Brothers and Sisters:
All of IUEC Local 17’s test eligible apprentices passed their Mechanics Exam. Congratulations to Sean Canning, Brian Chambers, Shane Huff, Cory Ptak, Brian Seither, Rob Timko and Dion Yatsko. This is the only unbiased evaluation of your knowledge of the trade you will ever have. Make the most of the rest of your careers!
NEIEP also announced that the apprentice list will not be opened for at least the next year. Area Coordinator Wally Wuelling indicated that Locals with the oldest lists would be updated first. This means Akron (Local 45) will be opening up soon.
On April 28, the International in cooperation with its signatory companies, conducted a Safety Stand Down with the idea of refocusing member and employer attention on the essential work of safety in the trade. General president Frank Christensen as well as the heads of all the majors contributed to the effort with words of encouragement to members across the union.
NEIEP announced that apprentice classes will be returning to face-to-face instruction for Fall Semester 2021. More information is available on the NEIEP website, neiep.org, or through Business Manager John Driscoll Jr. at the hall. You can contact John at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.
The work on the new school is moving along with NEIEP approving the purchase of new desks, chairs and dry erase boards for the classrooms.
The 32nd IUEC General Convention will be an in-person event rescheduled for September 27 through October 1, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The change was approved by the Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh.
The Brothers and Sisters of IUEC Local 17 send their condolences to the family of Brother Pat Zubal whose father passed away.
As of this writing there are two mechanics on the bench.