April ’21 Labor-Citizen

Brothers and Sisters:

The International wants every Local to establish a Safety Committee.  The purpose is to have open discussions with the local signatory companies on safety-related issues and not argue CBA issues.  The first Zoom meeting was held March 23rd.  The International supplied an agenda and ran the initial meeting.

The plan is to have the Committee along with the International do job site visits with the emphasis on safety once travel bans around the country are lifted.

There has been an increase in participation in the online mentoring sessions with Jerry and Tim compared to last semester.  Hopefully this will eliminate the possibility of fails this semester.  When an apprentice fails a semester, they are called in front of the JATC to determine what can be done to assist them in passing the class.  

The JATC realizes that this has been a difficult couple of semesters for apprentices and wants them to take full advantage of all the resources available.  A letter has been sent to all apprentices encouraging them to sign into the online mentoring sessions so they can be familiar with the system.

Work on the new school on Engle Road is continuing and the hope is to return to face-to-face instruction with the Fall semester in August.

The IUEC Local 17 Golf Outing will be held June 12 at Hickory Nut Golf Course, 

23601 Royalton Rd, Columbia Station.  The event will be a four-man scramble format.  Tee times start at 10 AM with a cost of $100 per person.  The cost covers golf, food, beer and pop.  

If you have any questions about the event contact Business Manager John Driscoll Jr. at 431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org or Entertainment Chairman Brian Chambers at 216-272-3636.  To lock in your spot you can send a check made payable to Brian to the hall at 3250 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH. 44115  or use PayPal by entering Brian’s email brianchambers.cle@gmail.com

The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the families of Retired Brothers Ken Hilpert, Dan Sziriski and Dennis Samad who passed away this February.

As of this writing there are two mechanics on the bench.