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Happy Retirement to Recent Retirees

The following have made it through to the other side! Dennis Champgne, Saflex Mechanic, and Bil Vosburgh, Logistics, have joined the ranks of the retired. Dennis gave 32 years service and retired June 1, 2019, while Bill worked 31 years retiring on February 1, 2019, with both working for Monsanto/Solutia/ Eastman. They both also served Local 288 in various capacities, and their contributions will be always appeciated. May Bill and Dennis enjoy countless years of happy, healthy retirement.

Passing of Bob Cyr

Sadly our brother Bob Cyr, a proud member of IUE-West Rock, passed away on July 24, 2019. Bob was a 34 year employee at West Rock, and served on their Negotiating Committee during the 2014 contract talks. Bob was a true gentleman and nice soul. There are no calling hours. May he rest in peace.

Healthy baby girl for Gavin Kelly and family!

Gavin Kelly (Logistics) and his family welcomed a new addition into the world. Fiona Kelly arrived happy and healthy on September 27, 2019. Local 288 wish Fionna a very happy, healthy, and fulflling life!

Best wishes to recent retirees

The following are brothers who have retired in 2017 as follows: Moe Gagne, 36 years; Jim Boudreau, 31 years; Sean Rohan, 31 years; Gary Retzlaff, 30 years; George Gendreau, 29 years; and Bob Lovotti, 29 years.

Your fellow Brothers and Sisters wish you all the best and many years of healthy, happy retirement.

Baby girl for Tim Dias

Tim Dias (Saflex SEOI) and family welcomed the arrival of a new daughter. Kenzie Jean Dias entered the world on November 17, 2017. Kenzie entered the world a happy, healthy 8lbs, 15oz. Congrats to all! 

Baby boy for Joe del Bueno!

Joseph del Bueno (WestRock) welcomed a baby boy this past July. All in his family are doing well. Will pass on more info as we get it. congrats to Joe!

Baby girl for John Pikul!

Saflex SEO II John Pikul and wife Andrea welcomed baby girl Ava to the world. She entered the world March 2, 2017 a healthy and happy 6 lbs, 15 oz. Congratulations to the happy family!

Baby boy for Gavin Kelly!

Material Handler Operator Gavin Kelly and wife welcomed baby boy Nolan into the world on March 9, 2017. Congratulations to the proud family!

Passing of Marvin Slater

It is with great sadness and regret that the union announce the sudden passing of Safex SEO II Marvin Slater on February 28, 2017. Marvin had approximately seven and a half years of dedicated service to Solutia/Eastman and will be sorely missed. 

New addition to the Swift family!

Saflex Lab Analyst and Shop Steward Joe Swift and his wife Ashley welcomed baby girl Gabriella on August 30, 2016. Gabriela checked in a healthy 6lbs, 8oz. Congratulations to all!

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