November ’22 Labor-Citizen

Brothers and Sisters:

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. 

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.

Spring semester will have 37 apprentices attending class, one of the largest classes in many years.  Orientation will the the last week of January 2023 with classes starting the first week of February.  Business Manager John Driscoll Jr will be mailing class assignments to each apprentice after the final make up of those classes is determined.  

John Taylor will be teaching the AC motor class as well as the hydraulic valve course after the first of the year. Each class goes in-depth to the subject and are good for new and experienced mechanics to refresh their knowledge or add new perspectives to those areas of knowledge.  

In order to facilitate the apprentices, Local 17 is looking into planning a welding class at Lincoln Electric between the fall and spring semester.  The course offers the opportunity to test for a 3G vertical and 4G overhead welding certification and is offered in partnership between NEIEP and Lincoln Electric.

If you are interested in these or any other offerings, contact John at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at 

If you are an apprentice in line for a pay increase and did not receive it or have questions about when you are eligible for a raise, contact John at the hall.  

Otis currently has the most steady work in our area with three out-of-town teams doing construction.  Schindler is leveling off after laying off one mechanic while TK and KONE are holding steady at the moment.  3Phase has a good amount of work on the books and one Akron team working in our Local. 

Congratulations to Brad Skotko on being sworn in at the October meeting.

The Brothers and Sisters of IUEC Local 17 send their condolences to the family of Brother Chris Boggess who passed away October 4.

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

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