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DC7 Newsletter - June 2022

23 Jun 2022

DC7 Members

We have been very busy with contract negotiations the past few months. Some of you may remember that last year Painters Local 802 in Madison accepted a one-year rollover of their contract with a fifty cent increase, which we were fortunate to be able to negotiate for because the contractors were insisting on a freeze until the very last moment. Since then, Adam Gifford, 802 member Ray Lavalee and I have been in negotiations for a new contract for 802. After many months, 10 to be exact, we had an offer to bring it back to the members of 802 and it was passed. This is a four-year economic offer of $2.00, $2.00, $1.60, $1.60. We have worked very hard to bring a legitimate offer back to 802. We were also working on contracts for Painters Local 1011 in the UP, the Glaziers employed at H.J. Martin and Omni Glass in Northern Wisconsin. We have done the best we can to negotiate the best contract we can for every one of our members. The members of PPG will be voted on a contract memorandum that will increase wages and go a long way toward eliminating the second tier at the plant. Good job to the Executive Board of 579…

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Congratulations to all the DC7 members who have milestone anniversaries this month.

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IUPAT DC7 Retiree Club

The next IUPAT DC7 Retiree Club meeting is coming up soon! Meetings begin at 11:30 am on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Lunch is served at noon. Desserts are greatly appreciated!

Mark your calendars! Upcoming dates are:

July 19, 2022: 4th of July Picnic (sausage sizzle & ice cream social)
August 16, 2022: State Fair Day (corn on the cob & hamburgers)
September 20, 2022: Labor Day Celebration (build your own subs)
October 18, 2022: Halloween Fright