November ’22 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

At the September meeting, IUEC Organizer Steve Simpson gave an update on organizing efforts in Ohio on Florida-based Oracle Elevator and Davis-Newcomer.  Findlay-based non-signatory Davis-Newcomer has been spotted working in the area mostly on modernizations and is currently the most significant threat in the jurisdiction.  They are slated to be starting a modernization at CMHA Apthorp Tower next year.  This job will be a focus of the Volunteer Organizing Committee.

Organizing efforts have been successful in limiting and reversing Oracle’s growth in Ohio throughout the pandemic.  According to Simpson, Oracle has taken a severe beating and is down to only a handful of field and office personnel in its Ohio offices.  

If you spot or hear of a non-signatory working on a job, call Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at 216-431-8088 or email him at with the information.

The IUEC Local 17 Annual Children’s Christmas Party will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1 pm a the hall located at 3250 Euclid Avenue.  Children up to and including 12 years old will receive gifts.  Members are asked to bring baked goods to the event.  Beverages will be provided.  Please reply to Entertainment Chairman Brian Chambers no later than December 1, 2022 to allow sufficient time to purchase gifts.

Local 17 will hold mandatory meetings for the nomination, election and installation of officers November 18 and December 9, 2022 and January 13, 2023 at the hall starting at 6 pm.  Those not in attendance without a valid excuse will be fined by the Executive Board.  Please note the normal meeting date of November 11 has been changed to November 18 due to the Veterans Day holiday.

On September 24, Local 17 held its golf outing at Mallard Creek Golf Club in Columbia Station.  The big winner this year was the group led by Brother Rich Kemp along with Brad Skotko, Ricky Kemp, and Jacob Kemp came in at nine under and winning a long putt-off with last years wining group fronted by Brother Rob Hansen.  Kemp and company not only claimed bragging rights for the year but, possession of the Champion’s Green Jacket.  For pictures from this event and others, go the Local’s website, 

In September Business Manager John Driscoll Jr was named a trustee of the International by General President Frank Christensen.  Trustees are responsible for examining the books of the International assuring they conform to all Federal regulations.

Of the 23 apprentices currently enrolled in the NEIEP program, one will be test -eligible at the end of the semester.  The spring semester will see 15 apprentices added to the class rolls raising our total to 37 apprentices, the largest class in decades.

Congratulations to Brother Zach Miller on passing the Mechanics Exam.

Apprentice raises go into effect the first pay period after September 1 provided the apprentice has passed two semesters of NEIEP instruction.  If you have not received your raise or believe there is an error, contact John at the hall.

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

Until next month, 

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.


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