January 2022

DANA NAPPIER                                  TRAVIS DRAKE
INTERIM EDITOR                           UNION HALL                            PRESIDENT
(515) 283-1784 X4                           (515) 283-1784        (515) 283-1784 X1
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Place: Local 450 Union Hall
4589 NW 6th Drive, Des Moines, IA
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Place: John Deere Plant “Media Center” (see note below)
Run-off (if needed): Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Union Hall only.
*NOTE:  Only UAW employees of the Des Moines Works that have active access badges will be allowed to vote at the factory on Wednesday, January 12th.  Voting will be allowed before the start of an employee’s shift, at break time, at lunch time, or after the end of an employee’s shift.  All others will need to vote at the Union Hall on Tuesday, January 11th.
All active and retired members in good standing are eligible to vote.  Retirees cannot vote for the Shop Committee position.
Kellie Schroeder                                   Dave “Zippy” Zepeda
Jill Scott                                                  Pat Garcia
                                                                Brian Johnson
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1) Wyndi Gray
Diana Swartz Jordan Bengtson
Whitney Al-Hameed Dave Westmoreland
Rachel Malloy Jeremy Mouchka
Daren “Double-D” Davis
PENSION BOARD (Vote for up to 3)
ELECTION COMMITTEE (Vote for up to 2)
Curt Rosener
Azra Velic Justin Limke
Paul Wheeler Travis Drake
Stacie (Spaur) Severin Lance Elmquist
Chris Hundley
Steve Becker
Local 450 Election Committee
Renee Koehlmoos, Chrm.
Dana Nappier
Interim, Bob Tisl
Jan 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The next Retirees Luncheon/Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12th with Fried Chicken from Pizza Ranch and sides at 12:00 Noon, meeting to follow at 1:00 PM at the Union Hall. Due to 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. 
The $25 door prize winners in December were Allen Jensen and Gary Eubank. Roy Veach and Robert Pool’s names were drawn for the $50 progressive prize, but they were not present.  Next progressive will be $75.
Family of Roger Stone (Funeral)
Sherry Thorn (Thank You Note during Strike)
Joseph Ugolini
~Hired 06-02-58 ~Retired 10-31-89 ~Deceased 02-08-21
Gary Edwards
~Hired 02-28-66 ~Retired 02-28-97 ~Deceased 06-19-21
Richard Barnett
~Hired 01-29-74 ~Retired 03-31-10 ~Deceased 10-26-21
Robert Michaels
~Hired 01-29-73 ~Retired 01-31-06 ~Deceased 11-14-21
Daniel Garza
~Hired 05-14-73 ~Retired 07-01-19 ~Deceased 12-13-21
Roger Peterson
~Hired 07-26-56 ~Retired 10-31-03 ~Deceased 12-13-21
Due to a motion made at the December Meeting and with the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Union Hall. Agenda includes regular order of business.
KEEP IN MIND If you are receiving a lost time, bonus makeup or expense check from the Local Union, please attempt to cash the checks in the same month as they were issued. Remember, our policy is that any check issued is good for only 90 days from the date written. After 90 days, the checks will be voided, and you will have to come to the Hall to have it reissued.                                               - Joseph Nizzi, Fin Secy-Treasurer –
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next Women’s Committee event!! The Yappy Hours!  January 29th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Union Hall.  Games, prizes, and fun to be had.  Pre-sale tickets will be available starting January 10th.  All proceeds will benefit No Kill Shelters.
BOWLING TOURNAMENT will be held on Sunday, February 20th at Great Escape, 655 NE 56th St in Pleasant Hill, IA.  Contact Steve Manchester (Dept 40P) for details.
CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……
I ran across this article and thought it was interesting. It begins: The human mind is a wonderfully complex organ. Our brains can actually process a group of words, even if they are spelled totally incorrectly. For example, see if you can read the following: The hmuan mnid is a wndoreullfy cpoemlx oargn. You see? It deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod aearpr, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the human mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig isn't it? Oftentimes our lives, and the world around us, don't seem to make sense. There are even times when everything seems to be a total mess. But when we take a step back and remember that God is in control because "He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last" (Revelation 22:13). We can rest assured that God's got this and though we may be confused, He is working behind the scenes to bring about His perfect will and He does all things well. 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      Mark Eddy Jr. D/38
Logan Klein D/30A       Thomas Francis D/40A
                                        Devon Greer D/43
Rehired but Didn’t Rejoin: Gary Hockey D/17
Charles Runyon D/30W William Irvine D/30W
Ryan Kellerhals D/40A
Dropped Out of Union: Travis Lehman D/38
Stephanie Anderson D/40A Tracy Marshall D/30A
Ted Brown D/40A Gary McKnight Jr. D/40A
Edgar Burke Jr. D/23 Jasmin Nuhanovic D/40A
Toi Cam D/23 Tam Pham D/05Q
Douglas Clouse D/42 Leonard Poels D/95
Christopher Conrad D/38 Aaron Rist D/30A
Michael Cook D/30A Jeffrey Robbins D/43
Jesse Cowling D/40A Alex Smith D/40A
Edward Curry, Jr. D/40A Chris Sorensen D/05F
Dylan Danielson D/40A Steven Thompson D/09R
Gilbert Decena D/40A