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An amendment to the 1939 Hatch Act, a federal law whose main provision prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity, is amended to also cover state and local employees whose salaries include any federal funds.
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March/April Newsletter
Posted On: Apr 09, 2014

Brothers and Sisters:

   Well, I guess it's safe to say that you are as fed up with this cold snowy Winter weather as I am. It's looking better as we are getting closer to good weather with Spring training underway and St. Paddy’s day on March 17th. Even the first day of Spring will be here on March 20th. With Easter on April 20th.
   The bowling banquet is to be held on May 14th at the Union Hall from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Remember this is for bowlers only.
   Ticket sales for the 3.2.1 are down. So please remember to turn yours in after you sell them and, if you can, please purchase some more. Thanks.
   We also need more donations of adult beverages for the basket of cheer.

WD-40: What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40? 

   The "Water Displacement #40" product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'Water Displacement' Compound.
   They were finally successful for a formulation–their fortieth attempt–thus WD-40. The Convair Companybought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Uses for WD-40:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have alot of marks.
19. Removes those nasty bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever fore ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids' rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dash boards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favorite: Cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers. 38. The favorite use in the state of New York: It protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40and re-wash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.
44. It removes the unwanted spray paint from vehicles.

As for that basic, main ingredient? It's FISH OIL!!

New Member: Clarence Newkirk
Sick Members: Jim Dvorack, Ron Cusick and Cephas Hall
Deceased Members: Manuel Encinas (Penske)
Please keep these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Remember the Teamsters Local #355 website is www.teamsters355.com. The retirees have a link on the web page. Don’t forget to check out the photo links.

The March meeting will be held on Thursday, the 20th, and the April meeting on Thursday the 17th, in the Sullivan Hall at Teamsters Local Union #355, 1030 South Dukeland Street , Baltimore. Coffee and donuts are served starting at 9:30 a.m. The Executive Board meets at 10:00 a.m. The general meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the general meeting. Remember to bring another retired member with you to the meetings.

Fraternally,

Bob Eney,
President



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