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May 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 8:00 a.m., by Chairman Pierson, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. 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.

Review Relocation Policy

The International Executive Committee reviewed the request by International President Hill for approval of his relocation expenses as per IBEW policy. The request complied with the requirements under IBEW policy and past practice and the IEC approved these expenses.

Article XX and XXI Cases

During the first quarter of 2015, the IBEW settled one Article XX dispute, Case No. 14-12, International Line Builders, Inc. (LIUNA and IBEW) and objected to the United Steelworkers' request to register a strategic campaign under Article XXI's Strategic Campaign Registration Program for Tesla "Gigafactory"—currently under construction in Reno, Nevada. To date, the AFL-CIO has not acted on the USW's registration request.

IBEW Consolidated Balance Sheet/Income Statement
covering the 9-month period ending March 31, 2015

Reviewed and Filed

IBEW Pension Benefit Fund Consolidated Statement of Net Assets/Changes in Net Assets covering the 9-month period ending March 31, 2015

Reviewed and Filed

Retirement of International Representatives

Eddie L. Dedmon,
International Representative,
Fifth District
Effective—March 1, 2015

Carol L. Fitzgerald,
International Representative,
Second District
Effective—March 1, 2015

Alan P. Goddard,
International Representative,
Sixth District
Effective—May 1, 2015

Donald C. Hartley,
International Representative,
Utility Department
Effective—March 1, 2015

James B. Kauffman,
International Representative,
Fourth District
Effective—June 1, 2015

Retirement of International Office Employees

Jody R. Pheasant,
Per Capita Department
Effective—October 11, 2014

Mary A. White,
General Office Clerk,
Support Services Department
Effective—May 1, 2015

Vested Pension

Susan C. Mucha,
Third District Office
Effective—July 21, 2015

This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.

For the International Executive Council

Patrick Lavin, Secretary
May 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.