December ’12 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

As I write this, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy is being assessed, families are being reunited and the cleanup is just beginning by a devastated and numb east coast.  I can speak for everyone in Local 17 by wishing our brothers and sisters who stood in the way of the storm and their families are safe.

At the height of the storm I was called out to a sixteen-story downtown office building.  In order to access the machine room I had to cross 30 feet of roof.  Because I was about 180 feet in the air and the wind was blowing between the surrounding buildings, the sustained 65 mph winds and 85 mph gusts were accelerated to God knows how fast.  I opened the stairwell door and looked out onto what can only be described as a simultaneously amazing and horrifying site.

The pure, unbridled power of the storm literally in my face.

An access door across the roof hung on a single hinge.  A vent cap blew left to right and over the 180 foot parapet.  I felt my feet turn to lead and my knuckles turn white as I held the handle in a death grip.  I contemplated for a long moment going out into the melee when the wind slammed the door in my face.  The howling on the other side was greater than several freight trains roaring up a steep grade.

Over the years I have read several books about high altitude climbers swept off mountains and to their deaths by high winds.  I thought again about braving the storm.  Making my way to the ladder secured to the machine room, holding on to the conduit strapped to the outside to get to the door and then completing the circuit back.   Ultimately I decided that being swept off the top of a building was not the way I wanted to be remembered.  I called the superintendent and he agreed that cooler heads needed to prevail.

The customer would have to wait out the storm.

The December and January meetings are mandatory meetings for the election and installation of officers.  At the December meeting there will be a vote on an additional $10 increase of the dues in addition to the $10 requested by the Treasurer and Trustees.

Congratulations to Ed Gimmel, Ryan Foley, Nick Meyer and Chris Wyant for passing the Mechanics Exam.  Remember that this is just the beginning of a long and very rewarding career.  Do not allow yourself be pushed to finish a job quickly rather than safely.

Where are they working?

Tim Narowitz and Dave Adrian doing a mod at Quarrytown in Berea for Thyssen,

Mike Miller and Joe Gouker installing a freight car at Nestles for Otis,

Darrell Scislo and Maxwell Desotell doing service work for Otis,

Jim Archer and Ryan Todd doing a one-car mod at Huntington Bank Berea for Schindler,

John Logue, Ken Hasek, Scott Villanueva, Craig Haller, Jason Saunders, Tim Gibbons and Steven Keating working at Key Tower for Otis,

Ron Wittwage and Taurus Ogletree installing a three-stop hydro at Lorain Community College for Schindler,

Jim Thompson and Jonathan Koch installing an elevator at Metro South Parking Garage for Otis,

Al Ward, Jason Sohayda, Ric Supinski and Lucas Jenke installing cars at Fairview Hospital for Otis,

Todd Kemp and Ken Leonard installing a Life Jacket at Chestnut Lake Apartments for Edmonds,

Dennis Dixon and Fran Adams doing a mod at Moreland Courts for Kone.


As of this writing, everyone who wants to work is working.


Till next month…


Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



October ’12 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:


I want to apologize to those that follow the events of Local 17 through these pages.  Due to a family conflict, my September article was not present in the Elevator Constructor.  I apologize for the omission.

Work here in Cleveland has been strong.  Every Local 17 member that wants to work is working.  Companies have started adding probationary apprentices from the list as well as bringing in brothers and sisters from out of town to work on much needed projects.  The Medical Mart, East Bank and Eaton headquarters projects are the largest employers for construction, and modernization work is picking up as well.  Service remains steady and maintenance… well, they are maintaining.

All in all, things in Cleveland have not looked this good for at least two years.  I believe I am speaking for everyone, management and labor alike, when I say that we are simultaneously breathing a sigh of relief that the worst is behind us and crossing our fingers to ensure it stays that way.

The first Classic Car and Bike Night held by Local 17 was a success for all that attended.  We had five cars and two bikes brought out for what turned out to be a phenomenally clear and warm night.  The food was grilled to perfection by Brian McTaggart, the pop was cold and the company of our fellow constructors made the night perfect by any measure.

All good things start small and I believe we have the start of a great event for a long time to come.  There are photos beside this article as well as others posted on the locals’ website,  Check them out and plan on joining us next year with your classic or neoclassic ride.

The Election

As I sit here at the end of August, Hurricane Isaac is battering the Gulf coast as Mitt Romney is nominated by the GOP to be their standard bearer.  On the Democratic side, Barack Obama will be nominated next week in Charlotte, North Carolina for a second term.

No surprises either way.

I thought it interesting that in the midst of the Republican National Convention, Ohio Governor John Kasich was championing the recovery that is sweeping over the state.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Wednesday, August 29 that home prices have crept up and unemployment is below the national average.  Both are signs that there is a true recovery going on in the state.

Of course Kasich took credit for the turn around and, to be fair, he did inherit a bad situation.  His solution was SB5, the ill-conceived attack on public-sector collective bargaining rights.  That boondoggle was soundly trounced by voters 62 to 38 percent.  Then he lowered or eliminated state aid to counties, municipalities and schools.  So, in essence, he cut back funding the very people we rely on to keep us safe, pick up the trash and educate our children.  If you want to know more details, I suggest talking to your city councilman or school board member.

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law failed in its attempt to put a measure on the ballot turning Ohio into a right-to-work-for-less state.  There may have been some back room conniving to keep it off the ballot since it was sure to bring out a heavy union vote to defeat it and, in the meantime, increase the vote for President Obama.  Keep your eyes and ears open on this one.

The attack ads on both sides are horrendous.  I encourage you to look closely at the disclaimers on the ads and find out about the organizations sponsoring them.  You may be surprised at who is behind these attacks.

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for this election to be over.


Till next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety,



August ’12 Constructor Article

Brothers and sisters:

In March of 2005, after much prodding from their children, my 75-year old parents realized to their amazement they were not going to live forever and made up their wills and financial and medical powers of attorney.  Less than two weeks after signing the papers, my father had a heart attack, went to the hospital and subsequently died.  While this was happening, my mother was doing physical therapy at an east side facility.  The mental and emotional strain of April 2005 was incredible, but somehow we made it through.

My mother retired in 1994 from Rini’s Supermarket and was using Medicare for her primary insurance provider and UFCW Local 880 as a secondary.  My father retired from LTV as a salaried employee in 1993 and had not been a picture of health with multiple cardiac issues since the early ‘80’s.  Any health benefits he had on retirement dissolved with the company and his pension was halved when Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. assumed the liability for the federal government.

As the executor of my father’s estate and financial power of attorney for my widowed mother, it fell on me to write the checks and clear up the accounts.  The state of their finances was not that bad.  My mother had consolidated several accounts together and was paying off smaller debt on a regular basis.  When the bills for my father’s stay and the ongoing care my mother received came in, I was flabbergasted at the exorbitant rates being charged by the facilities and providers.

In several conversations my mother expressed that her one great wish was to go home.  As the summer drew on and the bills kept coming in, I learned about the lifetime maximum for non-hospital stays and quickly calculated that my parents were dangerously close to reaching that number.  My mother’s hope to return home looked more like a pipedream with every invoice and EOB that crossed my desk.

Finally, in late fall of 2005, I received an explanation of benefits from 880.  I opened the envelope and held my breath as I unfolded the paper.  The amount the hospital invoiced for my father’s final hospital stay was in the mid five figures.  When I scanned down the page to the last line it read “the above amount is paid in full.”  I am not embarrassed to say that my relief was monumental and I shed tears of joy.  Mom could come home after all.

With all the rancor, discord and polarization over the Affordable Care Act, all I know is that without Medicare and Local 880 everything my parents worked their entire lives for would have disappeared overnight.

Not bad for two programs everyone derided as socialism at their inception.


Where are they working?


Matt Weingart, Dave and John Brunner, Mark Byram, Ron Rittwage and Chris DeJesus at the Med Mart for Schindler,

Neil Beechuk and Nick Meyer installing a freight car at BW for Thyssen,

Jason Fredrick. Anthony Metcalf, Bill Dudas and Todd Belak working on the modernization at Halle’s for Thyssen,

Gary Thompson doing a mod in Akron for Schindler,

Keith Poscocil and Anthony Young doing a mod at Cliff Towers for Kone,

Mike Miller and Craig Nolty installing a four-stop for Otis at the Museum of Contemporary Art,

Shawn Yatsko, Dave Laudermilk, Kevin Driscoll and Bill Yuhas at the Ernst and Young Building for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and Chris De Jesus installing a five-stop car at AT&T for Schindler,

Jim Thompson and Jonathan Koch doing a four car mod at Metro Hospital for Otis.


As of this writing there are five mechanics out of work.


Till next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



IUEC General President Brigham Resigns, Retires

It was rumored late Thursday and confirmed on Friday that Dana Brigham resigned his post as general president of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and will retire effective September 1st.  His replacement has not yet been named.

Brigham was a third generation elevator constructor from Local 10 (Washington DC).  He started in the business in 1966 and spent three years in the Marine Corps (1968-70) serving in Vietnam.

He served in various post in Local 10 and was elected Business Representative in 1985 and later Business Manager in 1991.  He was elected International assistant general president in 1998.  He rose to the IUEC top post after former general president Edward Sullivan was elected to head the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.

June ’12 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

I am very fortunate to have this space every month to write about the issues I feel are important for the local, international and union movement in general.

I know people that have had, through various situations, negative experiences with unions.  It is not that hard to imagine…

A probationary gets let go through no fault of their own because of internal company issues.  When they turn to the BA he has to explain that since he is a probationary there is not much he can do to help.

A brother takes out his journeyman’s card and that becomes his last day in the trade.  His name is on the out of work list, he attends meetings religiously but keeps getting passed over as work picks up.  The business agent tries to keep his hopes up but the realities of being out of work for such an extended period takes its toll on him personally and professionally and he takes a withdrawal card.

An employer runs right up to the edge of the line drawn in the contract and as a result a seasoned veteran is sidelined in another role.  The International says that as long as the company is paying his wage and benefits there is not much it can do to help.

What do these three brothers have in common?  No matter what their status they are still part of our family.

What do you mean ‘still part of our family?’  Aren’t two of them out of the trade and the third in another role?

Let’s look at the brother in a different role.  Whatever the company’s reasoning for removing him from the field he is still part of our local and must be backed by our union brothers.  That is a no brainer.  The withdrawn journeyman and laid-off probationary require a little different consideration.  Is their status any reason to not acknowledge them in the street?  Is it any reason not to extend a helping hand by referring them to a career counselor or act as a reference?  Does it prohibit us from buying them a cup of coffee at a favorite diner?

We, as a union and more importantly as thinking, knowing and caring humans, must always remember that there but for the grace of God go I.  What kept us from being in their shoes could have been a phone call, friendly reminder of a procedure or just smiling to someone at the right time.  You never know what can make the difference.

On March 29th I celebrated my thirteenth year in the elevator trade.  During that time I have experienced the highest of highs the trade can offer as well as been as low as I could possibly be.  As I look back at my rollercoaster of a career I recognize where those I encountered showed me the meaning of true unionism is to always look out for your brother, no matter what their status.  They are still part of our family.

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen.  His current album, Wrecking Ball, has a song title that sums up everything…

We take care of our own.

Do not forget to mark on your calendar for July 13th and Local 17s first Car and Bike Night being held in conjunction with the union meeting.  No matter what you drive or ride:  pony cars, LBCs, classic or late-model Detroit muscle or Milwaukee’s rolling thunder all are welcome.  There will be food, refreshments and of course a lot of talk about our rides.

Till next month…

Work safe, work smart and slow down for safety.



May ’12 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

First off, a large congratulations has to go to the International’s Labor Committee and the new contract they hammered out with NEBA.  Our give backs were minimal and the new agreement eliminates the most onerous aspect of the previous contract, namely the three-strikes clause of Article X paragraph 6, and incorporates the Assistant Mechanic classification into the language.  Benefits are bolstered throughout the term, particularly health and welfare, and we get raises every year.

Last month I talked about unions and companies working together for the betterment of their industry.  In my humble opinion the IUEC and NEBA looked beyond their own interests, viewed the broad landscape of the industry and came to the conclusion that they both can coexist and prosper.

From one grateful member, on behalf of many others, thank you.

Not much has been heard of from the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and their effort to turn Ohio into a Right-to-Work state since they announced the effort back in November.  Now the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a trade group of non-union builders and contractors, is paying circulators for signatures to the RTW petitions.

The incentives for an individual range from 25 cents to $1.50 per signature and those for a group go from $1000 for 1200 signatures to $1350 for 2700 signatures.  While the use of paid circulators is not unheard of in political campaigns, how many people were paid circulators for the repeal of SB 5?  My guess is none.

While polls currently favor Ohio to go RTW, the numbers are not that much different than when SB 5 went before legislators in Columbus.  It was a concerted effort by public and private-sector unions that sent SB 5 to the legislative dung heap.

Keep vigilant my friends… the next real storm is just over the horizon.

July 13th is Local 17’s first Classic Car and Bike Night at the monthly union meeting.  We are planning a cookout and refreshments after the meeting and of course spending time sharing stories about our rides.  The meeting starts at 6 pm and anyone can bring their car or bike.  I know there are members with modern classics like Challengers, Chargers, Mustangs and Corvettes as well as Harleys, Indians and Hondas of all description.  They are all welcome as well as those muscle cars and classic rides from the sixties and seventies.  I will be there with my LBC, Bridget, taking pictures to share on the website,, and in the Constructor.


Where are they working?

Ken Bowles, Gerard Szemerkovsky, Ric Supinski and Jason Sohayda installing a freight car that the Museum of Contemporary Art for Otis,

Scott Hicks, Dave Lehotan, Jim Rogers and Ron Wittwage installing two cars at the casino parking garage for Schindler,

Bernie Sickle and Ed Gimmel doing a jack and cab at Cleveland Sight Center for Schindler,

Ken Hasek, John Logue, Craig Haller, Scott Villanueva and Jason Saunders doing a mod at Key Tower for Otis,

Mark Carollo and Steve Kemp replacing doors and operators at Perry for Schindler,

John Bruner and Taurus Ogletree doing a tear out at the Union Building for Schindler,

DJ Springs, Greg Seaman, Tony Karovich, Ken Eaton, Tom Peska and Scott Erison working at the Eaton Headquarters for Otis,

Matt Pinchot and Jeff Ward doing a mod at the Cleveland Clinic Parking Garage for Otis,

Tom Gombar and Paul Schutzow doing a jack at the Salvation Army for Kone,

Don Kaiser and Tim Moore clearing up violations at 45 Erieview for Schindler,

Bob Garman and Robin Eaton doing a mod at Halle’s for Thyssen,

Jason Faber and Joe Broz Jr. doing a jack at Granada Garden apartments for Thyssen.


At this writing there are 16 mechanics and one apprentice out of work.


Till next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



April 2012 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

There seems to be a disconnect between business and labor over the value of each.  I once heard it put that “you cannot love the employer and hate the employee” and its logical extension “you cannot love the employee and hate the employer.”

The Right demonizes labor, organized labor in particular, in its quest to maximize the profits of its corporate patrons.  They champion Right-to-Work legislation, limitations on public-sector union negotiating, the perpetuation of the view of union leadership as dues collecting, racketeering, do-nothings and the minimization of the skilled workforce that produces the returns for their shareholders.

The Left views corporations as evil opportunist building their fortunes on the backs of the good and noble workers. They keep worker’s wages artificially low, attempting to drive a wedge between co-workers and caring more for their profit than the people that produce it.

The worst part is that if you know history you know they are both correct.  There was a time when organized labor worked more like organized crime and men like Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford and Edison defined greed.  That was a century ago and the stereotypes are perpetuated and amplified today with our instant communication society.

For over a century unions have been the counter to the industrialists and we in the union movement have succeeded in building a society where fairness and safety in the workplace is paramount to the mutual success of the members and the companies that employ us.

The most important part for both to remember is that companies need to make a profit for their shareholders and employees need to be able to purchase goods and services that support their employers. This is true whether you work for a mom and pop shop or a global enterprise: each needs the other to exist.  While it seems that this is stating the obvious, many men and women of good intention, in attempting to further the agenda of their organization, lose sight of this fundamental truth.

When management and labor work together there is nothing they cannot accomplish.

There are two upcoming events every member should circle on their calendar.  First is April 20th for the Annual Local 17 Retiree’s Dinner.  It will be held at Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Restaurant, 1404 East 55th Street.  Doors open at 5:30 with refreshments and a family style dinner at 6:30.  The cost at the door is $30 for active members and free for retirees.

The Annual Golf Outing will be June 2nd at Mallard Creek Golf Club, 34500 Royalton Road, Columbia Station.  Tee time is 10 am and includes golf, refreshments and dinner.  The cost is $90 per person.  To reserve your spot at both events, contact Mike Hogan at or Business Agent Tim Moennich at 431-8808.



Where are they working?

Dave Lehotan and Kevin Driscoll doing a car station and call buttons at Margaret Wagner for Schindler,

Matt Weingart, Scott Hicks, Dave Bruner, Mark Byram, Ron Rittwage, Brian Owens, Cristino DeJesus and Chris Wyatt at the casino for Schindler,

Bob Myer and Tom Gombar installing a freight car at the art museum for Kone,

Bob Garman and Robin Eaton doing a mod at Breckenridge for Thyssen,

Dave Hess and Dave Adrian putting a car back in service at 1001 Euclid for Thyssen,

DJ Springs, Gregg Seaman, Joe Simcic, Ric Supinski, Ken Eaton and Tony Karovich at Eaton headquarters for Otis,

Charlie Donner and Randy Thompson installing a freight car at Bass Chemical for Thyssen,

Gerard Szemerkovsky and Ric Supinski at Warrensville YMCA installing a two-stop hydo for Otis,

Tom Kelly and Mark Mehnert doing a jack job at Hillcrest Hospital for Otis.


As of this writing there are 16 mechanics and two apprentices out of work.


Till next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety,



March 2012 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

Seeing as how March is now upon us and St. Patrick’s Day is a short two weeks away, that means three things: the Indians are deep into spring training, we are due at least one more arctic blast before spring sets in and I need to get cracking on finishing the winter upgrades to Bridget my 1973 MGB.

Yes, I was able to hang onto her after last year’s unpleasantness and she rewarded me with the best driving experience of my life.  I’m not talking about 6000 rpm hole shots or wheel- screeching cornering.  I’m talking about the moment when the machine becomes an extension of the man.

I left Elyria west on US 20 to Norwalk bound for East Harbor.  The day was as crystal clear and cold.  It didn’t matter.  This was going to be the last ride of the year and I wanted to run her into a lather.

My deep cup of caffeinated heat kept me warm until I turned north on 250 and stopped for a refill.  By now the sun was close to zenith and the 100 ponies under the bonnet were just getting going.  They didn’t need extra coaxing.  They were running on 93 octane double espresso.

On the stretch between Norwalk and Sandusky I let the horses run free.  I don’t know what I topped out at but the way the mailboxes whizzed past it was close to 105.  I felt like Michael Shumaker testing an F1 at Monaco.  Every twist, every turn was anticipated and executed to perfection.  Absolutely heart in your mouth thrilling.  Route 2 and 58 were at a saner speed but the Edison Bridge made for a great open run.

I let the horses rest at East Harbor.  They earned it.  I walked up and down the deserted beach and felt invigorated by the warm sun, cold breeze and calm lake.  Magical.

When the fully rested horses roared back to life and I pointed them east toward Cleveland, they never missed a beat.  58 back to 2 and then 6 west of The Point.  The route was the old roadbed of the Lake Shore Electric Railway, a fact given away by its broad expanse.  The gentle undulations and easy sweeps passed in an instant as Bridget kicked up fallen foliage in her wake.

Coffee, this time from Caribou in Rocky River.  I met a guy who used to sell MGs for Fred Baker.  We chatted for a few minutes and he told me how the cars run better with the parts we have now than they did from the factory.  Maybe that’s why BL failed.

With the sun setting and temperature dropping, I opted for the parkway to Strongsville and Bridget’s winter home.  I gunned her one last time through a series of tight turns and she never flinched.

Spring can’t come too soon.

Leave Friday, April 20th open on your calendar for the 2012 Local 17 Retiree’s Dinner.  It will be held at Frank Sterle’s Slovenian House at 1401 East 55th Street.  Cocktails will be served at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost will be $30 for active members and free for retirees.  This is a great opportunity to get together and hear the history of Local 17 from the men who made it.

As many of you know, UFCW Local 880 has settled their strike with Rite Aid.  Their members are back to work under the terms of a new contract.  Here is another example of union brothers and sisters standing together and winning for their brethren.  Congratulations to UFCW.

As of this writing there are twenty-four mechanics out of work.

Until next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety….


IUEC, NEBA Ink Agreement

It was rumored late last week and confirmed earlier today that the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and the National Elevator Bargaining Association (NEBA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract.

While broad areas of the proposed contract are starting to come to light, there has been nothing in writing from the International on the details of the agreement.  Any agreement between the IUEC and NEBA must be approved by the delegates of the locals at a gathering later this spring.

According to Business Agent Tim Moennich there will be information available at the regularly scheduled union meeting this Friday, March 9th at 6pm.

Please plan on attending to hear the most up to date news on the tentative agreement.



December ’11 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

The annual Children’s Christmas party will be held Saturday, December 3rd at the hall located at 3250 Euclid Avenue.  The party starts at 1pm and mothers are asked to bring baked goods.  Beverages will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Hogan at

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades as well as Local 17 are supporting our brothers and sisters of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 880 in their labor dispute with Rite Aid.  While Rite Aid’s profits are at record levels, they refuse to bargain in good faith with the UFCW on a contract that retains the current level of benefits coverage.  As a response the North Shore Federation of Labor is boycotting Rite Aid and asking that all members of the building trades move their prescriptions to another UFCW represented pharmacy.  If you want information on the state of the boycott and which pharmacies are union represented then go to

There were three fatalities reported at the October meeting.  The first was from Local 24, Birmingham, Alabama the second happened in New York City, Local 1, and the third was from Local 96, Ottawa, Canada.   Ours is a tough and unforgiving trade.  There are many ways to die and even more ways to become disabled.  This has to serve as a reminder to never take safety for granted because as soon as you do we may be draping the charter and holding a moment of silence at the next meeting for you.  Safety is no accident.

A member recently took a callback at a Parma apartment complex.  When checking out the pit, the car did not stop when he popped the bottom door lock.  When he examined the lock he found the wires jumped together on the same stud.  After correcting that issue, he decided to check the rest of the door locks.  When running the car down from the top landing, he found the same situation with the top lock.  He also discovered furniture on the car top.  When he informed the building management and the Parma Police, they arrested one the residents on a number of charges. Again, safety is no accident.

Local 17 won an arbitration hearing with Schindler on their giving away the flooring work at the new University Hospital Cancer Center.  This was Article IV work and because the company did not follow the contract they had to pay $2000 to the Local’s Contingency Fund.  This is in addition to the money paid on the same job for allowing another trade to block cable holes.  Know what is covered by Article IV of the contract and be sure the companies are not giving it away.  Your unemployed union brothers are counting on you.


Where are they working?

Kevin Thomas and Bill Dudas at Breckenridge Village installing a three-stop hydraulic for Thyssen,

Jeff Webber and Tom Gombar at JC Penny Strongsville doing escalator clean downs for Kone,

Paul Scheutzow doing stand by at the Juvenile Justice Center for Kone,

Matt Weingart and Chris DeJesus working at the Rockwell Building for Schindler,

Jason Faber and Joe Broz, Jr. cabling at Bridgeview for Thyssen,

Ken Bowles and Jason Sohayda doing a modernization at Kaiser for Otis,

Bernie Sickle and Steve Kemp doing a jack at UH for Schindler,

John Brunner and Taurus Ogletree doing a modernization at Euclid Commodore for Schindler,

Local 17 sends condolences to brothers Jim, John and Tom Goggin on the passing of their father and grandfather respectively in early October.  The Local also send condolences to Brother Harold Norsic on the passing of his mother and Brother John Sapochak who lost his father-in-law.

As of this writing there are 22 mechanics out of work.


Till next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety,