We will be having our JUNE Regular Monthly Meeting at The Brickside, in Bridgeport on Tuesday, June 13th. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, The Brickside is in the old USA Steak Buffet/Ponderosa building, beside Eat-N-Park and the Holiday Inn. The time is set at 1600 (4PM).
One of the topics to be discussed will be in selecting a new place for our regular monthly meetings.
The UMWA has been very gracious in allowing us the use of the old Local 1501 Meeting Hall in Shinnston. It was convenient, accessible, and served us well since our organizing drive in 2008, when we certified as Local 304, through our bargaining and ratification of our first CBA, as well as many other necessary functions we had to perform to become an operating Local. We are grateful to our Brothers and Sister of the United Mineworkers, and cannot thank them enough for their hospitality.
The committee members have been beating the bushes trying to find a new home for 304 to meet. Talks have ranged from building a new union hall from the dirt up or renovating and updating an existing structure that we either buy or lease.
One option to be presented will be our use of a union hall in Clarksburg. We have been granted permission to use a hall by our union Brothers and Sisters of another local union.
UWUA Local 304 wishes to express our gratitude to that union, and their Business Manager, for giving us permission to offer this option to the membership.
We have plenty of other issues to catch up on, so make sure to come out!