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Timoteo B. ‘Timo’ Gonzales

Jan. 24, 1921 - May 2, 2006

Timoteo B. "Timo" Gonzales, 85, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born in Seguin, Texas, on Jan. 24, 1921, to Roque and Maria de Jesus (nee Biseno) Gonzales.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for 35 years at International Harvester, which is now Navistar. He had been a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Timo enjoyed dancing, spending time with his grandson, Pedro Medellin III, and baseball, especially the Brewers.

He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Medellin and Rita Gonzales, both of Waukesha; grandson, Pedro Medellin III of Waukesha; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary A. (nee Jimenez) Gonzales on Jan. 23, 2005; sister, Dominga; and brothers, Abelardo, John, Simon, Lupe, Ruben and Jose "Blackie."

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. Until the 7 p.m. Vigil service Sunday, May 7, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at the funeral home Monday, May 8, with prayers beginning at 9:45 a.m. Followed by a procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., for the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com.





An assembly worker and a machine at the Navistar International plant in Springfield, Ohio, install a windshield in a truck. Technology is enabling manufacturers to accomplish tasks with fewer workers.

  (L to R) Jordan Feiger, vice president and general manager, International's heavy vehicle centre presents a commemorative plaque and the keys of the 800,000th milestone vehicle, an International 9400i, to a long ime International customer Al McCully, president of Preferred Transportation Limited, today, Tuesday, October 7, 2003, in Chatham. (CANADA NEWSWIRE PHOTO/International Truck and Engine Corporation )








 Established by Cyrus H. McCormick in 1847, the McCormick Works of Chicago made thousands of reapers and harvesters for western farmers. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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About SOAR


SOAR was established in 1985 to organically link the USWA’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems. SOAR has proved to be a true partner of our active membership in the pursuit of economic security. In recognition of this partnership the delegates to the 30th International Convention voted unanimously to add ...more

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SOAR is Growing!

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In the last eighteen months SOAR dues paying memberships have grown by over 17,000. A total of seventeen new SOAR chapters have been chartered and several more are close to completion. Districts Nine and Eight have led the way in chartering new SOAR chapters. At the International SOAR Conference two SOAR coordinators were honored for their achievements ...more

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                                              IH retirees advised not to sign up for Medicare Part D

Retirees of International Harvester and Navistar should not participate in Medicare Part D. Those who do will lose their life insurance, prescription drug coverage and all of their other benefits, according to Thomas Van Houten, benefit representative for the Canton area.

"Please do not go on Medicare Part D. This is what happens if you go on this: You lose everything from Navistar. And I do mean everything," Van Houten said in a letter to all retirees and living spouses of Navistar and IH workers.

Van Houten said benefits for IH and Navistar retirees and living spouses will remain the same in 2006 as they have been in 2005. The deductible for Medicare will stay $200, and the deductible for those not on Medicare will remain the same. Costs for dental care, eyeglasses and hearing will remain the same as in 2005 as well.

"Please go to providers on this, and go to where Medicare assignment is accepted. In closing for Medicare people, please do not take out Medicare Part D. This is for medicine, but our program is a lot better," Van Houten said.

He also said there are plans to take Navistar to court on two issues. One is the increase in drug costs. For example, the cost for prescription drugs when no generic drugs exist has risen to $7 from $4. Van Houten said that is a violation of the court agreement of 1993 when Navistar went into bankruptcy.

"Please keep your records on your medicine. We are asking to have everyone paid on the drugs they have bought," Van Houten said.

The second legal issue to be raised, he said, is where Navistar has received $32 million for the cost of drugs from the government.

"We are going to court to get our share under the profit-sharing agreement of 1993," Van Houten said.

Van Houten added that if anyone had any questions to call him at home at 649-1278




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US: Ford tells dealers to halt diesel truck sales

22 March 2007 

Ford was reported to have told dealers on Wednesday to temporarily stop selling certain 2008 F-series Super Duty diesel pickups after receiving reports of flames shooting out of the vehicle's tailpipe.

Ford recalls 37,400 f-Series pick-up trucks

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 37,400 Super Duty F-Series pickups after three customers saw flames coming out of the trucks’ tailpipes, the U.S. automaker said.

Only 8,400 of the 2008 model-year trucks with 6.4-liter diesel engines have been sold, spokesman Dan Jarvis told United Press International Thursday. The 29,000 others are still on dealer lots. The popular trucks went on sale in February.

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The Home Page of Richard Lyons ,Trustee  of Local Soar Chapter 2-6 Soar / United Steelworkers of America, District 2 is dedicated to helping local union members  and Soar members learn more about the World Wide Web. My goal is to create a gathering place of resources for on-line labor activists. The Voice of Labor is mostly silent in Cyber-Space. This must change. We are on the edge of the 21st Century, the Twilight of the Industrial Age and the Dawn of the Information Age. Labor must adapt or perish.

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 Some of you ask, “What has the Union ever done for me?”  Well let me tell you.  Before the Union, the word was NO!


                                       No tuition refund
                        No job security
                        No representation
                        No grievance procedure
                        No job classifications
                        No protective equipment
                        No shift preference
                        No overtime after 8 hours
                        No time-and-a-half for Saturday
                        No double-time on Sunday
                                                No triple-time for holidays
                        No call-in pay
                        No paid holidays
                        No paid vacations
                        No paid absence
                        No shift premiums
                        No bereavement pay
                        No jury duty
                        No paid life insurance
                        No sickness & accident benefits
                        No medical protection
                        No layoff disability benefits
                        No S.U.B.
                        No short work week benefits
                        No prescription drug benefits
                        No livable wage


And last but not least:   NO SENIORITY!

 That’s what it was like before the Union.  Now the word is YES!!!

Remember, management did not give you this.  A strong Union and its members bargained and fought hard for these rights and benefits that you now enjoy.


Local Soar 2-6 Officers

Board Members   Phone E-Mail Address
Vice President JOE NICOSIA  NA NA
Treasurer K. JOHNSON  NA NA
Trustee   Phone E-Mail Address
Richard Lyons 262-506-9599 or 262-227-5128 pronet@wi.rr.com
Larry  Ahrendt NA NA
  Willie Markhan NA NA




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