L.U. 141 (ees,i,o&u), WHEELING, WV—Work is picking up here with a major renovation to Mitchell Power Station. We also welcome Precision Electric to our area on the Lowe’s store project.
Local 141 members are picketing the new Wal-Mart site in Moundsville, WV. While little hope remains of turning this project around, we had to respond to out-of-state, nonunion construction companies in our area. Meanwhile, the new Wal-Mart in Dallas Pike will be built by local building tradesmen, thanks in large part to great cooperation by Ohio County officials.
Recently elected officers are: Bus. Mgr. John Clarke, Pres. Tom Conner, Vice Pres. Dave Cantrell, Rec. Sec. Mike Parker and Treas. Shawna Davis. New Examining Board members are: Dale Ramsay, Paul Simmons, Greg Heslop, Jake Hileman and Luke Pelley. Executive Board members are: Doug Giffin, Hiram Pelley, Art Oakland, Bryan Porter, John Sharpe, Mike Kwiatkowski and Mike Vargo.
Best wishes to new apprenticeship instructor Mark Dunfee, taking over as first-year teacher.
At a union meeting we held a moment of silence for Local 141 Bro. Larry Swallie and Int. Pres. Emeritus John J. Barry. They will be missed.
Tom Conner, Pres./P.S.
L.U. 143 (em,i&spa), HARRISBURG, PA—Our newly elected officers are: Bus. Mgr./Fin. Sec. Robert L. Rhoades, Pres. Glenn L. Carnahan, Rec. Sec. Thomas W. Porr, Vice Pres. Brian Weibley and Treas. Gary Yinger. Elected to the Executive Board: Eric Bashore, Henry Bonson, James Neiswender, Steven Wolfe, Gerald Hawkins, Kirby Artz and Monte Shearer. Examining Board: Michel Dice, Michael Reber and Troy Woodward. Delegate to the International Convention: Glenn Carnahan.
Local 143 thanks Dennis Yinger, Barry Ebersol, Jerry Hawkins and Brian Weibley for their many years of service.
Local 143 hosted an IBEW conference of mostly centrally located IBEW locals in Pennsylvania. Invited were business managers and Executive Board members. Int. Pres. Edwin D. Hill and his staff addressed the meeting on regaining lost market share of residential and light commercial work. Pres. Hill gave a 60-day directive to all business managers.
Robert H. Wolfgang, P.S.
L.U. 159 (i), MADISON, WI—Bros. Andrew Bangert and Jeff Palmer received a Master Tradesman Award presented by Red Wing Shoe Company. The award is a tribute to our brothers’ level of expertise and dedication to the skilled trade industry. In celebration of Red Wing’s 100th anniversary and in recognition of these union members’ dedication to quality craftsmanship, Bros. Bangert and Palmer were awarded a pair of limited-edition Red Wing boots and a $500 scholarship. Red Wing Shoe Company, founded in 1905 as a tiny shop in Red Wing, MN, is recognized worldwide as a respected U.S. manufacturer of quality boots and shoes.
Red Wing and America’s skilled craftsman, including electricians and other tradesmen, have much in common. They share an enduring work ethic, a passion for quality and tremendous pride in their work.
Billy C. Harrelson, B.M.
L.U. 177 (bo,ees,i,mo,o&pet), JACKSONVILLE, FL—We held our Labor Day picnic Sat., Sept. 3, so Monday could be spent relaxing and enjoying time off from work. Approximately 300 brothers and sisters and their families attended the outing. There were games for the kids, food, door prizes and music.
Bus. Mgr. Russell Harper and Pres. Alan Jones presented our brother- and sister of the year plaques. Joe Roberts was named “Brother of the Year” and Monica Alford, “Sister of the Year.” Thanks to Bus. Mgr. Harper and Pres. Jones and their Labor Day Picnic Committee for another job well done.
Lisa M. Stuart, P.S.
L.U. 191 (c,i,mo,rtb&st), EVERETT, WA—Local 191 is experiencing a surge in energy, appropriately enough for an electrician’s union.
The local has been lining up a star-studded cast of local and national public officials to appear before our union to report on issues and field questions from our members. Talks are ongoing to have Washington’s senators and members of the state’s delegation to the U.S. Congress attend our meetings.
Marcus Abarcus, P.S.
November 2005 IBEW Journal
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