Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Passing of Brother James Borrego

Brother James Borrego was a member of Local Lodge 1786 with the DSI, Dynamic Science Inc., the control tower contract at Ellington Field.
For Service information please see the 1786 Blog at

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

District 37 to host a Local Lodge Officer and Steward Training Seminar

District 37 President and Directing Business Representative Byron Williams will be hosting a Local Lodge Officer and Steward training seminar on May 5th for Officers and May 6th for Stewards.  The event will be held at the District Office building in the second floor Conference room and will start at 0900 and run to about 1600 (4pm) and lunch will be provided.  Please pass the word to your fellow Local Lodge Officers and Stewards.
the District Office is located in the Williams and Kherkher building, 8441 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017.  713-681-6786.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

IAM Mourns Southern Territory Stalwart Les Schroeder

It is with a heavy heart that the IAM learned of the passing of retired Southern Territory Administrative Assistant Leslie Gene “Les” Schroeder.

Schroeder began as a Machinist at Cameron Iron Works in Houston and initiated into the IAM on December 20, 1967 with Local 15. In 1972, Les became the local’s Secretary-Treasurer, then District 37 Secretary-Treasurer. In 1991 he became the District Directing Business Representative.

In 1996, Schroeder was appointed Special Representative by General Vice President Ed House. In 1999, General Vice President George Hooper appointed Schroeder as Administrative Assistant, a position he held under Hooper and General Vice President Bob Martinez until Schroeder’s retirement in June 2005. 

“It’s difficult to explain how much Les meant to me and to the Southern Territory,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “He was a mentor and a friend. He cared deeply for the members of our union, and kept his focus on doing right for them. Through his life, he stood up for the working man and woman. Les has a great family, and they were so important to him, and all of us in his Machinists Union family join them in grieving for him.”

Schroeder is survived by his wife Diane; his son Leslie and his wife Jarene; and his daughter Karyn and her husband Robert. He also leaves behind his mother Isabella; his brothers Edwin Jr., and Jerry; his sister Carol; and four grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, TX. The memorial service will take place at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

Memorials may be made to Guide Dogs of America. Memorial to be announced at a later date at St John Lutheran, Mansfield, TX

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Local Lodge 1786, 2016 Elections are Complete

Local Lodge 1786 has completed the 2016 Officer and Steward elections, these are 3 year terms to begin January 1st, 2016.  The induction ceremony will be held during the regular scheduled monthly meeting January 5th.  To see the results, click this link.

Congratulations to all the new Officers and Stewards.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Results of Staff Elections for District 37, 2015

On January 6th, 2015 a special meeting was called to order for the purpose of electing and installing District staff members and President/ Directing Business Representative Byron Williams for the coming 4 year term.  The results of that election is as follows:

Pres/DBR- Byron Williams
Vice-Pres.- Jack Gaas
Sec. Treasurer- Able Cisneros

Charles Hellriegel
David Hughes
Phillip Wendt

Newly appointed Auditors-
Marcus Grimes
Fabian Centeno
Kieth Stanberry

 If you happen to see any of these members during the course of your day, congratulate them.
Well Done to all.

Monday, October 27, 2014

District DBR/ District President Election

It is that time again, open nominations will be held at each of the Districts Local Lodge Meeting durnign the month of November with the election to follow during the Districts Local Lodge Meetings durning the month of December.  Please feel free to print the flier attached below and post it on your shops Union board.  If you should have any questions please feel free to contact the District office.