January 2021

Due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus and for the safety of our members, employees, and customers, the Union Hall is open but we are still restricted to social distancing guidelines of 6 ft. apart, limited capacity, and masks are required if within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or more. Be safe everyone!


The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on tentatively Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Union Hall. (May change depending opon the Governer's Covid restriction guidelines). Agenda includes regular order of business.


The Shop Committee and Executive Board will be holding meetings open to all members. The meetings will be held at 7:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to review and discuss our current agreement and what changes the membership wants to see in the next agreement. We hope to cover all articles and sections in these meetings before our current agreement ends October 1, 2021. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26th and will cover Article XII of the Contract book.


The process for requesting a Step 1 starts with the member making a request through the Team Leader. The request should be to see the Steward. The Step 1 should be conducted as follows:

Section 1. Scope

Should any employee, or the Union, desire to present a complaint or grievance to the Company concerning any matter involving rates of pay, wages, hours of employment, or any other condition of employment, such complaint or grievance shall be handled in accordance with the following procedure.

Section 2. Step 1

A. Between the aggrieved employee with his Departmental Steward and his Supervisor. The foregoing shall not be construed to mean an employee cannot discuss conditions and circumstances involving his work with his Supervisor without the presence of his Steward.

B. This Step 1 shall be verbal, and any settlement shall apply only to the individual situation involved and will have no weight of precedent in other situations or under other circumstances.

C. An earnest effort shall be made by the Supervisor, employee, and Departmental Steward to resolve the complaint or grievance at Step 1 of the grievance procedure.

If the Supervisor's answer is unsatisfactory, then either the employee or the Departmental Steward may request of the Supervisor that he, through the Labor Relations Department, arrange to have the Committeeman come to the department to discuss the complaint with the employee and the Departmental Steward. If you have questions please contact your Steward, Committeeman or myself, Curtis Templeman, Shop Chairman (641) 417-9681.


Reminder, all Retirees Potluck/Meetings are postponed until further notice due to the ongoing social distancing restrictions of the COVID-19 Virus. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we want everyone to be safe. Once we gather again, the nominations for Chapter Officers will then be held.


Glen Weaver

~Hired 01-07-74 ~Retired 05-31-07 ~Deceased 11-27-20

Paul “Leo” McMullin

~Hired 09-03-48 ~Retired 12-31-84 ~Deceased 11-27-20

Marion Papich

~Hired 11-18-48 ~Retired 09-30-87 ~Deceased 11-28-20

Don Quinn

~Hired 07-30-73 ~Retired 07-31-04 ~Deceased 12-01-20

Loren “Rex” Burton

~Hired 03-29-85 ~Retired 04-30-01 ~Deceased 12-07-20

Robert Garrett

~Hired 01-03-72 ~Retired 01-26-91 ~ Deceased 12-11-20

James Bartels

~Hired 01-16-01 ~Deceased 12-17-20


Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Great Escape, 655 NE 56th St, Pleasant Hill, IA

Entry Fee: $30.00 per person

· Open to Members, Retirees, and Family

· 4 Games, Prizes for Doubles & Teams Only Contact: [email protected] &/or [email protected] with any questions. Come on out and have a good time!


The Trustees of Local 450 are requesting bids to mow the Union Hall property. Also include in your bid a separate amount for weed/fertilizer in the Spring/Fall. The area to be mowed is all of the grass inside the fenced property. Make your bid for the entire mowing season ending in the Fall of 2021. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be submitted by 3:00 PM, March 9, 2021 to the Union Hall. The successful bidder will be notified at a later date. (Note, taxes will be withheld and you will receive a W-2 at the end of the year. If it’s a business, we will need your Tax ID number and you will receive a Form 1099.)


9 months

CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……

"There is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody would do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done." We are at the beginning of a new year. I don't think anyone wants to go through last year again. 2020 was unlike any year I have ever been through and that may be true for all of us. No one knows what 2021 has in store for us but one thing is sure-there will be plenty of opportunities to do good for others. Will we get done what needs to be done or will we miss the opportunities God has for us. The Bible says, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." (Galatians 6:9) It is easy to lose heart in these days in which we live-but may we push through and be a blessing to others. Think about it.


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                       Jesse Cowling D/40A

Logan Klein D/40A                         Edward Curry, Jr. D/40A

Charles Runyon D/30W                Dylan Danielson D/40A

                                                         Gilbert Decena D/30A

Probationary Employees:             Mark Eddy Jr. D/38

Isidro Gonzalez D/40A                   Thomas Francis D/40C

James Haberling D/40A                 Garth Freimark D/54

Korben Lewis D/40A                      Devon Greer D/43

Megan Linn D/40A                         Gary Hockey D/17

Nicholas Rogers D/31                    William Irvine D/30W

                                                          Ryan Kellerhals D/40A

Dropped Out of Union:                Travis Lehman D/38

Stephanie Anderson D/40A         Mark Leisure D/23

Ted Brown D/17                             Gary McKnight Jr. D/40A

Edgar Burke Jr. D/23                     Jasmin Nuhanovic D/40A

Toi Cam D/23                                 Tam Pham D/40C

Douglas Clouse D/42                    Aaron Rist D/30A

Christopher Conrad D/38             Jeffrey Robbins D/43

Michael Cook D/30A                      Steven Ryun D/40A

Joseph Cortez D/54                        Chris Sorensen D/05F