April 2011

February International Executive
Council Meeting
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Minutes and Report of The International Executive Council's Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the International Executive Council was called to order at 8:30 a.m., by Secretary Lavin, on Thursday, February 3, 2011, in Bonita Springs, Florida. Other members of the Council in attendance were Lucero, Briegel, Riley, Calvey and Clarke. Chairman Pierson and Council Members Schoemehl and Calabro were excused due to extreme winter weather conditions prohibiting their travel.

International President Hill
International President Edwin D. Hill met with the members of the International Executive Council a number of times to discuss a variety of matters affecting all branches of the Brotherhood.

International Secretary-Treasurer Lee
International Secretary-Treasurer Lindell Lee presented financial reports covering the IBEW Pension Fund and the Investment Portfolio of the Brotherhood both in Canada and in the United States.

Legal Defense
Payments for legal defense, made from the General Fund, were examined and approved in accordance with the requirements of Article X, Section 1, of the IBEW Constitution.

Financial Reports
The International Secretary-Treasurer's Reports for the various funds of the Brotherhood were presented to the members of the International Executive Council, examined, approved and filed.

Local Union(s) Under International Office Supervision
International President Hill advised the council members that there are no local unions under the supervision of the International Office at this time.

IBEW—Cope Audit
Reviewed and filed

Article XX and XXI Cases
There has been no activity under either Article XX or Article XXI.

Retirement of Retired International Executive Council Member
John E. Cole, Retired International Executive Council Member Effective January 1, 2011

Discussion for the Appeal Processs of Disability Pension for the Pension Benefit Fund
Discussed the process for appeals of questionable disabilities for the Pension Benefit Fund Pension. It was agreed that when a questionable disability pension is approved by the International Executive Council that the pension should be listed with the rest of the disability pensions attached to the minutes of the International Executive Council Meeting.

Leased Vehicle Policy
Having reviewed the IBEW Leased Vehicle Policy, and after due discussion and consideration, the International Executive Council conditionally approved the draft of the IBEW Leased Vehicle Policy, pending legal review.

Charges Filed with The International Executive Council Against
Edward L. Green, Card Number D544352,
Retired Member of Local Union 575, IBEW

On January 7, 2011, Brother Austin W. Keyser, Local Union 575, Business Manager preferred charges against Brother Edward L. Green, Card Number D544352, a vested pension member in the IBEW.

These charges were pended until the report of the assigned hearing officer has been received by the International Executive Council.

Correspondence from Arthur Cirimele Regarding Charges and International Executive Council Findings
Correspondence from Brother Cirimele, dated January 27, 2011, requesting reconsideration of the International Executive Council findings, was read and filed. And his request was denied.

Birth Date Changes

Membership in L.U.
Koster, John W.
Aldrich, Edward R.
Zdenek, Josef
Sorg, John K.
Rivoli, Thomas
Glausier, Travis L.
Coffey, Thomas G.
Waranock, Terrence L.
Zammiello, Frank J.
Medina, Joe F.
Collins, Danny D.
Moore, Wayne

The Next Regular International Council Meeting
This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, June 6, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois.

For the International Executive Council
Patrick Lavin, SecretaryFebruary 2011

The IEC acted on numerous applications under the IBEW Pension Benefit fund. For a complete listing, consult www.ibew.org, clicking on the International Executive Council link on the "About Us" page.