December International Executive Council Meeting
The regular meeting of the International Executive Council was called to order at 8 a.m. by Chairman Erikson on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Other members of the council in attendance were Calabro, Calvey, Burgham, Riley, Walter, Wagner, Lavin and Galbraith.
International President Stephenson
International President Lonnie R. Stephenson met with the members of the International Executive Council 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.
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.
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
IBEW Local Union 1260 was placed under Trusteeship on May 6, 2016. A motion was made, seconded and carried to extend Trusteeship for an additional six (6) months.
Electrical Workers Historical Society
The International Executive Council after discussion and review of a comprehensive report on the expenses and finances of the Electrical Workers Historical Society, approved a donation to the Electrical Workers Historical Society in the amount of $2,000,000.
Action Involving Member Receiving
The International Executive Council after a thorough review finds that retiree Desmond Knott, Local Union 353, Card Number D-391323, is guilty of violation of Article XI, Section 6(d) of the IBEW Constitution and orders restitution of PBF benefits paid since he retired as well as all dues while working in the electrical industry.
Resignation of Chris J. Wagner, Sixth District, IEC
Pursuant to the resignation of Chris J. Wagner, Sixth District, IEC, President Stephenson on December 14, 2016, appointed John E. Easton Jr. to fill the vacancy, and the IEC unanimously confirmed his appointment to be effective January 1, 2017.
The IEC would like to thank Brother Wagner for his service and wishes him well in his new position.
Article XX and XXI Cases
In the fourth quarter of 2016, the IBEW was not involved in any Article XX or Article XXI disputes.
2016 International Convention Report
International Secretary-Treasurer Chilia delivered a written report on electronic registration for the 39th International Convention. The report discussed recommendations for the 40th International Convention to revise the electronic registration system.
Retirement of International Representatives
Edward W. Collins Jr., International Representative, Second District Effective — September 12, 2016
Donald R. Woodridge, International Representative, Sixth District Effective — October 11, 2016
Retirement of International Office Employees
Robert D. Campbell, General Service Clerk, Support Services Department Effective — November 7, 2016
This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, January 30, 2017, in Naples, Florida.
For the International Executive Council
Patrick Lavin, Secretary
The IEC acted on numerous applications under the IBEW pension fund. For a complete listing, consult, clicking on the International Executive Council link on the "About Us" page.