May ’22 Labor-Citizen

Brothers and Sisters:

Business Manager John Driscoll Jr and Brothers Bill Lynsky, Tim Narowitz and John Patton attended the IUEC contract ratification vote the last week of March. The new five-year deal gives percentage raises in pay and benefits through the term and, more importantly to the Labor Committee, a new Article 28 codifying safety in the contract.

According to General President Frank Christensen, the Committee walked out of the negotiations when NEBA, the organization representing the major elevator contractors, balked at including the provision in the contract. NEBA ultimately accepted the new Article into the contract.

Congratulations to Brothers Morgan Armstrong, Dan Koprowski and Jon McCuan for passing the Mechanics Exam. This is the only time in your career you will have an unbiased evaluation of your knowledge of the trade. There are currently three apprentices eligible for the exam.

The IUEC Local 17 Golf Outing will be held June 11th at Hickory Nut Golf Course, 23601 Royalton Rd, Columbia Station. The format is a four-man scramble with friends and family welcome. Tee times start at 10 am. Cost is $100 per person with food, beverages and prizes provided. To secure your foursome send a check made payable to Entertainment Chairman Brian Chambers to the hall at 3250 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115. You can also pay through Brian’s PayPal account at

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 the hall no latter than May 10. 

CMHA awarded the modernization job at Apthorp Towers to non-signatory Findlay based Davis-Newcomer Elevator. Davis previously was awarded a job at an LMHA in Lorain just prior to the pandemic. Because of Covid lockdowns, the Volunteer Organizing Committee was not able to make a showing for that job. Look for an email from John on a VOC meeting.

If you hear of a building where a non-signatory is working, call John at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at A list of signatory companies is at the end of this article and listed on the Local’s website,

The vacation reporting requirement waived under the Memorandum of Understanding by the E-Board during the pandemic is now back in effect. Don’t forget to take and report all your vacation time to the hall in a timely manner.

The Brothers and Sisters of IUEC Local 17 send their condolences to the family of Honored Brother Dan Wulff who passed away April 6.

As of this writing there is one mechanic on the bench.

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