September 2005 IBEW Journal
L.U. 191 (c,i,mo,rtb&st), EVERETT, WA—Local 191’s newly elected officers are as follows: Pres. Joe E. Peters, Bus. Mgr./Fin.Sec. David J. Howson, Rec. Sec. James D. Shoup, Treas. Bruce D. Lallemand and Vice Pres. Darrell L. Chapman. Elected to the Executive Board were: David G. Holscher, Robert P. Corcoran, Craig A. Jones, Michael K. Riley and Darrell D. McLaughlin. Elected to the Examining Board were: Michael A. Baird, John K. Eidukas, Joseph W. McLeod, Pete Peters and Michael S. Heins.
We congratulate each of the winners and thank all the members who offered their services as candidates for the positions.
Marcus Abarcus, P.S.
L.U. 245 (govt,lctt,o,rtb&u), TOLEDO, OH—Bus. Mgr. Larry Tscherne reports that the Outside Work is still good and is moving in the right direction with a number of projects in our jurisdiction.
Bro. Chris Elder was recently deployed to Iraq. We wish him well and pray for a safe return.
We have been very busy negotiating at our PBS station and have recently concluded with a one-year wage agreement of 3 percent effective July 1, 2005. Negotiations have started with WNWO-TV 24 and are moving along.
We must continue to be aware that even though there is not a national presidential election this year, it won’t be long before we have mid-term and state-wide elections. We must stop the political attacks on working families and the middle class.
The local has put together a Fellowship Committee. The goal of the committee is to aid our members who fall on hard times because of injury or illness. The committee began meeting in April and is currently conducting fund-raising projects.
Ray Zychowicz, P.S.
L.U. 257 (em,i,rtb,rts,spa&t), JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Work is still slow here with over 80 members on Book 1. We have slowly been putting people to work, but it isn’t fast enough.
We are getting ready for a major shutdown at our nuclear power plant. We will be fitting new steam generators in the reactor building. This is a major modification and is scheduled to be completed in 80 days.
We are looking forward to our annual picnic to be held in the fall. As of this writing a date has yet to be set, but we hope to see everyone there.
Remember, work safe and attend your union meetings.
Travis Hart, P.S.
L.U. 265 (i,mt,rts&spa), LINCOLN, NE—The graduates of the Lincoln JATC apprentice program for 2005 were recognized at a banquet held in their honor, May 20, 2005.
Thirteen apprentices completed the program this year, making it one of the largest classes ever to graduate the Lincoln program. Four graduates were honored for perfect attendance through the five-year program and presented with “Chrome Klein” plaques: Daniel Badgett, Joachim Davis, Nick Hurley and Jasin Ptacnik.
The local congratulates all the graduates and wishes these new journeyman wiremen the best of luck in their future as IBEW electricians.
Joe Davis, P.S.
L.U. 269 (i&o), TRENTON, NJ—Members of the Good of the Union Committee have opened their hearts to the community where they live and work.
Recently at least 100 brothers and sisters rolled up their sleeves at the union hall to donate blood for local area hospitals. This was one of three very successful blood drives this year.
Committee head Guy Miliziano is galvanizing Local 269 members to make “The Quality Connection” in their community as well as on the job.
Participating in Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society’s annual “Relay for Life,” the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), and Toy’s for Tots are just some of the ways members have reached out their hands and hearts to our community. Well done, brothers and sisters. We look forward to your continued efforts to bring Local 269 and our community together.
On a more technical note, members recently completed courses as part of a 2005 Code Update. These courses offered training in Power Quality, Grounding, Motor Controls, Solar Technology and a 30-hour OHSA training course.
D. Brian Proctor, P.S.
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