December Update

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the area ALL meetings at the Union Hall scheduled in December have been cancelled.

This includes all Local Lodge, Steward, E-Board, or any other gatherings. The health and safety of our membership is important to us and we feel this is the right thing to do.

Thank you,

Paul Black Jr.
President/Directing Business Representative
IAM&AW District Lodge 776

Bob Martinez Golf Tournament 2020

Join Us For An Awesome Round of Golf

Your donation entitles you to a fun-filled day

Registration 8:00 AM

Shotgun Start 9:00 AM

Registration fee $100 per player

Includes: gift bag, range balls, green fee, golf cart, lunch and 10 raffle tickets

For questions contact
Eloy Rodriguez 682-241-3885
Anna Ritchey 817-675-6497


Don’t golf? There are many ways to participate, from joining us for lunch, donating, or being one of our event sponsors. Please contact Eloy Rodriguez.


All proceeds will go directly to the Guide Dogs of America who provides service dogs to individuals who are blind/visually impaired, veterans, individuals with autism since 1948 – free of charge.  All contributions are greatly appreciated and help us fulfill our

mission…  transforming lives through partnerships with service dogs.

Source: Bob Martinez Golf Tournament 2020

DoD Tells Contractors to ‘Maintain Their Normal Work Schedules’ During Outbreak

DoD tells contractors to ‘maintain their normal work schedules’ during outbreak

By Connor O’Brien

03/20/2020 02:15 PM EDT

The Pentagon on Friday called on defense contractors in certain specialties to continue their work amid the coronavirus outbreak following calls from companies for greater clarity for their workers.

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule,” Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said in a memo to defense industry obtained by POLITICO.

The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday designated 16 industries, including defense, as “critical” and whose workers should remain on the job during the outbreak.

Lord said essential workers in the defense industrial base include, though aren’t limited to, engineers, manufacturing workers, security personnel, weapons systems mechanics and maintainers, and medical supply and pharmaceutical suppliers.

Lord also called on workers to follow federal, state and local guidance for limiting the spread of coronavirus.

“If your contract or subcontract supports the development, production, testing, fielding, or sustainment of our weapon systems/software systems, or the infrastructure to support those activities, [you] are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure,” Lord said. “If your efforts support manning, training, equipping, deploying, or supporting our military forces, your work is considered Essential Critical Infrastructure.”

Workers who are “providing office supplies, recreation support, or lawn care” are not considered essential, Lord added.

“We will continue to assess the conditions as the COVID-19 situation evolves,” she wrote.

POLITICO first reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon has issued no agency-wide guidance for contractors amid the coronavirus outbreak, instead delegating decision-making authority to individual contracting officers.

Defense industry groups had complained of the lack of guidance, requesting clarity from the Pentagon on a host of issues, including travel, telework and work stoppage.

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