Bob Martinez Golf Tournament 2020

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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


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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.

To view online:…/dod-tells-contractors-…

A Message from IP Martinez on the Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I am writing to you in an environment of fear and uncertainty. Many of our members in the U.S. and Canada have already been impacted by the fallout from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Undoubtedly, more effects will be felt by our membership, by our two countries and globally as this crisis unfolds.

I want to first assure you that the IAM—at every level—is fighting to ensure that employers respond to this pandemic in a way that provides for the safety and health of their employees and the communities in which our members live and work.

I also recognize that the pandemic poses a significant threat to our economy and to the economic security and livelihood of our membership. On this front we are working with employers to ensure that they are not using this national emergency to advance their economic interests. I am pleased to report that, at least anecdotally, many employers are responding in a reasonable and thoughtful matter.

We are also working on Capitol Hill and on Parliament Hill to ensure that all economic relief packages afford appropriate protections for our members who actually do the work. We are closely monitoring legislative activity in Washington, DC and in Ottawa to ensure that working people are protected both financially as well as with appropriate safety and health provisions.

I am also writing to you as a husband, father and grandfather. I share the deep concern you have for your families. In this time of uncertainty, taking care of our loved ones is of the utmost importance. I encourage you to follow guidelines and recommendations from public health officials at the federal, state, provincial and local levels. We can, by our collective actions, reduce the risk of transmission and infection of the coronavirus.

Listed below are science-based resources from public health officials:

– World Health Organization COVID-19 Situation Reports
– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Situation Summary
– U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Overview
– Canada Public Health Coronavirus Disease Resources

I also recognize that this current emergency is a source of additional stress for our members and their families. Fortunately, we have within the IAM our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Addiction Services Programs ready to assist and support members and their families struggling to cope with this situation. I encourage you to utilize these resources should you experience stress that is overwhelming or paralyzing.

In closing, I want to reiterate that the IAM is working very hard every day to address the economic, financial and public health impacts of this crisis. We are listening to you and will be providing updates and resources on a daily basis until we are through this pandemic. There has and will be changes to the way our union operates as we move forward, and we pledge to keep you informed throughout this entire process.

Please check the IAM Coronavirus Resource Center frequently for updates and announcements. Members should also subscribe to our email newsletter, iMail, and follow the Machinists Union on Facebook and Twitter for continuous information.

Our two countries, our union and our families have confronted and overcome many difficult and challenging times. I am confident that we will get through the challenge that is now before us. I would ask that you take care of yourself, your coworkers, your family, and your community. Together, in solidarity, we shall overcome.


Robert Martinez Jr.
IAM International President