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SSA Terminals Long Beach Celebrates Its IAM Mechanics
On December 1, SSA Terminals held a surprise luncheon for all the employees working at its Long Beach facilities to celebrate, congratulate and thank everyone for their efforts over the last year.
"We want to congratulate and thank all of the IAM mechanics working at SSA whose team efforts achieved more than one million moves," said Bob Kelly, M&R Manager.
"The IAM mechanics who service all the mechanical equipment—from the gantry cranes to the power, refrigeration and chassis equipment—play a vital roll in creating the kind of efficiency and through-put possible to achieve an unprecedented, record-setting number of moves. In its class of a 256-acre terminal, this is a huge accomplishment, surpassing all other terminals here on the West Coast" said Dan McEntire, Dayside Foreman.
Rudolph Morales, President of Local 1484 added that "The IAM Mechanics working at SSA are some the most experienced, knowledgeable, professional tradesmen you will ever find. The company could never have achieved this success if it wasn't for the hard work and team effort put forth by all of our IAM mechanics."
"This has been a challenging year for a lot of us and I am really proud of everyone. The men in my department, their commitment, discipline, and some of sacrifices we have made to keep everything in operation deserve special recognition. My personal thanks to everyone," said Adam Young, Dayside Foreman of the Crane Department.
"With the IAM, you have one of the most knowledgeable, professional and experienced trade unions in North America," Area Director Kevin Kucera told the assembled group. "IAM mechanics understand the value of an integral partnership in meeting the needs of their company and their valued customers."
Retirees: Notify your Local of your current address
The International may delete your name from the roster if you don't keep your address updated with your local union.
Per Article H Section 1 of the IAM Constitution:
Retirement card shall cover all succeeding years providing the holders of such cards report to their local lodge (LL) annually, not later than March 1 of each year, advising the LL of their current mailing address. Failure to report by March 1 of each year will cause recall of their retirement card. LLs shall have the option to use their own reasonable method of advising retirees of this reporting requirement.
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