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  http://stll1786.blogspot.com/

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