August Shur Shot

 
AUG 2022
JILL SCOTT                                                                              TRAVIS DRAKE
EDITOR                                 UNION HALL                            PRESIDENT
(515) 283-1784 X4              (515) 283-1784                         (515) 283-1784 X1
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
 
UNITED HEALTH CARE HERITAGE PREMIER www.myuhc.com 
          1-888-533-3731
UNITED HEALTH CARE CHOICE PLUS 
     1-888-533-3731 (Outside IA-IL Area)
UNITED HEALTH CARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE (Retirees)
          1-866-811-8476
UNITED BEHAVORIAL HEALTH
          1-888-533-7311
UNITED HEALTH CARE DENTAL
          1-800-996-7518
OptumRX (Prescriptions)
          1-888-279-2568
UNITED HEALTH CARE VISION
1-888-533-3731  www.myuhc.com 
DEERE BENEFIT CENTER
Alight Solutions 
          1-844-689-7833 (Active & Retired)
Aon Hewitt (PENSION)
          1-844-689-7833
MET-LIFE LEGAL PLANS (f/k/a HYATT)
    1-800-821-6400 www.legalplans.com 
FIDELITY 401K BENEFITS
          1-800-354-3427
JOHN DEERE PLANT
          515-289-1350
JOHN DEERE MEDICAL
          515-289-3219 / Fax: 515-289-3487
LOCAL 450 UNION HALL
          515-283-1784
SHOP COMMITTEE
Chair, Keith Chada
          515-289-3206
Josh Overton
          515-289-3230
Jon Vaughan
          515-289-3069
Pat Garcia
          515-289-3068
UAW SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
Steve Bradley
          515-289-3653/Cell: 515-306-3777
UNION TIME STUDY REPRESENTATIVE
Keith Frette
          515-289-3542
UPCOMING HOLIDAYS 2022
Sept 5, Labor Day
Nov 24-25, Thanksgiving
Dec 23-Jan 2, Christmas Shutdown (return to work Tues, Jan 3)
** NOW, MORE THAN EVER, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER UPDATED AT THE UNION HALL!! **
STEWARDS & REGULAR MEETING
The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Union Hall. Agenda includes regular order of business and continue discussion and hand vote of Amalgamation EMCO Local 1672 and Wittern Group (Fawn) Local 270.
VACATION SHUTDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT, Oct 23-30, 2022
(*Unless notified by supervisor that you are required to work*)
Vacation Shutdown will begin 3rd shift Sunday, 23 October 2022 and production will resume on 3rd shift Sunday, 30 October 2022.
ELECTION RESULTS
Listed below are the results of our recent election for Financial Secretary and one (1) Safety Representative.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the election.  These 2 members will be installed at the August 20th Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM:
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Jim Kingery
SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
Jeff Carder
CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……
A middle-aged man was frustrated over his wife’s stubborn refusal to admit she had a hearing problem. One day he asked his family doctor for advice how to convince his wife that she has this problem. The doctor promptly told him that when he got home, he could confirm the problem by opening the front door and from there asking his wife what’s for dinner. Then the doctor said, if she doesn’t answer, move closer to the kitchen. Repeat the question again, and if she still doesn’t answer, move right up to her ear and whisper in it, “What’s for dinner, honey?” In this way, the doctor assured him, she’ll have to admit she has a problem. So, the man raced home with joy in his heart and opened the front door. “What’s for dinner, honey?” he asked. When there was no reply, he moved closer to the kitchen and asked again. “What’s for dinner, honey?” No reply. When he looked into the kitchen, sure enough, there she was. So, he tiptoed over to her and whispered in her ear, “What’s for dinner, honey?” Immediately she turned and looked straight at him: “For the 4th time, I said we’re having Spaghetti!” Some people have a hearing problem-I’m one of them. I don’t like to admit it, but I do. But what can be worse than having a hearing problem is to have a listening problem. It’s possible to hear someone talking but not listen to what they are saying. We call that “selective hearing”, and it can get us into big trouble. The Bible says, “To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.” (Proverbs 18:13) I’ve been foolish too many times. Anybody else? Think about it.
 
IN MEMORY
Harold “Shorty” Jackson
~Hired 04-27-64 ~Retired 04-27-94 ~Deceased 06-19-22
Floyd McFadden
~Hired 01-16-58 ~Retired 09-30-87 ~Deceased 06-28-22
Chris Sinn
~Hired 09-23-02 ~Deceased 07-02-22 (Active Member)
Steven Comer
~Hired 01-19-72 ~Retired 01-31-02 ~Deceased 07-14-22
Charles Moen
~Hired 07-11-56 ~Retired 10-18-88 ~Deceased 07-18-22
Erwin Aswegan
~Hired 05-13-63 ~Retired 05-31-93 ~Deceased 07-19-22
THANK YOU NOTES
Family of Floyd McFadden (Funeral)
Family of Chris Sinn (Funeral)
Family of Matthew Reid (Funeral Reception)
Sheet Metal Worker Local 45 
 RETIREMENT CONGRATS!!
Jul 1: Keith Clapsaddle, Dept 40T
Jul 23: Michael Ives, Dept 42
Jul 29: Duane Daniels, Dept 23
NEXT RETIREES JOHN DEERE TOUR
Mark your calendar, the next UAW Retirees Plant Tour has been set up for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 9:30 AM.  We will be car-pooling leaving the Union Hall at 9:00 AM.  Please RSVP to the Union Hall (515) 283-1784 X0 by September 20th if you want to go on the tour and if your spouse or significant other will be attending.  Limited to the first 43 people that signs up.
LABOR DAY PARADE
Monday, September 5th is the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual Labor Day Parade for Union members, their families and special guests. Local 450 will again be participating in this event. We will have a Tractor pulling a “People Hauler” and a few John Deere Gators for the Parade. Parade line up starts at the Iowa State Capitol at 8:00 AM; first come, first in line. Parade kicks off at 11:00 AM. We will march from the Iowa State Capitol to the State Fairgrounds, East on Grand Avenue. Park at the Fairgrounds and buses will be available prior to the Parade to bring you to the Capitol.  Come join us and enjoy a Union won day off with your Brothers and Sisters from all the Labor Unions in the area.
                        
RETIREES NOTE
I want to thank everyone who attended and those who helped out at the Retirees “Christmas in July” Party on July 23rd.  A good time was had by all.  The food was delicious along with great social time and music by “The Band Spam.”.  We had 10/$20.00 Casey’s Gift Card winners drawn at the party:  Robert Bemisdarfer, Don Ehm, Clint Graham, Linda Jensen, Linda McCullough, David Nelson, Gordon Smith, Rita Stone, Craig Whitaker, and Jim Wittick.
The next Retirees Luncheon at 12:00 Noon and Meeting at 1:00 PM will be held on Wednesday, August 10th with a cookout of hamburgers, hot dogs and sides provided. With the ongoing Covid-19 Virus, no Potluck will be held. We want everyone to be safe. DO NOT BRING FOOD IN unless it’s in a store-bought prepared package/box.  We’d like to welcome the following new Chapter members:  Keith Clapsaddle, Michael Ives, and Duane Daniels.   Please come join us at our meetings.
FREE LOADERS
If you know or work with any of these people, invite them to join our Union:

Never Joined:

Dropped Out of Union:

Charles Faber D/38

Dylan Danielson D/40A

Logan Klein D/17

Gilbert Decena D/40A

Brett Pettit D/09R

Thomas Francis D/40C

Benjamin Rebik D/40T

Tonja Galvan D/05C

Javier Santana D/30P

Lori Greenwood D/40P

Joshua Ross D/09R

Devon Greer D/43

 

William Irvine D/30W

Rehired but Didn’t Rejoin:

Ryan Kellerhals D/40A

Scott Hoksbergen D/40P

Renee Koehlmoos D/40P

Charles Runyon D/30W

Darrell Kruse D/88

 

Travis Lehman D/38

Dropped Out of Union:

Tracy Marshall D/30A

Stephanie Anderson D/40A

Gary McKnight Jr. D/40A

Alex Bentley D/30A

Tam Pham D/05Q

Ted Brown D/40A

Leonard Poels D/95

Edgar Burke Jr. D/23

Aaron Rist D/30A

Toi Cam D/23

Jeffrey Robbins D/43

Christopher Conrad D/38

Alexander Smith D/40A

Michael Cook D/30A

Christopher Sorensen D/05F

Jesse Cowling D/30A

Stephen Sweerin D/90

Edward Curry, Jr. D/40A

Steven Thompson D/09R