OHIO LABOR CITIZEN
BY: THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF IRON WORKERS LOCAL 17
THE NEXT REGULAR UNION MEETING:
January 4, 2011
OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS:
RETIREES' CLUB MEETINGS:
Officers Meeting: January 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting: January 19, 2011 at 5:30
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 All retired members are welcome. The meeting begins at 10:00 AM at the Union Hall.
Stewart reports are now available online. You can access at www.ironworkers17.org/sub/steward_reports. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings will be scheduled at 9:30AM every Saturday that the Union Hall will be open, unless otherwise specified.
JANUARY MEETING SCHEDULE
Sat. JANUARY 1, 2011 NO MEETING
Sat. January 8, 2011
Sat. January 15, 2011
Sat. January 22, 2011
Sat. January 29, 2011
INTERNATIONAL APPROVALS: BOOK NO:
INTERNATIONAL LIFETIME PENSION:
Robert Camera 813999
Ronald Lehman 712934
The Union Hall will be closed on Saturday, December 25rth and will re-open Monday, December 27th in observance of the Holiday.
NEW YEARS HOLIDAY: The Union Hall will be closed on Saturday, January 1st and will re-open on Monday January 3rd.
WARM WISH’S TO ALL FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY & SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!
YOUR OFFICERS AND OFFICE PERSONNEL OF LOCAL 17
Many thanks to all that volunteered at the Children’s Christmas Party. Not a sad face was in the house. If you did not receive your child’s picture with Santa, they are available at the hall office.
SUSPENSIONS & SUSPENSION WARNINGS:
Effective 12/1/10 the following members were suspended for lack of dues:
|| F. Name
The following members are scheduled for suspension on 1/1/11 if dues payment is not received by 12/30/10:
ATTENTION ACTIVE JOURNEYMAN AND APPRENTICE MEMBERS:
Pursuant to the motion passed at the November meeting regarding a Holiday bonus for active journeyman and
apprentice’s, your holiday bonus check for $75.00 will be available at the union hall for pick-up during the period
of Wednesday, December 15, 2010 through Wednesday, December 29, 2010. All remaining checks will be mailed
on the 30th of December.
To be eligible for the Holiday bonus, you must be an ACTIVE JOURNEYMAN OR APPRENTICE WITH AN OCTOBER DUES STAMP. Your October dues must be paid by December 1, 2010 to qualify for the refund.
These checks are valid for ninety (90) days; December 15, 2010 through March 15, 2011. All uncashed checks will automatically void after ninety days on March 16, 2011. Checks returned to us by the US Postal Service for insufficient addresses will be held until the ninety day limit for pick-up. NO checks will be reissued after March 15, 2011. Please remember it is your responsibility to keep a current address on record with the union hall.
LOCAL 17 APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING CENTER INFORMATION
JOURNEYMAN UPGRADE CLASS SCHEDULE
SIGNALING AND RIGGING CARD CERTIFICATON:
Presently International Signaling and Rigging qualification cards have been issued to all members who have been initiated and have completed their apprenticeship with Local 17. If you did not complete the apprenticeship and would like to obtain training for a Signaling and/or Rigging qualification card, please contact Jeff Carlson at the Training Center for more information and registration. Anyone who has completed the apprenticeship and has not yet received their card/s please contact Colleen at the union offices.
The Training Center will be open the third Saturday of every month for welding instruction and certification. If you are interested in welding instruction or recertification, please contact the Training Center Office to schedule an appointment. All Training and Testing is done free of charge. With the exception of: A re-testing fee of $50.00 will be charged for all RE-tests due to lack of work record.
ATTENTION STATE CERTIFIED & INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED WELDERS: As a reminder to those members with State Welding Certification and registered with the International Welding Certification Program, it is your responsibility to keep your State Certification & International work recorded current. Welder employment records should be completed on the appropriate form, which includes the project name or number, the Contractor name, start and finish dates for the project on which you welded, supervisors name and their
signature, along with a contact phone number. These forms must be submitted to ODOT and the International every six (6) months. If you are unsure on how to fill out these forms or you need additional forms, please contact the apprenticeship for assistance.
Training Center Phone: 216/685-1781
Training Center Fax: 216/685-1544
Jeff Carlson, Coordinator/Instructor
Jim Gilronan, Instructor
Scott Munnings, Instructor
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR IRON WORKERS:
As part of our Drug Free Workplace policy, Iron Workers Local 17 will provide assistance to any member who is seeking help for substance abuse. Through the EASE@WORK program qualified professionals are available to assist you in dealing with drug and/or alcohol related issues. These services are provided on a strictly private and confidential basis. Iron Workers Local 17 pays the full cost for Voluntary Self-Referral Services for Chemical Dependency Issues (Based upon three (3) sessions) and Positive Drug Screen Referrals (Based upon
three (3) sessions) through the Ease@Work program. We feel this offering is an investment in your health and productivity.
This Employee Assistance Service is accessible to you twenty-four hours a day with weekend counseling appointments available throughout Northeast Ohio. You can access this service by calling:
216-241-3273(EASE) OR 1-800-521-3273(EASE)
Remember that the program is strictly voluntary, confidential, private, and pre-paid. We all have very busy lives that demand our attention and it is sometimes difficult to find the time to take care of ourselves. Know that help is available to you when you need it.
DRUG TESTING INFORMATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RANDOM DRUG TESTING: It is imperative that those members currently holding a drug free card, be aware and understand the requirements of random drug testing. If you currently have a valid drug free card, you are required to comply with random drug testing. These random tests are many times scheduled right after or before your yearly testing is done. Even if you have just recently
renewed your yearly drug card, and have passed, you are still required to appear for a random testing. Random drug testing is done at the discretion of MMC, and a special notice advising you of a scheduled (RANDOM TEST) is sent to your current address. Please be aware if you do not appear for a scheduled RANDOM TEST nor have a valid excuse from random, or do no go to a collection facility prior to the RANDOM TEST DATE, you will become INELIGIBLE under the terms of the Drug Policy.
DRUG TESTING DATES & TIME:
SATURDAY January 8, 2011 8:00 AM TO 11:00AM
SATURDAY February 5, 2011 8:00 AM TO 11:00AM