Brothers and Sisters:
All of the applicants for the Local 17 Apprentice list have received their slotting. The Local received over 300 applicants with 200 eligible for the interview. There are currently 24 apprentices in class with one in his final semester. In the fall there will be 25 enrolled in the program with RC200 and RC700 the most likely classes taught. Six apprentices have complete their Mechanics Review and are ready to schedule their tests. Best of luck to all moving forward in the best trade in the trades.
As this is being written, the International delegates are meeting in Washington DC to vote on ratification of the new five-year NEBA agreement. All signs right now point to a prosperous term for the incoming contract with ratification highly likely.
Work has been very good in Cleveland with several large projects kicking off or scheduled to come out of the ground soon. The outlook appears steady with little in the way disruption on the horizon.
Where are they working?
DJ Spring and Deven Shields doing a mod at St. James for Otis,
Craig Nolty and Brendan Teets at Meridian doing a three-car mod for Otis,
Jim Thompson and Matt Dinko at Fairview Hospital doing a three-car mod for Otis,
Matt Pinchot and Justin Swain at Shoreham Apartments doing a two-car mod for Otis,
Shane Huff and Luke Schnitzler doing a mod at Parma Park Apartments for Otis,
Ken Bowles and Kyle Rozenkrantz doing a two-car mod at Marine Towers for Otis,
Jerry Szmerekovsky and Pat Kelly at VA Wade installing a car for Otis,
Tom Peska and Matt Ramser at Market Square installing for Schindler,
Joe Simcic and Joel Reyes in North Olmsted installing a car for Schindler,
Don Yoho and Adam Klein at Waterford Place installing a car for Schindler,
Shawn Yatsko and Brandon Light at Owl’s Nest doing a two-car mod for Schindler,
Felix DeJesus and Lem Hurd at Berkshire Apartments doing a mod for Schindler,
Gary Thompson and Jason Mays at Lake County Court House doing a mod for Schindler,
Rob Timko and Mike Bowles doing a mod at 55 Public Square Parking Garage for Schindler,
Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing at two-car door mod at Vista for Schindler,
Matt Weingart, Lucas Janke, Joe Sumph, Aaron Reed and Mike Bowles doing a mod at UH Main Campus for Schindler,
Dan Varga and Matt Carlton at JoAnn Fabrics in Akron doing a freight car mod for Schindler,
Ryan Todd and Dan Quigley doing a four-car mod at Euclid Beach Villa for Schindler,
Andy Mesko and Jarret Adams at Westfield Insurance in Akron doing a mod for Schindler,
Brian Bond working in Akron for Schindler,
Todd Ross, Drew Williams, Russell Barrows and Scott Franesangeli at 55 Public Square doing a mod for KONE,
Brendan Hyland and Mike Miller Jr doing and escalator mod at Kohl’s Parmatown for KONE,
Joe Gauker, Rob Geilarowski, Mike Carson and Eric Schaffran installing 12 cars at Ahuja for KONE,
Tim Narowitz and Chris Sipos doing a two-car mod at St. John’s for TK,
Anthony Metcalf and Brad Skotko doing a two-car mod at Blair House for TK
Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning doing a mod at Merrill Building for TK,
Mitch Klemp and Brian Owens at CMHA Cedar Extension doing a kid for Gable,
Marc Carollo and Wing Lui at Wynwood Apartments doing a mod for Gable,
Jim Ehrbar and Tino Chabai doing a mod at St. Augustine’s for Gable,
Chris Trauger and Trevor Rutherford with United Drilling cleaning a 41’ hole at NASA.
The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the families Brother Tom Reitz who passed away January 15 and retirees Don Tretera who passed away January 19, Jim Agnew who passed away January 21 and Phil Steyer who passed away February 21.
As of this writing there are two mechanics on the bench.
Until next month,
Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.