John Ratkovich

Posted November 6, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

Work has started to pickup and BT Mancini is looking for help. If you are out of work, please make sure to get on the Out-of-Work List and to remain on it you must call in on the first day of every month. The

Annual Christmas Meeting will be held on December 5th, we will send out the notices next week. We have had a few calls asking if we have Veterans Day (Nov. 11th) off and we do not.

Here are the reaming Holidays and DDO’s for 2023:

November 23rd and 24th are Holidays and are paid at double time.

December 22nd is a Designated Day Off and pays at time and a half.

December 25th is a Holiday, and no one should be working on Christmas Day!

Please remember that we will have nominations for the vacant Member at Large position at the November 7th meeting. Here is the information again, Per the Local 1237 By-Laws the duties are;


Section 6.02 (h) Member at Large (two (2)): A Member at Large duties shall be to serve at the will of the membership and will be directed by the President to fill the various positions as needed.

Per the Local 1237 By-Laws the compensation is;


Section 9.1 (h) At Large Executive Board Members: Shall receive $35.00 per Executive Board Meeting attended, plus $25.00 per General Membership Meeting attended, paid by check.

It’s with a heavy heart that I let you know that brother John Ratkovich passed away on October 18th at the age of 78 years old. Brother John was a union member for over 24 years. Those of you who know John will remember his bruit strength, very large and strong hands, and was the kindest person you ever met. I had the privilege of knowing John and working with him and he will be deeply missed. The family has asked anyone who has memories to share with the family, to send them to me and I will make sure they get them.

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Randy Rojas

Business Representative,

DC16/LU 1237


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