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February 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 Monday, February 2, 2015, in Naples, Florida. Other members of the council in attendance were Calabro, Calvey, Burgham, Riley, Walter, Wagner, Lavin, and Galbraith.

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.

Article XX and XXI Cases

In 2014, the IBEW was involved in two Article XX disputes, one dispute under the AFL-CIO Executive Council's "Dispute Resolution Procedure for Raids Involving Unions with Solidarity Charters," and no disputes under Article XXI.

IBEW charged the Iron Workers with violating Article XX, section 2, by interfering with Local Union 134's established collective bargaining relationship with Stanley Access. After mediation, the Iron Workers withdrew its election petition, and the IBEW withdrew its Article XX charges.

IBEW Local Union 47 and Local Union 440 and the Southern California District Council of Laborers all have collective bargaining agreements with International Line Builders (ILB). The Laborers have filed an election petition for a unit defined as all laborers preforming work for ILB under the Laborers' master multi-employer agreement; both Local Unions 47 and 440 have intervened in the election proceeding. The Laborers have filed Article XX charges against the IBEW. It is the position of the IBEW that ILB is engaged in construction, which is excluded from Article XX. Mediation is being scheduled.

The IBEW was involved in one dispute under the AFL-CIO Executive Council's "Dispute Resolution Procedure for Raids Involving Unions with Solidarity Clauses," which the AFL-CIO Executive Council adopted in February 2014. The dispute was filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, charging the IBEW, LIUNA and IATSE with agreement to perform work the Teamsters had traditionally performed at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The Teamsters acknowledge that its main dispute is with LIUNA, the only union to which the Convention Center has assigned Teamsters' work. At the request of the Teamsters the complaint has been postponed by the AFL-CIO while the Teamsters and LIUNA attempt to resolve the problem.

Review of Pension Benefit Fund Claim of
Henry Shearin, Retired Member of 1002

Brother Henry Shearin alerted the Pension Department of the International Office during an email communication that he was currently employed in the electrical industry. After an investigation it was determined that his employment in the electrical industry was in violation of the IBEW Constitution. International-Secretary Treasurer Salvatore (Sam) J. Chilia informed Brother Shearin of such, requiring that he contact his local union requesting a Return to Trade status and resume paying dues, additionally notifying him that his pension would be suspended. In addition to failing to notify his local union and tender dues, it was determined that Brother Shearin was employed in the electrical industry while collecting twenty-seven (27) months of Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) payments.

After a thorough review of the facts, the members of the executive council have determined that Brother Shearin is ordered to make payment of $1,227.00 in dues with no PBF credit. In addition, after receipt of the check Brother Shearin has already submitted in the amount of $3,847.50, a balance of $1,620.00 remains in PBF overpayment. Therefore, future PBF payments will be withheld from August 2014 through March 2015 to reimburse the overpayment of PBF payments.

IBEW Consolidated Balance Sheet/Income Statement
covering the 6-month period
ending December 31, 2014

Reviewed and Filed

IBEW Pension Benefit Fund Consolidated
Statement of Net Assets/Changes in Net Assets
covering the 6-month period
ending December 31, 2014

Reviewed and Filed

Retirement of International Officers

Frank J. Carroll,
International Vice President,
Second District
Effective — January 1, 2015

Retirement of International Representatives

Timothy J. Collins,
International Representative,
Sixth District
Effective — January 1, 2015

Danny L. Johnson,
International Representative,
Fifth District
Effective — February 1, 2015

David W. Appleman,
International Representative,
Fourth District
Effective — March 1, 2015

This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned on Monday, February 2, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 7 a.m., on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

For the International Executive Council

Patrick Lavin, Secretary
February 2015

The IEC acted on numerous applications under the IBEW Pension Fund. For a complete listing,, clicking on the International Executive Council link on the "About Us" page.