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February 2013

December 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, December 11, 2012, in Washington, D.C.Other members of the council in attendance were Calabro, Calvey, Clarke, Riley, Walter, Smith and Lavin.

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 Local Union 1658 was placed under International Trusteeship effective September 4, 2012. International Representative Carl Cantrell is the acting Trustee. A show cause hearing was held on September 27, 2012.

International President Hill also advised the council members that after a review of the election conducted at Local Union 1377, voting irregularities were discovered resulting in his ruling that the election be re-run.

IBEW Consolidated Balance Sheet/Income Statement covering the 3-month period ending September 30, 2012

Reviewed and Filed

IBEW Pension Benefit Fund Consolidated Statement of Net Assets/Changes in Net Assets covering the 3-‚Ā†month period ending September 30, 2012

Reviewed and Filed

IBEW Per Capita Objection Plan and LM-2 Reports for each International Executive Council member for the period April-December 2012

Reviewed and Filed

Article XX and XXI Cases

During 2012, the IBEW was involved in two disputes under Article XX of the AFL-CIO Constitution, Manhattan College, in Riverdale, New York, (UNITE/HERE and IBEW Local Union 1158) and Corbel Installations, in Bronx, New York, (CWA and IBEW Local Union 1430). The IBEW was involved in two disputes under Article XXI of the AFL-CIO Constitution, Guam Industrial Services, various military installations on Guam, (AFT and IBEW Local Union 1260) and Planet Hollywood, in Las Vegas, Nevada, (IUOE and IBEW Local Union 357).

Appeal Filed with the International Executive Council
By Vickie Dawson, International Office Employee, Disability Pension

The members of the International Executive Council reviewed the appeal by Vickie Dawson, International Office Employee. The appeal was denied.

Resolution — Solomon Furer, Eighth District International Executive Council Member

International Executive Council Secretary Lavin introduced, and the members of the council unanimously passed a resolution removing Eighth District International Executive Council Member Solomon Furer from his position on the International Executive Council for cause.

IBEW Officers, Representatives and
Assistants Pension Plan

The members of the International Executive Council reviewed the actuary report and funding recommendations for the Plan. International Executive Council Secretary Lavin introduced, and members of the council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the funding policy as recommended in the actuary report. The Resolution instructs the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer to take various steps over a reasonable period of time to reach a target funding level that is sustainable.

Office Employees Pension Plan

The members of the International Executive Council reviewed the actuary report and funding recommendations for the Plan. International Executive Council Secretary Lavin introduced, and members of the council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the funding policy as recommended in the actuary report. The Resolution instructs the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer to take various steps over a reasonable period of time to reach a target funding level that is sustainable.

Retirement of International Representative

Carl D. Cantrell, International Representative
Tenth District
Effective — May 1, 2013

John E. Malagise, International Representative
Third District
Effective — January 1, 2013

Joseph Sanna, Lead Organizer
Membership Development
Effective — January 1, 2012

Retirement of International Office Employees

Brenda DeFelice, International Office
Secretary II, Grade 6
Accounting Department
Effective — October 5, 2012

Vested Pension

Carroll Roddy, International Office
Effective — January 1, 2013

Birth Date Changes

 
Membership in L.U.
Aardal, Richard A.
0483
Armstrong, Lorne E.
0230
Arvisais, Gerald
0568
Barker, Danny H.
0003
Biscotti, Benny J.
0349
Bland, Jerry W.
0349
Card, William G.
0530
Cote, Serge
0568
Crossley, Guy J.
0353
Jose, Leopoldo T.
1186
Linn, Paul D.
0111
Ludwig, David A.
0003
Madsen, Verner W.
0426
McCallum, Chris R.
1928
Melville, Philip J.
0230
Parent, Larry R.
0353
Parker, Michael L.
0080
Peterson, Paul O.
0077
Real, Paul C.
0369
Savard, Yvon
0568
Sweat, Jr., James T.
0177

This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned, on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, February 4, 2013, in Naples, Florida.

For the International Executive Council

Patrick Lavin, Secretary
December 2012

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.