Brothers and Sisters:
All apprentices need to be in attendance on Wednesday, January 19 at 5 pm at the school on Engle Road for the semester orientation with new Area Coordinator Jordan Miller. Tim Narowitz will be teaching RC 300 on Wednesday and Jerry Reitz will be teaching RC 100 on Monday and Tuesday. The first half of the alphabet will be in Monday’s class and the second half on Tuesday.
Apprentices who have not yet received a computer from NEIEP need to contact Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org. The laptops are the apprentices to use during their schooling and their responsibility in the event of damage or loss.
IUEC Local 17 opened its recruitment from January 1 through January 31, 2022 at 23:59 hours. All interested applicants must apply through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program website, neiep.org, go to the bottom of the home page and click on the appropriate links to begin the process. Tentative dates for the aptitude test are February 14-18 and interviews with the JATC on March 21-25. Good luck to all our future Constructor Brothers and Sisters.
John Taylor will be teaching the AC motor class as well as the motor/starter class. If you have ever had questions about AC motors, starters or soft starts, this is the class to take. Interested members can contact John at the hall at the contact information above.
Work in Cleveland for Local 17 has been very strong with all companies reporting a backlog of work. Otis, Kone and Gable/Three Phase have a lot of work starting in the first quarter of 2022 and TK is keeping several modernization teams working. Schindler has been awarded the Sherwin Williams corporate headquarters building set to go up on Public Square.
The International will begin negotiations on our new five-year contract with the NEBA signatory companies in February. Although wages are always a sticking point, the major issues identified at the convention in September centered around working conditions, safety and jurisdictional protection. With this in mind, it is a good time for all members to reevaluate their personal financial situation in the unlikely event of a work stoppage.
As of this writing there is one mechanic on the bench.