International Operating Engineer - Fall 2017


The quarterly magazine of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

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

Operating Engineer


Rebuilding Community

Series of natural disasters put Operating

Engineers on front line of recovery efforts

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

Operating Engineer

Fall 2017 • Volume 160, No. 4

Brian E. Hickey, Editor

Jay C. Lederer, Managing Editor

09 Member Spotlight

Memorial wall dedicated to Wisconsin veterans

10 Election 2017

Supporters of infrastructure win big

12 Feature: Rebuilding Community

Operators respond to series of natural disasters

16 Making Way for the American Dream

Creating new neighborhoods in Southern California


05 From the General President

06 Education & Training

08 Labor Notes

10 Politics & Legislation

18 Canadian News

20 Union Plus Scholarship Winners

22 GEB Minutes

28 Union Death Benefit

[cover] Hazmat-certified Local 3 operators with Anvil

Construction provide wildfire cleanup lot-by-lot in the

Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, CA.

[photo] Mandy McMillen, IUOE Local 3

[right] IUOE Local 115 members employed by Conair

Group Inc. battle the British Columbia wildfires.

[photo] Susanne de Montreuil



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general officers

James T. Callahan, General President

Brian E. Hickey, General Secretary-Treasurer

Jerry Kalmar, First Vice President

Russell E. Burns, Second Vice President

James M. Sweeney, Third Vice President

Robert T. Heenan, Fourth Vice President

Daniel J. McGraw, Fifth Vice President

Daren Konopaski, Sixth Vice President

Michael Gallagher, Seventh Vice President

Greg Lalevee, Eighth Vice President

Terrance E. McGowan, Ninth Vice President

Mark Maierle, Tenth Vice President

Randy Griffin, Eleventh Vice President

Douglas W. Stockwell, Twelfth Vice President

Ronald J. Sikorski, Thirteenth Vice President

James T. Kunz, Jr., Fourteenth Vice President

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From the General President

The More Things Change...

The year of change that really wasn’t

IT’S HARD TO believe that another

year is coming to a close. When it

began, we were promised a time of

great change. But as the old saying

goes, “the more things change, the

more they stay the same.”

There has been plenty of drama

coming out of Washington, DC all year,

but not much has really changed. The

economy has continued to chug along

and demand for our skilled Operating

Engineers remains high. However,

there has been absolutely nothing

done on the much promised and

much anticipated $1 trillion-dollar

infrastructure proposal.

At this writing, Capitol Hill is

consumed with so-called tax reform,

but none of the proposals deal with

infrastructure investments. It’s a

missed opportunity to create real

middle-class jobs and doesn’t bode

well going into next year.

On a positive note, the concept of

“apprenticeship” has come roaring into

fashion this year. Seems everybody

has suddenly discovered what we have

known all along—apprenticeships are

the best way to grow young talent into

life-long careers in the skilled trades.

This year’s National Apprenticeship

Week in November garnered national

and local media attention. Some IUOE

locals, along with other unions in the

building trades, have had great success

marketing themselves in this new


The newly found interest in our

apprenticeship programs is a real

opportunity to showcase all of our

top-notch training, including the preapprenticeship

and pipeline programs.

Our training is what makes the

Operating Engineers stand out above

the rest and how we best grow our

market share.

The Department of Labor also

marked the week by convening the

first meeting of the President’s Task

Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.

Already, there have been some mixed

signals about where our federally

registered programs stand with this

Administration and we will have

to keep an eye on what this group

produces. Fortunately, the building

trades are well represented on the


This year was different in a serious

way when, over a short period of

weeks, both the United States and

Canada were subjected to a series

of deadly and destructive natural

disasters. Many IUOE members and

their families were directly affected by

hurricanes and wildfires on a scale not

seen in generations

As is the case during events like

these, many IUOE members in the

affected areas braved the elements and

brought their skill and determination

to aid emergency first responders.

Many more Operating Engineers

have answered the call to help in the

recovery efforts.

I am pleased to report that to date

62 Locals and 142 individual members

have stepped up and donated nearly

$850,000 to the IUOE National

Charity Fund. These funds have been

enormously helpful to members who

have suffered severe, and in some cases

total, losses of homes and property. On

behalf of General Secretary Treasurer

Hickey and me, we are very grateful to

[James T. Callahan]

the generosity of our fellow Operating


I also want to highlight a special

group of 36 Operating Engineers

from Locals 14, 15, 478 and 825 who

volunteered to help the people of

Puerto Rico after hurricanes swept

through and paralyzed the island for

many weeks. These members joined

300 other union workers from other

skilled professions who flew to the

island together as part of an AFL-

CIO sponsored relief mission. The

two weeks these members spent

assisting others is really what the labor

movement is all about. Well done and

thank you all!

So, it’s been a year of ups and

downs, challenges and opportunities.

We don’t know what next year will

bring, but I do know that we will face it

together as a strong and vibrant union.

I wish every member a peaceful holiday

season spent with friends and family.

See you next year. Work safe.



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Education & Training

Job Corps and Local Union Partnerships Benefit All

New Facility at Local 649 Welcomes NTF Instructors Course


(NTF) Job Corps Heavy Construction

Equipment Mechanic training

programs operate in eight locations

throughout the country—California,

Georgia, Indiana, Montana,

Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington,

and Wyoming. These programs train

young men and women to a preapprentice

level, preparing them to

enter apprenticeship programs and

placing them on a career path to

becoming an Operating Engineer.

NTF Job Corps students receive

training in safety, hydraulics, engines

and engine systems, power trains,

electrical, final drives, airbrakes,

equipment service, first aid/CPR,

OSHA 10, forklift operations, hand and

power tools, as well as welding and


In the past, training has been

centered around the service and

repair of equipment used to train

students in the NTF Heavy Equipment

Operator programs and the use of

mock-up training of major engine

and equipment components. We

have recently expanded training to

include assisting Local Apprenticeship

Programs in maintaining and repairing

their equipment as well.

The most recent projects the Job

Corps program has completed include:

rebuilding a loader bucket for Local 9

in Colorado, forklift repair for Local 800

in Wyoming, and a backhoe repair for

Local 400 in Montana. The Anaconda

site in Montana is currently scheduled

to begin extensive transmission repairs

on a grader from Local 9.

The NTF mechanic program in

Pennsylvania has a strong partnership

with Local 66. The partnership has

proven beneficial for both, as the

creation of work-based learning

opportunities for Job Corps students

at the apprenticeship training facilities

provide students with valuable

experience and the Local receives

maintenance and assistance with

repairs on heavy equipment. These

students spend up to eight weeks at the

local’s apprenticeship site; providing

the Local with the opportunity to also

assess the students’ abilities to become

successful Apprentice Mechanics.

To date, many students

participating in the work-based

learning opportunities have entered

the respective Local’s Mechanic

Apprenticeship Program.

To learn more about how the IUOE

NTF Job Corps Mechanic Programs

can assist your local, please phone Joe

Dixon, IUOE NTF Job Corps Regional

Coordinator, at 724-675-8022,

or by e-mail at

[above] Students in the Job Corps Heavy

Construction Equipment Mechanic

program get hands on experience at the

Anaconda, Montana site.


(NTF) conducted a Training Standards

Project (TSP) Train-the-Trainer course

October 24th-26th, 2017 in Illinois. The

event was hosted by Local 649 JATC

and utilized their new indoor training


The TSP course has proven to be a

valuable practical evaluation tool for

Operating Engineer training programs.

The TSP is a time tested instructor tool

that has become an industry standard

over the years. This class is held to give

the instructor a better understanding

of this evaluation process which can

then be used for each local’s specific


[above] IUOE instructors that participated in this Train-the-Trainer were: Brian Gabor (Local 150), Mike IzzareIli (Local 150), Jeff Watson

(Local 150), Todd Peterson (Local 150), Greg Fieders (Local 150), Bill Cinnamon (Local 649), Dave Ludlow (Local 150), Tom Milianti (Local

150), Lonnie Land (Local 701). Also shown in group photo: Local 649 Training Director Mike High, IUOE Construction Training Director

Chris Treml, Local 649 Apprentice Coordinator Dan Hollenback, Local 649 members: Delilah Russell, Austin Dabney, Jim Trockur Jr., and

TSP course instructors: Todd Shreves and Matt Ulm.

Stationary Engineer Conferences Span Coast to Coast


FUND and the IUOE Stationary

Department sponsor regional training

conferences each year. Pictured here

are attendees at this year’s Western

Regional Conference hosted at Local

286 in Auburn, Washington. Attendees

discussed new trends and technologies

and learned of resources available to

Stationary training programs. Many

thanks to Business Manager Richard

Spencer and the dedicated staff of

Local 286 for making their training

center available for this year’s event.

Additional regional training

conferences were held at Local 70 in

White Bear, MN and Local 68 in Atlantic

City, NJ. Thank you Business Manager

David Monsour (L70) and Business

Manager Thomas P. Giblin (L68).

[above] Back, L to R: Carl Luisi (Local 95), Tom Ervin (Local 501), Dane Rawlins (Local 286),

Richard Spencer (Business Manager, Local 286), Mike Davis (Local 501), Carl Goff (IUOE

Regional Director), Lynn Sherman (Local 148), Paul Nunez (Local 501), Tony McNamara

(CH2O), Jeff Vincent (IUOE National Training Fund) Front, L to R: Tery Chapin (Local 286),

Mike Bolling (Local 286), Derek Donley (IUOE), Greg Kane (Local 286), Jeff Alexander

(Local 286), Russell Duke (IUOE), Jim Pyette (Local 286) and Christian Dube (Local 286)



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Labor Notes

Fair Contracting Group Gathers, Callahan Named to Board


Contracting (NAFC) recently convened

their annual conference in Nashville,

TN. NAFC is a labor-management

alliance of fair contracting

organizations, contractors, and labor

unions committed to promoting

fairness in public construction

contracting across the nation.

Member Spotlight

In Vietnam, He Fought With His Back to the Wall

Local 139 retiree dedicates ‘transition wall’ for Wisconsin veterans

The conference focused on

prevailing wage surveys and

enforcement, health and safety

in the construction industry, and

infrastructure financing. In attendance

were the Indiana, Illinois and Iowa

Foundation for Fair Contracting (IIIFC)

and compliance staff from various

IUOE Locals who administer other fair

contracting foundations.


the first woman to lead the North

Carolina labor movement after being

unanimously elected President of

the North Carolina State AFL-CIO

during the 60th Annual Convention in


McMillian grew up in Hickory,

North Carolina. She became involved

with union organizing as a student and

is passionate about organizing workers

in the South. MaryBe frequently speaks

to groups around the country about

the importance of building a strong

labor movement in the South. She is a

member of IUOE Local 465 in Durham,

North Carolina.

“I look forward to working with our

affiliates to build the movement we all

want – one that is constantly growing,

that is both big enough and bold enough

In addition, General President

Callahan was recently invited to join

the group’s board of directors. The

board includes representatives from its

member fair contracting organizations,

contractor organizations, and labor

unions. In accepting the board

position, Callahan said, “I am honored

to set the agenda and drive our politics,

that is unafraid to hold our politicians

and our own leaders accountable – a

movement with the power to change

this state and this nation,” McMillian

said after the election.

to join such a distinguished group

of construction industry leaders.

NAFC has an important role to play in

guarding against any further erosion of

fair industry standards and fighting to

get back to a more level playing field.”

North Carolina’s Labor Fed Elects First Woman President

[above] IUOE Local 465 member MaryBe

McMillian was elected President of

the North Carolina State AFL-CIO in

September 2017.

[article & photo]


ON JANUARY 8, 1968, Army Sp4c.

Gary Wetzel had his left arm blown

off on a Vietnam battlefield. His

subsequent heroism earned him the

Medal of Honor.

Far away in time and location,

on July 7, 2017, the retired Local 139

member served his country yet again.

Using a wheelchair and crutches to

maneuver and to stand, the 70-yearold

helped dedicate a “transition wall”

that memorializes all veterans while

inspiring service to country. The wall

symbolizes the rocky road veterans

typically follow as they exit the military

and re-enter civilian life. It also marks

the main entrance to the Gary G.

Wetzel Way nature trail, built for

disabled veterans in 2016, mainly by

Local 139 apprentices who themselves

were veterans.

The wall stands in a tranquil forest

clearing near Camp American Legion,

a place where Wisconsin veterans

have been coming to rebuild their lives

since 1925. It begins as a pile of strewn

boulders, turns in a different direction

and becomes a series of gabion baskets

filled with smaller stones, changes

to mismatched types of building

materials, then turns into a uniform

brick wall before angling off to a wellorganized


The wall is living monument that

will evolve, said American Legion Post

139 Commander Mike Burt. Already,

some veterans have inked the names

of fallen commrades onto the stones

in the baskets, although writing on the

wall proper is not permitted.

“It’s going to be growing and

growing,” Wetzel said. “It’s about life,

not death. I’m proud as a peacock to be

here. God bless America.”

[above] Plaques in the wall recount Gary

Wetzel’s heroism and list the organizations,

including Local 139, that sponsored

the adjacent nature trail bearing

Wetzel’s name. [below] Daniel Seehafer,

commander of The American Legion Department

of Wisconsin, invites all present

to touch the wall as part of its dedication

ceremony. [left] Wetzel returns a salute

from Seehafer.

[article & photos]

Dave Backmann, IUOE Local 139



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Politics & Legislation

Election 2017 – Supporters of Infrastructure Win Big

Lawmakers Try to Subvert Labor Standards After Disaster


7TH, voters went to the polls in New

Jersey and Virginia to elect governors

and legislators. In addition, New

Yorkers voted on whether to hold a

constitutional convention in 2018.

In the Garden State, Democratic

candidate Phil Murphy faced

Republican Lt. Governor Kim

Guadagno; after two terms, Governor

Chris Christie was term limited. Most

polls throughout the election had

Murphy up by double-digits and those

polls proved accurate. Governor-elect

Murphy won the general election by a

56-42 margin against Guadagno.

Major infrastructure investments

were a key part of Murphy’s platform,

including his strong support the New

York/New Jersey Gateway Tunnel

Project. Murphy was endorsed by

Locals 68, 825 and JNESO. Down

ballot, Democrats maintained their

control of the state legislature and even

gained a few seats.

The Governor’s race in Virginia

between Democratic Lt. Governor

Ralph Northam and Republican Ed

Gillespie, to replace term-limited

Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe,

had a huge amount of money spent

to sway voters. The final results had

Northam beating Gillespie by a 54-45


Northam pledged to make major

infrastructure investments, including

supporting two natural gas pipelines

through southern Virginia if they win

regulatory approval. Down ballot, the

Democrats won the Lt. Governor slot

and retained the Attorney General

position. They also made historical

gains in the Virginia House of Delegates,

picking up 15 seats, narrowing the

Republican edge to 51-49.

New York State voters

overwhelmingly rejected a ballot

proposal to hold a constitutional

convention by a 78-16 margin. This

proposal would have a allowed a

convention to amend the state’s

constitution and possibly result in

essential labor rights, such as prevailing

wage and collecting bargaining, being

stricken from the state constitution.

New York Operating Engineer locals

were very aggressive in educating their

members about the ballot proposal

and getting their members to the polls

to successfully defeat this anti-union


The November 2017 elections also

saw the city of Boston re-elect their

mayor, labor leader Marty Walsh.

Mayor Walsh easily captured 65

percent of the vote.

In other election news, a special

election for Washington State Senate

District 27 had IUOE endorsed

candidate Democrat Manka Dhingra

defeat Republican Jinyoung Lee

Englund to flip this seat and ultimately

control of the Washington State Senate

from Republican to Democrat.

This election was a tremendous

win for union friendly candidates that

made investments in our infrastructure

a top priority, along with an agenda

that seeks to benefit working families.

Let’s hope this momentum

continues into November of next

year and we are able to elect more

candidates that will fight for the

bread and butter issues that matter to

Operating Engineers.

[above] N.J. Governor-elect Phil Murphy

with IUOE Local 825 Business Manager

Greg Lalevee and members at a February

endorsement event.



recent hurricanes put a spotlight on

a key labor standard for the maritime

and shipbuilding industries. The Jones

Act came under fierce attack from both

Democrats and Republicans. The kneejerk

reactions misplaced the blame

for an inadequate response in Puerto

Rico on this key policy for Operating

Engineers, maritime workers, and the

domestic shipbuilding industry.

The Jones Act is a “cabotage”

law that requires American-flagged

and American-crewed vessels when

shipping goods between U.S. ports.

Cabotage laws are common and

operate in virtually every country and

in other transportation industries—

airlines, for example. What makes the

Jones Act unique is that it also requires

that the vessels be manufactured in the

United States.

Since its inception, it has been a

key element of economic and national

security policy and it has been

supported by the IUOE for generations.

Although the United States has shed

thousands of jobs along with its

shipbuilding capacity, the Jones Act

and the Buy American provisions in the

defense industry sustain what industry

still exists in the country today.

The Jones Act also ensures that an

American fleet can be commandeered

in the event of a national-security

emergency to move goods, materiel,

and armed forces around the globe.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria,

longtime opponents of the law—

mostly traditional anti-union, antiworker

voices—were joined by liberal

Democrats in calling for a waiver of the

Jones Act. Democrats sought a yearlong

waiver. Right-wing opponents

called for a permanent end to the Jones

Act as it relates to Puerto Rico.

They argued, without any evidence,

that it is inefficient and expensive to

require Jones Act-compliant shipments

to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the

disaster. Here are the facts:

• Jones Act vessels readied

shipments to Puerto Rico before

the hurricane struck land.

• Foreign-flagged vessels already

deliver 2/3rd of all shipments to

Puerto Rico.

• Most fuel is shipped to Puerto Rico

by foreign vessels.

• It takes less than four days to ship

goods to Puerto Rico from U.S.

ports, increasing efficiency. Most

foreign vessels take about 14 days

to reach Puerto Rico.

• U.S. vessels ship American cargo

containers, which allow tracking

of consumer goods through the

supply chain to the point of sale,

increasing efficiency and lowering

costs. Foreign vessels ship

containers that don’t permit the

same tracking.

The unfortunate political

developments around the hurricane

response ended with a limited, 10-

day waiver of the Jones Act. In a letter

to Congress, Dr. Alexis Rudd of the

Maritime Administration stated,

“Waiving the Jones Act now will not

provide any additional relief to the

hurricane victims on the island.”

During the ten days, only one foreign

vessel reached a Puerto Rican port.

Despite attacks from left and right,

the middle appears to be holding.

Bipartisan support for the law still exists

in supermajorities in Congress. And

the momentum behind suspending

the law has waned. The IUOE will

remain vigilant in its advocacy for the

Jones Act.

[photo] Crowley Maritime Corporation



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OVER A THREE month span, record breaking hurricanes

and wildfires left a path of death and destruction through

parts of the United States and Canada. Scores of IUOE

members and their families were forced to evacuate their

homes, with many suffering significant property damage.

Some lost everything.

In the aftermath, Operating Engineers are hard at work

helping family members, neighbors and complete strangers

begin the long process of rebuilding their homes, schools

and communities. Individual members, Local unions and

the International have all stepped up with offers of assistance

– both financial and physical.

The IUOE National Charity Fund has received nearly

$850,000 in donations from Locals and individual members

since August. To date, the Fund has paid out $570,000 to

IUOE members who suffered damages related to the storms

and wildfires. In addition, members have travelled far from

home to assist in the recovery work.

In late August, nineteen separate wildfires merged to

create the largest wildfire ever recorded in British Columbia’s

history. The massive Plateau fire consumed an estimated

520,000 hectares (2,008 sq/mi) and displaced thousands.

BC firefighters, along with dozens of aircraft piloted by IUOE

Local 115 members, fought more than 123 wildfires within

the province during the season. Aerial firefighting is a highly

skilled and very dangerous profession, and the Local 115

members employed by Conair Group Inc. are among the best

in the business.

Around the same time, the Texas Gulf Coast was walloped

by Hurricane Harvey. It inflicted nearly $200 billion in

damage primarily from widespread flooding in the Houston

metropolitan area. In a four-day period, with peak rain

accumulations of 64.58 in (164.0 cm), Harvey is now the

wettest storm on record in the United States. Over 100

members of Locals 450 and 564 sustained serious property

damage and have received help from the union relief fund.

Local 564 Business Manager Charlie Singletary said,

“Whenever our family is in need, our brothers and sisters

from the IUOE always step up and show what big hearts they

have. I’m damn proud to be an Operating Engineer.”



Rebuilding Community

Natural disasters put Operating Engineers

on front line of recovery efforts



[top, left] Local 450 member Dwight Chandler’s house in Texas.

[top, right] The Local 564 hall was not immune to Harvey’s rain.

[middle, left] Local 450 member Ted Koch begins clean-up at his

home. [middle, middle] Local 564 member Marc Garcia, his wife

and daughter escaped their home with an inflatable life raft that

he kept in storage. [middle, right] Local 115 Conair Group pilots

battling wildfires in BC. [bottom, left] Conair’s CV580 fighting the

Kaleden fire. [bottom, right] Local 564 Business Manager hands

member Marc Garcia a union relief fund check.






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Two more major hurricanes would impact the southern

U.S. in September. Hurricane Irma first came ashore in the

Florida Keys. The storm was so massive it spanned the width

of the state, affecting both coasts as it moved north, and

inflicted an estimated $50 billion in damage from high winds

and flooding.

Ten days later, Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on

Puerto Rico. The electrical grid was smashed, causing an

island wide blackout. Along with severe damage to roads,

bridges, the main port and airport, a serious humanitarian

crisis quickly escalated.

Answering the call for help, 36 Operating Engineers

representing Locals 14, 15, 478 and 825 volunteered to

fly down along with 300 other union first responders and

skilled volunteers—including nurses, doctors, electricians,

carpenters and truck drivers—to Puerto Rico to help with

relief and rebuilding efforts. They spent two weeks on the

ground helping local communities throughout the island.

In October, Northern California wildfires erupted

quickly and destroyed at least 8,400 homes and buildings.

The bulk of the destruction took place in Santa Rosa, where

the Tubbs fire ripped through major residential areas. More

than 30 members of Local 3 lost their homes to the blaze,

with hundreds more temporarily displaced by evacuations.

The cleanup effort in California will take months to

complete and as many as 500 Operating Engineers could be

called upon as the rebuilding process ramps up. Clearing the

burned out residential areas also comes with the added risk

of exposure to toxic debris and ash. Most Operators will need

the 40-hour HAZMAT certification, prompting Local 3 to run

extra, concurrent training classes to provide enough certified

Operators to meet the challenge.

Despite personal hardships, IUOE members from all of

these hard hit areas and beyond answered the call. The work

has transitioned, from emergency response to recovery, but

the need for skilled Operating Engineers has only grown.

Millions of tons of debris must still be cleared and vital

infrastructure repaired and replaced.




[above] IUOE Local 15 members who traveled to Puerto Rico to assist in the recovery effort are pictured from left to right: Joseph McGrade,

Santiago Linos (IUOE Local 825), Marie B. Sullivan, William Arroyo, Anthony Pierce, Lawrence Mirro, Sheldon Austin, Howard Mignott Jr.,

Dasolal Narine, Joseph James, Joseph Beksinski, Timothy Hornbeck, Rafael Greco, Randy Kral, and Joseph Bradley.

[photos] Gonzalo Salvador, AFL-CIO

[right, top] IUOE Local 3 Apprentice Zach Strickler removes debris from what was once the residential neighborhood of Coffey Park in

Santa Rosa. [right,bottom] Argonaut Constructors Local 3 Operating Engineers Colby Noble and Raymond Vega provide cleanup for the

prestigious Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa. [photos] Mandy McMillen, IUOE Local 3



FALL 2017 15

Local Spotlight

Making Way for the American Dream

Local 12 Operators create new neighborhoods in Southern California


company Pardee Homes has begun

construction of the Skyline Ranch

Project in the city of Santa Clarita,

which lies in the northern section of

Los Angeles County, California. Initial

excavating and grading work for the 592

acre site was awarded to Independent

Construction Company.

Local 12 Operating Engineers will

be moving approximately 26 million

cubic yards of material. Within the

592 acre residential portion, mass

grading will provide for major roads

and infrastructure, establish drainage

patterns and the creation of building

pads for the various land uses within

the project.

The finished development will include

1,220 single-family homes, a 10 acre

elementary school site, and a 10

acre park along with 5 additional

recreational areas. The project will also

include two 1.5 million gallon water


Model homes are scheduled to be built

within 18 months and completion of

the excavation and grading is expected

to take two years.

Independent Construction Company

has deployed 75 Local 12 equipment

operators that include grade checkers.

In addition, Local 12 heavy duty

repairmen and welders are also on site.

As the work progresses, it is possible up

to 20 more Local 12 members could see

work on the project.

[story & photos] IUOE Local 12


FALL 2017


Canadian News

Climbing Crane Procedures Now Part of Local 793 Training


put on a new tower crane and six-story

steel support structure at the Operating

Engineers Training institute of Ontario

(OETIO) campus in Oakville.

The yellow Liebherr 85 EC-B5 was

erected and a support structure was

built around the base so students can

be trained in both top and bottomclimbing

procedures. The structure

is necessary for the tower crane to be

raised and lowered, like it would be on

a worksite.

Training staff, apprentices

and representatives from Morrow

Equipment Co. recently completed a

bottom-climb test of the crane. A topclimb

test was done earlier in the year.

The crane has a lifting capacity of

5,000 kilograms and is equipped with

an extra-large cab for training students.

The OETIO is the only training centre

that offers top- and bottom-climbing

crane procedures.

“This new tower crane is a great

addition to our fleet of cranes and

training equipment,” said Local 793

business manager and International

Vice President Mike Gallagher. “It will

complement our existing program and

crane simulation and puts us at the very

forefront of crane training.”

Preparations for the tower crane

began late last year when an existing

tower crane was dismantled and sent

to the OETIO training campus in


A concrete pad for the new tower

crane was poured last December

by Local 793 member Craig Agar of

Pumpcrete, using the OETIO’s own

concrete pump.

The crane was erected in May.

Crews then began working on the

permanent support structure. Vertical

columns of the structure were erected

first and them beams were attached.

Several floors and a staircase were

installed later. The steel structure was

designed by Mark Wojcik of Burrell &

Associates Inc.

Local 793 operator Paul Creighton,

who works for Niagara Rigging and

Erecting Company, helped with the

steel erection. He operated a 50-ton

LinkBelt rough-terrain crane.

The crane extends three floors higher

than the surrounding steel structure. It

is now operational and instructors at

the OETIO are developing a curriculum

to train tower crane apprentices and

operators in top- and bottom-climbing


Business manager Gallagher said

the crane was purchased and installed

because the union wants to ensure the

OETIO remains a world-class training


“By purchasing and installing

this crane, we are really showing a

commitment to our industry and our

contractor partners,” he said. “We are

always looking for ways to improve

our training and offer new courses

to members that are relevant to the


“By investing in equipment such as

the new tower crane, we can continue

to train apprentices and operators and

contribute to the growth and prosperity

of the construction industry in Ontario.”

Local 793 vice-president Joe

Dowdall, who is the union’s director

of training and apprenticeship and

worked as a tower crane operator, said

it’s important that preparations for topand

bottom-climbing a crane are done

according to the instructions in the

crane manufacturer’s manual and also

that post-op procedures are followed.

“Crane operators and apprentices

are the ones who sit in the crane after

it has been raised and are responsible

for its safe operation. They need to

understand the importance of ensuring

that all aspects of the climb have been


“They need to understand what

areas on the crane or tower they need to

inspect during daily operations as well.

This type of training is long overdue

and I’m very happy that we now have a

tower crane and structure where we are

able to perform this type of training.”

Dowdall said he was very pleased at

how smooth the crane could be bottomclimbed

within the climbing frame and

how it was top climbed when a section

was inserted to increase the height of

the tower.

“The hydraulic system worked

effortlessly and we were able to raise

and lower the crane to the desired

height without any problem.”

Dowdall said he is confident the

OETIO will have the best training

curriculum developed soon to make

sure apprentices and operators are

trained to the highest standards for the


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Training staff and work crews recently

completed a bottom-climb test of a new

Liebherr 85 EC-B5 tower crane at the OETIO

campus in Oakville.

[article & photos]

Grant Cameron,

IUOE Local 793



FALL 2017 19

IUOE Family Members Awarded

2017 Union Plus Scholarships

Winners Honored for Achievement and Union Values

UNION PLUS RECENTLY awarded $150,000 in scholarships

to 106 students representing 31 unions, including five

winners representing the International Union of Operating

Engineers (IUOE). This year’s group of scholarship recipients

includes university, college, and trade or technical school

students from 35 states.

The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 26th year,

awards scholarships based on outstanding academic

achievement, personal character, financial need and

commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is

offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

IUOE Local 4—Mackenzie Brooks

Brooks, whose father, David Brooks, is a member of IUOE Local 4, has been awarded a

$1,000 scholarship. Mackenzie is a 2017 high school graduate who will begin college

this fall. She has aspired to be a pediatric nurse since she was young and will pursue a

degree in that field. Mackenzie has worked at a grocery store since 2013, saving money

for her college expenses. Her maternal grandfather, who at age 20 immigrated to the

United States from Newfoundland, Canada, was able to return to his union job after

serving in the Korean War, and experienced many other union benefits. Mackenzie said

that union membership has provided her family with support, reassurance and financial

stability through the years. “The union provides one voice and sticks up for each person

who is affiliated with them,” Mackenzie said. “By doing this, they are taking care of each

individual in an immediate and extended family.”

Alexander Comshaw-Arnold

Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded

more than $4.2 million in educational funding to more than

2,800 union members, spouses and dependent children.

Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students

attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate

school or recognized technical or trade school. The selection

process is very competitive, and this year over 5,100

applications were received from 65 unions and all 50 states

plus the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories.

Visit for applications and

benefit eligibility.

Meet the 2017 IUOE Honorees

IUOE Local 18—Alexander Comshaw-Arnold

Comshaw-Arnold, whose mother, Kathryn Mackenzie Brooks

Comshaw-Arnold, is a member of IUOE Local 18,

has been awarded a $1,00 scholarship. Alex, who

was a 2016 Union Plus scholarship recipient, is an economics major at The Ohio State

University. He has a passion for business and plans to pursue a Master of Business

Administration after graduating in December. Alex will have completed his bachelor’s

degree in less than three years after completing two years of post-secondary education

while at Fairless High School in Navarre, Ohio, where he graduated valedictorian in 2015.

He works as an economics research assistant for Dr. Daeho Kim at Ohio State. Alex’s

mother is a second-generation union member, and he believes unions affect families and

change lives. “Labor unions have a proud heritage in American history and played a vital

role in healing not just the economy but also families,” he said. “I am proud of my union

heritage and prouder still to be part of a union family.”

Ashlyn Darnell

IUOE Local 399—Ashlyn Darnell

Darnell, whose father, Matthew Darnell, is a member of IUOE Local 399, has been awarded

a $4,000 scholarship. Having graduated high school in 2017 with 34 college credit hours

and a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate, Ashlyn will enroll at Southern Illinois

University Edwardsville this fall as a nursing major. Between her junior and senior years she

joined the U.S. Army and attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

She will attend advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, this summer

and will participate in Army ROTC while in college, continuing to serve in her engineering

battalion. She intends to graduate as an active-duty U.S. army nurse officer with the rank

of second lieutenant. Ashlyn was recognized by congressman John Shimkus on the floor

of the U.S. House of Representatives for her Army service while in high school. Ashlyn,

whose mother, Melissa Darnell, is an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) member,

said the labor movement has been the fabric of her life. “My values and personal character

traits have been heavily influenced by the dedicated union people in my life,” Ashlyn said.

“Collective bargaining has enabled our family to enjoy a middle-class livelihood and good

medical insurance coverage, and will ensure a dignified retirement for my parents.”

IUOE Local 3—Breanna Kjoll

Kjoll, whose father, Tore Kjoll, is a member of IUOE Local 3, has been awarded a $2,000

scholarship. Breanna is a 2017 graduate of The Davidson Academy of Nevada and will

begin college this fall as an animal science major. She aspires to become a veterinarian and

is interested in exploring how animals can help people with diverse needs and disabilities.

Since February 2016, she has been the sole high school intern in the University of Nevada,

Reno, animal nutrition lab, working with undergraduate and graduate students. Breanna

also interned for an environmental engineering lab in the summer of 2014. Her mother is

a member of the Nevada State Education Association, and Breanna has supported unions

and fair labor practices as president of The Davidson Academy’s Social Justice Club, which

she founded as a freshman. “My parents have always made it clear to me how important

collective bargaining is and the importance of labor unions in their lives,” Breanna said. “I

support the message of inclusion and fairness that makes unions such as IUOE so strong

and essential to the American dream.”

Breanna Kjoll

IUOE Local 3—Christopher Pham

Pham, whose mother, Vivian Pham-Nguyen, is a member of IUOE Local 3, has been

awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Christopher attends New Jersey Medical School as part

of Rutgers University’s seven-year BA/MD program. He completed his undergraduate

degree in biology in January and has been a research lab assistant at the medical school

since beginning at Rutgers. Christopher aspires to become a researcher and physician

specializing in gastroenterology. He was valedictorian of his 2014 graduating class at

Piedmont Hills High School in San José, California. He is certified as a shodan (first-degree

black belt) by the International Aikido Federation, based in Tokyo. Christopher strongly

believes in the labor movement and said his mother’s union membership has a positive

effect on his family. “Because of the union’s efforts, she benefits from stable wages, health

insurance and pensions, which give her the opportunity to spend more quality time at

work and with family,” Christopher said. “I can honestly say that the reason I can go to

college is because of the union’s achievements and work.”

Christopher Pham



FALL 2017 21

Union Death Benefit

July 2017

Local 002

St Louis, MO

Adrian W.


Local 003

Alameda, CA

John Bajo

Bobby Berry

Deverl Craig

Bert Gilcrease

Harold Harmon

Herb C. Haskins



William Keller

Attilio Molinari

Gerardo Paet

Merle Powell

Victor Santino



Cliffor Thorn

Charles Williams

Local 004

Medway, MA

Francis X.


Paul A. Reynolds

John C.


Local 009

Denver, CO

Allen Gayhart jr

Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Keith Adams

Wesley Allen

Happy Berry

Fred Bristow



Gabe Chrisman

Henry Dekker

Leslie Dodge

Conrad Giersch

Lamar Givens

James Hamill

Lee Harrison

Jerry Koch

Robert Margetts

Hilary Mauzey

Joe Minniear

Dennis Pappas

Joe Perez

John Phillips

Larry Steele

Ernest Stirnkorb

Lester Vasquez

W. Vattendahl

James Wimberly

Local 014

Flushing, NY

Robert Mungo

Local 015

Long Island city,


John W. Aquilino

Robert Dale

Leon J. Martin

Cornelis Mulder

Frank A. Tornone

Local 016



Local 017

Lakeview, NY

John Gelyon

John E. Richards

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Pat Bartoletta

Dennis C.


James D. Girard

David W. Goss

Gregory Hartung

Chester Johnson

Walter Ketchesin

Donald R. Kruty

Salvatore F.


Thomas E.


Charles Potes

Harold W. Prosser

Duane Ricker

Marvin P.


Harry E. Thomas

Richard A.


Local 037

Baltimore, MD

Herman Kahl

Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

Vernon C.


Norman L. Bill

Herman P.


Henry L.


John L. Harju

Marvin Steffen

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA

Walter F. Gibbs

Owen D.


Roy Hollenshead

Harry Mohney

Local 068

West Caldwell,


Arthur Strickland

Local 099

Washington, DC

Donald R. Green

Local 101

Kansas City, MO

Paul E. Mason

Richard L. Moore

Gene R. Ryals

George A.


Forrest G.


Local 103

Indianapolis, IN

Verl L. Johnson

Robert Kreager

Local 115

Burnaby, BC

Sebastian Biegler

Harry E. Dill

Robert J. Ealey

Al Warkentine

Local 138

Farmingdale, NY

James Gholson

Walter H. Hodge

Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Harvey R.




Marvin S. Piwoni

Local 148

Saint Louis, MO

William Smith

Robert L. Wilcox

Local 150

Countryside, IL

Robert F. Bailey

William S. Brooks

Wilfred A. Hish

Kenneth J.


Paul Miletich

Donald A. Miller

Stanley L.


Vincent W. Randa

Joseph P. Riley

Vincent M.


James N.


Local 158

Glenmont, NY

John C. Beagle jr

Joseph Miller

Vito T.


Charles H.


Henry J. Zysk

Local 181

Henderson, KY

Donald E.


Benefits paid

July, 2017 - October, 2017

Gerald H.


Donald R. Thorn

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Ronald R. Elliott

Joel B. Hefty

Russell W.


Junior J. Larson

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Alfred H. Loritz

Local 324


Township, MI

David A. Dale

Mayford J.


David E. Groves

Robert S.


Floyd R. Reed

Alfred Rossi

Donald L.


Henry H. Schulz



Local 347

Adam R.

Anderson jr

Local 399

Chicago, IL

Edward R. Lee

Local 400

Helena, MT

Ernest W.


Local 407

Lake Charles, LA

Clifford Helmer

Frederick H.


Local 428

Phoenix, AZ

Burt H. Morgan

Logan J. Wilkins

Local 450

Mont Belvieu, TX

Charles E.


Local 501

Los Angeles, CA

George Grosso

Local 513

Bridgeton, MO

Raymond L.


Paul J. Stock

Local 520

Granite City, IL

Francis Hartlein

Local 542


Washington, PA

Thomas J. Kelly jr

Elmer D. Martin

Anthony J.


Leon D. Ribble

John L. Schoch

Local 564

Richwood, TX

James P. Bennett

Local 612

Tacoma, WA

Richard W.


Leonard M.


Wayne F. Ricker

Edward A.


Local 627

Tulsa, OK

Clois D. Mills

Local 649

Peoria, IL

Lee Williams

Local 793

Oakville, ON

John P. Arsenault

Arthur Johnston

Daniel J.


Simon L. Soucy

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

James V.

Gallagher jr

Joseph Hrabec

Harold B. White

Local 826

Weldon M.


Local 832

Rochester, NY

Melvin G.


Local 841

Terre Haute, IN

Clyde R. Smith

Local 882


Westminster, BC

Charles F.


Local 912

Columbia, TN

Thomas Johnson

Local 926

Rex, GA

Clifford M.


Local 955

Edmonton, AB

John Marsh

Local 965

Springfield, IL

Phillip Starr

Local 966

Melvin T. Hamick

August 2017


Local 003

Alameda, CA

Robert L.


Local 004

Medway, MA

Rocco S.


Local 009

Denver, CO

Joseph R. Svercl


Local 012

Pasadena, CA



John Granger



David Langston

Leland Nelson

Verlie Robinson



Lloyd Sweet

Lowell Zornes

Local 014

Flushing, NY

Robert P. Selby

Local 015

Long Island city,


Ronald L. Keene

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

Thomas Higgins

George J.


Joseph Zablotny

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Earl P. Schilling

Local 025


Township, NJ

Charles Collins

Local 030

Whitestone, NY



Local 037

Baltimore, MD

Martin J. Knecht


Local 039

Sacramento, CA





Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

Wilbert Haller

Fredrick G. Lafky

John L. Sundean

George J.


Local 057

Johnston, RI

Joseph Silipigni

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA

Richard E. Horner

Louis Kurcsics

Douglas E.


Local 070

White Bear lake,


Melvin Carter

Local 094

New York, NY

Edward T. Carroll

Local 098




William C. Bowen

Ernest W.


Robert C. Skoll

Local 101

Kansas City, MO

John E. Webster

Local 115

Burnaby, BC

Thomas C.


Joseph T.


Robert E. Pollon

John J. Senger



Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Eugene G.


Charles Caya

Roger Haerterich

Kenneth A.


Henry J. Roesler


Richard Schwartz

Local 150

Countryside, IL

John B. Bowler

James R.


Chris H. Johnson

John Magyar



James L.


Travis Sherrod

Henry A. Vierow

Kenneth P.


Local 158

Glenmont, NY

Richard N.


John J. Dimura

Richard A.


Robert H. Peck

Robert M. Prego

Local 302

Bothell, WA

John D. Buffer

Robert Fritz

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Wilfred Gries



Local 317

Oak Creek, WI

Gerald E. Gall

Thomas G.


Local 324


Township, MI

Otto A. Becker

Wendall J.


Local 399

Chicago, IL

William Aird

John Kilmartin

Lester L. Misch

Local 400

Helena, MT

Clarence H. Hein

Local 406

New Orleans, LA

Sanders J. Boone

Leo F. Harper

Local 407

Lake Charles, LA

John W. Sirman jr

Local 478

Hamden, CT

Harry E. Brower

Local 513

Bridgeton, MO

Richard T.


Stanley Schwartz

Fred W. Sikes

Local 515

Lyle E. Lock

Local 542


Washington, PA

Ira Ninzeheltzer

Alfred H. Smyth


Leonard S.


Stanley S.


Local 612

Tacoma, WA

Leroy E. Boser

Local 627

Tulsa, OK

Cullus R. Jones

Local 647

Knob Noster,


Carl G. Conklin

Local 793

Oakville, ON

G .W. Clements

Bruce A. Lee

Albert Turner

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

Sam Battiato

Walter J.


Local 882


Westminster, BC

David W. Knight

Local 912

Columbia, TN

Sherman O.


Willard Temes

Local 965

Springfield, IL

Edward E.




Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Leonard Jessen

R .F. Martin

Edward Radant

Charles Rochelle,


Euhlan Smith

Richard Tribett

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

Donald J. Bird

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Kenneth C.


Anthony Sarvo

Local 049

Minneapolis, MN

Allan Anderson

Lindo I. Mancini

Rolland Nadeau

Local 057

Johnston, RI

Anthony Aguiar

Lorenzo Guarino

Local 070

White Bear lake,


Edward Deeg

Walter R.


Local 071

Laudia M.


Local 098




John R. Brill jr

Local 132

Charleston, WV

Ernest Fox

Harold E. Nichols

Local 143

Chicago, IL

John P. Flynn

Local 150

Countryside, IL

Robert Demarr

Jay M. Heivilin



Local 158

Glenmont, NY

John C. Cross

Local 216

Baton Rouge, LA

D .C. Furr

Local 234

Des Moines, IA

Robert E. Scott

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Gilbert A. Whyte

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Patrick Francour

Gerald G. Phillips

Local 324


Township, MI

Lewis A. Bernath

Robert Kirk

Jewel Ryan

Joseph Walls

Local 400

Helena, MT

Jimmy R. Hintz

Local 406

New Orleans, LA

Paul Deshotel

Andrew J. Fisk jr

Local 450

Mont Belvieu, TX

Paul Amway

Local 478

Hamden, CT

Richard H. Waller

Local 515

Billy Jones

Local 525

James D.


Local 701

Gladstone, OR

Gary L. Dawson

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

Thomas B.


Joseph P.

Oravsky jr

Local 832

Rochester, NY

Howard F. Ertel

Local 912

Columbia, TN

Kenneth D. Travis

October 2017

Local 002

St Louis, MO

Herman J. Willen

Union Death Benefit

Benefits paid

July, 2017 - October, 2017

Local 003

Alameda, CA

Ernest K. Akao

James Cole

Donald Cooper

Albert Errington

Yasuo Higa







Jack Kimzey

Keith Mooso

Henry F.


Joseph E.


Robert Sandow

Al Silva

Richard Silveria

Vernon Smith



Local 004

Medway, MA

John G. Aruda

John R. Hogan

John R.

Maynard jr

Gordon P. Peters

George A. Pye

Local 009

Denver, CO

Edward Stede

Local 012

Pasadena, CA

Bernie Bos

Edgar Brinkman



G. Jolliff

D .L. Lawrence

Harry Lottine, jr.





Lyle Millage





Nicholas Novak

S. Realmuto

James Richards

J. Roberts

Chester Smith

Norman Wiles

Local 014

Flushing, NY

William J.


Local 015

Long Island

city, NY

Saul Altkin

Albert S. Freis

Peter J. Murray

Charles J.


Jack D. Scott

Local 017

Lakeview, NY

Harvey R. Keller

Donald K. Killion

Local 018

Cleveland, OH

Ronald D.


William H. Beck

Jerry E. Cramer

Daniel L. Deats

Joseph W.


Joseph Felter

Charles L.


Dean A. Jones

Helmut R.


Harold P. Mcnish

Kenny H.


William P.


John T. Schreck

Philip O. Warren

Local 030

Whitestone, NY

Daniel F.


William F. Ryan

Local 037

Baltimore, MD

James W. Mccoy



Hugh Walters

Local 049



Leroy Kelly

Elmer L. Winch

Local 066

Pittsburgh, PA



Frank Brennan

Alex B. Ferrante

Alan T. Huber

Clarence D.


James V. Kuhns

Joseph J.


Thomas C.


Eugene Mills

Joseph Rizzi

Harold O.


Leroy A.


Charles Volk

Local 068

West Caldwell,


Jacob Filmore



Local 087

Gerald B.


Local 095

Pittsburgh, PA

David R.


Local 101

Kansas City, MO

Curtis C. Lynch

Herbert B. Redd

Harold Ritzinger

Asa J. Tunks

Local 115

Burnaby, BC

Peter P.




Floyd Werning

Local 132

Charleston, WV

Ben Comer

Local 138



Theodore T.


John J. Broder

Ralph Cutillo



Local 139

Pewaukee, WI

Jule F. Brill

Robert M. Byrne

Glen Clasen

Marlan L.


Robert H.


John Martin

John D.


Arlyn Rose

Vernon N.


Kenneth E.


Deane D.


Local 150

Countryside, IL

Richard D.


Donald K. Barr

Earl H.


Charles R.


John Duffy

Laurence A.


John Gordon

Kenneth Heine

Richard D.


Robert Kabbe

Herman A.

Klix jr

Jerome B. Loar

Lendell C.


Joseph S. Miko


Nicholas J.


Harold Schriefer

Robert D.

Sharkey jr

George Studer



Donald E. Wade

Robert F. Wood

Local 158

Glenmont, NY

Edward Apholz

Howard Forney

Robert J. Young

Local 181

Henderson, KY

Walter H. Harris

Frank F. Hughes

Local 302

Bothell, WA

Lloyd A. Foster



David S. Larson

Douglas C.


Ronald R.


Ernest E. Siler

Local 310

Green Bay, WI

Maynard G.


Local 324


Township, MI

John J. Apley

Harold W.


Albert C. Ockert

Russell T. Ross jr

Richard Seavey

Ned Vermilya

Warren R.


Local 351

Borger, TX

Elmer L. Smith

Local 399

Chicago, IL

Carl H. Sedall

Local 410

Ward J. Brewer

Local 428

Phoenix, AZ

Charles K.


Fred K. Markl

Alton P. Sonnier

Local 487

Miami, FL

James R.


Local 501

Los Angeles, CA

George R.


Local 513

Bridgeton, MO

John Kurtz

Gary P. Regot

Robert E. Smith

Local 520

Granite City, IL

K .R. Baxmeyer



Local 525



Local 542


Washington, PA

Dave Malason

Local 564

Richwood, TX

Ollie L. Walker

Local 609

Seattle, WA

Richard A.


Local 612

Tacoma, WA

Darrel E. Hegle

Local 647

Knob Noster,


Harold E.


Robert E. Swift

Local 649

Peoria, IL

Murray D.


Local 653

Mobile, AL

James W.


Cordell H. Hutto

Local 825

Springfield, NJ

Harry F. Graves

Local 882


Westminster, BC

William A.


Local 926

Rex, GA

P .A. Forrester

Local 955

Edmonton, AB

James S. Way


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