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Operating Engineer

WWW.IUOE.ORG • WINTER 2014

Work Heating Up

Northeast natural gas expansion

fuels jobs and training


i n t e r n at i o n a l

Operating Engineer

Winter 2014 • Volume 157, No. 1

Brian E. Hickey, Editor

Jay C. Lederer, Managing Editor

10 Keystone XL Awaits Final Decision

Gulf Coast segment complete, begins operations

12 Right-to-Work Battles Spread

New fights spring up across state, national borders

14 Pipe Dreams Can Come True

Jobs and training come to Connecticut local

22 Canadian Local Invited to Asia

British Columbia Trade Mission Includes IUOE

Departments

05 From the General President

06 Education & Training

18 Healthcare

18 HAZMAT

20 Local Spotlight

24 GEB Minutes

28 In Memorium

[cover] A multi-billion dollar natural gas expansion in

Connecticut is fueling more jobs and specialized pipeline

training for IUOE Local 478 members.

[photo] Sean Gallup/Getty Images News

[right] The first pilings of a new span that will replace the

existing Tappan Zee Bridge have been placed in the icy waters

of the Hudson River in New York.

[photo] EarthCam

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general officers

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Brian E. Hickey, General Secretary-Treasurer

William C. Waggoner, First Vice President

Patrick L. Sink, Second Vice President

Jerry Kalmar, Third Vice President

Russell E. Burns, Fourth Vice President

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Mark Maierle, Thirteenth Vice President

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trustees

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From the General President

[James T. Callahan]

Opportunities on the Road Ahead

Proactive engagement will define success

A NEW YEAR has begun, full

of promise and opportunity. The

economy has shown signs of life as we

prepare to put this long term recession

in the construction industry behind

us. A productive summer gave back

some of the gains towards the end

of the year, as we slid back to double

digit unemployment in the industry.

However, bright spots abound with

solid membership gains in many

regions of the International. I’m

cautiously optimistic that work will

pick up across the board in the second

quarter of this year.

One of these bright spots has been in

oil and gas pipeline work. The recently

completed Gulf Coast segment of the

Keystone XL Pipeline resulted in over

2 million hours of work for Operating

Engineers. A decision on building the

Northern segment is still pending, but

a recent environmental assessment

issued by the State Department

gives us hope that it will be approved

this spring. Pipeline projects of all

kinds will benefit from a new, three

year National Pipeline Agreement

negotiated between IUOE and the

Pipe Line Contractors Association last

month.

As we emerge from the recession,

we are still facing well funded and

coordinated attacks on our collective

bargaining rights. Capturing

employment gains and defeating

external threats means standing united

with the other trades. To that end, the

IUOE has re-affiliated with the Building

& Construction Trades Department as

of the beginning of the year. Raising

our collective voice and acting with

common purpose will benefit not

only our members, but all union

construction tradesmen throughout

the U.S. and Canada.

If the downturn has taught us

anything, it’s to not pine over the

current predicament, but to prepare

and position ourselves to capture as

many jobs as possible for Operating

Engineers as demand for our highly

skilled members increases. In that vein,

I want to underscore the International’s

role in assisting all local unions

whenever possible, understanding that

one size does not fit all.

First and foremost, we will rise and

fight alongside any state or provincial

local that comes under attack by socalled

“right to work” legislation or

similar threats to the rights of Operating

Engineers. Several state legislatures

and the Ontario provincial government

are moving in this direction right now.

In addition, the mid-term federal

elections this November could see

an influx of lawmakers to Congress

who would further advance an antiworker

agenda. We will never be

able to match the deep pockets of

corporate political funding, but we can

overcome it through member action. It

is critically important that we engage

in these political battles and that every

member carry the union’s message to

co-workers, families and friends.

Second, we are moving forward

with a comprehensive effort to gain

market share in the South. Industry

analysts believe that the Gulf Coast

region is poised to see investment and

development in the oil and gas sector

as high as $190 billion over the next

10 years. Industry heads have voiced

concerns with the mega-contractors

over their ability to meet the future

demand for qualified workers.

To address this, we must make a

commitment to train more individuals

and show them what the union

advantage has to offer. Planning is

underway to build a National Training

Center based in the South to capture

the work that we have traditionally

enjoyed in other regions—notably

Crane, Stationary, Heavy Highway, and

Petrochemical. In turn, high quality

training will serve as a foundation for

an all out Southern organizing effort.

There have been numerous

inquiries from union crane and heavy

equipment vendors who are interested

in participating with us. They see the

potential of shaping policy and safety

regulations nationally with such a

partnership.

Some may say that these are lofty

reaches and that it has the potential of

becoming a white elephant. I believe

that whether the Gulf Coast takes

off as predicted or not, the potential

to increase our market share in the

Southern part of this country begins

with training and is too important to let

such an opportunity pass us by.

Our union is poised to make solid

gains in the coming year. We will be

proactive instead of reactive; and we

won’t shy away from a fight when

warranted. Solidarity is the hallmark

of the Operating Engineers and

standing shoulder to shoulder with

other building trades will benefit all

members—past, present and future—

as we pursue these new opportunities.

Work safe and have a prosperous

new year.

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Education & Training

Training Instructors Come Together

for Crane Curriculum Review

THE NATIONAL TRAINING FUND (NTF) presented

a crane curriculum review and rollout for 65 Training

Administrators and Instructors in January at the Maritime

Institute Conference Center in Linthicum, Maryland. The

review included statements from many of the subject

matter experts that helped design and guide this project to

completion.

Also included was a synopsis of the 31 modules in the

new crane training instructor manual, with a snapshot of the

31 power point presentations, including almost 1100 slides,

many with embedded videos for the classroom. This new

curriculum, which took approximately a year and a half to

complete, met with the group’s approval and many requests

for order information.

IUOE Training Directors and Instructors who are

interested in ordering copies of the manual can contact Steve

Brown at (202) 778-2665 or sbrown@iuoe.org

Stationary Engineers Helping to Develop New National Skills

Standards for Energy Management

THE NATIONAL TRAINING FUND (NTF) is currently

working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to

address new national energy management skill standards.

IUOE training, including the NTF’s Energy Conservation

curriculum, helps members develop state-of-the-art craft

skills. In turn, IUOE Stationary Engineers play a pivotal role

in implementing energy management programs.

IUOE members already have a tremendous impact

on facility energy management as part of their day to

day responsibilities and their craft skills will increase in

importance as new technologies and work processes are

implemented. The NTF is committed to maintaining the

highest quality standards in the expected expansion of both

training and certification activity for energy conservation.

The DOE is currently working with the National Institute

of Building Sciences on a project called “Better Buildings

Workforce Guidelines.” The IUOE is represented on the

project’s Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council

Board of Advisors by Stationary Department Director Russell

Duke.

Several IUOE Stationary Engineers are also helping to

ensure the union’s voice is heard in setting national skill

standards, by serving as industry practitioner subject matter

experts or alternates. They are participating in a formal

process called job task analysis which will describe in detail

the essential skills needed for energy-related job categories.

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Training Standard Project Puts Instructors Through the Paces

A TRAINING STANDARD PROJECT (TSP) administration

and evaluator training class was held at the Southern

Apprenticeship Training site in Memphis, TN this past

September. Twelve IUOE and Job Corps Instructors

participated in the three day class. Instructors represented

Locals 624, 513, 627, 3, 320, 841, 649, 627, 66, and 181.

The training covered how to properly administer a TSP

checklist on tasks performed with the excavator, backhoe,

dozer, grader, loader, and scraper.

Actual demonstrations with the equipment helped

participants practice mock evaluations of an operator’s skill

level in performing the task with the piece of equipment.

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Healthcare

Your Health: 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

Learn about

your condition

and treatments

by asking your

doctor and

nurse and by

using other

reliable sources.

SADLY, MEDICAL ERRORS can occur anywhere in the

health care system: In hospitals, clinics, surgery centers,

doctors’ offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, and patients’

homes. Errors can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis,

equipment, or lab reports. Errors also happen when doctors

and patients have problems communicating. The best way

you can help to prevent errors is taking part in every decision

about your health care. These tips tell what you can do to get

safer care.

Medicines

1. Make sure that all of your doctors know about every

medicine you are taking. This includes prescription

and over-the-counter medicines and dietary

supplements, such as vitamins and herbs.2

2. Bring all of your medicines and supplements to your

doctor visits. Talk about them and find out if there are

any problems. It can also help your doctor keep your

records up to date and help you get better quality

care.

3. Make sure your doctor knows about any allergies and

adverse reactions you have had to medicines. This

can help you to avoid getting a medicine that could

harm you.

4. When your doctor writes a prescription for you, make

sure you can read it. If you cannot read your doctor’s

handwriting, your pharmacist might not be able to

either.

5. Ask for information about your medicines in terms

you can understand—both when your medicines are

prescribed and when you get them:

• What is the medicine for?

• What side effects are likely? What do I do if they

occur?

• Is this medicine safe to take with other medicines

or dietary supplements I am taking?

• What food, drink, or activities should I avoid

while taking this medicine?

6. When you pick up your medicine from the pharmacy,

ask: “Is this the medicine that my doctor prescribed?”

7. If you have any questions about the directions on

your medicine labels, ask.

8. Ask your pharmacist for the best device to measure

your liquid medicine.

9. Ask for written information about the side effects

your medicine could cause. If you know what might

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happen, you will be better prepared if it does or if

something unexpected happens.

Hospital Stays

10. Ask all health care workers who will touch you

whether they have washed their hands. Handwashing

can prevent the spread of infections in hospitals.

11. When leaving the hospital, ask your doctor to

explain the treatment plan you will follow at home.

This includes learning about your new medicines,

making sure you know when to schedule follow-up

appointments, and finding out when you can get back

to your regular activities.

Surgery

12. If you are having surgery, make sure that you, your

doctor, and your surgeon all agree on exactly what

will be done.

13. If you have a choice, choose a hospital where many

patients have had the procedure or surgery you

need. Patients tend to have better results when they

are treated in hospitals that have a great deal of

experience with their condition.

Other Steps

14. Speak up if you have questions or concerns. You have

a right to question anyone who is involved with your

care.

15. Make sure that someone, such as your primary care

doctor, coordinates your care. This is especially

important if you have many health problems or are

in the hospital.

16. Make sure that all your doctors have your important

health information. Do not assume that everyone has

all the information they need.

17. Ask a family member or friend to go to appointments

with you. Even if you do not need help now, you might

need it later.

18. Know that “more” is not always better. It is a good

idea to find out why a test or treatment is needed and

how it can help you. You could be better off without it.

19. If you have a test, do not assume that no news is good

news. Ask how and when you will get the results.

20. Learn about your condition and treatments by asking

your doctor and nurse and by using other reliable

sources.

When you

pick up your

medicine from

the pharmacy,

ask: “Is this

the medicine

that my doctor

prescribed?”

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Politics & Legislation

Keystone XL Gulf Coast Completed, Northern Leg Still Pending

THE STATE DEPARTMENT

recently released a final environmental

impact statement, the fifth one in five

years, for the Keystone XL project, the

1,179-mile northern leg that would

stretch from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele

City, Nebraska. The State Department

conducts the environmental review

and makes recommendations on a

Presidential Permit for projects that

cross international borders. In a

previous review, the State Department

called the Keystone XL its “preferred

alternative,” stating that it’s a better

environmental and economic option

than other alternatives or even

no project at all. The new study is

consistent with past findings.

In a statement, General President

Callahan called on the Obama

Administration to green light the

project as soon as possible. “Thousands

more skilled construction jobs—jobs

that feed families, pay mortgages, send

kids to college—hang in the balance of

the President’s decision. Today, this

decision just got easier. ”

After earlier delays in the

environmental review, TransCanada

moved forward with the Gulf Coast

segment of the project, which did not

need a Presidential Permit. In January,

the company began shipping crude

oil through the recently completed

segment. The Gulf Coast segment

begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and

extends south to Nederland, Texas.

The construction of the 487-mile

crude oil pipeline involved more than

11 million hours of labor, including

over 2 million hours of work performed

by members of Operating Engineers

Locals 178, 450 and 627. The Gulf Coast

pipeline will have the initial capacity

to transport 700,000 barrels per day

with the potential to transport 830,000

barrels per day to Gulf Coast refineries.

In addition to the Keystone Gulf

Coast segment, work has begun on

the 48-mile Houston Lateral Project,

which will transport oil to refineries

in the Houston area. The final route of

the Houston Lateral involves building

a pipeline through the Texas counties

of Liberty, Chambers and Harris to

Houston’s refining center. Operating

Engineers have already logged over

200,000 hours on that project.

Both pipelines are critical

infrastructure projects for U.S. energy

security and the American economy.

Approval of the northern leg of the

Keystone XL Pipeline has the potential

to reduce the amount of oil the U.S.

imports from Venezuela, the Middle

East and other unstable regions of the

world by up to 40 percent.

U.S. crude oil production has been

growing significantly in Oklahoma,

Texas, North Dakota and Montana.

Currently, producers do not have access

to enough pipeline capacity to move

their product to the large refineries

along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Both projects

will address this constraint.

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U.S. Senate Races to Dominate 2014 Election Cycle

CONTROL OF THE United

States Senate hangs in the balance

in the November elections. A

spate of retirements by longtime

Democratic Senators puts a number

of highly vulnerable seats in play

and jeopardizes the current 55-45

majority held by the Democrats.

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)

Powerful Committee Chairmen,

many of them close friends of the

IUOE, are heading for retirement at

the end of their terms, having had

enough of the bitter partisanship that

now characterizes American politics.

After 30 years in the Senate,

longtime champion of working people

Tom Harkin of Iowa, Chairman of

the Health, Education, Labor and

Pensions Committee, will retire this

year. General President Callahan

thanked Chairman Harkin for his years

of service. “Few elected officials have

so proudly stood shoulder to shoulder

with Operating Engineers to fight the

good fight. Everyone knows where

Tom Harkin stands on the bread-andbutter

issues of working folks,” he said.

Congressman Bruce Braley (D-

IA) will attempt to fill the vacancy left

by Harkin. He will face the winner

of the multi-candidate Republican

primary in November. Braley has

been a fierce advocate for Operating

Engineers since being elected to

the House of Representatives in

2006, consistently voting to uphold

Project Labor Agreements, support

Davis-Bacon prevailing wages,

and to invest in rebuilding the

country’s crumbling infrastructure.

Carl Levin, Michigan’s Senior

Senator and Chairman of the Armed

Services Committee, will also retire

after six terms. Another Congressman

and staunch supporter of IUOE Local

324 waits in the wings to replace him.

Representative Gary Peters (D-MI),

seeks to fill the vacancy created by the

loss of one of the Senate’s giants. Peters

knows that the middle class was built on

the backs of hard-working Americans

who play by the rules and that they are

being squeezed by policies that favor

millionaires and huge corporations.

Peters is leading the fight against bad

trade deals and working hard to restore

the battered construction economy

through investments in transportation,

water and energy infrastructure.

Other powerful Senate Committee

Chairmen leaders are also choosing

to retire this year: Jay Rockefeller, West

Virginia’s Chairman of the Commerce,

Science and Transportation Committee;

Max Baucus, Chairman of Senate

Finance Committee from Montana;

and South Dakota’s Tim Johnson,

Chairman of the Senate Banking,

Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

A shift in power in the U.S Senate

could see a slew of anti-worker

legislation work its way through the

chamber in coming years. Already,

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

of Kentucky has signaled his desire

to see a national Right to Work bill

pass under his leadership, should

the Republicans gain control.

Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI)

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Right-to-Work (for less)

New Battle Lines Are Drawn in Fight Over Worker Rights

A NEW YEAR brings new legislative

sessions, but an old foe is still targeting

workers and their unions. IUOE

locals in Ohio and Pennsylvania are

continuing to battle against Right to

Work supporters, while several other

states have been marked for action by

the American Legislative Exchange

Council (ALEC) and the U.S. Chamber

of Commerce. Workers in Missouri,

Oregon and Anchorage, Alaska are

under fire from anti-union, right-wing

politicians bent on widening the huge

wage gap between CEO’s and average

employees.

Unfortunately, corporate greed

knows no bounds – not even

international borders. In the US and

Canada, anti-worker politicians are

seeking to erode the basic workplace

rights that employees have earned

through negotiation over decades.

Why? Anti-labor politicians are giving

political payback to their billionaire

financiers while dismantling Labor’s

political power.

The anti-labor, Tory conservatives in

Canada are working to erode the Rand

Formula (also known as automatic

check-off) designed to protect against

free riders – non-union employees

who enjoy the benefits of membership

without paying their fair share. (See

related article on page 13)

Conservatives say Right to

Work is a worker freedom issue.

Monte McNaughton, a provincial

Conservative and labor critic from

Ontario, Canada says “Our proposal

is about worker choice. It is simply

about the worker being able to choose

whether they want to belong to a union

and pay union dues or not.” Sound

familiar? That’s because language

similar to that is being used to move

“workplace freedom” in Ohio.

This is simply a race to the bottom

for workers. In Anchorage, Alaska Local

Ordinance 37 severely hamstrings the

ability of public employees to bargain

collectively. In Oregon, a citizen

initiative there is designed to enact

Right to Work on public employees and

limit workers’ influence in politics.

And in Missouri, anti-worker

legislators have crafted a message

around economic competition

between states. They say the Show

Me State will lose jobs to Michigan or

Indiana, if they do not pass Right to

Work legislation. When asked about

the studies that prove wages are lower

in Right to Work states, Missouri State

Senator Ed Emory conceded, “sure

they go down.” Makes you wonder who

Senator Emory thinks he represents.

Labor will never be able to match

ALEC and the Chamber dollar for

dollar in these fights. But what we lack

in funding, we make up for in member

action. The conversation has to move

past meetings and the workplace. It

needs to happen at the dinner table, in

our communities, and at the ballot box.

Whenever an opportunity appears, we

must be ready to engage.

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Could U.S. Style “Right to Work” Laws Come to Canada?

WHITE ROCK M.P. Russ Hiebert’s

Bill C-377 isn’t the only anti-worker

legislation facing Canadian labour.

There are strong indications that

Conservatives want to bring U.S.-style

‘right to work’ laws into Canada in the

near future.

Of course, the name is misleading.

There’s nothing in these U.S. laws which

guarantees or makes effort to improve

or grow opportunities to work… only

the right to avoid paying union dues for

the services the organizations provide.

which has been so important to trade

union development in Canada.

The ‘Rand Formula’ is an agreement

between employers and unions that

was put in place in Canada shortly

after the 2nd World War. Following a

bitter and lengthy auto industry strike

in Windsor Ontario in 1946, Supreme

Court of Canada Justice Ivan Rand

established mandatory dues check-off

as part of an arbitrated settlement. The

‘Formula’ was subsequently adopted in

all provinces, and has been a valuable

cornerstone of Canadian labour law

ever since.

Rand rightly argued that collective

bargaining, grievance handling,

benefits administration, pension

administration, and training is of

benefit to all members of a union,

added to higher wages and workplace

representation. Rand therefore

concluded that it’s only fair and

reasonable for all union members

to pay for these services which all

members benefit from. His decision

ultimately directed that employers

must deduct union dues from each

paycheck and remit those funds to the

union to keep the agreements in place

and the union functions viable.

Imagine what trade unions and

unionized workplaces would be like if

this well established mandatory dues

check off formula was eliminated.

All union members would

continue to benefit from the collective

agreement—but individual members

would be free to decide whether or

not they pay dues. Obviously some

members would decide not to pay

(discreetly or openly, with or without

any valid reason).

That in turn would create “free

riders” who would continue to benefit

personally from the union contract

without having to pay for it, while

unions would still have an expensive

obligation to represent and provide for

all members, paid-up or not. Imagine

the tension, conflict, and financial

stress this would create in unions and

workplaces. Members still paying dues

would greatly resent those choosing

not to, or simply join them.

Both Ottawa area Conservative

Eliminating the Rand Formula

Minister Pierre Poilivere and Ontario’s

is a deliberate recipe for conflict in

provincial Conservative Leader The Rand decision basically says the workplace, disputes amongst

Tim Hudak have recently expressed

support for legislation to do away with

that all members of a trade union

should pay dues in exchange for the

employees, and severe weakening or

failure of their unions.

mandatory dues check-off in Canada. services it recognizes that members

They want to scrap the ‘Rand Formula’ receive from their trade union.

Article: Kevin Willemse/IUOE Local 115

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Pipe Dreams Can Come True

Work in the political trenches pays off for Operating Engineers

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Feature

IN THE ICY DEPTHS of another New England winter,

residents of Connecticut have peace of mind knowing that

relief is on the way. That relief, besides the change of seasons,

will be spearheaded by the men and women of IUOE Local

478 as they trench and set enough new natural gas pipeline to

connect over 300,000 homes and 75% of the state’s businesses

to a cheaper and cleaner alternative to heating oil. The work

is part of an estimated $7 billion home heating expansion

championed by Governor Dannel Malloy, but supported

from the very beginning by the Operating Engineers.

Connecticut is home to Local 478, a 100 year old hoisting

and portable local that has seen the pendulum of history

swing between tremendous prosperity and economic

distress. From the Great Depression of the 1930’s through

the Great Recession of the past decade, Local 478 operating

engineers have overcome adversity by taking whatever steps

were necessary to reinvent themselves and their trade.

When the recession hit in 2008, Connecticut was already

in the midst of a jobs crisis as the State’s once strong

manufacturing based economy was on life support. Many

economists predicted that just as the Northeast was the first

region hit by the recession; it would also be the last to recover.

That made the saying “Find something else to do until 2022”

ring true when it came to Connecticut’s heavy construction

industry. Despite this dire prediction, Local 478 operators

had three characteristics which had seen them through

difficult times in the past. They had an active political

program, a formidable new business organizing strategy and

an unwavering commitment to training and retraining their

members. As long as the Local kept those three objectives at

the forefront, their chances of beating the odds were good.

Opportunity knocked in 2010 when the Local met with

then gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy and they seized

it. Malloy was already well known to the Local as Mayor of

the City of Stamford, where he had helped create thousands

of new jobs and obtained more than $90 million in Federal

and State funding for public construction projects. But there

was more. Malloy had substantive policy papers detailing

his plans to increase construction jobs by redeveloping the

State’s university campuses, improving and expanding the

State’s roads and bridges, and laying hundreds of miles of

[left] Local 478 members practice manuvering sidebooms as part

of the Pipeline Training Program.

[photo] IUOE Local 478

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pipelines to bring natural gas from shale

plays in other states into Connecticut.

Local 478 now had a gubernatorial

candidate with a proven track record

and innovative ideas to get behind and

they went to work. During the campaign,

Local 478 members phone banked,

precinct walked and door knocked tens

of thousands of Connecticut voters.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO stated that

Local 478 put in more campaign hours

than any other local union in the state.

In fact, they put in more political hours

than all the other local unions put

together.

As soon as Dan Malloy was sworn

in as Connecticut’s Governor, he

began working in conjunction with the

Operating Engineers on a number of

his proposals including the $2 billion,

10 year expansion of the UConn

Campuses, rebuilding the State’s roads

and bridges and, the crown jewel

of his public construction plan, the

Governor’s Comprehensive Energy

Strategy. The plan would require

constructing new transmission and

distribution pipelines that would allow

more than 300,000 homes and 75% of

that State’s businesses to convert to

natural gas for their energy needs.

Still, the Connecticut Legislature

needed to be convinced on the merits of

the energy plan. So Local 478 Business

Manager Craig Metz and COPE Director

Nate Brown reached out to the gas

utilities and joined forces with them

to push the Governor’s energy plan

through. The successful lobbying efforts

by both the union and the utilities went

on into the final hours of the legislative

session. In the process, Local 478 hit

its second objective of finding new

business since the big three gas utilities

were now in a solid alliance with the

union.

Through it all, the Local’s biggest

challenge remained their ability to train

and deliver enough operating engineers

with pipelining skills to meet the

manpower that was going to be needed.

The best way for that to happen was for

the International to send the National

Pipeline Training Program instructors

to Connecticut to teach their intensive,

three-week program. With the

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[top] Local 478 members taking part in the Pipeline Training Program show off their new

skills to members of the media and invited guests.

[below, left] IUOE General President Callahan and Local 478 Business Manager Craig Metz

stand with local members, pipeline trainers and union staff at the training facility.

[below, right] Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy spoke at the press conference.

[photos] IUOE Local 478

support of IUOE General President

Callahan, Pipeline Training Director

Mike Gavlock and his staff conducted

two back-to-back pipeline training

programs. Participants completed

rigorous training on the sideboom, the

angle dozer and the backhoe.

During the first training session,

Local 478 hosted a pipeline training

showcase and press conference.

Business Manager Craig Metz

introduced General President Callahan

and Governor Malloy who touted the

benefits of natural gas and praised

the union for their foresight and

commitment to producing the nation’s

best trained pipeline builders.

General President Callahan

assured the Governor of the IUOE’s

commitment. “If this work is so

plentiful, we’ll make sure that you have

the best trained people to complete

the job.” Callahan’s assurance that the

International and Local 478 would

ensure that Connecticut’s pipelines

were built right, built safe and built to last

was applauded by Connecticut DEEP

Commissioner Daniel Esty, Connecticut

AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier, State

Senator Dante Bartolomeo and State

Representative Lonnie Reed who were

also in attendance.

Following the press conference, over

100 attendees including elected officials,

utility company representatives

and pipeline contractors got to see

a demonstration of IUOE pipeline

training instructors and their students

performing hands-on, in-theseat

practical training as Local 478

operating engineers began laying a new

foundation for Connecticut’s energy

future.

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HAZMAT

Local Union Instructors Achieve OSHA Master Trainer

and Safety and Health Specialist Certificates

WHY WOULD INSTRUCTORS pursue OSHA recognitions that require a minimum of 160 hours of training? Because

these recognitions validate a high level of professional development that enables instructors to meet changes in workforce

requirements and the needs of working safety professionals. The OSHA Certificate program provides instructors with a solid

background in OSHA regulatory compliance requirements and complex occupational safety and health issues. This program

has been designed by experienced safety and health professionals and includes training in key areas. Core courses give a

strong foundation in the fundamentals of occupational safety and health. Elective courses enable instructors to focus on the

specialized needs of their workplace.

The IUOE NTF’s National HAZMAT Program

congratulates the following 8 IUOE instructors who

have recently achieved the OSHA Master Trainer

Status from West Virginia University’s National

Resource Center for OSHA Training.

• Keith Adolf, Local Union 825

• Bobby Barwick, Turner Job Corps

• Hamona Dowell, Local Union 3

• Kenneth Keirn, Local Union 158

• Rodney Piper, Local Union 825

• William Selzer, Local Union 181

• Hugh Snow, Local Union 4

• Darryl Wagler, Atterbury Job Corps

The National HAZMAT Program also congratulates

the following 3 IUOE instructors who have recently

achieved the OSHA Safety and Health Specialist

Certificate from West Virginia University’s National

Resource Center for OSHA Training. These instructors

may now choose to attend the Teaching Techniques –

Beginner course, an additional 32 hours of training to

earn the OSHA Master Trainer Status.

• Kerry McCormack, Local Union 4

• Sam Redden, Local Union 99

• Henry Simms, Local Union 501

IUOE instructors may refer to the HAZMAT Health and Safety Community for instructors on Blackboard for more information

on the OSHA Safety and Health Specialist Certificate and the OSHA Master Trainer Status. Instructors may also contact the

National HAZMAT Program at (304) 253-8674 or hazmat@iuoehazmat.org with questions.

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National HAZMAT Program 2014 Trainer Course Schedule

THE 2014 TRAINER COURSES are designed to meet instructors’ needs, maintain instructor credentials, and expand the

instructors’ skills and knowledge to meet the changing requirements of the local unions’ membership. The following trainer

courses are scheduled for 2014.

*Dates and courses are subject to change.

Packets with complete information are being sent to Business Managers, Training Directors and Instructors with additional

information including how to apply for a class and class location.

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Local Spotlight

Local 37 Dedicates New Headquarters in Baltimore County

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF

Operating Engineers Local 37 recently

opened a new home located in

Dundalk, Maryland. The ceremony

was attended by a slew of local

politicians, as well as many members

of the Union’s executive board,

including Joseph F. Shanahan, Robert

A. Holsey, Jr. and Charles E. McGee,

Jr. Local 37 represents approximately

1,800 members.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin

Kamenetz opened the event by praising

the union’s decision to relocate to

Dundalk.

“It’s good to have Local 37 here in

Baltimore County,” Kamenetz said.

“This is a great move for the union

...and obviously the role that they will

play in the community is exemplified

by the turnout of elected officials,

because we do value your presence.”

Kamenetz followed his speech

by presenting an Executive Citation

commending Local 37 for over 113

years’ worth of work.

‘’The International Union of

Operating Engineers has served as a

valuable advocate for operating and

stationary engineers, significantly

enhancing the quality of Life for

‘families throughout Baltimore County

and the state of Maryland’ Kamenetz

said. “Your commitment to protecting

the rights of Maryland’s workers

should be a source of great pride for

your organization.”

[above] Local 37 leaders and elected officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new

headquarters building in Dundalk, MD. [photo] IUOE Local 37

Shanahan dedicated the new building

to Ronald Buchholz, Jr., a member who

died in 2012, from injuries incurred in

an automobile accident.

Buchholz rose up the ranks of the

union in an extremely short amount

of time, becoming the vice president

in approximately seven years’ time.

According to Shanahan, he was a

beloved member of the union who had

a future as bright as any.

“Ronnie’s death has affected

everyone differently, and we all have

fond memories of our time with him,

and each grieves in a different manner,”

said Shanahan. “It is for that reason the

sitting officers and our executive board

and members have come together in

wishing to honor Ron’s life.”

A plague has been placed outside of

the new home for Local37. “We wanted

to put this plaque up so that everyone

who comes in here knows about

Ron Buchholz,” Shanahan said. The

dedication was followed by a moment

of silence in honor of Ron’s life.

Joseph Shanahan, Local 37’s

Business Manager and International

Trustee, then had an opportunity to

speak, saying that the day marked

another milestone for an already

storied union.

After the ribbon was cut to signify

the official opening of the building,

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Virginia Treacy: Dedicated Trade Unionist Calls it a Career

BORN AND RAISED in the Bronx,

the eldest of five siblings, in what

she calls a traditional Irish/Italian

household; Virginia “Ginny” Treacy

wanted to be a nurse since reading her

Nurse Nancy, Golden Book as a little

girl. She pursued that dream graduating

from the Beth Israel Medical School of

Nursing in Manhattan in 1971.

Ginny loved working with patients,

but she soon realized fighting for

fair wages, benefits, and working

conditions for nurses would help

elevate patient care. Nurses took care

of patients and patients’ families, but

who was taking care of the nurses? In

her early days, Ginny realized nurses’

awareness to issues beyond patient

care was non-existent; nurses felt

powerless in the face of management

and/or physicians.

After several years as a practicing

RN at several New York /New Jersey

hospitals, Ginny realized that

organizing nurses at the facilities in

which they worked was the only way

for nurses to gain equitable treatment

in the workplace. Her first effort as the

internal organizing chairperson in the

hospital where she worked resulted in

an election loss but a new job as a labor

representative for JNESO the labor

division of the New Jersey State Nurses

Association (NJSNA).

Meanwhile, in the larger context

the professional landscape for nurses

was changing. In 1968, nurses began

organizing in the public sector. In

1974, there was a change to the law,

the National Labor Relations Act

that allowed private sector nurses to

organize in their workplaces. Nurses

and healthcare workers realized their

collective voice was louder than

speaking alone and soon nurses at

facilities began exercising their rights.

Ginny found her way into the Labor

movement in 1977. She became the

Executive Director at JNESO in 1980.

In 1985, she led her membership, at the

time 2,300 Registered Nurses, out of the

NJSNA and started the independent

professional health care union, JNESO.

Ginny had cut her teeth negotiating

several contracts and strikes and gained

a fierce reputation with members, and

management alike, for negotiating a

tough but fair contract.

In 1992 under Ginny’s leadership,

JNESO members voted overwhelmingly

to affiliate with the International Union

of Operating Engineers becoming

JNESO District Council 1-IUOE-AFL-

CIO with a multi-state jurisdiction.

Currently the District Council

represents just over 5,000 RNs, LPNs,

and professional/ technical members

in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A firm believer in educating

membership, Ginny credits her

Executive Board, Local Leaders,

members, and staff for their zealous

devotion to the Labor movement as the

main ingredient to JNESO’s successes.

Over the past 37 years, Ginny’s

position at JNESO has evolved from

her traditional duties of organizing,

negotiating, and representing

members to include varied educational

presentations from assertive behavior

workshops to steward and advanced

steward training. Ginny has often

expressed the belief that working for

JNESO has been “nursing” on a slightly

larger scale. Like the health care

professionals we represent, trying to

make life better, optimizing our quality

of life while taking care of business.

Ginny is married and is the proud

mother of two adult daughters. She

is a loving mother-in-law and the

proud grandmother of 17 month old,

Kylie. When not working she can be

found on the golf course in any kind

of weather or planning her next golf

excursion. Although Ginny is retiring,

she will remain available for advice

and guidance and for special projects

and educational programs in the years

ahead. Ginny looks forward to spending

quality time with her granddaughter

Kylie and spending more time on the

golf course.

[above] Virginia Treacy, Executive Director

JNESO-District Council 1, IUOE [below]

Treacy in 1971 upon graduating from

nursing school. [article & photos] JNESO-

District Council 1

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Canadian News

Cochrane Part of Official BC Jobs and Trade Mission to Asia

IN A SIGN of respect for the strong

advocacy role played by IUOE Local

115 on behalf of its members, Business

Manager Brian Cochrane was invited by

the province’s Premier, Christy Clark,

on a recent Jobs and Trade Mission to

China, Korea and Japan.

Local 115 has been a strong critic

of Clark’s right-of-center BC Liberal

government on important issues like

unemployment and workers’ rights,

but also recognizes that obtaining

needed investment to create jobs is best

of jobs available to IUOE Local 115

members,” says Cochrane. “We

will work with local, provincial or

national governments who respect our

members’ interests and we will put

aside differences to reach common

goals of mutual benefit.”

The government estimates that up

to 70,000 jobs could be created through

LNG exports, many of them in LNG

plant construction.

It is telling that Cochrane has also

country to BC while denying jobs to any

qualified Canadians who applied.

While the Court case was not

successful in overturning Temporary

Foreign Workers permits, IUOE Local

115 and building trades unions won the

most important battle – in the court of

public opinion, Cochrane said, which

forced government to make positive

improvements to the program.

“IUOE Local 115 will continue to

monitor the Temporary Foreign Worker

Program and take action to protect our

members’ jobs,” said Cochrane.

The new role being played by IUOE

Local 115 is an indication that effective

public advocacy by the union is being

noticed and that the importance of

IUOE Local 115 as a key source of skilled

workers for key resource sector jobs is

being recognized.

[L to R] Brian Cochrane (Business Manager, IUOE Local 115), Lee Loftus (President, BC

Building Trades), Christy Clark (Premier of British Columbia), Tom Sigurdson (Executive

Director, BC Building Trades), Glen Hilton (Business Manager, IBEW Local 993)

achieved when labour, business and

government can find agreement.

So Cochrane joined other private

sector labour leaders, business

representatives and government

cabinet minsters to support Premier

Clark’s efforts to bring new jobs to

British Columbia through investment in

natural resource extraction, especially

Liquified Natural Gas exports.

“Our union’s most important role

is to protect and increase the number

played a prominent role in challenging

Canada’s use of Temporary Foreign

Workers from China to develop coal

mining projects in northern British

Columbia.

Last year Canada’s Conservative

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

changed the Temporary Foreign Worker

Program to end abuses after IUOE Local

115 and other unions went to Federal

Court to fight a government decision

allowing HD Mining – a Chineseowned

firm – to bring workers from that

Operating Engineers are

acknowledged leaders in training

workers for skilled jobs across North

America,” Cochrane said. “Our union

can help employers and governments

meet labor market needs but there has

to be support for our members and

unionized jobs at the end of that process

or it doesn’t work.”

Cochrane says participating in BC

Premier Clark’s Asian mission helped

both the government, employers

and IUOE Local 115 members, by

showing potential investors that

despite differences, all parties can work

together to create jobs.

“The previous Premier either

attacked or ignored our union – we are

still here and he is long gone,” Cochrane

said. “We will work in good faith with

governments of any political stripe so

long as they respect our union and our

members – that’s a bottom line that will

never change.”

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uOttawa Power Plant Engineers Celebrate Long Careers

chilled water, natural gas, telephone

lines and electrical cable.

The building is unique in that the

side that faces King Edward Avenue

is made entirely of tinted glass and

exposes all the power plant’s pipes,

wires and machinery to the view of

passing motorists and pedestrians.

[Back row, L to R] Shawn Casey (20 years),

Mike Noonan (2nd Class Relief, Recent

Hiree), Bob Guenette (retiree 23 years),

Wayne Hedges (retiree 47 years), Henri

Major (1971-1996 1st Class Shift Engineer,

Plant Chief 1996-2008 - retired), Jean

Bordeleau (retiree 43 years), Marc Paul

(2nd Class Shift Engineer, 40 years), Julien

Bedard (2nd Class day shift, retired 1995)

AT A SPECIAL retirement event

at the University of Ottawa, Local

772 Power Plant Engineers in

attendance celebrated their years of

experience and career highlights with

great stories of working together and

all the changes at the Plant over the

years. The Engineers in attendance

constituted about 285 years of Power

Plant experience. Marking 47 years

upon his retirement, Wayne Hedges’

colleagues tried to convince him stay

on for another three years so he could

hold a record of 50 years working for the

university as a Power Engineer, without

success. Wayne was anxious to enjoy

his well-deserved retirement.

The Power Plant is state of the art,

built 40 years ago at a cost of $4.5 million

and inaugurated in 1973, it is some

20,000 square feet in size. The plant

provides controls for all environmental

and mechanical systems throughout the

campus from one central location. Also

located in this complex is a sophisticated

computerized “watchdog” network that

controls temperature, humidity, clocks

and atmospheric conditions in several

laboratories, as well as conditions in

several other buildings. The building

also houses administrative offices,

shops, storage areas and two snowmelting

pits. Some three kilometres of

tunnels link buildings throughout the

campus, centralize to meet at the Plant.

These tunnels are used to carry steam,

[Front row, L to R] Andre Forget (Shift

Engineer 2001-2008, Plant Chief

2008-present), Todd Nobert (2nd Class

Shift Engineer, 25 years), Paul Lagasi (2nd

class Shift Engineer, 26 years), Stephan

Berger (3rd class shift Engineer, Recent

Hiree)

[below] The uOttawa Power Plant

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In Memorium

Death benefits paid

October - December 2013

October 2013

Local 004

Medway, MA

Anthony Barbere

William Bonito

Frederick J. Daly

Donald Medeiros

Jesse L. Morse jr

Robert W. Poland

Frank J. Rines jr

Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Lou Azevedo

Clarence J. Benke

Preston Bickerstaff

Jimmie Brazelton

Carl F. Brooks

Alfred Castro

Dewey Coffman

Stanley Coker

John Culbertson

Miguel De quevedo

David Elder

Jerry Frugia

Donald Gallon

Ray Goin

Robert Groesbeck

Eddie Henderson

James Holmes

Albert Iannarelli

Thurman Jones

Ronald E. Knapp

B. Knowles

Nick Marez

Joe E. Marks

Edward Maxon

John Moody

Edwin Ramsey

Fred J. Silberberger

Dewayne Stout

Clyde Thomason

Francisco Yriqui

Local 014

Flushing, NY

Walter E. Dearing

Ernest V. Digiacinto

William Edkins

William R. Morrison

Albert Scarpati jr

Local 015

Long Island city, NY

James J. Fortune

Henry E. Wallace

Local 016

Harold W. Carter

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

George C. Dovey

Harry J. Gerlach

Leo J. Stoll

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Carl Auletta

Eugene H. Barr

Patrick A. Corcoran

William P. Givens

William B. Hilyard

Daniel G. Kelovsky

Charles Kiskadden

Jerald B. Lenning

Dan L. Meager

Harlen Mercer

Robert L. Morris

Frank T. Perry

Richard H. Schilling

David N. Schunatz

Wallace E. Servey

John Shockley

Talmadge J. Stephens

Patrick J. Wright

Local 034

Louis Rassier

Local 036

Ilo Billings

Local 037

Baltimore, MD

James J. Hartsell

Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

Tingvald G. Evenson

Otto A. Haake

Darold E. Olberg

Robert Sesser

Vinal L. Severeid

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA

Michael J. Barbish jr

James R. Ceyrolles

George O. Dick

Daniel F. Grega

Larry E. Moore

Frederick B. Neuner

Carl L. Rea

Edwin L. Smith

Byron C. Steele

Robert A. Strauser

Paul R. Thompson

Local 071

W .D. Milroy

Local 103

Indianapolis, IN

William H. Shafer

Local 115

Burnaby, BC

Wesley K. Brooks

Edwin F. Dobrindt

Jake Enns

John Kirkpatrick

Tony Purcha

Sandy Snihor

Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Adrian B. Cherney

Eugene Dedolph

Robert J. Johnson

John Michalek jr

David L. Wishau

Local 150

Countryside, IL

Thomas R. Chiado

David L. Goodfriend

Odis H. Goodrich

Warren Hall

Dennis A. Heidmann

Charles S. Novak

Wayne Nuss

Michele Santucci

Local 158

Glenmont, NY

Donald B. Brinkman

Francis Dolan

Local 181

Henderson, KY

Bobby J. Vaughn

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Harold Bibbee

Travis W. Brock

William E. Cooke

Andrew F. Crane

James B. Ellis

James G. Mariotti

George T. Ovenell

Lee Young

Local 324

Bloomfield Township,

MI

Paul J. Brulla

Gerald L. Diponio

Robin Dougherty

Lester J. Lutat

Elmer Mott

John Paull

Richard D. Price

Donald E. Riedel

Norman Titsworth jr

Rinaldo Vella

Local 351

Borger, TX

Donald E. Hill

Local 375

Loyd N. Rowe

Local 385

Arnold J. Perdue

Local 400

Helena, MT

George E. Linnell

Local 406

New Orleans, LA

Vernon F. Hebert

Local 428

Phoenix, AZ

Ray L. Edwards

Local 450

Mont Belvieu, TX

Jimmy Pace

Local 478

Hamden, CT

Edward Ryan

Local 520

Granite City, IL

Roger J. Behrmann

James D. Easley

Larry J. Nalley

Local 525

Noah Everett

Local 542

Fort Washington, PA

Robert H. Clark

Local 552

H .C. Ferguson

Local 624

Jackson, MS

Billy L. Rogers

Local 701

Gladstone, OR

Roger L. Larson

Melvin Leikas

Eugene Watkins

Local 793

Oakville, ON

Douglas E. Brown

William L. Hineman

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

George R. Soehngen

Local 826

George C. Franklin

Local 832

Rochester, NY

James Chest

Local 841

Terre Haute, IN

Charles O. Hendricks

Local 900

Oak Ridge, TN

Kenneth E. Thomas

Local 912

Columbia, TN

Buster B. Hargrove

Paul F. Lanius jr

Local 917

Chattanooga, TN

Fred H. Brown

Local 926

Rex, GA

R .B. Andrews

Local 955

Edmonton, AB

Sidney J. Gould

November

2013

Local 002

St Louis, MO

Thomas E. Jansen

Joseph Knefelkamp

Local 003

Alameda, CA

David A. Bardine

Martin Best jr

Ronald Burns

Loyal R. Conde

Henry D. Cosio

Lawrenc E. Hale

Leo W. Harrison

Roy A. Harrison

Ruben Hernandez

Clarenc Hutcheson

James Johnson

Howard Kahue

Jim D. Kepley

Bill Lauderdale

Cliff J. Lawrence

Frank Lodl

James E. Nevois

Edward W. Peterson

Wayne D. Poole

Marcus H. Seaford

William Tullis

Elfawn Wall

Local 004

Medway, MA

Francis A. Buchanan

Richard L. Faulkner

Louis J. Francioso

Joseph A. Gauvin

Dana Witham

Local 009

Denver, CO

Claude D. Canton

Osa A. Kelley

Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Harold Allee, jr.

W .D. Blakesley

Darron Evans

Robert Gillies

Robert Gray

Raymond Lawson

Joseph Moreaux

Chester Moreland

Darrel Myers

Delbert Nelson

Mickey Phillips

Theron Quinton

Patrick Quiroz

Robert Rasmussen

Billy Sadler

Hans Stoltenberg

Kenneth Swanson

Bill Tolbert

Local 014

Flushing, NY

Martin Griff

Jeremiah J. Sullivan

Local 015

Long Island city, NY

James Margro

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

Dale A. Barkewitz

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Duane E. Fry

Ronald J. Gilgenbach

Alton P. Myers

Bruno Plavney

Charles R. Sapienza

Daniel L. Schomaeker

Dennis W. Spieth

Cloyce H. Swisher

Rudy Veselko

Local 039

Sacramento, CA

Stanley Andersen

Lennard H. Anderson

Charles W. Heatherly

Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

James G. Beeman

John Dannis

Harley A. Johnson

John E. Larson

Charles Warner

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA

Eldon Baringer sr

Jack Barr

William Bowan

Charles H. Brown jr

Ronald P. Ferraro

Ray E. Landy

Thomas J. Lockaton

Local 068

West Caldwell, NJ

William Gould

Albert Pekarek

Anthony Pikul

Local 098

East Longmeadow,

MA

Waldron W. Chesney

Earl R. Daniels

Clarence D. Macmahan

George E. Thibeault

Local 101

Kansas City, MO

Jim Fiser

Anthony C. Wagner

Local 103

Indianapolis, IN

Solomon Ratliff

Albert J. Yates

Local 138

Farmingdale, NY

John Albanese

James J. Duffy

Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Clifford Fischer

Danny V. Gunnlaugsson

Victor P. Woellner

Local 147

Norfolk, VA

Roger F. Robinson

Local 150

Countryside, IL

Donald L. Fenn

Paul Gumber

Alfred Justak

John P. Omeara

Norman D. Spoor

Louis M. Tedesco

George Vomish

Charles Watkins

Thomas H. Wellman

Local 158

Glenmont, NY

Eli F. Bickom

H .Bohl

Howard Foster

Local 178

Fort Worth, TX

Jack D. Hubbard

Local 181

Henderson, KY

Walter Emmitt

James R. Gant

Marshall L. Mc coy

Leslie Willis

Local 216

Baton Rouge, LA

Lee T. Cassels

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Tony Arthur

George W. May

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Donald Riebe

Local 318

Marion, IL

Robert E. Ross

Local 324

Bloomfield Township,

MI

William Cummings

Elwood C. Elwell

Eugene Fortura

Lyle E. Goss

Lanny R. Haring

Robert T. Harris

Emery H. Johnson

Paul A. Schmittou

William Trimper

Local 347

Willie Frazier

Local 351

Borger, TX

C .C. Chelf

B .L. Ingram

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Local 370

Spokane, WA

Thomas L. Reilly

Local 399

Chicago, IL

Donald B. Floeckher

Dale E. Richeson

Chester Woodworth

Local 406

New Orleans, LA

George R. Newton jr

Local 428

Phoenix, AZ

Richard J. Brown

Local 450

Mont Belvieu, TX

Hulen Hopson

J .D. Smith

John I. Wiggins

Local 463

Ransomville, NY

Edward A. Redmond

Local 501

Los Angeles, CA

Fred R. Duncan

Wayne L. Howard

Robert Sweeney

Local 513

Bridgeton, MO

Loyd Harthimmer

Eugene J. Norton

Local 520

Granite City, IL

James H. Spreter

Local 542

Fort Washington, PA

Rudolph J. Czekalski

Paul S. Mock

Louis R. Paulo

Bill Thornhill

John P. Trahey

Local 564

Richwood, TX

C .D. Dornak

Local 571

Omaha, NE

Arlan G. Ehlers

Local 612

Tacoma, WA

E .H. Turner

Local 670

Ardmore, OK

Altus Gillaspy

Elwood K. Morris

Local 701

Gladstone, OR

John Carlson

Calvin Curtis

Theodore A. Renner

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

Fred J. Bulas

Local 826

Cecil O. Ryals

Local 841

Terre Haute, IN

Ernest Meador

Local 891

Brooklyn, NY

James J. Lynch

Frank N. Minissale

Local 965

Springfield, IL

Leonard D. Cotton

December 2013

Local 002

St Louis, MO

Roy V. Hartman

Local 003

Alameda, CA

Joseph Biasca

James Dickey

Charles C. Evans

Walter E. Haws

Wendell Kochis

Terry C. Rasmussen

Joseph Schneider

Alvin Silva

Robert Slater

George W. Smisek

Meritt Sterrett

Jose T. Vargas

Garin Watson

Local 004

Medway, MA

Joseph A. Bruno

William Caswell

Adalbert J. Dipaolo

Laurence Vitello

Local 006

Elzy Ragsdale

Local 009

Denver, CO

Mark M. Martich

Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Dale Barrett

Samuel Bryan

Gonzalo Contreras

Elmer Doane

David Elder

Willie C. Epperson jr

Ralph Farner

Melvin Gilman

Gerald Gort

John Kimes

Richard Langager

Paul Limon

Eliseo Lopez

Donel Mount

Annibale Muscolo

Cecil Neal

C. Norton

Victor Norton

Edward K. Nunes

Kenneth G. Reifenstahl

Ellsworth Riker

Clinton Rogers

Floyd Sharp

Dave Shriner

Loren Sundvall

Verle Thomas

Alvin Thompson

Gonzalo Valenzuela

Robert L. Weaver

Local 015

Long Island city, NY

John Ferrara

Edgar W. Sanderleaf jr

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

Donald Nauert

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Don R. Arehart

Helmer E. Carpenter

Johannes K. Cats

Herman M. Hostler

Local 030

Richmond Hill, NY

Joseph Tucciarone

Local 038

Dennis Poledna

Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

Milo A. Carroll

Gordon J. Diethelm

Leroy Doeden

O .Doroff

Robert C. George

Le Keeler

Bernard P. Kloss

Local 057

Providence, RI

Marcel Cousineau

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA

Randall W. Baringer

Robert S. Gavlak

Lloyd D. Keith

Gregor Peterson

John M. Stacey

Donald C. Trainer

Harvey Underwood

William J. Viscuso

Local 095

Pittsburgh, PA

Jefferson A. Whalen jr

Local 098

East Longmeadow,

MA

Edward A. Cancro

Christian J. Jensen

Roger Pincince

Local 101

Kansas City, MO

Howard Brown

Everett Weber

Local 106

Glenmont, NY

O .E. Boull

Local 115

Burnaby, BC

Curtis M. Harris

George A. Lemon

John R. Rogers

Local 132

Charleston, WV

Albert W. Maxwell

Local 138

Farmingdale, NY

Paul Schimansky

Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Francis J. Wolfert

Local 148

Saint Louis, MO

George W. Denning

Local 150

Countryside, IL

Bob J. Addams

William P. Crumpacker

Richard D. Harris

Donald N. Harris

Joseph Lemler

Wm H. Moellenkamp

jr

Philip E. Nichols

Joseph P. O’malley

Bernie E. Sarrett

Louis Schiro

Donald C. Tresselt

Local 158

Glenmont, NY

Wendell R. Dowling

Robert G. Earing

Local 181

Henderson, KY

Robert E. Bugg

Escar O. Coe jr

Harmon F. Negley

Local 280

Richland, WA

V .M. Belliston

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Glen L. Grayson

Hugh P. Wallace

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Kenneth R. Schuldes

Local 312

Birmingham, AL

Jessie W. Smith

Local 324

Bloomfield Township,

MI

Roland P. Campbell

Sammy D. Carson

Roy L. Hess

Kenneth E. Kolver

Harold L. Prough

William C. Rupprecht

Carlyle Wyatt

Local 351

Borger, TX

Harry L. Ehrlich

Local 369

Cordova, TN

C .W. Jordan

Local 370

Spokane, WA

Doil W. Clark

John E. Spaulding

Local 399

Chicago, IL

John P. O’sullivan

Local 428

Phoenix, AZ

Earl Nugent

Local 501

Los Angeles, CA

James R. Ebarb

Robert A. Gagg

Local 513

Bridgeton, MO

Eugene J. Burroughs

Clem Weber

Local 520

Granite City, IL

Charles A. Schleeper

Local 537

Walter W. Landers

Local 542

Fort Washington, PA

William D. Forney

Local 547

Detroit, MI

Francis Eckhout

Local 564

Richwood, TX

W .W. Bartlett

Local 701

Gladstone, OR

Ronald D. Paul

Local 793

Oakville, ON

Clair Mclean

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

Julio C. Gamio

Local 826

Arthur Jones

Local 841

Terre Haute, IN

William L. Gray

Local 865

Thunder Bay, ON

E .Jakubowski

Local 882

Coquitlam, BC

H .E. Justesen

Local 891

Brooklyn, NY

Charles Haughey jr

Harry Nilsen

Local 917

Chattanooga, TN

Robert Z. Luster

Local 925

Mango, FL

Rufus J. Starling

Local 926

Rex, GA

F .R. Archer

Local 965

Springfield, IL

Carl L. Constant

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