Flags of Freedom 2022

Flags of Freedom is a grand, two-week display of 600 American flags hosted by United Way of the Plains and IAM District Lodge #70. We invite you to participate by purchasing a dedication in honor or memory of a veteran in your life and by visiting the field of flags.

Purchase a dedication in honor or memory of a service member for just $30.

Dedications, including the veteran’s name, branch of service, rank, and a short, personal tribute will be listed in an online dedication wall at unitedwayplains.org/freedom (updated every Tuesday and Friday). An acknowledgment email will be sent to the service member or contact of your choice if you choose.

Your dedication will support United Way programs that assist veterans in obtaining free transportation, shelter, mental health care, and other wrap-around services. 

Please purchase your dedication by Tuesday, May 31. 

Visit the Flags

600 flags will be displayed in the field at IAM District Lodge #70, located at 3830 S. Meridian Ave. (I-235 and S. Meridian Ave.) Visit the field of flags any time of day between Monday, May 16, and Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

Updated: May 17, 2022 — 12:20 pm

IAM Disaster Relief

The IAM Disaster Relief Program is here for members who may have been affected by the April 29, 2022, tornado that hit Andover, Kansas. If you have been affected please review the document below. Members and their families can call 2-1-1, the United Way of the Plains, for additional resources. To make a donation to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, please go to IAM Disaster Relief Fund – IAMAW (goiam.org).

*Click on the picture to view the IAM Disaster Relief Guide or go to https://iamdocs.org/books/ghsn
Updated: May 4, 2022 — 9:35 pm

Local 639 – 2022 Negotiation Prep

Your Local 639 Negotiating Committee has spent the last week in Negotiation Prep at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in preparation for the coming 2022 negotiations with Bombardier. Solidarity!

Back to front (Left) – Jimmy Yeager, Bobby Crawford (D70), Cindy Holt, Donna Clark, Jeff Grippi, Terry Kyle
Updated: April 29, 2022 — 4:34 pm

Negotiation Committee Attends Training

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, from your Negotiating Team!
We are currently attending negotiation preparation training at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3).
We are hard at work preparing for our 2022 contract negotiations with the company. Please watch for your negotiation committee members to be on the floor next week.
If you don’t know the negotiators, you can look for their Negotiation Committee badges.
We will have information to come, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the acting Plant Chair at 316-946-2374.
In Solidarity,
Terry Kyle, Hyd. Lab
Greg Harper, Bldg. Insp.
Jimmy Yeager, Bldg. 7 stockroom
Cindy Holt, Bldg. 15a rec. Insp.
Donna Clark, Bldg 5 Rec.
Bobby Crawford, BR Dist. 70 Rep.
Jeff Grippi, Plant Chair
Updated: April 27, 2022 — 6:31 pm