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Machinists Launch New IAM APP

Iam AppThe Machinists Union launched the new IAM APP today. The web-based application will enable IAM members to use their smartphones and tablets to read the new digital IAM Journal, act decisively on vital issues, share information with friends and family, and help organize new members.

For information on how to download the free IAM APP, go to, look for the IAM APP graphic, and follow the links to Apple’s iTunes Store or the Android Market. You will also find a how-to video that explains the IAM APP’s functions.

“The IAM APP is an exciting and potentially explosive new way to communicate with our members. It places our union on the cutting edge of new technologies,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “The IAM APP is being built around the IAM Journal. The new digital version will be more current, more useful, more video intensive, more quickly read and more action oriented.”

Digital issues of the IAM Journal will be published each month. They will also be available on in a PDF format that can be viewed online or printed. Smartphone and tablet users will be notified automatically whenever a new issue is available to be downloaded.

Click here for information on downloading the IAM APP.


Why Buy Wisconsin?

Once upon a time in Wisconsin, business and labor worked together to grow our state’s economy and create an unprecedented standard of living for working families. Companies enjoyed rising profits while paying their employees a living wage. Workers could afford to buy the goods and services their neighbors produced. This created more demand and with it, a climate for more investment and job creation.

   This virtuous circle, in which middle class consumer spending fuels growth and prosperity, is the idea behind Buy Wisconsin. When we choose to spend our money on Wisconsin-made products, we help build a healthier economy for everyone. Every dollar we spend on locally-made goods and services flows from one person to another. It gets spent again—not just once, but many times. This means even small increases in spending by consumers or the government lead to much larger increases in economic output. Economists call this the multiplier effect.

   As a consumer in today’s global economy, you face choices everyday. Those choices have consequences. Sometimes you can save a few pennies by buying products produced in a low-wage factory half a world away. But in the long run, it costs you more than you save. Wouldn’t you rather put your money to work in Wisconsin, building our local economy and protecting and creating jobs in our communities?

   Next time you have a buying decision to make, take a moment to think about the kind of Wisconsin you want to live in. Do you want your hard-earned dollars to leave the state and go into the coffers of some multi-national corporation, or would you rather support your neighbors and invest in your community? For working families, the smart choice is to Buy Wisconsin.

   From consumables to heavy industry the economy of Wisconsin relies on the businesses and workers that make products here, but it is even more dependent on you the consumer to know about those enterprises and support our state’s economic system with the power of your dollar.        Visit to check out all the products made in Wisconsin.










Local Lodge Change

Meeting Notice

 January 8,

 February  12

March 12

April 9

May 14

June 11

September 10

October  8

November 12

December 10

 Local 1260 has new meeting times. All meetings  will be held at the union shop office, location is 2116 Wisconsin Ave New Holstein

    During the months of July and August the executive board will only be meeting. The meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m.. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments served.    








How To Take Back Our Economy And Democracy From The 1%


 1. Resurrect glass –steagall and bust up the biggest Wall Street Banks

 2. End corporate welfare

 3. Raise taxes on the rich to pay for better schools and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

 4. Strengthen unions

 5. Lower taxes on corporations that share profits with their workers and raise them on other corporations.

 6. Lift the cap on income subject to social security taxes

 7. Make Medicare an option on all healthcare exchanges, so we move to Medicare for all.

 8. Get big money out of politics


Local Lodge 1260 Scholarship Winner


  Congratulations to Ashley Burris, daughter of Dale and Shelly Popp. Dale is a machine builder in the washer department at Stoelting.

 Ashley is the recipient of the Local Lodge 1260 Scholarship.. She is a graduate of Kiel High School. Ashley plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and major in Physical Therapy.





Planning on

      Retiring Soon ?


 We would like to congratulate you on your retirement. Let your shop steward know, so we can publish it in the newsletter.

 Congratulations to Dan Richart on his retirement from Stoelting.

 Dan started on August 28, 1972 and retired on June 5, 2015 after 42 years of service. He started out in sheet metal as a grinder and sand blaster. He then moved onto stockroom into shipping and receiving. During the course of his 42 years of work Dan was never late or missed a day of work due to being ill.

  His plans now that he is retired is to visit his sister out east and see some sights.


Dan Richart receives his retirement watch from Stoelting committee chairperson Mike Koenig











In Memory Of...

   Condolences to the family and friends in the loss of their loved ones              



Shirley Jung June 10, 2015

Howard Lau June 11, 2015

Elmer Lefeber Sr. June 17, 2015

Alvin Preissner July 16, 2015

Leona Ortlier Aug. 10, 2015

Al Schumacher Aug. 17, 2015

Lucy Mehre Aug. 18, 2015

Paul Schaefer Jr. Aug. 20, 2015

Ambrose Buechel Sept. 13, 2015


Wesley Henning May 14, 2015

Seth Horzen Aug. 12, 2015


William Cole June 30, 2015



  Hey! What’s For Supper?

Apple Chicken


2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 apple*, grated (2 tablespoons)
1/3-ounce cheddar cheese, grated (2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons oil


1. Heat oven to 375 F. Slice chicken horizontally, leaving one side attached. Open chicken piece, place plastic wrap over it and flatten with the palm of your hand or a cast iron pan. Discard plastic wrap. Season chicken with salt and pepper

2. Place half of your grated apple and cheese in the middle of half a chicken piece. Fold over chicken to cover filling and secure with toothpicks. Repeat with second piece of chicken

3. In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add chicken and cook until browned, turning once, about 3 minutes total

Using a paper towel clasped in a pair of tongs, wipe any excess oil from the skillet and place skillet in oven. Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove toothpicks


Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

  1 Egg

  1 Cup Sugar

  1 Cup Peanut Butter

  Mix all ingredients

 Roll into balls then lightly press onto pan

 Bake 7-10 minutes


Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad


  5 pounds of red bliss potatoes diced to about 1-inch pieces

  1 small red onion, diced

  1 small bunch of dill, chopped finely

  1 bunch of scallions, diced finely

  2 cloves of garlic, minced finely

  8 ounces of sour cream

  2 tablespoons of whole grain mustard

  2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

  1 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper

  1-2 teaspoons of sea salt

  1-2 tablespoons of honey

  Place the diced red potatoes into a pot of cold water and slowly bring to a boil and cook until a fork easily passes through a potato piece.

Strain and rinse with cold water and allow the potatoes to cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

While the potatoes are cooling, combine all of the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl, remembering that the salt will need to be adjusted after the potato salad sits for a few hours.

Add the cooked potatoes and thoroughly mix together.

Sparkling Peach


3 cups cold water

1 pkt. or 2 pkt. Crystal Light peach flavored iced tea drink mix.

1 bottle liter diet ginger ale

 Add water to drink mix in a large pitcher. Mix well.

Stir in ginger ale just before serving


Things that make you go hmmmmmm!!!!!!


The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

  The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640s (they were found in a cesspit at Dudley Castle), and were made from animal and fish intestines.

  In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory

  Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

   The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

  There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. (It’s actually oxidized salty water.)

  The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches

  A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot in 1983.




Have you moved?

 Are  you planning on moving or have you moved recently? If so do we have your new address? To make address changes please contact  me at this e-mail address ( or call and leave a message at 920-286-1962. This will ensure that we have your current address for any and all  future mailings.


Come Join the

Retirement Club

    The Retirement Club meets on the third Monday of the month at the Local Lodge Office, 2116 Wisconsin Ave., New Holstein at 1:30 pm. The club is open to all retired members and their spouses. Handicapped can enter from the back entrance.  If you have any questions about the club, call Roman Dickrell, president, at 898-5102




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