Category: Current Relevant

2020 Grand Lodge Convention Delegate Nominations

On May 20, 2020 Local Lodge 389 conducted it’s special meeting for Grand Lodge Convention delegates. This special meeting was conducted under special circumstances due to the Coronavirus social distancing guidelines. Local Lodge 389 will send four delegates to the convention. The following nominations were made: Elaine Kennedy, Joe Zimolzak, Darrin Williamson, Brian Steinrichter and […]

Solar Attendance Policy Arbitration Update

We continue to await for the decision from the arbitrator on the Solar Turbines attendance policy grievance. The union lawyers have reached out to the arbitrator for information regarding the case. The arbitrator has undergone some medical procedures and has said that we can expect a decision within the next three weeks. Beginning in January […]

Survey Opportunity

  As Solar Turbines and General Dynamics Nassco contract negotiations approach, Local Lodge 389 is conducting a survey to help us with organizing efforts. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Your information and opinions are very important to us. Thank you for your time. Click here to fill out the survey. […]

Solar COVID-19 Bargaining Update

Brothers and Sisters, Most of you are aware the union has been negotiating with Solar Turbines over our working conditions amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The company has been deemed essential and has required hourly employees to report for work based on our normal work schedule. Salaried employees have been allowed to work from home and […]

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

We are all deeply impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. But often times we forget about how our most precious members of the community might be impacted by it: Our Kids. It’s difficult to gauge how children are handling the COVID-19 crisis. Are they scared? Do they have questions? Do they worry about their parents going […]

Covid-19 Union Member Relief

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council is asking for help for union members and their families affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. See the letter below from Keith Maddox, Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer:   Sisters and Brothers: As workers, we know that people that have the least, give the most. We see it every […]

Solar Turbines Contract Extension

A letter of understanding (LOU) has been agreed upon and signed by International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 389 and Solar Turbines. Due to the devastating Coronavirus outbreak and crisis it has caused, Solar Turbines and IAM Local 389 found that attempting to negotiate the contract expiring on May 20, 2020 would be difficult at […]

Census 2020 – Be Counted

Census Day is Tuesday, April 1. It is imperatively important that you get counted in this year’s census. So many decisions based on the count will affect unions and working people for the next ten years, or perhaps even longer. Follow the link at the end of this post to get counted. It’s easy, can […]

Local 389 Meetings Cancelled

  Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, Local 389 President Darrin Williamson has cancelled the E-Board and General Membership Meetings for the month of April. This is done under the blanket letter of dispensation from International President Robert Martinez, orders from the Governor of the State of California and recommendations from the CDC. Please check […]