Friday, September 24, 2010

Workers 4 Iowa Chuck Wagon

       Workers 4 Iowa sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Building Trade Organizers have borrowed a Lunch Trailer from the Carpenters and have been serving lunch on several building projects. Oak Hill Jackson Development (Ladco, T&K), Linn County Juvenile Court (Universal Climate Control), Linn County Administrative Building (Universal Climate Control) and the churches on North Center Point Rd.(Ladco, Iltens)
Linn County Supervisor and
SMW#263 member James Houser
Both County projects are being built with Project Labor Agreements These agreements were negotiated between the Cedar Rapids Building Trades and the Linn County Supervisors. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aerial Lift Class

October 13th 2010
4:00-8:00 P.M.
JATC Training Center
Pizza and beverage will be provided.
Class has 4hr. credit in H.V.A.C. Discipline bring your state of Iowa journeyman or master license to the class for state CEU credit.
Contact Jenn at Union Hall to Register (319)721-9414

Code Update Class

Code class September, 30th 2010 4:30 - 6:30 P.M. at the Training Center. Code class will be credit for 2 hr code update CEUs requirement for the state of Iowa License so bring your state licenses for credit.
Contact Jenifer at the union hall to sign up. (319)396-8045

Workers for a Better Iowa

Workers for a Better Iowa
"Get Out The Vote"
October 5th 5:00- 8:00 P.M.
Teamsters Hall 5000 J St. S.W.

This GOTV event is free to union members and family's enjoy free food and beverages, music, cash drawings and entertainment. Come out and show support to our union friendly candidates. Special Guest: Governor Chet Culver.

Hawkeye Labor Council Blood Drive

Wednesday October 27th
1:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Union Hall on Wiley Blvd.
Reminder: The Sheet Metal Workers donated the most blood per cap. than any other local union last year and displays the Hawkeye Labor Council Blood Drive Trophy at the union hall.  Union members of the American Red Cross will be working this event.

Asbestos Screening

October 21st at the Local 263 Training Center. 

Members in building trades that initiated to journey leval status prior to january 1, 1991 will be mailed the details from SMOHIT ( Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Volunteers NEEDED - 2010 Children's Christmas Party

Planning has begun -- this popular event is on again.  Will you (or your spouse) lend a hand?   
Volunteers are needed for the Children’s Christmas Party. -- Jennifer would greatly appreciate any help offered please call her at 319-396-8045.
Helpers are needed for:
  • (2) The Craft tables
  • (4) Children’s Bouncers
  • (2) Volunteers to hand out the gifts at the gift table
  • (2) Possible additional table (Ideas Welcome with help to follow through.)
  • (ANY) Suggestions for entertainment for the party
  • (10-12) Wrapping Committee 
Sheet Metal Workers' Local # 263 will be hosting our annual Children’s Christmas party for the children and grandchildren of our members’ on Sunday, December 12th 2010 at the IBEW Hall: 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW Cedar Rapids, IA.
All children/grandchildren, ages infant to 12 years are invited to participate. Seating and entertainment will begin at 12:00 noon; Santa will be there following entertainment and refreshments.

Ricky Rowray entertains the audience.
Even the
"Ole" guys
have fun!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hawkeye Labor Day Picnic 9/6/2010

Members & Retirees of
Local 263 serve up popcorn-
A tradition that those attending the
picnic enjoy.

Jim Houser, dues paying SMWIA
member campaigning for
his re-election as
Linn County Supervisor (Iowa).

A Family Affair --
inflatable play house.

Dostal Catering prepared
the picnic fare.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CEU courses - 9/14 rescheduled to 9/28; 9/25 OSHA class on the schedule.

The Aerial Lift class has been rescheduled. The OSHA class is still on the schedule for 9/25.


Aerial Lift Class

September 14, 2010 Rescheduled - now scheduled for September 28, 2010

4:30-8:30 P.M.

Class size 25
Journeyman Only
J.A.T.C. Training Center
Aerial Lift Training class has a credit of 4 CEU's H.V.A.C. Discipline.  Bring your copy of the State of Iowa journeyman or master license to the Tuesday night class for the CEU credit.   Pizza and beverage will be provided.
Reminder the state requires 8 Continuing education units (CEU,s) 4 CEU's in discipline, 2 CEU's in Safety and 2 CEU's in Code Update . 

Contact Jenn at Union Hall to Register 396-8045

This class is still on the schedule
September 25, 2010 - OSHA 10-hour and 4-hour update class -- Click for More Information