Local Lodge 971 Election Results
Martin Spiro
Committeeman At Large
Tim Coverstone
Committeeman Area 4, 2nd Shift
Wes Reveira
Shop Steward Area 1, 1st Shift
Drew Coverstone
Shop Steward Area 1, 2nd Shift
Richard Porchia
Shop Steward Area 1A, 1st Shift
Ryan Murphy
Union Golfers Invade Indiantown
The IAM 29th Annual International Association of Machinists, 15th Annual Dave Liebeck Memorial Golf Tournament was held October 21st at the prestigious Indianwood Golf Resort located in the bustling metropolis of Indiantown Florida. Master of Ceremonies and Senior member of the IAM 971 Machinists Sports Commission greeted golfers and let the male golfers know what happens after 25 years of marriage.
A new foursome was crowned Champions this year. The honors go to the team
Kazmarski, Bebee, Donavan and Quintero.
Thanks and a tip of the hat goes out to Joe Baker of The Meat Specialists for providing the best bar-b-q this side of Indiantown.


Local Lodge 971’s Community Service Committeeman Brother Brent Bonar

The Union presented Brother Brent with a plaque along with $150.00 Visa gift card to share with his wife. The presentation was held at last month’s union meeting.

Brent has been involved with the Big Hart Brigade which supplies thousands of dinners to the less fortunate at Thanksgiving. He also volunteers his time in the western community planting community gardens, sprucing up parks and house repairs for those in need. Brent also helps the Palm Beach Treasure Coast AFL-CIO (PBTC) with their projects like the Workers Memorial Day events.

He helped distribute financial aid to our members through the PBTC AFL-CIO after hurricane Irma. Using the AFL-CIO’s United Way Labor Line Item Fund qualifying members were eligible for cash and gift cards from home supply stores to make repairs.

Brent works with the Cristian Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens which he is a member.

Brent works in the Test Area for Aerojet Rocketdyne. He is always looking for volunteers. We’ll post upcoming events with contact information so our members can participate.

We all win when we help those in our areas which helps strengthen our communities.

President John Gall presenting Brent Bonar for his service to the comunity.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th, 2018
The Palm Beach Treasurer Coast AFL-CIO is holding their anual Workers Memorial Day ceromony Saturday, April 28th at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center located at 190 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach. The ceromony starts at 12:00 noon followed by hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine.
Please join as we commemorate those who lost their lives due to workplace injury or illness.

Leadership Change At FSCM

The Florida State Council of Machinists held their fall convention last month in Pembroke Pines. Out going President Frank Ortis organized a Golf Tournament and Casino Night to raise funds for Guide Dogs of America. These events raised over $8,000.00 toward the charity. Brother Ortis, who is also the Mayor of Pembroke Pines, also runs a delicatessen Mayors Café has spent several years helping the Machinist members and working families in Florida fight for better jobs and lives in Florida. Frank came out of Eastern Airlines. He was the strike coordinator so he knows how to put up a good fight against anti worker policies. Brother Ortis retired the Presidency but is staying active as the FSCM Legislative Director. This years Offices are:

President - John Gall

Secretary / Treasurer  - Tyson Liingafelter

Communicator Linda Donahoe

MNPL Director Mike Weinert

Vice President Dist. 1 - William Theodore

Vice President Dist. 2 - Sabrina Sandifer-White

Vice President Dist. 3- Lou Brogna

Vice President Dist. 4 - Greg Thompson

Vice President Dist. 5 -  Mike Phillips



Frank Ortis (right) receives his "retirement watch"' from New President John Gaqll a custom clock for his dinner, The Mayor's Cafe.

Louie Gets A Gold Card
At the Florida State Council of Machinists Convention  union brothers and sisters gathered to congratulate Lou Brogna on his fifty years as a member of the Machinists Union.

Loue retired as a Grand Lodge Representative from the Southern Territory but continues to pay full union dues.

He worked for Eastern Airlines and moved up the ladder in the Machinist organization. He has served the union membership throughout the years helping to progress the members in the South.

He stays active today participating in a youth mentoring program in the local schools.

Lou received the honorary Gold Membership Card presented to him by General Vice President of the Southern Territory Mark Blondin.  

FSCM Vice President John Gall, Louie Brogna, General Vice President Southern Territory Mark Blodin, FSCM President Frank Ortis
Union Contract Ratification Vote
December 16th
12:00 noon
Double Tree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens


February 17th

Executive Board Meeting at 6:30pm
Old Town Hall Park

1000 Town Hall Ave.