As you know, areas in and around Oklahoma City, including the town of Moore, were ravaged in yesterday’s nearly two-mile wide twister designated an EF4 on the National Weather Service’s 5-point scale – the second strongest category of tornado with sustained winds of 200 mph. Reports continue to come in, and the death toll tragically continues to rise.
In response, United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund so individuals can give specifically to support rebuilding after these events. Information on the fund can be found at http://www.unitedwayokc.org/. Donations may be made through their website or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.
We face a crisis in the enforcement of workers’ rights, and we need your help to see that a key labor agency – the National Labor Relations Board – continues to function.
Most immediately, we need your leaders in every state to make contact with their senators -- Democrats and Republicans -- to urge their prompt consideration and approval of the bipartisan package of nominations to the NLRB. View for more information
Eat Wings - Raise Funds - It Pays
On May 18th and 21st 2013 eat at Buffalo Wild Wings 3236 N. Rock Road. Wichita, Kansas
Present this coupon to your server and 10% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and promotional discounts) will be donated to LL733’s 8th Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament which will donate the money to Guide Dogs of America.
Attention Golfers. There is still time to sign up to play in this year’s 8th Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament benefiting GDofA. View flyer for all the details.
Digital Training: Have You Heard of #1u?
Don’t worry if you haven’t-- it’s not a secret password. In fact, it’s the hashtag that labor folks use to talk about anything union related on Twitter. And I want lots of labor folks to know exactly what #1u means.
Bowl For Dogs Machinist Union Fundraiser Bowling Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America.
Saturday June 22nd, 2013.
Help us raise money for Guide Dogs of America while enjoying food & drink specials & having tons of fun for ALL skill levels!
View the flyer for more information including registration information.
Buffenbarger: The U.S. Air Force's Billion Dollar Mistake
In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company. The contract in question ignored formal procurement processes to award a foreign company the manufacture and delivery of 20 light air support (LAS) aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, and is set to expand to hundreds of aircraft over time.
UCAN - Union Community Activist Network Training UCAN is a tool which helps educate union members on the importance of legislative, social and economic involvement in their community. Beginning in April 17, 2013. View the flyer for more information plus class schedules.
Eighth Annual Local Lodge 733 Spring Classic Golf Tournament. Benefiting Guide Dogs of America. June 8, 2013 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course. 920 Meadowbrook Dr. Newton, Ks. 67144. View the flyer for all the details. Sign up today. Four man scramble format. Ask your Plant Chair or Union Steward for additional information or a registration form.