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Congratulations Brother Cory Wallace!
The President and Executive Board of Local Lodge 778 is pleased to announce the appointment of Brother Cory Wallace to the position of Secretary/Treasurer of Local Lodge 778. Cory has been an active member of the Executive Board for one year in the position of Sentinel/Conductor. Brother Cory will be filling the vacancy that was created by the passing of our dear Brother Don Long. Myself, the Executive Board and leadership team at the Lodge would like to congratulate Brother Cory on this important appointment.
To our members in good standing; if you would like to be considered for the appointment to the vacated position of Sentinel/Conductor, please contact President Goold as soon as possible for consideration.
Honeywell Shop Election Results
Congratulations to Landon Miner, New First Shift Committeeperson starting January 1, 2014
This is Conductor - Sentinel Cory Wallace and International President Tom Buffenbarger who are currently attending the retiree convention. What they are doing is bridging the gap between the older and younger machinist.
Organizing Win for IAM&AW Local Lodge 778
at ATK Lake City Ammunition Division
DBR Joe Capra and BR Leo Berroteran are proud to report that after a long organizing effort from April, 2013 to the election on November 7 & 8, 2013 the ATK Lake City Employee’s did vote in International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 778 in as their new representatives once the election has been certified.
The election was overseen by the
National Labor Relation Board (NLRB), and the IAM did win the
election to represent nearly 1706 Maintenance and Production
employees at ATK Lake City Ammunition Division. The IAM received
841 votes, and 725 against the IAM.
“This victory marks an important milestone for the Midwest Territory and the Organizing Department.”
778 Organizing at ATK Lake City Ammunition Plant
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You have been challenged by the Women of Lodge 778.
At the next three meetings the women plan on bringing more canned food to the lodge then the men.
Why to win of course. Also the loser will be cooking breakfast for the winner at the January meeting. Plus one member from the winner’s team will win a 32 inch flat screen TV.
The women have thrown the gauntlet down; it’s time to man up brothers.
(L to R): Jay Puckett, Jim Perrin, Brian Simmons, John Capriotti, Larua McVay, Richard Niemeier
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Leadership Training on the Hill with Cory Wallace and Jayson Daugherty
of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing
scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call
or the GI Bill Call Center
numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that
differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran
misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will
offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to
include credit card information. Please note that the VA will
“never” ask for credit card or banking information over the
The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511. Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends, and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement authorities.
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1703.
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