Brothers and Sisters:
The Fall Semester starts August 9th with a general apprentice meeting at our new school building located at 5145 Engle Road in Brookpark. NEIEP Area Coordinator Wally Woulding will be attending to give an overview of the year to the apprentices. Brothers Jerry Reitz will be teaching RC100 on Monday and Tim Narowitz has a class in RC300 on Wednesday.
There are currently 19 apprentices in the NEIEP program and four apprentices Mechanics Exam eligible. Rick Meyers is willing to teach a review class which may start as early as August 16th. Watch your email for updates.
Local 17 currently has 11 probationary apprentices working on their new-hire modules. They should be ready to start the program in the spring.
Schindler Elevator continues to hold the lions share of the work in Cleveland. As a result they have hired ten probationaries and Otis has picked up two in the last month. Gable, Kone and Thyssen are all indicating they may need help in the coming months.
As of right now, the Local 17 list looks like it will open at some point after the first of the year. Watch this space and the Local’s website, iueclocal17.org for more information.
Do not forget to call the Business Manager John Driscoll Jr whenever you will be on a job lasting more than two days. He can be reached at 216-431-8088 or you can come to the hall located at 3250 Euclid Ave.
If you have had any changes changes in your immediate family situation (marriage, divorce, birth, death) or need to update your Local Death and Dismemberment policy beneficiary, please notify John so the proper insurance coverages can be maintained.
The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the family of retired Brother Tom Gibbons and his son active member Tim on the passing of their mother and grandmother June 30.
As of this writing there is one mechanic on the bench.