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Addresses Local 68
Members at Annual Picnic
Local 68 Holds
Shop Steward Trainings by Rutgers
University Labor Education Center
Local 68/68A/68B International Union of Operating Engineers Education Fund
Local 68 Holds Shop Steward Training in
South, Central and North Jersey
Dr. Chang reinforced this perspective: “You are the eyes and
L ocal 68 IUOE Shop Stewards recently participated in
Shop Steward trainings held across the state. The training
was oﬀered at three locations to accommodate as many Shop
ears of the Union. It is your job to protect the Union contract
and actively educate Members.”
Stewards as possible. In South Jersey, the training was held
After spending time discussing the role and responsibilities
at the Local 68 IUOE Training Center, Pleasantville, N.J.; in
of Shop Stewards, Dr. Chang reviewed the issue of “just
Central New Jersey at the Rutgers Labor Education Center,
cause” as it relates to discipline and discharge. The Stewards
New Brunswick, N.J.; and in North Jersey at the Local 68
discussed the basic principles in determining just cause
IUOE Training Center, West Caldwell, N.J.
and reviewed various case studies to help further their
As in previous years, the training was conducted by Tracy understanding.
F. H. Chang, Director of the Rutgers University Labor
Education and Research Now program. “I can’t tell you how important it is to know your contract
speciﬁcally the just cause provisions,” said Local 68 IUOE
“Dr. Chang’s expertise in the labor industry is an enormous Business Representative Mike McGlynn.
beneﬁt to Local 68 Members who attend her training,” said
Thomas P. Giblin, Local 68 IUOE Business Manager. Dr. Chang also presented historical information about
Union density in the United States and New Jersey Union
During the three-hour seminar, Shop Stewards discussed Membership statistics.
their roles and relationships with management, fellow Union
Members and Union Business Representatives. In all, about 45 Local 68 IUOE Shop Stewards attended the
“It is important for shop stewards to think before you speak
and listen to all views,” said Richard Walsh, Local 68 Member “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Shop
and Shop Steward for Macy’s at Bridgewater Commons. “You Stewards at every one of our job sites,” said Thomas P. Giblin.
have to listen.”
Below, Central New Jersey Shop Steward training was held at the Rutgers Labor Education Center. Front row from left to right: Michael Lewis -
Local 68 IUOE Business Representative, Tracy F.H. Chang - Director of Rutgers Labor Education and Research Now , and Michael McGlynn - Local
68 IUOE Business Representative. Middle row, from left to right: Michael Farrell, RIchard Walsh, Frank Hrabar, Peter Kopecky and Steven Coleman.
Back row from left to right: Dennis Danku, Paul Bulger, Brian Lee, Craig Stevens, Patrick Byrne and Lennie Ballard.
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Above: West Caldwell Shop Steward training was held on Wednesday, October 17 at the Local 68 Training Center. Front row from left to right:
Michael Cahill, Joseph Kostecki, Richard Kolasa, Glenn Lydon, Tracy F.H. Chang - Director of Rutgers Labor Education and Research Now, Bartolo
Vacante and Vincent DiLauro. Middle row from left to right: Brendan McMahon, Lewis Weeks, Ryan Weeks, John Lombardo, William Mills, Nick
Lettiere, Ashraf Soliman, David DiCrisci and Glenn Schneider. Back row from left to right: Michael Cunningham, Shawn O’Leary, Robert Fatovic, Joe
Volpe, Raymond Vanderhoof, William Potter and Michael Morris.
Above: Shop Steward training was held on Tuesday, October 9 at the Pleasantville Training Center. Front row from left to right: Wayne Bock, Peter
Hillman, Michael Platti and Edward Bourguignon. Back row from left to right: Tracy F.H. Chang - Director of Rutgers Labor Education and Research
Now, Anthony D’Amato, Gregory Basdavanos, Glenn Russo, Winfield Hall, Patrick Gilrane - Business Representative and Edward Boylan - President
and Business Representative.
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Local 68 Holds Annual Family Picnic
L ocal 68’s annual Family Picnic was held on Sunday, June
24, 2012 at the Oak Tree Lodge in Wall/Neptune, N.J.
The event lasted from noon to 6 p.m. Sunny skies greeted the
hundreds of Local 68 Members and their families who attended
the annual event.
A full schedule of activities kept guests entertained throughout
the day. The younger guests enjoyed various relay races and other
contests with prizes awarded to the winners. Other activities for
the children included face painting, a magician, a moonbounce
and inﬂatable slide.
Oak Tree Lodge’s outdoor facility includes basketball courts,
sand volleyball courts, two swimming pools, miniature golf,
horseshore and bocce ball courts, basketball courts and a
large children’s playground. Musical entertainment continued
throughout the event as well as an endless buﬀet of barbequed
lunch menu items.
Several noteworthy guests attended the 2012 Local 68 Picnic.
This included Senator Robert Menendez who was re-elected on
November 6, 2012 to the U.S. Senate. Also in attendance were Above Emily (on left) and Jack LeCompte attended the picnic with
Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. and Congressman Frank Local 68 Member Tom LeCompte, who works at Seton Hall University.
Pallone. Rep. Pallone represents the 6th District in New Jersey
in the Congress. Rep. Payne represents the 10th District in New
Jersey. All three elected oﬃcials addressed the audience and
remarked on their commitment to working men and women of
“The annual picnic is a great opportunity for Local 68
Members and their families to socialize together outside of
work. We appreciate the eﬀorts of the Picnic Committee who
organized the event under the leadership of Local 68 Business
Representative Michael McGlynn,” said Thomas P. Giblin,
Local 68 IUOE Business Manager.
Above Connor (on left) and Aidan McColgan enjoy swimming in the
pool at the Local 68 Family Picnic. Their father, Thomas McColgan,
works at the Verizon facility in Basking Ridge.
Above from left to right: Local 68 Business Representatives Robert
Cornine, Michael McGlynn - Picnic Organizer, Edward Boylan, Robert Above from left to right: Gary O’Leary, Paul Ligas, Congressman Frank
Masterson and Patrick Gilrane. Seated, Salvatore Costanza and Pallone, Martin Slater, George D. Morrow - Local 68 IUOE Vice President
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Above, Sophia Restrepo, daughter of Andres
Restrepo - Business Rep., enjoys the Local 68
Above left photo, Katie (on left) and Alison
Tantillo participate in the many children’s
activities at the picnic. The girls are the
daughters of Todd Tantillo, Local 68 Member
who is employed at NJPAC.
At left, pictured from left to right: Lugene
Garrett - Executive Board Member, Joseph
Glover, Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr.,
David Salley, Daniel Thompson and Thomas P.
Giblin - Business Manager.
Cover Photo: Senator Robert Menendez
addresses the attendees at the Local 68 IUOE
Clem Scharff Wins Award from Caesars
L ocal 68 IUOE Member Clem Scharﬀ recently won Caesars’
Code Green Award for making his home more energy
eﬃcient and environmentally friendly. Scharﬀ is employed as an
Entertainment Technician at Caesars, where he has been for the
past 10 years.
To win the award, Scharﬀ prepared and submitted a Power Point
presentation showing the many ways he has “gone green” in
his own home. As the winner, he received 28,000 Total Return
Credits, an employee incentive program run by Caesars. With
these credits, and some he had already banked, Clem purchased a
new Mac Book Pro laptop computer.
“We are very proud of Clem’s recent award,” said Edward Boylan,
Above: Edward Boylan (on left) - Local 68 IUOE President
congratulates Clem Scharff for his recent win of Caesars’ Code Local 68 IUOE President. “It is a great accomplishment that he
Green Award. pursued the application process and was selected as the winner.”
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Local 68 Honors Its 35-Year Members
Seated from left to right: Edward P. Kane, Kevin S. Clark, Manual Martins, Alan G. Cutting and Robert Zaleski. Standing from left to
right: Robert J. Duffy, Patrick Keogh, Robert Masterson, Douglas McIntyre and William A. Walsh.
O n September 13, 2012, Local 68 IUOE
honored its 35-year Members of the Union
at a dinner held at Michael’s Riverside, Lyndhurst,
Congratulations to this year’s 35-Year Members:
Edward Berge Joseph Langlais
N.J. Following the dinner, the 35-year Members
were recognized by the Membership at the regular Stan Bilek Manual Martins
monthly Union meeting held at the Polish National Philip Brian Michael Masters
Home, Harrison, N.J. Edward Brogan Robert Masterson
The 35-year Members in attendance at the dinner James Cermak Joseph McDonald
and meeting included Kevin Clark, Alan Cutting, Kevin Clark Kevin McGinley
Robert Duﬀy, Edward Kane, Patrick Keogh, Manual Alan Cutting Douglas McIntyre
Martins, Robert Masterson, Douglas McIntyre, William Delesantro William McManus
Daniel O’Mara, William Walsh and Robert Zaleski. H. Perry DeWitt Sunya Nemirovsky
Robert Duffy Daniel O’Mara
Each Member in attendance was presented with an
engraved plaque and invited to make remarks to the Joseph Episcopo Gregory Panter
audience. Each Member remarked on their gratitude Regis Ferrer Richard Peterson
to Local 68 for job security and career longevity. Jeffrey Frieri Charles Sebelle
Thomas Greico Edward Shanley
“We are grateful to our 35-year Members for their Vinodrai Shukla
hard work and dedication,” said Thomas P. Giblin,
Harold Jones Patrick Teta
Local 68 IUOE Business Manager. “These men have
paved the way for all of our younger members. We are Edward Kane William Walsh
grateful for the strong work ethic they have shown Kenneth Kayser Robert Zaleski
over the years.” Patrick Keogh
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Annual Blood Drive Held in North & South NJ
I n keeping with its long-standing tradition of community
service, Local 68 held the annual Fall blood drive on
October 23, 2012 at the West Caldwell Training Center
and annual Spring blood drive on April 9, 2013 at
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
The Blood Center of New Jersey relies on organizations,
such as Local 68, who hold annual blood drives. “The
blood donated by the donors you recruited saved the lives of
trauma victims, patients with blood disorders, cancer and
many other life-threatening injuries and illnesses in our
area hospitals,” said Brenda McIntyre-Saunders, Account
Representative for the Blood Center of New Jersey.
In all, 109 units of blood were collected at Local 68’s
October blood drive in West Caldwell and 101 units of
blood were collected in Atlantic City in April.
Local 68 regularly holds blood drives throughout the
year, including one in Atlantic City in April and over the
summer and fall in West Caldwell. To ﬁnd out when the
next blood drive will be held, check the Local 68 website at
At right, top photo: Jeffrey Argentieri, Local 68 Member employed
at ABM (Aventis) in Somerville participates in the blood drive at the
At right, middle photo: Scott Morrell, student at the Local 68
Training Center, gives blood.
At right, bottom photo: Local 68 Members employed at the Atlantic
Club recuperate after giving blood. From left to right: Matt Steiger -
Apprentice, Tim Timmons - Electrician and Steven Sanchez - Casino
Beefsteak Dinner Held to
Benefit Local 68 State PAC
At right, above photo: Seated left to right: Salvatore Costanza - Local
68 Business Rep., Michael McGlynn - Local 68 Business Rep., Edward
P. Boylan - Local 68 President and Michael Lewis - Local 68 Business
Rep. Standing left to right: Charles McDonald - Local 68 Business Rep.,
Thomas Coyne - Executive Board Member, Robert Masterson - Local 68
Business Rep. and Andres Restrepo - Organizer.
At right, below photo: Seated left to right: Remie Alvarez, Richard
Beere, John Gethins and John Cocozza. Standing left to right: Phil
Guerrero, Kevin Kenney and Kevin Raftery.
Below from left to right: Michael Verdesco, Orlando Soto, Kevin Curtin,
Neil McNulty, Pat Burleigh and Michael Martorelli.
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ENERGENIC/DCO ENERGY LLC
To Develop $90 Million Combined
Heating, Cooling, and Power Plant
L ocal 68 IUOE Business Manager Thomas P. Giblin,
Business Representative Charles J. McDonald, and Lead
Engineer Alan D. Bendel attended an October 26, 2012
dedication for the $90 million Montclair State University
District Energy System.
The combined heating, cooling and power plant project will
be developed by Energenic-US, LLC, a partnership between
DCO Energy LLC and Marina Energy LLC, which is a
subsidiary of South Jersey Industries.
DCO Energy LLC employs over 75 Local 68 Members
throughout the State of New Jersey at the following locations:
Essex County Correction Center, Essex County Hospital
Center, Essex County Youth Detention Center, Atlantic City
Marina Plant, ACLE Project and NOMURA Site, among
The plant will provide natural gas-ﬁred electric generation,
chilled water and steam for heat. The steam, condensed
and chilled water will be delivered to and returned from Above from left to right: Alan D. Bendel - Lead Engineer, Charles J.
campus buildings via the new energy distribution system. McDonald - Local 68 IUOE Business Representative, Frank E. DiCola
The majority of the campus’ electricity requirements will be - President and CEO/Energenic LLC, Susan A. Cole - President of
Montclair State University, Thomas P. Giblin - Local 68 IUOE Business
satisﬁed by the onsite plant, which will be designed to operate Manager, and Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr. - CEO Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc./
continuously producing electric power of approximately 5.4 DCO Energy LLC.
megawatts. The plant will be located on Yogi Berra Drive.
Thomas P. Giblin, Local 68 IUOE Business Manager
said, “Energenic/DCO Energy LLC is one of the Union’s
best employers. The Members of Local 68 are treated
fairly and their full potential is realized. All of their
facilities throughout the state are well maintained and are
environmentally friendly and energy eﬃcient.” This state-
of-the-art facility will provide continued employment for
Local 68 IUOE Members and ﬁll the needs of Montclair
State University in meeting their facility needs and future
“This project is a win-win-win: a win for Montclair State,
a win for its students and a win for the environment,” said
Frank E. DiCola, Energenic’s Chief Executive Oﬃcer. “The
students of Montclair State will beneﬁt from safe, reliable,
and clean steam heat for buildings and personal use.”
This $90 million public-private partnership will enable the
University to replace its current heating and cooling system
without construction funding being required of either the Above from left to right: Alan D. Bendel - Lead Engineer, Stationary
University or the State of New Jersey. Engineers David Hosterman, Salvatore Ippolito, Anderson Johnson,
Kevin McGuire and Local 68 IUOE Business Representative Charles J.
Local 68 Members employed at Montclair State University/
DCO Operations, Inc. include: Lead Engineer Alan
D. Bendel and Stationary Engineers David Hosterman,
Salvatore Ippolito, Anderson Johnson and Kevin McGuire.
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54th Annual Engineers’ Sunday Held
L ocal 68 celebrated the 54th anniversary of Engineers’
Sunday on January 27, 2013 at Mayfair Farms, West
More than 350 Local 68 Members and their families attended
the event, according to Charlie McDonald, Local 68 IUOE
Business Representative and Event Chairperson.
The day began with an ecumenical mass celebrated by
Monsignor John J. Gilchrist, Local 68 IUOE Spiritual
Advisor. Following the mass, guests enjoyed a breakfast and
presentation. The invocation was oﬀered by Rev. Jean Maurice,
Temple of Uniﬁed Christians, East Orange, N.J.
This year, the guest speaker was the Reverend Frank Burla,
paster of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montclair, N.J.
Rev. Burla discussed what a great honor it was to have the
opportunity to speak to the Local 68 Membership. He
reminded the audience, “It doesn’t cost anything to be a truly
rich person. All that really matters is how we live with each Above: The Local 68 Engineers’ Sunday committee presents a donation
to Reverend Frank Burla, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish,
other.” Montclair, N.J. Father Burla forwarded the donation to St. John’s
Church Soup Kitchen in Newark, N.J.
Following his remarks, the Engineers’ Sunday commitee
presented Rev. Burla with a $1,000 donation, which will be
forwarded to St. John’s Church Soup Kitchen, Newark, N.J.
Engineers’ Sunday Commitee: Charlie McDonald - Chairperson,
Kevin Frey - Co-Chairperson, Richard Beere, Joseph Buckley, Paul
Bulger, Glen Colston, Joseph Doll, Robert Geary, Michael Morris,
Frank Morro, Kenneth Mulreed, Kevin O’Neill, Antonio Pereira,
Mark Pircher, Frank Sapienza, Joseph Schaedel, Michael Verdesco
and Frank Yorke.
At left: Engineers Above: Local 68 IUOE Business Manager Thomas P. Giblin presents
Sunday Committee an honorary gold membership card to U. S. Congressman Bill
Member Michael Pascrell Jr. who represents New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District.
Verdesco and his
son, Steven, age
14, attend the
at Seton Hall
At left: Alphonso
Conyers and his son,
Alphonso Jr., age
12, enjoy Engineers
Sunday together. Above: Local 68 Member Brian Weiss attended Engineers’ Sunday with
Conyers is a shift his wife Jill and three children, from left to right: Brianna, age 6, Macy
engineer at 111 Town Jayne, 7 months, and Caroline, age 2. Weiss is employed by Verizon in
Square in Jersey City. Basking Ridge.
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Pre-Retirement Seminar Provides
Resources for Local 68 Members
D uring October and November 2012, Local 68 IUOE
oﬀered a weekly Pre-Retirement Seminar for Local
68 Members who are starting to prepare for retirement. A
similar program was held at the Pleasantville Training Center
in March 2013 for those living in South Jersey. The program
met weekly and covered varying topics related to retirement
issues. The speakers included the following:
Wills and Estate Planning: Joseph P. Brennan Esq.
(North Jersey) and James Curcio, Surrogate for Atlantic
County (South Jersey)
Above from left to right: Noel Cote, Michael Yingling, Patricia Donelan -
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey: Ron Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors, and Hormidas De Los Santos.
Stephen, Field Sales Executive (North and South Jersey)
Below, seated from left to right: Peter McLaughlin, Kathy Wedekind, Pat
Kane, Fannie Peterson, Audrey Doctor and Willie Doctor. Standing from
Good Health and Nutrition: Emily Johnston, RD, left to right: Michael Yingling, Don Wedekind, RIchard Peterson, Noel Cote,
CDE and Sergio Pereira, MD with Hackensack UMC Robert Klug, Hormidas De Los Santos, Alan Aitken, Mike McPartland and
Robert Tansey Jr.
Mountainside Hospital (North Jersey) and Dr. Matthew
Corbo, Chiropracter (South Jersey)
Crime Prevention and Personal Safety: Arlene Ferris-
Waks, Director of Community Outreach; Oﬃcer Joy
Klapal, Livingston Police Department and Lt. Orlando
Soto, Essex County Crime Prevention Dept. (North
Jersey) and Oﬃcer Michelle Martyn, Atlantic County
Sheriﬀ ’s Oﬃce (South Jersey)
Local 68 Pension and Annuity Funds: Michael Scaraggi,
Esq. and Dave DeRyder, DeRyder Plans, Inc. (North
Jersey) and MaryAnne Wojtal and Patricia Dandola,
Local 68 Fund Service Representatives (South Jersey)
Tax and Accounting Matters: Michael DelPlato, CPA,
McEnerney, Brady & Company, LLC (North Jersey)
and Lois S. Fried, CPA, Capaldi, Reynolds & Pelosi P.A.
Financial Planning and Investments: Patricia Donelan, Below, Oskar Ernst, District Manager with the Social Security
Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors Administration, reviews the process for applying for Social Security
benefits at the Pleasantville session of the Local 68 Pre-Retirement Course.
(North Jersey) and James Travagline, CRPC, Financial
Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors (South Jersey)
Social Security Information Session: Carl Robinson,
Public Aﬀairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
(North Jersey) and Oscar Ernst, District Manager, Social
Security Administration (South Jersey)
Local 68 IUOE Members who are 58 years of age and older
were invited to attend the seminar with their spouses.
“Local 68 oﬀers this type of seminar as a beneﬁt to our
Members as they prepare for retirement,” said Thomas P.
Giblin, Local 68 IUOE Business Manager.
Cover photo: Mike McPartland, Robert Tansey Jr., Carl Robinson -
Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, and
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Local 68 Holds Annual Golf Outing
T he Local 68 IUOE Annual Charity Fund Golf Outing was held on Monday, September
24, 2012 at Essex Fells Country Club, Essex Fells, N.J. The 18-hole, par-70 golf
course is beautifully landscaped and a challenge for both the novice and veteran golfer.
Approximately 120 golfers participated in the outing.
Noel P. Cote
Donald Coward Jr. The winners of the many contest held throughout the day include the following:
Carlyle Crawford 1st Place Scramble Team of Four: Kevin McManus, Thomas McManus, Brian Hopkins and
James Crosson David Palombi
Ronald Del Corso
William Dennis 2nd Place Scramble Team of Four: Dan McKelvey, Joe Large, Kevin Kenney and Dan
Dean Everetts Damico
Robert Fifer 3rd Place Scramble Team of Four: Rick Pastore, Kevin O’Connor, Charles Metelski and John
Robert Haitmanek Finn
Joseph Justin Longest Drive (8th Hole): David Palombi Save the Date:
Peter Karanasos Longest Drive (14th Hole): Rick Pastore
2013 Golf Outing
Theodore McKelvey Closest to the Hole (3rd Hole): Joanne Ryan September 23, 2013
Michael McPartland Closest to the Hole (10th Hole): Rick Pastore
Michael Missaggia at Essex Fells Country Club
David Mitchell Closest to the Line: Salvatore Costanza
Ralph Nunziata Winner of CORE Facility Donation of Two Jets Tickets: Christopher Novella
Joseph Platanella III
Peter Popelak Jr.
Local 68 Helps Habitat for Humanity
Paul Robenbaugh Jr.
L ocal 68 Members and Training Center students continued their tradition of assisting with
local Habitat for Humanity projects, under the direction of Local 68 IUOE Member Pat
Forsyth, who is employed at Barclays Capital. The most recent project took place on Saturday,
Michael Sanphilip October 6 and involved working on a six-unit complex in Denville, N.J.
Rudolph Sczesny “We assisted with a variety of tasks, including ceramic tile ﬂoor, trim and molding work,
Norwood Sharp insulation and whatever odds and ends that needed to be done,” said Forsyth.
Bruce Smith Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds
Edison Spragg and rehabilitates simple, decent houses for those who qualify. Homeowners are required to
Robert Tansey invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into the building of the Habitat house and the
Gerald Thompson houses of others, according to the organization’s website (www.habitat.org).
Robert Travaline “Local 68 is committed to supporting community service projects, such as Habitat for
Bernard Uckele Humanity, whenever possible,” said Thomas P. Giblin, Local 68 IUOE Business Manager.
Michael Wolfe Another volunteer day is planned for future, according to Forsyth. Contact the Local 68
Robert Young Training Center for future dates.
Local 68 IUOE extends its condolences to the family and friends of the following Local 68 Members
who have died since the last printing of the Local 68 Gauge:
Peter Adamchak Michael Hresko James Mueller Thomas Slota
Patricia Blackwell James Kennek William T. Murphy Brian Sperling
Mario Cerqueira Don Jones Ronald Petrie William Somershoe
John Connors John P. Lynch Doug Pozniak Fredrick J. Stewart
James Donohue William McGroarty James Roberts Sr. Thomas Teske
Cliﬀord Ferrell Patrick Melanson Theodore Richardson Cliﬀord Trivett
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Letters to Local 68
Dear Thomas Giblin: Dear Brother Giblin:
I am writing to express my thanks for hosting the National Training I had to write to tell you how fortunate our Local is to have an EAP
Fund 2012 Northeast Region Stationary Training, Safety and Health program. Victor Lopez has been such an asset to my Union brothers,
Conference. The discussion we had at Local 68’s Training Center including myself and family. He always returns calls, especially on
was a frank and open conversation about IUOE training with weekends on his own time. He has helped so many of us as we hit
instructors, administrators, Trustees and Business Managers. The difficult times with finances and marriage and all the other issues he
NTF staff has a better understanding of what we should be doing to deals with. When I told someone what our Union offers in EAP, they
help local training programs. I know that you share the NTF’s high could not believe how progressive this was. I only regret that his
expectations for IUOE training standards and it was easy to see this clients cannot come forward due to the nature of privacy, and tell
commitment in place at the Training Center and with the Local 68 you how lucky we are and how we appreciate what you started in
staff. this program many years back. So please let Victor Lopez know that
he is appreciated.
Fraternally, Jeffrey R. Vincent, Executive Director, IUOE National
Training Fund Humbly, A Local 68 Brother
Dear Mr. Giblin: Dear Operating Engineers Local 68:
I would like to thank you and the Local 68 Executive Board for the The Environmental Commission of the Township of West Caldwell
great dinner that was held recently. Thirty-five years in this Union has selected Operating Engineers for its 2012 Beautification
have certainly gone by quickly. I was very fortunate to be a part of Award, given to businesses that have maintained their property
this organization and I would also like to commend your office staff. and architecture that contributes aesthetically to the Township.
No matter how many questions or concerns I had, they were always Congratulations!
courteous and helpful.
Sincerely, Joe Cecere, Councilman
Sincerely, Edward P. Kane, CORE-Harborside
Dear IUOE Local 68 Scholarship Committee:
On behalf of the Community Food Bank of NJ, I would like to thank
My name is Anthony Tasco and I just graduated from the University
Local 68 for their generous contributions to our Annual Turkey Drive.
of Scranton, Pa., with a degree in Management. My father, Thomas
We collected 170 turkeys at the West Caldwell campus, nearly a third
Tasco, Jr., works for the Irvington Board of Education. I would just
of which were donated by Local 68 Members! That’s outstanding!
like to thank you and the Union Members for honoring me with the
The turkeys were greatly appreciated by those who received them.
scholarship that I obtained for the last four years.
Thanks again, Bev Johnson, First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, NJ
Sincerely, Anthony Tasco