January/February 2002 IBEW Journal
Following a 36-year career of service, Miller Ross Hudson retired from the Tenth District on January 1, 2002. He had been an International Representative in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1981.
A native of Nashville, Brother Hudson was initiated into Nashville Local 429 in 1965. After serving on the locals Executive Board and as president, he spent six years as business manager before his appointment as International Representative in November 1981, to what was then the Twelfth District.
Brother Hudson served as president of the Nashville Central Labor Council and as a member of the Tennessee Prevailing Wage Commission. He also sat on the Metro Nashville Building Codes Appeals Board and the Nashville United Way Allocations Committee. Most recently, he had been assigned to work with Tennessee locals in contract negotiations and arbitrations.
The officers, staff and members of the IBEW extend congratulations to Brother Hudson and his wife, Sandra, with wishes for a long and happy retirement.
Walter R. "Dick" Monahan retired January 1, 2002, as an International Representative in the Second District after 20 years in that position.
A trade unionist whose family continues a decades-long legacy of leadership in Local 103 in Boston, Brother Monahan was initiated into the IBEW in 1956. He served as business manager of that local from 1978 to 1981, the year of his appointment as International Representative. A journeyman wireman, Brother Monahans most recent assignment was in construction organizing.
He was a member of the Joint Conference, Building, Joint Apprentice and Training and Negotiating committees in Local 103. Outside the IBEW, he served on the Massachusetts State Labor Council, State Building and Construction Trades Council and Boston Building Trades Council.
Brother Monahan graduated from Dorchester High School and attended the University of Massachusetts Labor Study Center. He followed the footsteps of his father, Walter J. Monahan, who served as Local 103 business manager and International Representative, and his grandfather, George F. Monahan, who was also a member of Local 103. His sons, Michael, Richard and Joseph continue as fourth-generation members of the local.
The IBEW congratulates Brother Monahan on a distinguished and dedicated career of service. The officers, staff and members wish him a long and healthy retirement.
Robert Norman Sachse, Seventh District International Representative, retired January 1, 2002, following a long and dedicated career in the IBEW. Brother Sachse, has served the district in that capacity since he was appointed in 1987.
A journeyman wireman active in his home Local 583 in El Paso, Brother Sachse was initiated into the IBEW in 1958. He served two terms as president of the New Mexico State Association of Electrical Workers, one term as vice president of the Texas State Association of Electrical Workers and three terms as secretary/treasurer of the El Paso Building Trades Council.
Brother Sachse served as an alternate to the 1970 IBEW International Convention and as a delegate to the following four international conventions.
Brother Sachse, who worked as an organizer assigned to the Arizona Nuclear Power Plant, attended Texas Western University, Texas AFL-CIO Labor Law seminars and the Seventh District Business Manager Leadership Institute. He enjoys hunting and golf. IBEW members and staff wish Brother Sachse and his wife, Creedena, a long and enjoyable retirement.