Machinists Union Leader Robert Roach, Jr. Endorses ‘Keeping Our Pension Promises’ Act

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The General-Secretary Treasurer of the 600,000 member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) gave his union’s strongest endorsement for legislation introduced today to prohibit cuts in pensions for workers who have already retired. IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. welcomed the introduction of the ‘Keeping Our Pension Promises’ Act by Sen. … Read more

2014 Local Lodge 387 Election Results

President- Joeseph Blanke Vice President- Rick Bach Recording Secretary-Rich Kelly Secretary Treasurer- Joe Dorey District Delegates- Dennis Morrison, Steve Gibson, Zach Frago Trustees- Roy Booze, Mark Doolittle, Michael Lindsey Missouri State Council of Machinists- Rick Bach, Steve Bruce Illinois State Council of Machinists- Rich Kelly, Harry Lakin, Aaron “A-Ron” Stilwell Local Lodge Auditors- Ben Cowan, … Read more

Boeing’s Chadwick: F/A-18 line could run beyond 2017, Bloomberg reports

Boeing’s defense chief remains optimistic about the F/A-18 fighter assembly line in north St. Louis County, saying there’s a good chance the line could stay open beyond 2017, according to Bloomberg News. Current orders will keep the assembly line open until 2016. If approved, a Congressional proposal to buy 12 EA-18G Growlers, an electronic warfare … Read more

Bye Bye

If you havnt heard yet, Julie Natsch and Elizabeth Rooney are leaving GKN. Julie and Elizabeth are well known throughout the shop, as they are the two that head up the HR department here in STL. Elizabeth’s last day will be October 24th and Julie’s last day will be November 1st.