Local 17 at the IUEC Memorial Dedication


On October 12th the International Union of Elevator Constructors dedicated a memorial at their headquarters in Columbia, Maryland to those Brothers and Sisters who lost their lives on the job.  IUEC Local 17 sent Brothers Bill Lynsky, John Patton, Business Manager John Driscoll, Jr. and Mike Moennich to the ceremony.  Local 17 has six Brothers memorialized:  John Babuscak, Kenneth Beechuk, Joseph Bonacci, Dennis McGunagle, Jim Sinclair and Clarence Sweeney.

IUEC Local 17 Enters 2019 Trades Softball Tournament

To all,

The 38th Annual Cleveland Buiding Trades Softball Tournament held at James Day Park starts Thursday August 29th at 6pm. Local 17 is entering a team, anyone interested in playing please contact Business Manager John Driscoll, Jr. at the hall at 216-431-8088 or by cell at 216-513-1413.

If you can’t play, please come out to support our team and the Cleveland Building Trades.

Second Walleye Fishing Charter Announced

Hot on the heels of this spring’s walleye fishing charter, Entertainment Chairman Bill Dudas announced a second charter scheduled for Saturday, September 9th. The cost is $40 per person. The charter is limited to the first 30 people who sign up for the event. If you are interested, you can contact Business Manager Tim Moennich at 216-431-8088 or email him at TMoennich@iueclocal17.org.


The International Union of Elevator Constructors is proud to announce it has signed an agreement with Gable Elevator, Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio to become a signatory to its contract. Gable has 21 field employees which will become members of IUEC Local 45 (Akron).

“The organizing campaign has taken a long time and was very complex” commented IUEC International Organizer Jim Lowery. “In the end the 21 new members of the IUEC and Local 45 will be able to take advantage of the best wages, benefits and retirement package of the building trades.” He continued “this gives them a significantly better future, for themselves and their families.”

In a Facebook post dated January 25th, Local 45 Business Agent Dave Morrow Jr. made the announcement saying “I look forward to working with the new members and owners Rick Gable and Phil Isaac.” He punctuated the message with “Welcome to the IUEC Brothers! Local 45 and Local 17 joint effort!”

Based in Columbia, Maryland, the IUEC represents 23,000 unionized elevator constructors in the United States and Canada. It also has an affiliation with the Gladiadores de Elevadores of Puerto Rico and continuing partnerships with unions in Europe.

2016 Local 17 Golf Outing!

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On August 20th, 30 members and their guests played the St. Andrew’s and Pine Valley courses at Emerald Wood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  The winning team of Rob Hansen and Mike Wickham carded a one-under par 71 to take bragging rights for another year.  They were followed by Team Hoistech at even and Brothers Robin Eaton and Tim Moennich and one-over par.