October/November 2011

June International Executive Council Meeting
Minutes and Report of The International Executive Council's Regular Meeting
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The regular meeting of the International Executive Council was called to order at 8:30 a.m., by Chairman Pierson, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. Other members of the Council in attendance were Lucero, Briegel, Riley, Walter, Calvey, Lavin and Clarke.

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 Chilia

International Secretary-Treasurer Salvatore (Sam) J. Chilia 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.

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 at the February 2011 Meeting, until the report of the assigned hearing officer had been received by the International Executive Council.

The hearing officers' report was received, and based on the additional material the charges against Edward Green were reconsidered.

After having reviewed the additional documentation, it was the decision of the Council to suspend, beginning July 1, 2011, the ability for Brother Green to collect an IBEW Vested Pension Benefit for a period of two (2) years.

Upon completion of the two-year suspension period, it was determined that Mr. Green may reapply for an IBEW Vested IBEW Pension Benefit. However, it was stipulated that his application will only be considered after the members of the Council have consulted with the officers of IBEW Local Union 575, to specifically address his role in operating a non-union electrical contracting company.

Resolution Regarding International Secretary-Treasurer Chilia Extension of Temporary Living Expenses Period

Because of International Secretary-Treasurer Chilia's extensive travel and duties, required in his role as the No. 2 Officer of the IBEW, it is impossible for him to meet the ninety (90) day deadline for temporary living expenses under Section 4.1 of the IBEW's Relocation Policy.

Therefore, based on these unique circumstances, the members of the Council unaimously approved the temporary living expenses period, under Section 4.1 of the Relocation Policy, for International Secretary-Treasurer Chilia for an additional 150 days, to December 27, 2011.

Resolution Regarding Pension Coverage for
IBEW Officers

The members of the Council took action to ensure that the pension benefits, provided in the IBEW Constitution, will be paid to the International Secretary-Treasurer.

The Council members also took further action to ensure that pension benefits, provided in the IBEW Constitution, will be paid consistent with tax law requirements.

IRS Form 990 Report

The Annual Questionnaire Package for IRS Form 990 Reporting for each IEC members was reviewed and completed.

Retirement of International Officer

Lindell K. Lee, International Secretary-Treasurer
Effective—May 1, 2011

Retirement of International Representative

Gary Klinglesmith, International Representative
Fourth District
Effective—May 1, 2011

Douglas Saunders, International Representative
Ninth District
Effective—May 16, 2011

Retirement of International Office Employees

Sara Duncan, Supervisor
Political/Legislative Department
Effective—March 3, 2011

Janet Hammer, Secretary III, Grade 5
Construction Department
Effective—April 4, 2011

Gloria Ringer, Senior Agreement Approval Analyst, Grade 9
Effective—April 4, 2011

Wayne Spong, Program Manager
Research Department
Effective—March 4, 2011

The Next Regular International Council Meeting

This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned, on Thursday, June 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

For the International Executive Council

Patrick Lavin, Secretary
June 2011