News from the Southern Territory
In June 2013, the IAM celebrated it's 125th year anniversary with a visit to our birthplace, Atlanta, GA. In a park in Atlanta, there is a monument to our founder, Thomas Talbot. We visited this monument, and at that time dedicated a plaque to commemorate the 125th anniversary, to be added to the monument.
Well, installation took longer than expected, and took approval from the State of Georgia and the Atlanta Parks Department, but Local Lodge 709 in Marietta (the local that hosted the 125th Anniversary celebration) and LL 709 Vice President Mike Owens made sure the red tape was handled and the job completed. Mike worked with K&R Branding Solutions, who made the plaque, and the city and state, and insured the plaque was also installed with Union labor.
"Many thanks to Mike, Directing Business Representative Perry Gulledge and the members of Local Lodge 709 for ensuring this was completed," said Southern Territory GVP Mark Blondin. "It's a great honor and responsibility to be there at our birthplace, and Local Lodge 709 steps up to the challenge every time."
The Southern Territory is PROUD to be the birthplace of our great Union. Also in Florence, SC is the cemetery where Thomas Talbot is buried, and there's a monument there, too.
Tool Planning Trainee Class
by Kizzy Bailey — Posted on April 15, 2015
The company plans to begin a Tool Planning Trainee class (Code 830-3, Technical and Office labor Grade 14) to train employees to qualify for promotion to the Tool Planner classification. This is a training program of up to one year in duration and consists of classroom and on-the-job (OJT) training. Upon satisfactory completion of training, employees will be promoted to the Tool Planner classification in accordance with the Company-Union Agreement.
For promotion to Tool Planning Trainee an employee is required to pass a Tool Planning Trainee entry test. To qualify to take the Tool Planning Trainee test, an employee is required to have basic computer skills (Excel, Word, SFM, etc.) AND one of the following minimum levels of experience and/or training:
1. Three years of aircraft shop type experience in areas such as fabrication, assembly and tooling which includes demonstrated ability to use assembly blueprints,
2. Successful completion of a high quality industrial based tool planning training program or vocational/technical school program (typically 600 hours or more in duration) which include aircraft blueprint reading, mathematics including trigonometry, tool design theory, material and processes, and tool planning laboratory.
Employees desiring to be considered for placement in this training program should call HR voice 866-371-1323, submit a request for TOOL PLANNING TRAINEE, CODE 830-3 and submit a Background Resume to Labor Relations. This form can be found on the Marietta Labor Relations Web site. Employees in lateral or higher-rated classifications may apply for consideration and if qualified, will be placed in the trainee classification at their current rate of pay if within the trainee rate range. If current pay is above the trainee range, their rate will be reduced to the top of the Tool Planning Trainee rate range. All requests for this training program must be submitted to HR Voice by Monday, April 27, 2015.
For additional information, please contact Teresa West at (770) 494-3193.
This document may also be accessed thru the Marietta Labor Relations home page: http://people.lmaero.lmco.com/human-resources/hrjobs/hrjobs.html