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MARCH

03/04   E-BOARD MEETING - 5 PM

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Annual Picnic is on its way

It is time to mark your calendars for another sensational picnic at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, on June 15, 2019.  Great entertainment, food, fun and fellowship is scheduled from noon to 5 PM.  Order forms must be in by June 12, 2019.  You may print a form below this article.

Dogs are not permitted to be in the park, unless they are there for medical reasons.  Medical documentation is required when you order your tickets.

Each person entering the park will need to have a ticket; there will be no exceptions.  Please fill out the Picnic Ticket Order Form and enclose a business size self-adressed, stamped envelope to have your tickets returned to you.  Please do not enclose anything else with the order form and your check.

There will be no tickets issued after June 12, 2019.  The Picnic Committee will issue all tickets.  The Business Office will not have tickets for issue tickets.

There will be no ticket issued or sold at the gate.  If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted.  Please make your check or money order payable to IUEC Local #10 Picnic.

CRABS WILL BE SERVED FROM 1:00 PM UNTIL THEY ARE GONE.


Download: 2019 Picnic ticket order form.pdf
Special Election

Vote for one (1) Business Agent to fill the remainder of a three (3) year term:

John P Matthews, Joe "Zeppy" Demmel, Linsey Thacker, and Rob Rhue

The elections will be held on May 9, 2019 from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Local #10 Union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Lanham, MD 20706.

Incase of a tie, a run-off will be held at the June 13, 2019 Union meeting, at 6:00 pm at the Local #10 Union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Lanham, MD 20706.

Rest in Peace, Brother

It is with a very sad heart that the Officers and Members of Lcal #10 are notified of the passing of Honorary Brother Joseph E Prowinski on March 11, 2019.  Officers and Members may call at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657 on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2 pm, where services will be held at 3 pm.  Interment is Private.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Prowinski family at this time of sorrow.  Joe was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and he will be greatly missed.  Rest in Peace Brother, until we meet again.

Thank you to the women of the IUEC

March is "Womens History Month", and I would like to take a moment to celebrate the women of the IUEC.  There was a day when you did not see women in our trade.  Those days are long gone, and we have very strong women in our trade today.  They have paid their dues and proven that they can do the job and do it very well.  Working women have struggled and advanced with the support of the labor movement, in most cases, breaking through obstacles and barriers.  Their accomplishments have made a path for future generations to achieve greater heights.  As Mother Jones once said, "Women need to realize that with what they have in their hands there is no limit to what they could accomplish.  The trouble is they let the capitalists make them believe they wouldn't be ladylike."  What a great quote.  We would like to directly express our support for all of our women, here in Local #10 and across the country, and say thank you for a job well done.

Stay safe, work hard, and always be PROUD of who you are and what you have done.

Rest in Peace...

From Safety Director Mike Langer:

It is with regret to inform you that there was an on the job accident, Wednesday February 27, 2019 in North Dakota, Local #9, Minneapolis, MN jurisdiction.  Assistant Director of Safety Randy Storr has been in the process of investigating the accident.  Brother Joshua Bosch was electrocuted while taking a service call on an escalator.  He had been in the hospital with the hopes that he would recover, but did not.  Josh lost his struggle last night on March 5th and passed away.  Brother Bosch was 38 years old and started with the IUEC November 5, 2006 and worked as a maintenance mechanic for Thyssenkrupp Elevator.  Brother Bosch leaves behind his wife, Stephanie and 2 daughters, Avery and Olivia, ages 8 & 12.

No other information is avaiolable at this time.

Please keep Brother Bosch and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you and work safe.

Mike Langer, IUEC Safety Director

Please mark your Calendars...

The Local #10 annual Spring Blood Drive will be on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 1pm to 6pm in the Big Union Hall.  Please mark your calendars and try and make it to help the American Red Cross bring up their blood supplies.  The Red Cross has been in an emergency blood state since the fall of last year.  As much as I hate to say it, some people who need emergency surgery, treatment for cancer, and life saving surgeries, have not been able to do so.  They don't have enough blood, to be on stand by, for all of the treatments and surgeries that are scheduled and you add in accidents and they are really in trouble.  Being in one of the most dangerous trades out there, we need to know that if one of our Brothers or Sisters gets hurt and needs blood, they will be able to get it.  We don't plan accidents, so when they happen we are totally caught off guard, and so is the Red Cross.  No matter how hard they work to bring up the levels, the every day need keeps coming, and bringing them back down again.  Please help Local #10, do our part, to help our trade as well as our community.  You can go on line and schedule at www.RedCrossBlood.org or you can call Tammie, at the Hall, and she will get you scheduled.

Hope to see you there.

Words of Wisdom

 We Learn something from everyone who passes through our lives...Some lessons are painful, some are painless..but, all are priceless.

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