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Joe Kear is Retiring!
Joe has been an IAM member for 33 Years and a Business Representative for the last 12 years and now Joe is ready to retire.
Here are a few words from Joe.
“I will be retiring soon and I want to thank all the members and officers who gave me so much help in my role as Business Representative. We are only successful when we work together. I encourage everyone to be involved in this Union. We have plenty of room for volunteers for committees, organizing, education, politics and leadership.
I had previously worked at four other union jobs and attending those unions’ local meetings when I could. Joining the IAM in 1984, I attended Local 1005 meetings and soon ran for steward. I applied for classes at the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). Local President Pat Lyons appointed me as Educator. That was my start to taking on more and more assignments. It’s been extremely rewarding to be able to contribute to the union movement as part of a full-time job.
Thank you for your dedication, Joe, you have been an active and inspiring Trade Unionist!!
There will be a retirement party for Joe in the near future, the details will be posted at the Union Hall and on this website.
The 29th Annual District W24 Golf Tournament returns to Heron Lakes Golf Club in 2017 for another fun round of golf benefiting Guide Dogs of America! Please join us in this scramble-style tournament, starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 11th. The tournament will be followed by a complimentary luncheon, raffle and awards presentation. Prizes will be awarded for K-P's, Long Drives and a Putting Contest. Don't miss out on this great event and opportunity to support Guide Dogs! All the info you need is below.
Oftentimes, people don't think about updating their address with their union hall. Even if you're retired, it's important to keep your address and phone number updated. To do so, just call the Dues Office. Employers and the USPS don't update the hall automatically.