Thursday, January 19, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips


By Rebecca L. Reindel & Eunice Salcedo

January 18, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration held a stakeholder meeting last week on preventing workplace violence in health care and social assistance—industries where nurses, social workers, emergency response workers, home care workers, psychiatric aides and others are on the front line.


LA Times

By Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera

January 19, 2017

Donald Trump's ascendance to the White House has raised hopes among U.S. businesses for the most significant rollback of regulations since the Reagan administration.


Business Insider

By David Dayen

January 17, 2017

Millions of Americans spend every day preoccupied with whether they can make a better life for themselves than their parents did, and whether they can pass on that opportunity to their children.


Texas Tribune


January 19, 2017

A North Texas Republican is hell-bent this session on forcing lawmakers to take an up-or-down vote on repealing a popular state program that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges.

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Southern Region
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Texas Region Press Clips


Star Telegram

January 17, 2017

In Dallas, the Women’s March is being expanded to include a rally and “mega” phone bank.


It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.


Participants will walk about 1.7 miles to the CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington Ave., during the event, which is hosted by state Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas.


There, they will have a rally and begin a phone bank, calling women to ask what their top legislative priorities are and let them know they’ve “got their back,” said Rebecca Acuna, chief of staff for Neave.


Co-hosts of the Dallas event include Planned Parenthood, Moms Demand Action, Battleground Texas, the Dallas AFL-CIO and the Texas Young Democrats.


Houston Chronicle

By Lydia Depillis

January 17, 2017

Civic leaders love to talk about how Houston is a city of opportunity. It's on banners at the airport. It's been used to sell the General Plan. The Greater Houston Partnership uses it as a tagline. Mayor Sylvester Turner used the word "opportunity" five times in his inauguration speech last year.

Provided by DeLane Adams

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Local Lodge 1786 Set to 'Re-Do' local lodge elections

Please see the entire story with official letter and absenty ballot request form.
Go to (click on the link below)

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.