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE ORDER OF RAILWAY CONDUCTORS AND BRAKEMEN JOINED TO FORM THE LARGEST RAIL OPERATING UNION IN NORTH AMERICA.  TO COMMEMORATE THIS EVENT, A MEDALLION HAS BEEN DESIGNED HIGHLIGHTING THE EVENT FOR POSTERITY.  ON THE FACE OF THE MEDAL ARE IMPRESSIONS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF THE FOUR FOUNDING UNIONS - THE MEN WHO ARE RECOGNIZED AS THE UNITY ARCHITECTS.  IMPRESSIONS OF CHARLES LUNA, H.E. GILBERT, C.F. LANE AND N.P. SPIERS, SHOWING THE ORIGINAL DATES OF THE FOUNDING OF THEIR RESPECTIVE UNIONS ARE SHOWN.  ON THE REVERSE SIDE ARE STARS DENOTING EACH OF THE STATES AND PROVINCES IN WHICH UTU MEMBERS LABOR AND LIVE.  THE MEDAL IS CONSIDERED UNIQUE BECAUSE OF ITS ORIGINAL DESIGN.    CHARLES LUNA- PRESIDENT

MOTTO:  STRENGTH IN UNITY

VISION:  TO BE THE LOCAL THAT BEST UNDERSTANDS AND SATISIFIES THE MEMBERS NEEDS.  WE WILL EARN OUR MEMBERS' ENTHUSIASM THROUGH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DRIVEN BY INTEGRITY, HONESTY, AND TEAMWORK.  

MISSION:  THE MISSION OF LOCAL 1892 IS TO BE THE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE MAKER IN THE LIVES OF THE MEMBERS TROUGH PROFESSIONAL DUE DILIGENCE, ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING OUR AGREEMENTS AS WE BECOME MORE CONFIDENT AND COMPETENT WHILE MAINTAINING A HIGHER STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE.

BANDING TOGETHER IN FRATERNITY AND SORORITY HAS BEEN THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE OPERATING UNIONS THAT FORMED UTU IN 1969.  LOCAL 1892 IS CONTINUING TO BAND TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH FRATERNITY AND SORORITY.

BE PROUD THAT YOU BELONG TO THE BEST UNION IN NORTH AMERICA, WITH THE BEST AND MOST LUCRATIVE AGREEMENTS, BEST RECORD POLICING THOSE AGREEMENTS, AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY.

THE LOCAL COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT IS DOING IT'S VERY BEST TO NEGOTIATE ON YOUR BEHALF, UTILIZING THE UTU RESOURCES AND EXPERT ADVICE.  THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL WE HAVE IS AN ENGAGED AND SUPPORTIVE MEMBERSHIP.  STAND BY YOUR LCA AS THEY BARGAIN ON YOUR BEHALF.  THEY'RE DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES.  THEY HOPE AND TRUST YOU ARE TOO.


2017

TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL LOCAL:
COMMUNICATION
COOPERATION
CONTINUITY
COMPASSION

LOCAL 1892 MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

JANUARY 16, 2017 - 7PM

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 - 7PM - - - FEBRUARY 27, 2017 - 7PM

MARCH 20, 2017 - 7PM

APRIL 17, 2017 - 7PM --- 180 DAY PASS UP (SADIE HAWKINS)

MAY 15, 2017 - 7PM

JUNE 19, 2017 - 7PM

JULY 17, 2017 - 7PM

AUGUST 21, 2017 - 7PM

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 - 7PM 

OCTOBER 16, 2017 - 7PM  --- 180 DAY PASS UP (SADIE HAWKINS)

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 - 7PM

DECEMBER 18, 2017 - 7PM

MAKE SURE YOU MAILING ADDRESS IS CURRENT WITH THE SECRETARY/TREASURER

MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE 3RD MONDAY EACH MONTH, UNLESS A LEGAL HOLIDAY FALLS ON 3RD MONDAY.

LOCATION: HOUSTON SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 54, 900 W.34th Street, Houston, Texas 77018

Call Jim Boehm with vacation issues.

Call Nick Stone with the collective process for handling both merit (pay) and discipline claims.

CALL DANIEL HOLAK IF YOU HAVE A MANAGER ISSUE, FTX ISSUE, BEEN COACHED ON A RULE OR HAVE BEEN CHARGED.

GO TO CONTACTS FOR PHONE NUMBERS.

 

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT:

JAMES BUSHONG, ROBERT MALDONADO, KEITH GREEN, RONNIE MARTIN, DANIEL HOLAK, JAMES SOLOMON, NICK STONE, JOHN VOYLES.  RONNIE MARTIN NO LONGER PRESIDENT.