Sept Shur Shot

The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Union Hall. Agenda includes regular order of business.

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Place: Local 450 Union Hall
4589 NW 6th Drive, Des Moines, IA
Position: Fill Vacancy of One (1) Trustee
Run-off (if necessary): Tuesday, September 12, 2023
All members in good standing, active and retired, are eligible to vote. Bring your union card to vote.

TRUSTEE (Vote for 1)

Paul Wheeler
Kellie Schroeder
Zach Hines
Randolph “Scotty” Scott
Andrew Ehlers
Daren “Double-D” Davis

The John Deere Des Moines Works (JDDMW) will have vacation shutdown in 2023:
22 Oct–29 Oct, for All Factory Departments
(Unless notified by Supervisor that you are required to work)
If employees are eligible for vacation, they must utilize their vacation unless directed by their respective Team Leader that they are required to work.
If an employee lacks sufficient vacation to cover the vacation shutdown, via exhaustion of vacation or ineligibility due to length of employment, he or she will be placed on temporary inventory adjustment layoff unless scheduled to work in his or her respective department/overtime group. See Exhibit K, Section 4 of the current labor agreement. For questions, please contact the Labor Relations Department.
The dates that will be used for your Profit Sharing calculation will be 25 Sept thru 22 Oct 2023 (which is for week ending: 01 Oct, 08 Oct, 15 Oct, and 22 Oct 2023).

Poker, Bags, Board Games, and more! Come and join us on Saturday, September 16th, 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the Union Hall, all welcome! Hot Dogs and Hamburgers provided; Side Dish Potluck!

My name is Haley Lane, daughter of Steve Lane. I am writing this to thank you for the opportunity to receive the Local 450 Allan Hansen Memorial Scholarship. It helped me immensely and was very kind. I am starting nursing school in the fall and that scholarship money went straight towards my first semester. Your gift was amazing, and I am so glad that I was able to visit the Union and see what it was all about. I am grateful that my father has a Union willing to help him and his family! Thank you again!
-Haley Lane
Nominations were held at the August meeting for the open position of Recording Secretary due to Carol Shores resigning. Dennis DeJoode won by acclamation.
The next Retirees Luncheon will be a cookout held on Wednesday, September 13th at 12:00 Noon at the Union Hall with the menu of grilling hamburgers and hot dogs with sides; meeting to follow at 1:00 PM. No more potlucks; we provide the food.
The $25.00 door prize winners in August were Jerry Harmon and Dave Nelson. Don Apland’s name was drawn for the $325.00 progressive door prize from those Chapter members who attended the “Christmas in July” Party. Due to the motion made at the July meeting, the Progressive amount now starts over at $100.00/month and increases at $25.00/month if no winner. Danny Brown and Harry Trevarthen’s names were drawn for August’s Progressive Door Prize, but they were not present.
Note, John Deere is looking for Tour Guides at the Factory. If you are interested, contact Amy Streeter, Visitor’s Service Lead, (515) 289-8147 for more information.

Local 450’s Trustees will accept bids from Local 450 members for removing snow from our parking lot and sidewalks. Bids must be made for each occurrence (not per hour). Your bid must be submitted to the Union Hall no later than 4:00 PM, Tuesday, October 17th, 2023. Pick up a bid form at the Shop Committee’s Office at the plant or stop by 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.)

Geary Thiessen
~Hired 02-25-74 ~Retired 05-31-04 ~Deceased 08-05-23

CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……
A man comes home while his wife is in the middle of ironing. He says to his wife, "Honey, I need to take a quick shower, but I am expecting an urgent call. Would you get it for me if they call?" The man proceeds to jump in the shower, and the phone rings and rings and rings. He quickly jumps out the shower soaking wet and grabs the iron instead of the phone and burns his ear. Well, at the hospital they ask, "What happened?" As the man tells the story they ask, "Well, how did your other ear also get burned?" The man replies, "Do you know that idiot called back twice?" I have to chuckle when I read this story. I’m not laughing at him but laughing with him because I can think of times where I have done foolish things (though I haven’t burned my ears... yet). We all have times where we acted too hastily or proceeded without giving the matter considerable thought. Someone once said, “There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.” Thankfully, foolishness doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. That’s why the Bible says, “Are you immature? Learn to be mature. Are you foolish? Learn to have sense.” (Proverbs 8:5; Good News Translation) I’m grateful that as long as I live, there is always opportunity to learn wisdom. Think about it.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: Trunk or Treat 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Halloween Party 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Place: Local 450 Union Hall
4589 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines, IA
UAW Local 450 members, retirees & family welcome! Costume & Trunk or Treat Decoration Contest, Games, Food & Drinks provided, Prizes and More!
If you would like to attend or if you can’t make it but your spouse can, please fill out the slip below and return to your Steward or Shop Committeeperson or drop it off at the Union Hall. We need slips returned no later than Friday, October 6th so the food can be ordered. Or contact the Hall to RSVP (515) 283-1784.
( ) I would like to attend.
( ) I cannot make it but my spouse can.

How many attending? _____Adults _____Kids
Member’s Name________________________
Clock Number__________________________