Friday, December 11, 2009
The Holidays are upon us, everyone please make just that extra little effort to slow down and be safe. This only happens once a year, we can get through it.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I truley appreciate the talents of the instructors and it doesn't stop there. As with any course of study at the harbor, these instructors will be with you anytime you need them, whether they are in your territory, district or region, they are more than willing to help any way they can.
As always, the IAM manages to surpass any and all expectations when it comes to the dedicated Men and Women that support the efforts of each and every one of the memebers.
I will take this experience with me forever and I can only hope to reciprocate with my efforts toward the cause.
thanks again to everyone at W3 for all their support.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
here is the letter:
July 30, 2009
Galveston County A.F.L.-C.I.O.
6820FM 1765 TexasCity, Texas 77591
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As another year has slipped past us, Labor Day is once again upon us and so is our annual Labor Day Breakfast.
The past year brought both success and disappointment. The year brought us Hurricane lke but also a sense of community and humanity, it brought us job loss but also the chance for State Representative to show a level of statesmanship that Craig Eiland and leadership we have not seen in years, the year showed change can occur with the election of President Barack Obama but reminded us that more change is needed with the actions of the Texas Senate. We have many challenges that lay ahead and must continue to try to elect friends of labor to office. Nothing demonstrated this more than the battle of Entergy vs. Summers. We won in the House by one vote but could not even get it to the floor in the Texas Senate. We face upcoming battles on Worker's Compensation in the state and passing The Employee Free Choice Act on a national level. There is much work ahead, by Labor Day we will know the results of the ongoing organizing drive by the United Steel workers at the Valero refinery in Texas City.
I want to first thank you for your past contributions to our Labor Day Breakfast and also ask you to once again contribute to helping make Labor Day a success by sponsoring our breakfast. Both Mayor Bill White and John Sharp will be in attendance and allowed to speak briefly. Breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be served by Grand Prize Bar B Que of Texas City. The Central Labor Council has temporarily moved and the address to send your check is:
Galveston County AFL-CIO
6820FM1765 Texas City, TX 77591
Brother Lee Medley,
Galveston County Central Labor Council
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
James Parker, Southern Territory Education Representative
In 2008 Brother Parker was assigned by International President Tom Buffenbarger to serve as the Education Representative of the Southern Territory on General Vice President Bob Martinez’s Staff in Dallas, Texas.
Responsibilities and assignments include, but are not limited to working with all Local Lodge and District Lodge Educators. Working with all Education Committees in the Southern Territory, including all Woodworker Local Lodges and District Lodges. Preparing and distributing education materials. Conducting Education programs, seminars, classes and sessions for all Local Lodges, District Lodges and State Councils whom may request Education. Continuously developing, designing and implementing new effective training programs. Machinists Non-Partisan Political League Check Off Programs and Campaigns. James Parker is a thirty-year member of Local Lodge 776B at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX, where he worked as a General Machinist. He has also served as an IAM CREST Associate Instructor since 1998, as well as the Safety and Health Coordinator on the Safety Committee at the Lockheed-Martin plant. Brother Parker has been married for 18 years. He and his wife Debbie have two children.
Friday, June 26, 2009
cultures that are Houston is a monumental task, but with the leadership that is in place in both the District Office as well as the individual Local Lodges, the Men and Women of the IAM stand head and shoulders above the rest with better wage base and better working conditions in some of the most challenging of environments.
In the coming months we will be improving our communication capabilities through updating our website and through this blog site with current labor news and events that effect the Houston area. Please make it a point to bookmark this blog site and check it from time to time for all the latest information we can provide for you. if you have a particular interest that we can spotlight or just a question or statement please feel free to post it here on YOUR blogsite.