September 2005 IBEW Journal
L.U. 481 (ees,em,i,mt,rts,s&spa), INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Our local held elections June 15, 2005. The membership elected: Bus. Mgr./Fin. Sec. Tom O’Donnell, Pres. John Payne, Vice Pres. Mike Donovan, Rec. Sec. Steve Montgomery and Treas. Sean Seyferth; Executive Board members Josh Andrews, Henry Burks, Kenny Radtke, Jim Smith and John Evans; and Examining Board members Rod Mendenhall, Lori Griffith, and Jason McIntosh. Convention delegates: Bob Cadwell, Mike Donovan, Sean Seyferth, John Payne, Kenny Radtke, Jim Smith and Steve Dunbar.
Organizing efforts have focused on making sure open shops are following the labor laws and regulations. Organizing is a team effort and everyone should get involved in the local’s efforts.
Work has been steady. At the time of this writing the new Colts stadium was scheduled to start the first of August. The airport is slow starting but should pick up pace, and the steel on the Simon Building has started to go up.
The Local 481 Web page is frequently updated to give IBEW members information regarding the local. I encourage you to visit our Web site at www.ibew481.org.
Steve Montgomery, P.S.
L.U. 503 (t&u), MONROE, NY—Elections are complete within the local and its three units. Congratulations to Pres./Bus. Mgr./Fin. Sec. Robert V. Citrolo, Vice Pres. Thomas Gannon, Treas. Brian McPartland and Rec. Sec. Suzanne Citrolo, who all ran unopposed, and to all elected Executive Board members. Special thanks to the judge and tellers for a great job.
Legal costs for arbitrations and court costs are rising. Companies are attempting to modify the contract in the courts when not successful at the bargaining table.
Congratulations to Pres. Citrolo on his re-election as vice president of the New York State Electrical Workers Association.
The sixth annual Benefit Golf Day is Sept. 16, 2005, at the Stony Ford Golf Course. Continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, dinner, prizes, cart, green fees and shirts are included in the cost. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Payment was due by Aug. 26, with limited space available at press time.
The June Line School was rescheduled for September. Watch your location bulletin boards for details.
Special thanks and well wishes to Ron Lent, who will be retiring. We thank Bro. Lent for his hard work and dedication to the membership as Executive Board Chairman and head of Safety for the local.
Mary Casey, P.S.
L.U. 551 (c,i&st), SANTA ROSA, CA—The apprentice classes are underway and it looks to be a promising fall season for steady work.
The Ninth District softball tournament in August was great fun for our members who attended. Thanks go to member Dan Howes for organizing and managing the team.
Thank you also to all the members who volunteered to staff the union trades booth at the Sonoma County Fair. Spreading the word of the exciting career opportunities the union trades have to offer is important and our members did well.
Charlie O’Neil is still heading the Habitat for Humanity campaign our local is involved with and I am sure any help will be greatly appreciated.
I would like to spotlight the amazing volunteer spirit of many Local 551 members. Your dedication to the local and your volunteer work is a model for us all.
Jennifer Greenwood, P.S.
L.U. 569 (i,mar,mt,o,rts&spa), SAN DIEGO, CA—At our June general membership meeting, Bus. Mgr. Allen Shur presented member Mark Stuhr the IBEW Lifesaving Award from our International. Mark’s father, Bob Stuhr, a 37-year IBEW member (retired) attended the award presentation.
The rescue incident occurred on Mark’s way to work one morning last November. Driving along a major San Diego freeway, he saw that a vehicle had hit a guard rail and was on fire. Mark pulled over to assist another motorist who had also stopped. They each pulled an occupant, one of whom had a broken leg, from the burning wreckage to safety.
According to an article in the Nov. 16, 2004, edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune, a California Highway Patrol spokesman stated that Mark and the other motorist most likely saved the accident victims’ lives.
Nicholas J. Segura Jr., P.S.
L.U. 595 (c,govt,i,o&st), DUBLIN, CA—June saw the final results of Local 595’s elections. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s elections. Being a union elected representative has its rewards, but there is also a great sacrifice of time and energy given by the people who hold these positions.
Congratulations to: Bus. Mgr./Fin. Sec. Victor Uno, elected to his second term, Pres. LouAnn McCune, Vice Pres. Clark Denning, Treas. Pat Lyons and Rec. Sec. Earl Hampton; Executive Board members Greg Bonato, Joe Buhowsky, Bridget Hall, David Nelson, Robert Tieman Jr. and Aaron Stagg; and Examining Board members Jim Stagg, Sean Kyle, Bobby Gallegos, Joe Ramos and Ron Pedro. Delegates to the International Convention are Dan Chivello, Robert Tieman Jr., Bridget Hall, Brian Stewart and Ron Cole.
Local 595 members mourn the passing of Barbara O’Day. Barbara started working at the union office on 1918 Grove Street in Oakland in April 1963 during the term of former business manager Tom Sweeney. She retired as office manager in 1996 after 33 years of service. Barbara was always very helpful to the membership, especially with her special knowledge of Health and Welfare issues. She is survived by her husband, Frank; three sons, Frank, John and Christopher; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Marta SChultz, P.S.
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