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Services for Jimmy Everage

Jimmy Everage, a long time member, Shop Steward and Officer of Local 959 Passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  He was a good Union man who always went above and beyond to help whenever and wherever he was needed, volunteering at the VA Rest Home, the Warriors on the Water events as well as many others.  He was a hardworking, selfless, decent human being who will be missed by all that knew him.  Services will be held at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Stedman with visitation on February 9, at 10am and the service to follow at 11am.

Jimmy Everage



Diversified Tentative Agreement Information Meetings And Contract Vote Scheduled

Information Meetings about the tentative agreement between USW Local 959 and The Diversified Maintenance Company will be held at the local 959 Union Hall on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the following times:

3:30 pm

5:30 pm

7:30 pm

A vote on the contract is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Union Hall.

Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm.00000001

Service Outage

Phones are back up now…

Sorry for your inconvenience.


November 10, 2017

Telephone and Internet service to a large part of North Carolina’s Centurylink customers has been affected by an accident that cut a fiber optic cable junction. They estimate service will be restored around 3 to 4 pm.  If you have an issue that has to be attended before then, please use the Contact tab in the menu to leave a message or look under Contact, Representatives or Divisions for the cell number of who you need to talk to.

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

Robert Gantt

Financial Secretary

Adjustments to Work Schedule

There have been a number of speculations about our work schedule in the past few weeks.  The reason that we have not posted to the site about this is quite simply because it was not known what these adjustments would be.

We now know that the plant will be down for most Production on November 14 from 7 am to November 15 at 7am (Maintenance and some Production working).  Also, we will be down for most Production and possibly some Maintenance starting on November 22 at 7am and going through November 27 at 7am.

Again, it’s easy to speculate but if we can help it, we don’t want to tell people something that doesn’t happen.  If you really want to know about something, call the union hall.  The phone number is 910-822-1906.  This rings the Hall directly.  The new phone system allows for 7 phones to directly answer these calls, even if someone is already on the line.  If you call 910-822-1907 (or it goes past 6 rings on 1906), the auto attendant answers and gives you several menu’s to choose from that will connect you directly to the service or person you need. I encourage you to try it out.

I purposely try to only post information of importance on this site (and the Facebook page) because it is easy for important information to be lost in a pile of posts.

Thanks, and if you would like to see other things or have an idea, please let me know.

Robert Gantt

Financial Secretary/Webmaster