April ’22 Labor-Citizen

Brothers and Sisters:

On April 1, the IUEC formalized its new five-year agreement with the National Elevator Bargaining Association (NEBA) who represents signatory contractors.  The current contract runs through July 8, 2022 after which the new agreement takes force.

Final Interviews for the IUEC Local 17 new hire list were completed March 24 and all applicants have all been notified of their slot on the list.

Six of our current apprentices have completed their program and Mechanics Review  course and are eligible for the Mechanics Exam.  Their eligibility runs through June 6.  The test is administered by Prometrics for the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP).  There is currently one apprentice in his final semester.

The Fall semester will see 25 apprentices enrolled in either RC200 or RC700.

Schindler currently has the majority of the work in Local 17.  KONE has picked up work and started the new Ahuja job.  TK is holding steady while Otis laid off a mechanic.

The Local Executive Board has sent letters to those who did not report vacation hours for 2021.  The Board waived the reporting obligation for 2020 due to the pandemic and many of its members working reduced hours but not for 2021.  If you have received a letter to report your hours to the Executive Board, a print out of your vacation hours needs to be obtained from your company and submitted to the Board.  

On Friday, May 20 Local 17 will be honoring its retired members at Harry’s Steak House, 5664 Brecksville Road, Independence.  Drinks at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $50 at the door for active members with retirees attending for free.  Please get your reply into Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at the hall no latter than May 10.  You can call John at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.

The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the families of Brothers Thomas Reitz who passed away January 15 and retired Brothers Don Tretera who passed away January 19, Jim Agnew who passed away January 21 and Jim Steyer who passed away February 21.

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

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