Thanks to all of our SOAR members who marched or rode on the Parade Trailer.
Local 1899 again won the trophy for the most participation of active and retired members. Read more >>>
Lynn Williams - One Day Longer Video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVS8-F84mAI&feature=youtu.be Read more >>>
When we stand up and fight back we can and we do make a difference!!
John Lunk was a retired Millwright Leader from the Hot Strip and John always loved to have a fish fry at his house until his untimely death. So the retirees have continued the tradition of John’s fish fry holding it on the shores of Horseshoe Lake. Read more >>>
The forms will also be available at the regular SOAR meetings or contact SOAR President Jeff Rains 452-1130. Read more >>>
Brother Palazzolo, 32, was fatally injured December 15, 2013 while working at USS Great Lakes Works Read more >>>
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The party was well attended by over 200 participants with many State and Madison County elected officials in attendance. Judge Ann Callis candidate for Illinois' 13th Congressional District was also in attendance. Read more >>>
At the November meeting of the Granite City SOAR Chapter 7-34-2 our members brought bags and bags of supplies, snacks and much needed items for our troops currently serving overseas. There were enough items donated to fill 14 boxes that will be sent to Afghanistan hopefully they will arrive in time for Christmas. Each box also contained a personal note from SOAR members.
Photos at the link and on the photo page. http://myuswlocal.org/sites/US/SOAR7_34_2/index.cfm?action=albums Read more >>>
UMWA MarchThe following is an up date from Mike DeLost a Local 1899 USW member who is also a retiree from the Southern Illinois Coal Fields.
Thanks to Mike for this important update on the fight the UMWA is having with Peabody and Arch coal Companies… By Dennis Barker VP SOAR Read more >>>
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans 6th Constitutional Convention
by, Dennis Barker, SOAR Vice President 7-34-2 Chapter.....
Jeff Rains (Granite City 7-34-2 SOAR President) and I would like to thank the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) for the powerful and informative session held on September, 4th at the UAW Region 4 training center in Ottawa, Illinois. Read more >>>
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Retired Steelworkers don't quit being activists. District 7 had a full crew show up from SOAR Chapters in Illinois and Indiana for a two day training session at the University of Illinois July 24th and July 25th. Read more >>>
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