November ’16 Labor-Citizen

Brothers and Sisters:

At the October 14th union meeting, IUEC Local 17 was proud to swear in its largest class of apprentices in many years. In total, nine probationaries made the transition to full apprentice status. Congratulations to Brian Bond, Matt Carlton, Felix DeJesus, David Horner, Pat Kelly, Andrea Rodriguez, Chris Sipos, Dan Varga and Robert Zadravec. Welcome to the best trade in the trades.

The Annual Local 17 Children’s Christmas Party will start at 1 pm on Saturday, December 10th at the hall located at 3250 Euclid Avenue. This is a great event for everyone regardless if you have children or grand children. As in past years, Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance and pass out gifts to children 12 and under. Watch your mail for the letter to reserve your spot in this special event.

The November 11th, December 9th and January 13th union meetings are mandatory meetings for the nomination, election and installation of officers. Those not attending or reporting to the hall prior to the meeting will be fined $20. You can contact Business Manager Tim Moennich at 216-431-8088 or email him at

The January meeting will be a Special Called Meeting for the approval of a dues increase to offset the per capita increase to the International approved at the 31st General Convention in July. The increase is slated to fund the ongoing organizing efforts of the International in the United States and Canada.

Just a reminder that if you have recently moved, changed your marital status or added a child to your family, please take a few minutes to call Tim and update your information with the Local. This goes a long way to keep you up to date on important events in and around the local. It is equally important to call the hall when you are working on a job that will last for three days or more.

Otis asked its employees to sign a form saying that Otis would limit the access to the Social Security numbers of our members. After forwarding the letter to the International Tim called the local Otis office to inform them that we would not be signing the letter until given the OK by the International.

In a letter to International Assistant General President Jim Bender, Thyssen-Krupp explained that during the pay week of October 14 through the 20th employees would need to submit time early because of a planned upgrade to their payroll system. If you where adversely affected by the change, please contact Tim.

The Brothers and Sisters of IUEC Local 17 send their condolences to the family of retired Brother Pete Nuncio who passed away September 28th.

As of this writing there are three apprentices and one mechanic on the bench.

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