Pictures From The Parade

Here is a gallery of photos from the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  IUEC Local 17 was represented by several members and their family and friends.  This year ThyssenKrupp donated the use of their truck.  A large thank you to everyone that came out to be part of this special event.  Here are the pictures…

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2016 Retiree’s Dinner set

On Friday, May 20th, Local 17 is honoring its retired members at Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Restaurant, 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland at the Annual Retirees Dinner. Refreshments start at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. The cost remains at $30 per person and will include a family style dinner. For more information, please contact Entertainment Chairman Bill Yuhas or Business Manager Tim Moennich no later than May 1st to secure your spot at this always well attended event.

IUEC General Officers Visit Election Night

IUEC Local 17 Election Night 2015 featured a visit from International general officers Frank Christensen, Jim Bender and Larry McGann as well as Regional VP Ed Christensen.  The general officers talked about everything from the changes made at the International after the departure of former General President Dana Bringham and Assistant General President Jim Higgins to arbitrations, pension, benefits and education.  Attending their first meeting were four of Local 17 probationary helpers.

Funeral Arrangements for Brother Frank Yako

Brother Frank Yako passed away Thursday, July 16 .  There will be a viewing at Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home on Bagley Rd. in Middleburg Hts., Ohio on Monday July 20th, from 3 pm to 8 pm.  There will be a Burial Mass at St. Colette Parish in Brunswick, Ohio on Tuesday the 21st and on Wednesday, July 22nd, Yako will be lay to rest on Kelley’s Island.

May he rest in peace.

2015 Retirees Dinner Service Awards

The IUEC Local 17 Retiree’s Dinner is when the local not only honors its retirees but also those who have reached milestone anniversaries in the trade.  Below are those so honored at this year’s event.

20 Year Service Pin


Mike Hogan with Business Manager Tim Moennich

25 Year Service Pin


(Left to right) Hugh Taylor, John Driscoll, Jr., Tim Moennich and Bruce Koprowski

30 Year Service Pin


Tim Moennich and Mark Carollo

35 Year Service Pin


(Left to right) Mike Moennich, Ken Hasek, Joe Broz, Sr. and Tim Moennich

Myers To Be Featured on America’s Work Force Radio

IUEC Local 17 member Rick Myers will be appearing on America’s Work Force Radio on March 30th at 4pm.  AWF Radio plays on 1490 AM and is hosted by legendary Cleveland radio personality Ed “Flash” Ference.  The show is also live cast and archived on the website

America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in America and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports.