September ’16 Labor Citizen

Brothers and sisters:

On Saturday, August 20th, 30 IUEC Local 17 members and their guests participated in the Local golf outing once again held at Emerald Woods Golf Course in Columbia Station. The 18-hole affair featured a shot gun start on the challenging St. Andrew’s and Pine Valley courses. These holes do not give up many birdie opportunities but several teams split the skins pot.

At the end of the day, the big winners were once again the team of Rob Hansen and Mike Wickham carding a 1-under par effort. Team Hoistech featuring Ray Mack and Chris Peterson took second at even par 72 and Business Manager Tim Moennich and Local Vice-president Robin Eaton were third at one-over for the day.

Photos of the event are available on the IUEC Local 17 website,

By the time this article sees print the three Year Four apprentices will be nearing the end of the Mechanics Review course in preparation for sitting for the Mechanics Exam. The thing to remember about the exam is that it is the one unbiased measure of your knowledge of the trade you will ever have. Best of luck to all.

Tim would like to send a few reminders to the general membership. First, remember to call in to the hall whenever you will be on a job that will last for more than two days. Also, if you work out of town, call into the business agent for the local in which you are working. If you need phone numbers, the International website ( will be able to help.

If you recently had a change of address or marital status now is a good time to update your contact and beneficiary information with the hall.

Local 17 members and all the building trades are encouraged to call the hall whenever they see a non-signatory company working on or near their job. Occasionally an out of town company will work in the Local 17 jurisdiction and they are required to call the hall prior to starting work. If you are unsure, a list of Local 17 signatories is at the end of this and every article. You can contact Tim at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at


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