Monday, November 30, 2009

Memorial Service for Dawnielle Jahr

Memorial services for Dawnielle Jahr will be held on Saturday December 5th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Dawnielle's father, Bill Jahr, works as a pressman for the Los Angeles Times.

Calvary Chapel
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA. 92675

Friday, November 27, 2009

Deepest Sympathies To The Jahr Family

Local 140-N Officers and Members extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Bill and his family.

We share your pain and our prayers are with you and your loved ones Brother Bill.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to

the members of GCC/IBT

Local 140-N and their families!

Be not thankful for the things that can be attained, but rather be thankful for the things that are bestowed unto you in the spirit of Love, Kindness and Happiness!
Ronnie Pineda

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Helping Hand

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Members of Local 140-N in attendance at our general meeting earlier this month voted unanimously to provide a helping hand during the holidays to our Brothers and Sisters that were seperated from the company in April.

I was very moved when Brother Linard Williams and Brother Mike Brierley made a motion to extend a Holiday gift of $50.00 to each family of the recently laid-off members of Local 140-N. The motion was immediately seconded and all were in favor, with none opposed. I am very proud of all of you for your compassion and true understanding of what it means to take care of one another!

I challenge management to do the same..................

Ronnie Pineda
GCC/IBT Local 140-N

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do your co-workers make you sick?

By Allison Fletcher Acosta, on November 12th, 2009
If you’re one of the 57 million workers in the U.S. without paid sick days, chances are the answer is “yes”. Thirty-nine percent of us have a difficult choice to make when we’re sick: go to work and risk infecting our co-workers (and risk making our illness worse), or stay home and put our finances and our jobs in jeopardy.

Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are leading the charge to pass the Healthy Families Act first introduced by Sen. Edward Kennedy last spring. The Healthy Families Act would provide 7 paid sick days to all workers at companies with at least 15 employees, and would prevent employers from retaliating against workers who get sick. The bill has 113 sponsors in the House and 21 sponsors in the Senate, and has been endorsed by the Obama administration.
Passing this bill is an important step in fighting the spread of seasonal and H1N1 flu. Three quarters of workers without paid sick days work in food and service industries where they come into contact with both co-workers and the public.

The Healthy Families Act is an alternative to the Emergency Influenza Containment Act introduced by Rep. George Miller, which would guarantee five paid sick days to workers at businesses with at least 15 employees. Unfortunately, this bill only applies if management tells a worker to go home, and the bill would sunset after two years. Either bill is a step forward, but the Healthy Families Act is stronger.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cocktails with the Los Angeles Times Pressmen

This Monday November 16th at 4:00 p.m. the pressmen from the Los Angeles Times will gather at Weiland Brewery, and everyone from the Los Angeles Times is welcome to attend.
400 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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