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September 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 9:45 a.m., by Chairman Pierson, on Tuesday, September 16, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other members of the council in attendance were Calabro, Burgham, Riley, Walter, Wagner, Lavin, and Galbraith. Second District IEC Myles Calvey was excused to attend other business of his local union.

International President Stephenson

International President Lonnie R. Stephenson 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.

Resignation of International Vice President Robert P. Klein

The International Executive Council accepted with regret the resignation of Tenth District International Vice President Robert P. Klein who will retire effective October 31, 2015, and granted him his laptop computer, iPad and cell phone into retirement. The IEC extends best wishes to Brother Klein and his wife for a happy and healthy retirement.

Confirmation of International Vice President Brent E. Hall

The International Executive Council confirmed International Representative Brent Hall to fill the unexpired term of retiring Tenth District International Vice President Robert P. Klein effective November 1, 2015.

Appropriation of Funds — NBEW — Henry Miller House

The International Executive Council regularly moved, second, and carried to appropriate $100,000.00 to fund the IBEW historical project, NBEW-Henry Miller House, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Charges Against Anton Treis, Jr.

After review of the investigation of Anton Treis, Jr., the International Executive Council dismissed all charges against Brother Treis.

Appeal Filed with The International Executive Council
By Perry Speranza, Local Union 353, Card No. D623420

Brother Perry Speranza is appealing International President Lonnie R. Stephenson's decision of June 11, 2015, upholding International Vice President William F. Daniels' decision dated February 18, 2015. Brother Speranza was found guilty of Article XXV, Section 1, sub-section (a), (e), (i) and (l) of the IBEW Constitution and assessed a fine. On appeal, International Vice President ordered three of the four charges dismissed, however; IBEW Constitution, Article XXV, Section 1(l) was upheld.

After a thorough review of the facts pertaining to the appeal of Brother Speranza, it is the decision of the International Executive Council to deny Brother Speranza's appeal and uphold the decision rendered by the International President.

Review Indemnification Policy

The International Executive Committee reviewed and adopted the IBEW Indemnification Policy regarding the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer.

Article XX and XXI Cases

During the second quarter of 2015, the IBEW was not involved in any Article XX disputes. The IBEW objected to three (3) requests by other unions to register a strategic campaign under Article XXI's Strategic Campaign Registration Program (SCRP); United Steelworkers SCRP request for Tesla "Gigafactory", International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers SCRP request for Solar City, and United Food and Commercial Workers SCRP request for its "Cannabis Workers Rising" Organizing Campaign.

IBEW Consolidated Balance Sheet/Income Statement
ending June 30, 2015
Reviewed and Filed

IBEW Pension Benefit Fund Consolidated Statement of Net
Assets/Changes in Net Assets
ending June 30, 2015
Reviewed and Filed

Retirement of International President

Edwin D. Hill,
International President
Effective — June 1, 2015

Retirement of International Office Employees

Cheryl H. Jones,
IBEW Fifth District Office
Effective — June 1, 2015

Leonard R. Shindel,
Communications Specialist,
Media Department
Effective — August 12, 2015

Angela Yancy,
Construction & Maintenance Department
Effective — August 21, 2015

Vested Pension

Deborah L. Rickman,
International Office Employee
Effective — May 12, 2015

This regularly scheduled meeting was adjourned on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. The next regular meeting of the International Executive Council will commence at 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

For the International Executive Council

Patrick Lavin, Secretary
September 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.