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              FEBRUARY 2008

Span the
                                 Ironworkers Have Tradition and Honor
                                 in Project Labor Agreements

                                  nce again, it is my duty to inform you there       The National Maintenance Agreement
                                  has been an increase in work stoppages on      (NMA) is also very stringent. If an NMA job is
                                  jobs governed by project labor agreements.     considered a Yellow Card Site, the owner has
                               Project labor agreements are being used           committed to perform all of the work at the site
                           more and more frequently to help gain market          under the NMA agreement (all union). Under
                           share on new Greenfield sites, as well as              these circumstances, the fine for the first shift is
                           maintaining and expanding our position in the         $10,000 and $40,000 for every shift thereafter on
                           plant maintenance industry. These agreements          which the employees have not returned to work.
                           include the ones developed by local building          The fines are collected from the local union and
                           trades, as well as national agreements such as        paid directly to the owner because any delay in
                           the Heavy and Highway Agreement, the General          the schedule impacts their production and can
                           Presidents Agreement, the National Maint-             be extremely expensive. If an arbitrator finds
                           enance Agreement, the National Construction           the employer in violation of an illegal lock out
                           Agreement, and many other local and national          the agreement requires the employer to pay the
   JOSEPH HUNT             building trades negotiated agreements.                exact same amount in penalties.
  General President            Before a project labor agreement is sanctioned        Although the monetary damages are
                           by the National Building and Construction             substantial, there is collateral damage of
                           Trades, it must contain some specific language         much greater importance. If these illegal work
                           addressing issues that can make us more               stoppages continue, the agreements will lose
                           competitive such as, uniform overtime and             credibility with the owners and contractors. We
                           holidays, a subcontracting clause, a remedy for       know, and the contractors and owners generally
                           grievances and jurisdictional disputes. It must       agree, we are the best at what we do, but they are
                           require a pre-job, and most important it must         willing to use less qualified non-union workers
                                               contain a No Work Stoppage-       if they have to put up with work stoppages no

                                               No Lock Out clause.               matter what the reason. They have a choice,
    We are a proud craft filled                      A No Work Stoppage-No        and they know that the non-union do not have
 with tradition and honor. Never               Lock Out clause is the most       jurisdictional disputes nor do they have strikes. I
                                               important because it is the       want it clearly understood; our International will
 forget that part of that tradition is
                                               foremost reason owners and        take whatever action necessary to prevent illegal
 working hard and looking out for              contractors are willing to use    work stoppages. We have good representation
 each other, but perhaps the most              the agreement and commit          on the NMAPC committee and all the other
 important part is delivering when             to an all-union job. We agree     agreement committees. Your officers have access

 we give our word.                             to use the methods built into     to that representation and have agreed to abide
                                               these agreements to resolve       by the committees decisions.
                                               any and all problems on the           I am proud to say that our members are
                                               job while we continue to work.    proving we are the best skilled, safest, and most
                           In other words, we give our word we will keep         productive craft in the industry, and everyday
                           working even when we feel someone is doing our        we are making new inroads with owners because
                           work or when we believe a contractor is violating     they recognize we can deliver on our promise to
                           the agreement.                                        get the job done on time without interruptions.
                               If for some reason we break our word and          We are a proud craft filled with tradition and
                           strike, slow down or in any way disrupt the job,      honor. Never forget that part of that tradition is
                           the are monetary consequences for the local
                           there                                                 working hard and looking out for each other, but
                           uni that are quite substantial. For instance,
                           union                                                 perhaps the most important part is delivering
                           under the National Construction Agreement
                           und                                                   when we give our word.
                           (NCA), if an arbitrator determines a violation
                           has occurred and the local union is responsible,         Fraternally,
                           liquidated damages will be awarded either to
                           the owner or the affected employer as follows;
                           $10,000 for the first shift, $15,000 for the second
                           shif $20,000 for the third shift, and $25,000 for
                           eve shift thereafter on which the craft has not
                           returned to work.
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                                                International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
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JOSEPH J. HUNT                  RICHARD WARD
                                                                     Volume 108                                        February 2008                                                    Number 2
General President               Fifth General Vice President
Suite 400                       5964 Dayton Boulevard
1750 New York Ave., N.W.        Chattanooga, TN 37415
Washington, DC 20006            Office: (423) 870-1982
Office: (202) 383-4810          Fax: (423) 876-0774
Fax: (202) 638-4856             Email:

General Secretary
                                FRED MARR
                                Sixth General Vice President
Suite 400                       1350 L’Heritage Drive
1750 New York Ave., N.W.        Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6H8

Washington, DC 20006            Canada
Office: (202) 383-4820
Fax: (202) 347-2319
                                Office: (519) 542-1413/1414                         Ironworkers Span the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
                                Fax: (519) 542-3790
General Treasurer
Suite 400
1750 New York Ave., N.W.
                                EDWARD J. WALSH
                                Seventh General Vice President
                                505 White Plains Rd.
                                                                             5      New Officer Training Program a Success
Washington, DC 20006            Suite 200
                                Tarrytown, NY 10591
Office: (202) 383-4830
Fax: (202) 383-6483

                                Office: (914) 332-4430
                                Fax: (914) 332-4431
                                                                            12      Dave Kolbe Elected as Delegate to Democratic National Convention
First General Vice President
2106 Washington Road
Suite 400
Canonsburg, PA 15317
                                JAY HURLEY
                                Eighth General Vice President
                                191 Old Colony Ave.
                                                                            13      Ironworker Becomes Majority Leader in New Jersey Senate
Office: (724) 745-5893          P.O. Box 96
Fax: (724) 745-5863

                                S. Boston, MA 02127
                                Tel: 617-268-2382
                                Fax: 617-268-1394
                                                                            14      Local 66 Works on Toyota Plant
Second General Vice President   E-mail:
P.O. Box 319, 122 Main Street
Luck, WI 54853-0319
Office: (715) 472-4250/4251
Fax: (715) 472-4253
                                JOE STANDLEY
                                Ninth General Vice President
                                                                            16      Locals Sign W.O. Grubbs
                                1660 San Pablo Ave., Suite C
                                Pinole, CA 94564
Third General Vice President
2849 Andrea Drive
                                Office: 510-724-9277
                                Fax: 510-724-1345                           19      James Hathman Honored
Allentown, PA 18103
                                RONALD C. GLADNEY
Office: (610) 776-1063
Fax: (610) 776-1660             General Counsel
                                Bartley, Goffstein, L.L.C.
GEORGE E. KRATZER               4399 Laclede Avenue
Fourth General Vice President
Franklin Square Office Center
8401 Claude Thomas Road
                                St. Louis, MO 63108
                                Office: (314) 531-1054
                                Fax: (314) 531-1131
Suite 37                        Headquarters Office:
Franklin, OH 45005              (202) 383-4868
Office: (937) 746-0854
Fax: (937) 746-0873
                                Headquarters Fax:
                                (202) 638-4856
                                                                             9      Departmental Reports

Apprenticeship and Training     LU/DC Staff Retirement and
                                                                            18      Officer’s Forum
Tel: (202) 383-4870             Shopmen’s Pension Fund
Fax: (202) 347-5256

Computer Department
                                Tel: (202) 383-4874
                                Fax: (202) 628-6469
                                                                            20      Contractor’s Perspective
Tel: (202) 383-4886             Magazine                                                                                                                  On Th Cover
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                                Tel: (202) 383-4864

Fax: (202) 383-4895
                                Fax: (202) 347-2318                                 Local News                                                            The completion of the new Tacoma Narrows
Davis-Bacon Department
                                                                                                                                                          Bridge marks the third time in 70 years that
Tel: (202) 383-4865                                                                                                                                       the Iron Workers have completed a suspension
Fax: (202) 347-2318             Tel: (202) 383-4855

Department of Ornamental,
Architectural & Miscellaneous
                                Fax: (202) 638-1038

                                Maintenance and Jurisdiction
                                                                            27      Lifetime Honorary Members                                             bridge connecting Tacoma to Gig Harbor.

                                Tel: (202) 383-4860
Metals (DOAMM)
Tel: (630) 238-1003
Fax: (630) 238-1006
                                Fax: (202) 347-1496

                                                                            28      Official Monthly Record
                                Tel: (202) 383-4851
Department of Reinforcing       Fax: (202) 347-1496
Tel: (866) 336-9163             Safety
Fax: (356) 736-9618             Tel: (202) 383-4829                                EDITOR: Tadas Kicielinski, 1750 New York Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006
                                Fax: (202) 347-5256                                ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR : Nancy Folks
Ironworkers Political
Action League                   Shop Department                                    THE IRONWORKER
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                                                   Rebar work, 2005.

                                                                             Raising a deck section,
                                                                             December 2006.

    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge
    Ironworkers span the Narrows for the
     he completion of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge    four months after opening, Gertie plunged into the

T               third
     marks th third ti
         k                  in         that the Iron
     marks the thi d time in 70 years that th Iron
     Workers have completed a suspension bridge
connecting Tacoma to Gig Harbor. The first bridge,
                                                       Narrows after
                                                       Narrows after a strong windstorm. Th second bridge
                                                                   ft     t     windstorm The second bridge,
                                                                                  i d t              d id
                                                       designed to allow wind to pass through it, opened on
                                                       October 14, 1950, following 29 months of construction.
nicknamed Galloping Gertie, opened on July 1, 1940     It still stands today, only 185 feet away from its new
after two years of construction. Gertie was built to   sibling.
sway with the wind, but on November 7, 1940, just         Bridge construction encompasses all aspects of

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                                                                     “Sturdy Gertie”- The second Tacoma Narrows Bridge
                                                                     completed in 1950.

                                                                      Removing the
                                                                      June 2007.

   Galloping Gertie”-     first
  “Galloping Gertie The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge
  under construction in 1939.

third time in 70 years
 the ironworking craft, beginning with the fabrication of the
     l     the tightening f the nal connecting bolt. All f the
            h i h     i
 steel to the tightening of the final connecting bolt All of the
                              h      l        i      l          h
 work was accomplished by the skilled hands of the ironworkers
 performing their craft. With this type of work there is simply no
 room for error. Local 86 members, as well as boomers from other
 locals, take to these tasks as a true testament of the skills and
 traditions that make this trade highly-disciplined and unique.

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                                                    Foot bridge complete, hanging of cables.

    September 2005 Foot bridge
    near completion.

             Local 114 of Tacoma, WA erected
       the first and second Tacoma Narrows Bridges
         in 1940 and 1950 respectively. In March
         of 1999, Local 114 was merged into Iron
         Workers Local 86, Seattle, WA. The new
        Tacoma Narrows Bridge was erected by the
                 Northwest Iron Workers.

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                                 Seminar participants with the General Officers.

           New Officer Seminar Held at the
               National Labor College
     General President Joseph Hunt       Topics discussed during the 2008   • Effective Communication Skills
  welcomed the new local union          seminar included:                   • Introduction to the Local Union
  officers from the United States                                              Membership System
                                        • Roles and Responsibilities of
  and Canada to the New Officers           Local Union Officers               • Update on the AFL-CIO, Special
  Seminar held at the National
                                        • The Ironworker Key                  Agreements and the Iron
  Labor College during January
                                          Performance Indicators (KPIs)       Worker Website
  6-11, 2008. He challenged the
  participants to make a difference     • Managing Finances – Local and     • Legal Responsibilities of Local
  in their local unions. General          International Perspectives          Officers, Labor Law and Job
  Secretary Mike Fitzpatrick and                                              Actions
                                        • Effective Organizing
  General Treasurer Walt Wise also                                          • ABCs of Collective Bargaining
                                        • IMPACT Initiatives and
  addressed the participants during       Tracking System Demonstrations    • Maintenance and Jurisdiction
  the opening session. The goal of
                                        • Shop Department Overview          • Reinforcing Department
  this annual seminar is to prepare                                           Overview
  local officers to effectively lead    • Marketing Your Local Union
  and manage their local unions.        • Safety and Health Overview        • Davis-Bacon Overview
     The focus of this seminar          • Local Union District Council      • Political Action Activities
  is on the primary roles and             (LUDC) Pension Plan               • General Secretary’s Office
  responsibilities of local union                                             – Update on Policies and
                                        • Managing Pension Funds
  officers. During the five-day                                               Procedures
                                          – Local and International
  seminar there are a series of
                                          Perspectives                      • Using the Iron Worker
  speakers representing the Inter-                                            Constitution and the Local
  national a s w e l l a s l a b o r,   • Operating Successful
                                          Apprenticeship Programs             Union Officer’s Desk Reference
  management, and the Ironworker
  Management Progressive Action         • Architectural and Ornamental      • Leadership Principles for Local
                                          Department Overview                 Officers
  Cooperative Trust (IMPACT).

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President Joseph Hunt addresses the participants.                           General Secretary Mike Fitzpatrick addresses the

General Treasurer Walt Wise discusses an issue with a         Participants working on a financial exercise.

    New Officer Training                                                                            National
       The key to the success of the          information and then some are               Each day the participants meet
    seminar is in the interaction             assigned to represent labor while        from 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM. In
    between the presenters and the            others represent management. For         the evening there are hands-on
    participants. Sessions allow time         several hours the teams negotiate        sessions in a computer lab focusing
    for activities, case studies, role        until an agreement is reached.           on the IMPACT tracking systems
    plays, questions and discussions.         Following the exercise the teams         (IMPACT Trac and IMPACT Direct)
    Participants are able to ask              report their results and discuss         and the local union membership
    questions relating to their local         effective negotiating. It is typical     system.
    unions – better preparing them to         that the discussions continue               This seminar has been evaluated
    fulfill their responsibilities as local    during dinner and well into the          for college credit by the National
    officers.                                  evening. When asked about their          Labor College. Given the focus of
       One of the highlights of the           favorite session this year, a number     the seminar and the amount of
    seminar is the negotiating exercise.      of the participants commented –          time spent in sessions, participants
    Participants are given background         “The collective bargaining exercise.”    will be able to receive credit hours

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 Small group activity.                                             Hands-on in the computer lab with an IMPACT tracking

 Labor/Management pension trustee panel.                          Larry McNiff, Local 63, receives his certificate from General
                                                                  President Hunt, General Treasurer Wise, and Executive Assistant
                                                                  to the General Secretary Mike Coyne.

Labor College January 6 - 11, 2008.
 toward a degree from the college.        N.J.), 416 (Los Angeles), 451             of the things I wanted. Hats off to
    Locals represented at the             (Wilmington, Del.), 473 (Chicago),        all who were involved. Keep this
 seminar this year included 8             512 (Minneapolis-St. Paul), 520           program alive and going forward.”
 (Milwaukee), 17 (Cleveland), 22          (Kansas City), 591 (Shreveport,           Another commented, “I was impres-
 (Indianapolis), 37 (Providence, R.I.),   La.), 720 (Edmonton, Alberta), 732        sed with the International’s involve-
 55 (Toledo, Ohio), 63 (Chicago),         (Pocatello, Ida.), 751 (Anchorage),       ment and commitment to help us.”
 70 (Louisville, Ky.), 79 (Norfolk,       782 (Paducah, Ky.), 807 (Winslow,             Based on feedback from the
 Va.), 86 (Seattle), 92 (Birmingham,      Me.), 824 (Gouverneur, N.Y.), 838         participants, this year’s seminar
 Ala.), 97 (Vancouver, British            (Regina, Saskatchewan), and 848           was a success. Of course, the true
 Columbia), 111 (Rock Island, Ill.),      (Charleston, S.C.).                       success will be in the strengthening
 112 (Peoria, Ill.), 118 (Sacramento),       When asked to evaluate this            of the local unions represented by
 136 (Chicago), 272 (Miami, Fla.),        year’s seminar, one of the participants   these officers. Plans are already
 321 (Little Rock, Ark.), 361             commented, “These education courses       underway for the 2009 New Officer
 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 373 (Perth Amboy,      are fantastic. I learned so much – all    Seminar.

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                                                                                              National Union
                                                                                               Gears Up for

    T   he Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
        is gearing up for one of the most anticipated
    construction industry events of the year – the
                                                                              Ironworkers; and James Williams, General
                                                                              President of the International Union of Painters
                                                                              & Allied Trades.
    2008 Leadership Conference.                                                  The conference will be held May 13-16 at the
        The Leadership Conference brings together                             Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in
    leading union contractors, labor representatives,                         Miami.
    employer associations, and construction users                                “The Leadership Conference helps facilitate
    from around the country to discuss the future of                          labor-management cooperation by providing a
    the union construction industry.                                          forum where stakeholders from all sides of the
        Featured speakers at the event will include                           industry can come together to discuss emerging
    four general presidents of international unions:                          industry trends and share ideas on how to
    John Flynn, President of the International Union                          increase the value of union construction in the
    of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen; Edwin Hill,                          open market,” said Stephen R. Lindauer, CEO of
    International President of the International                              TAUC.
    Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Joseph Hunt,                              Early Bird registration for the 2008 Leadership
    General President of the International Association                        Conference begins February 1 at
    of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing

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   as provided through IMPACT
   by Chris Burger

   Keeping the Playing Field Level                        schedule after a survey. There are a few limited
                                                          but proactive steps that a local can take in both
                                                          cases that I can discuss in detail with anyone
   O     n prevailing wage projects, a major idea
         behind setting a rate for each trade is to
   make sure that all contractors bidding on a job
                                                             On the positive side, assuming the local’s rate
   are “playing on a level-playing field.” The public     prevails, the key then is to continually update
   has an interest in seeing that wages are in line       the wage rates through our office. If www.wdol.
   with those that are “prevailing” in the area.          gov shows a rate with an old year on it, most
       What does it mean to be “prevailing?” Many         likely we (or the DOL) have not been provided
   in the industry often use the term “union rate,”       with the current CBA. This is something we can
   but it really is a question of whether the union       work together on fixing.
   rate also happens to reflect the wages of that
   area- as judged by the Department of Labor. The        News Highlights
   term “prevailing” comes from a Latin word and
                                                            • An industry-group forecasts that the highway
   means:                                                 and bridge construction market will go up 4%
       “1 : to gain ascendancy through strength or        this year to $78 billion. This comes after going up
   superiority : triumph 2 : to be or become effective    5% last year and 12% in 2006.
   or effectual 3 : to use persuasion successfully
                                                            • “Best-value contracting,” a procurement
   <prevailed on him to sing> 4 : to be frequent          process that takes into account a contractor’s
   : predominate <the west winds that prevail in the      overall performance and quality aside from
   mountains> 5 : to be or continue in use or fashion     merely the lowest bid, was used in the recent
   : persist <a custom that still prevails>..”            contract awarding for the new Minneapolis
       We want our collectively bargained wage rates      I-35W bridge replacement project. The $234
   to also “triumph” and “predominate” and “persist”      million dollar project negotiated a project labor
   in our locals. This is done on the federal level       agreement with the city’s BTC.
   with the DOL’s wage surveys – unfortunately,
                                                            • U.S. spending on infrastructure, notes
   not as often as we might expect. A determination       the New America Foundation, went down a
   is made from the submitted data whether or not         percentage since 1980 in comparison to the prior
   more than 50 percent of the workers in a trade         three decades, leaving 27.1 percent of U.S. bridges
   are paid the union wage rate or the same wage          being “structurally deficient or obsolete.”
   rate. If so, according to the DOL, then the union
                                                            • Davis Bacon wages will be mandated for
   or the same rate “prevails.”                           certain energy-related federal projects. Recently
       It’s not a given that a survey will go our         passed by Congress and signed into law by the
   way, so we will have areas where the locals, for       President is the expansive “Energy Independence
   the time being, can log onto and          and Security Act.”
   see nothing but a non-union rate. Because of a
                                                            • New Jersey continues to lead on prevailing
   backlog in surveys, some of the results we see are     wage issues. The state now requires prevailing
   five years old – and older still, at least back into   wages by or for companies that use state economic
   the early 1990s.                                       development funds to start or expand their
       An “SU” in front of the wage determination         operations. Another new law expands prevailing
   means that this is a rate in which the union           wage-eligible work done on public utilities.
   rate did not prevail. In such cases, the local is
   basically stuck with that rate –until the next          Happy Easter and keep calling with prevailing
   survey, which only drives home the importance          wage issues and questions.
   of the survey. Sometimes the entire classification      Sources: Engineering News-Record, Construction Labor
   of “ironworker” even can disappear from the rate       Report, Merrium-Webster, US Dept of Labor

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                     9
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     In 2005, General President Joseph Hunt               out to every local union affiliated with the
     assigned me to represent the Iron Worker             Iron Workers International, membership
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     Conservation Partnership (TRCP). It was              Joseph Hunt, and a DVD explaining the
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     adventures.                                          across North America with a passion for the
        In 2007, TRCP began an organization               outdoors. They offer a website forum section
     called Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA).             for union hunters and anglers to tap into and
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                                            APPRENTICESHIP DEPARTMENT REPORT
                                                                  by Mike White

  R    ecently, in recognition of an outstanding
       achievement, the JATCs of Local 416 (Los
  Angeles) and Local 433 (Los Angeles) met at their
                                                            Paul’s four full time Iron
                                                            Worker instructors have
                                                            earned a Certified Welding
  training facility located in La Palma, Calif. The         Inspection (CWI) credential.
  achievement I am referring to is the combined             All instructors working
  number of apprentices the two Iron Worker                 at the training center are
  locals now train at the La Palma Training Center          highly skilled, motivated
  has exceeded 1,000 active apprentices. This               and professional.
  milestone could not have been reached without the             In addition to apprent-
  dedication and hard work of all involved; Labor and       iceship classes, the training
  Management (JATC), District Council President Joe         center offers journeyman
  Standley, District Council Apprenticeship Director        upgrade classes including
  Dick Zampa Jr., Apprenticeship Coordinator Paul           Qualified Rigger, Post
  Martinez, apprenticeship instructors and the              Tension Certification, Fore-
  training centers support staff.                           man Training, Scaffold
      Under the supervision and direction of                Training, OSHA Safety Classes, and Welding.
  Apprenticeship Coordinator, Paul Martinez, the                On behalf of Joe Standley, president of the of
  apprentices attend week-long blocks of training four      the California and Vicinity District Council, and
  times per year. The Training Center successfully          Michael Newington, Western Steel Council, a plaque
  completed the Ironworker Apprenticeship Certification      was presented to Paul Martinez in recognition of
  Program (IACP) in 2006. The 23-thousand square            this outstanding achievement of having 1,000 active
  foot facility has four large classrooms, indoor and       apprentices.
  outdoor hands-on training area(s), along with a state         I would like to add my congratulations to the
  of the art welding shop with 26 welding stations,         Apprenticeship Coordinator Paul Martinez of Locals
  which is an AWS/National Fund accredited testing          416 and 433, Los Angeles, Calif. for his exceptional
  facility. The shop is also accredited to conduct the      accomplishment.
  Los Angeles City welding certification tests. Two of

   Local 416/433 being recognized for having 1,000 active apprentices: Bryon Cummins, John Oster, Steve Sardain,
   Robbie Hunter, Scott Bustrom, Maggie Cordero, Doug Williams, Paul Martinez, Hart Keeble, Dick Zampa, Richard
   Greenhagen, and Tom Moxley.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                      11
                                I    Worker Elected
                                Iron W k El t d as D l      t to
                                                      Delegate t
                                  Democratic Nationl Convention
   The Iron Workers came out in force to support one of our own running for a spot at the Democratic National Convention
to be held August 25-28 in Denver. Dave Kolbe, our International Political Representative, ran for the spot at the 18th
Congressional District caucus held on January 3 at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus. He easily took the vote, with
over 50 Local 550 (Canton, Ohio) members there to cast their vote. In attendance were Dave Kolbe, Business Manager Tim
Litman, President and Business Agent William Sherer II, Vice President Rick Moss, Jason Albaugh, Joe Babcock, Shawn
Ball, Nick Balliet, Dwayne Banks, Rob Baum, Broc Bowe, Josh Boyce, Ryan Cecil, Derrick Cook-Lineman, Jim Cosner,
Jeremiah Edie, Gary Felgenhauer, Dane Gween, Travis Herron, Joe Kinneer, Joe Leggett, Ruger Lewis, Chris Locker, Jerry
Lynch, Matt Marshall, Josh Martin, Tim Martin, Kyle McClosky, Matt Morena, Vince Morena, Missy Oney, Tom Pariano, Tim
Randles, Jerry Robson, Scott Shaw, Bill Simpson, Mike Stephens, Brian Timmons, and Steve Williams.

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                    Ironworker Sworn in as N.J.
                      Senate’s Majority Leader

          tephen Sweeney, business representative
          and financial secretary/treasurer for
          Local 399 (Camden, N.J.), was sworn in
    as majority leader in the New Jersey Senate.
       Sweeney, a legislator since 2002, called it a
    “great honor” to be named to the high-ranking
       Senator Sweeney represents the Third
    Legislative District of New Jersey. The district
    encompasses all of Salem County and portions
    of Gloucester and Cumberland Counties. He
    was elected to the New Jersey State Senate
    in 2001 and was re-elected to a third term in
       Senator Sweeney is the Senate Majority
    Leader for the 2008-2009 session. He serves
    on the Senate Budget and Appropriations
    Committee and the Joint Budget Oversight
       Mr. Sweeney was born on June 11, 1959
    in Camden and is a graduate of Pennsauken
    High School. Senator Sweeney has been, and
    continues to be, a strong advocate for organized
    labor and worker’s rights since serving in                       Stephen Sweeney
    elected office. In keeping his commitment to the
    hard working citizens of New Jersey, Senator       Sweeney graciously accepted the New Jersey
    Sweeney has assembled vital legislation that       Chapter of the American Planning Association’s
    has increased the state’s minimum wage and         “President’s Award for Distinguished Leadership
    created the New Jersey “Minimum Wage               in Planning.” Senator Sweeney received the
    Commission.” Currently, Senator Sweeney            2005 “Legislator of the Year Award” from a
    is also Vice Chairman of the Environmental         group that he has championed for many years,
    Committee, Member of the Budget and                The ARC Organization of New Jersey. In 2006,
    Appropriation Committee, and Member of the         the New Jersey Conference of Mayors named
    Space Utilization Committee.                       Senator Sweeney “Legislator of the Year.”
       Mr. Sweeney has received numerous accolades     Additionally, Senator Sweeney was honored by
    from business leaders, volunteer organizations,    the Boy Scouts as the recipient of the annual
    labor advocates, environmentalists, and other      South Jersey Boy Scout Council Award and
    important organizations from around New            the Thirty Second Annual Gloucester County
    Jersey. In 2002, New Jersey Son’s of Italy named   Distinguished Citizen Award. In 2007, ACCSES
    Senator Sweeney their “Man of the Year.” In        (Association for Choices in Community
    2004, Senator Sweeney received the Association     Supports and Employment Services) New
    of County Prosecutors “Equal Justice Award”        Jersey presented Senator Sweeney with the
    during Crime Victims Week.                         Legislative Leadership Award.
       More recently, Senator Sweeney was named           Senator Sweeney and his wife, Patti, were
    the New Jersey AFL-CIO’s “Legislator of the        married in 1986. They live in West Deptford
    Year” in June 2005. In October of 2005 Senator     with their two children, Stephen and Lauren.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                            13
Local 66 Teams with Midwest
           Toyota Facility in

 M   idwest Steel, Inc. with San
     Antonio Local 66 completed
 the Toyota Plant, Plastic and
                                       weeks. A total of 47 contractors
                                       worked on the project. Two hundred
                                       twenty five ironworkers worked
                                                                               The 650,000 square foot Paint,
                                                                            Plastics building and 1,075,000
                                                                            square foot Assembly Plant
 Assembly Facilities. Steel erection   on the project from November 15,     was the most aggressive timing
 was completed in a record ten         2004 through September 6, 2006.      ever. The ironworkers erected

14                                                                                           THE IRONWORKER
Steel, Inc. to Complete
Record Time

 approximately 10,500 tons of          erect the steel in both areas        corporate safety program was key
 steel at the rate of 120 truckloads   simultaneously. Larger cranes        to the zero lost time accidents
 per week. Cranes were placed          were productive and were free to     during the thousands of man-
 in each half of the building,         erect more pieces per day.           hours worked. The plant opened
 enabling the raising gangs to            Midwest Steel, Inc.’s extensive   as scheduled in the fall of 2006.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                   15
       Present at the signing were John “Buddy” Cefalu, president, Mid-Atlantic States District Council, Larry Patterson,
       business manager, Local Union 28 (Richmond, Va.), George Hancock, business manager, Local 79 (Norfolk, Va.), William
       “Bill” Grubb, president of W.O. Grubb, and Walter Wise, general treasurer.

          Local 28 and Local 79
Welcome W.O. Grubb Steel Erectors

           ne of the nation’s largest      hauling services. In 1999, they were         signed. All riggers of W.O. Grubb’s
           family-owned and operated       the first company to be recognized as         rigging shop in Portsmouth, Virginia,
           crane rental and steel          an “advanced certified steel erector”         became members of Local 79.
           erection companies, W.O.        by the American Institute of Steel              Despite a tumultuous history
Grubb, recently signed collective          Construction (AISC).                         with Local 28 spanning decades,
bargaining agreements with Iron               In February 2004, Tom Shearin,            Business Manager Larry Patterson
Workers Local 28 (Richmond, Va.)           Vice President of W. O. Grubb, and           pursued opportunities with the
and Local 79 (Norfolk, Va.)                Business Manager George Hancock              company to demonstrate their
   Headquartered in Richmond,              entered into a project agreement for         local’s commitment to profes-
Virginia, W.O. Grubb recently cele-        the erection of the Virginia Beach           sionalism and a skilled workforce
brated its forty-fifth anniversary         Convention Center. The success of            that could deliver W.O. Grubb’s
and has grown to over 200 cranes,          the relationship expanded to the             projects on time and under budget.
with erection capacity of more             Northrop-Grumman Shipyard in                 A booming construction market,
than 20,000 tons of structural steel       Newport News and on June 1, 2005,            numerous meetings involving Bus-
per year in addition to rigging,           an agreement covering all rigging            iness Manager Patterson, Business
machinery moving and heavy                 operations within Local 79 was               Manager Hancock, IMPACT CEO

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as their newest signatory contractor
Eric Waterman, Mid-Atlantic States        in Portsmouth, Virginia. As Business      W.O. Grubb a leader. We look forward
District Council President Buddy          Manager George Hancock stated,            to working with the Iron Workers to
Cefalu and General Treasurer Walter       “W.O. Grubb is the type of company        ensure prosperity for the company
Wise resulted in the signing of Local     that is a credit to this industry. They   and the workers.”
28’s agreement on September 1,            live up to their financial obligations,       Upon learning that the agree-
2007. Approximately 31 ironworker         they maintain their equipment so          ments had been signed, General
employees of W.O. Grubb are now           that it is safe and reliable, and they    President Joseph Hunt remarked,
apprentices or journeymen with            treat their employees fairly and with     “This is a tremendous boost for the
Local 28. Business Manager Larry          respect.”                                 local unions in a traditional non-
Patterson said, “This opens up                During the discussions, Bill          union area and we welcome W.O.
opportunities for us and the company      Grubb, owner, and Tom Shearin             Grubb as a contractor partner and
to grow together.”                        continually stressed the company’s        their employees as our ironworker
    On October 10, 2007, W.O. Grubb       ethics, pride and their commitment        brothers and sisters.”
became signatory to the full collective   to teamwork. As Bill Grubb said,             W.O. Grubb currently employs
bargaining agreement of Local 79          “Our greatest resource is our people;     75 ironworkers and may double the
during a meeting of their employees       their dedication is what has made         workforce this summer.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                        17
                                                   Officer’s Forum

     H      istorically working folks have faced many job-
            related diseases. And many have only gotten relief
     when they stood together and worked together for
                                                                   alcohol abuse is denial. If you suspect that you suffer
                                                                   from this disease, there’s a couple of ways to check.
                                                                   Are you losing time at work because you’re too hung
     change. Black lung plagued coal miners for decades until      over to show up? Are you losing jobs because you are
     the United Mine Workers said, “Enough is enough!” Oil,        unpredictable? Do you find yourself arguing all the time
     Chemical and Atomic Workers came to the aid of their          with people that love you and care about you? Are you
     members who were exposed to fatal doses of radiation.         always broke or missing money with no explanation?
     The Insulators are doing the same thing for their             These might be some red flags. Your job performance
     members who run the risk of asbestosis. Labor unions          and your social interactions are both affected by alcohol
     do their best work when they protect their members            abuse.
     from accidents and disabling diseases.                            I repeat: Labor unions do their best work when they
          We’re all concerned about lead poisoning, poisoning      protect their members from accidents and disabling
     from welding galvanized and the like. But there’s another     diseases. We’re not trying to impose any prohibitions
     poisoning that is taking its toll on our members that         but we are trying to protect that percentage of members
     too often goes over looked and that’s alcohol poisoning.      who are suffering from over-exposure to the effects
     It shows itself in lost wages and broken families. We         of alcohol. As members of this union, we all share a
     see its effects in failed friendships and frustrated lives.   responsibility to look out for each other. We took an oath
     I’ll not bore you with statistics because they are just       affirming that we will “not knowingly wrong a brother
     numbers. My concern is about members of our own               of this union or see one wronged if it is in my power to
     local- our brothers and sisters and their families.           prevent the same.” There is no loyalty that calls us to
          If I knew that the lead paint was poisoning you, would   stand idly by as member drinks himself to death. There
     you want me to care? If I knew that the asbestos was          is no brotherhood in turning a blind eye as lives and
     going to kill you, would you want me to stand silently        families are destroyed, as husbands and fathers and
     while you grind away? Because we are a brotherhood            brothers and sons slip over the edge.
     we ought to care about each other and look out for each           If you think that you are approaching that edge, you
     other.                                                        need to know that help is available. The leadership of
          Please don’t mistake this for some tea-totaler rant      your local stands ready to help. If your life is slipping
     against any and all alcohol consumption. There are            away from the effects of alcohol poisoning, you don’t
     plenty who can drink a cool one after work and never          have to give in. You just have to ask for help.
     suffer for it; however, there or some of us whose lives
     are being wrecked by drunkenness. Some of our own                Mike Watters
     brothers are losing families, losing homes, losing dignity       Organizer
     because they are being poisoned.                                 Local 290 (Dayton, Ohio)
          Unfortunately, one of the first symptoms of chronic

              is now available on the web
           please visit
 to find out which locals need workers, type of work, and who to contact.

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  Retiring District Council President
  James Hathman Honored
       ames Hathman, retired president of the St. Louis and Vicinity District Council and coach of “Guns
  J    ‘N Hoses” since the first event was held in 1987, was the recipient of the 2007 Jimmy S. Smith
  Memorial Award. The award honors the memory of Jimmy Smith who passed away in 1994 after a
  valiant fight against cancer. Jimmy was a 20-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department and a
  participant in Budweiser “Guns ‘N Hoses” in 1993. The award is presented annually to a person who
  has shown enthusiastic dedication to the event over many years.
       Jim Hathman, who was a good friend of Jimmy Smith and who was with him when he passed away,
  has been an ironworker for almost 48 years.
       He began boxing in 1963 at the old Pine Lawn Gym for Elmer Howell. In 1973, Elmer’s son Jim asked
  him to coach at the North County Boxing Club and he later coached at the St. Charles Boxing Club and
                                                    A.B.C. Boxing Club. He has coached some of the best
                                                    amateur boxers in the St. Louis area.
         Jimmy S. Smith                                 Jim was motivated to box, and later to coach,
                                                    through his admiration of boxing greats such as Joe Lewis, Rocky Marciano, and Muhammad Ali.
               Memorial                                 Jim was inspired to start coaching by amateur boxing stalwarts such as Myrl Taylor, Mike
                                                    Brown, Jim Howell, Gene Dale and Kenny Loehr. He later rededicated himself to boxing and
                  Award                             helping give kids an alternative to the dangers of the street when his son Vince died of an overdose
                                                    of drugs. Jim serves as head coach at the legendary South Broadway Athletic Club.

                    Erectors and Riggers Association of Greater St. Louis
          James Hathman, retiring president of the St. Louis and Vicinity District Council, was honored for his many years
      of service to the Erectors and Riggers Association of Greater St. Louis at a luncheon attended by General President
      Joseph J. Hunt.
          Jim has been president of the District Council for 10 years and has been instrumental in achieving a successful
      partnership with the Erectors and Riggers Association.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                                                              19
     Contractor’s Perspective

20                              THE IRONWORKER
                                  Local 433 Members Help Injured Brother
   Russell Ingham, Local 433’s recording secretary for last seven years and an unpaid officer and activist for the last 15
years, suffered a devastating accident while bicycling in Marina Del Rey on April 24, 2007. Ingham, an avid bicyclist and
bike racer, struck a car and broke his neck. He has remained hospitalized with paralysis affecting all four of his limbs.
   On June 2, a group of ironworkers spent the day at Ingham’s house building him a ramp, which he will need when he
returns from the hospital. They also finished up his patio, a project he had been in the middle of doing before his injury.
   Russ’s friend, Don Williams, also an ironworker, organized the project. Williams also designed the 30-foot ramp. It was
fabricated out of steel donated by the various jobs.
   Local 433 gives a special thanks to Norm, owner of Eagle Iron Erectors, for donating the welding equipment, torches,
gauges and other equipment needed for the job.
   Local 433 has raised $1,200 for Russ so far at their annual picnic. Future fundraisers are planned including a golf
tournament. Local 433 would like to thank to all of the ironworkers who have donated their money and labor on behalf of
their brother in need.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                         21
                              Local 84 (Houston, Texas) 2007 Pin Presentation
     Local 84 officers present are Tom Hatton, Gary Cook, Doug Patterson, Ronnie Sanford, John Mendoza, Fred Shoemaker,
                                         Ed Vargoko, Terry Sieck, and Bubba Phillips.

                   20-Year Member                                                  25-Year Members
                        Tom Hatton                                       Billy Archer, Robert Lowstetter, Joe Qualls,
                                                                                       and Dan Shaffer.

                   30-Year Member                                                  35-Year Members
                       Oscar McClain                                   Barry Pearce, William Gilcrest, Ronnie Sanford,
                                                                                     and Bubba Phillips.

                    40-Year Member                                                  45-Year Member
                       Cliff McWhorter                                                  J.L. Pennington

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Local 84 Pin Presentation, continued

                 50-Year Member                                            55-Year Member
                   Raymond Stafford                                           Bruce Flewellen

                 60-Year Members                                           65-Year Member
  LeLand Shippy and Retired Business Agent Chess Laird.   Junior Sieck with his son Local 84 President Terry Sieck.

   70-Year Member                 70-Year Member          Texas District Council    U.S. Congressman Gene Green
       W.H. Sandlin                     Ira Cude                President               and Business Manager
                                                            Marvin Ragsdale                 Ed Vargocko.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                    23
                                                    Local 842 (St. John, New
                                                      Brunswick) Presents
                                                   25-Year Pins and Watches
                                                Front row: Raymond Brideau, Allain
                                                Albert, Jean Chiasson, Henry Pettipas,
                                                Elvis Chiasson, Maurice Arsenault, and
                                                Fernand LeBlanc. Back row: President
                                                Armand Sonier, Aldoria Losier, Robert
                                                Corbett, Alonzo Brideau, Gustave Noel
                                                Jr., Elmo Arsenault, Placide Rousselle,
                                                Jerome Noel, and BM/FST Egbert
                                                Basque. Absent from photo: Gaetan
                                                Chiasson, Zenon Cool, Richard Deuville,
                                                Michel LeBlanc, Michel Mallet, and
                                                Danny Soucy.

     Local 842 (St. John, New
        Brunswick) Honors
     25-Year Members in 2007
Top row: President Armand Sonier, Yvon
Bourgoin, Louis Marie Breault, Ghislain
Theriault, Eric Theriault, Elias Metallic,
Luc Levesque, Victor McGraw, Roger
Barnaby, Daniel Ferguson, and BM/FST
Egbert Basque. Bottom row: Gabriel
Savoie, Richard Pugh, Eudore Cote, Tom
MacLellan, Emery Vautour, Jean-Guy
Sonier, and Donald Landry. Absent from
photo: Lorenzo McLaughlin, Manfred
Metallic, William Mitchell, and Bruce

                                              Atlanta Local 387 JATC 2007
                                              Graduating Apprentices and
                                             Scott Carter, Marlon Christian, Ronnie
                                             Cox, Darren Hales, Scott McDaniel,
                                             Russell Mitchell, Autrey Odom, Wendell
                                             Phillips, Matthew Rivers, Christopher
                                             Tobiasson, James Turner, Apprentice of
                                             the Year Jason Stringfield, Instructors
                                             Brian White, Tony Wasendorf, Matthew
                                             Rivers, and Coordinator Dan Bearden.

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                                                    Long Serving Business Manager Retires
                                                         Morris S. Rubino, Local 68 (Trenton, N.J.)

                                                 M       orris S. Rubino was born on November 17, 1935 in Trenton, New Jersey to
                                                         Samuel and Angela (Frascella) Rubino. His father was an ironworker, his
                                                  mother a nurse. On May 7, 1960, he married Arlene DeBonis, and they had three
                                                  children, Angela, Emilia, and Samuel. Morris and Arlene lived in Chambersburg
                                                  all of their lives, until Morris built his home in Yardville, New Jersey in 1973 where
                                                  he still resides with his wife Arlene. Morris has two sons-in-law, Mark and Chip,
                                                  a daughter-in-law Lisa and five wonderful granddaughters, Alyssa 20, Samantha
                                                  16, Haley 13, Cristina 7, and Carmela 3.
                                                  Morris’ 94-year-old mother, Angela, is still
                                                  in his life.
                                                       Morris began his labor career as a
            Morris and Arlene Rubino              member of Iron Workers Local 68 in
                                                  1953 as an apprentice and became a
  journeyman in 1955. Morris was appointed to the Executive Board of Ironworkers Local
  68 in 1962. In 1964, Morris was elected to his first International Convention. He attended
  11 consecutive International Conventions from 1964 to 2006. In 1965, at the young age of
  29, he was elected business agent. At that time, Morris was the youngest business agent in
  the country. He established the vacation fund in 1966 and in 1976, Morris established the
  Ironworkers Local 68 Annuity Fund out of concern for the future of his members and their
  families. In 1980, Morris established the Supplemental Disability Fund, Supplemental
  Legal Services Fund, and the Supplemental Scholarship Fund. In 1987, he became
  business manager and financial secretary treasurer of Local 68 and continued to hold that
  position until his retirement, 41 years later.
       Morris changed Local 68 in extraordinary ways. In 1979, Local 68 purchased their first General President Joseph J. Hunt
  and only home. He built Local 68 step by step to make it the tremendous union it is today.        presents Morris S. Rubino, retired
  He accomplished this through his tireless dedication to labor, his love for his union and by business manager of Local 68 with an
  being a highly respected man who lives by his convictions and never falters. He inspires          i-beam in recognition of his 53 years
  all of us to do more for the labor movement.                                                      of service.

                                  Retirement Gala Committee/Executive Board of                 Morris S. Rubino’s Family – Son Sam,
                                  Ironworkers Local 68-Standing: M. Jaremback, R.              daughter Emilia, granddaughter Haley,
                                  Lagana, R. Bock, T. O’Neill, R. Haworth, F. Avanzato, R.     son-in-law Mark. Sitting: daughter-
                                  Roy, Apprenticeship Coordinator and Training Director        in-law Lisa, granddaughter Carmela,
  Morris S. Rubino thanks over    M. Docie, W. Gilligan, J. Fusco, and J. Rizzo. Sitting:      Morris, wife Arlene, daughter Angela,
  800 guests who honored him      J. Micharski, President/Business Agent W. Linder, J.         granddaughters, Samantha, Cristina
  at his Retirement Gala.         Pouria, Business Manager Emeritus M. Rubino, BM/FST          and Alyssa.
                                  S. Rubino, M. Weaver, and J. Frascella.

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                                               25
     Local 24 (Denver) 2007 Graduating Apprenticeship Class                                    Father and Son Receive 25
                                                                                                Year Watches Together
Standing: Herb Schillereff (former apprenticeship coordinator and associated with
apprenticeship programs since 1957), Apprenticeship Coordinator Jimmie Shasteen,            Ross Shaw and Kevin Shaw, members of
John Noon (former Apprenticeship Coordinator, currently with BAT), President Joe            local 736 (Hamilton, Ontario) received
Trujillo, Business Agent Ken Biernacki, Business Agent Del Higginson, Stephen               their 25 year member watches at the
Harding, Outstanding Apprentice Eric Rinta, Apprentice of the Year Jason Dreger,            Ironworkers Dinner and Dance on
Francisco Montanez, William Montoya, Geof Null, and Business Manager Mark                   October 13, 2007.
Calkins. Kneeling: Joseph Lake, Logan Brodak, and Richard Trevino.

                                 Local 550 (Canton, Ohio) Opens Training Facility
After years of working out of the basement of their union hall, Local 550 finally has a training facility to meet the demands of
our growing field. The 5000-square foot training facility has adequate space for hands-on training, certifications, and classrooms.
This will help them to fulfill the requirements of the KPIs implemented by the International. The facility has enabled Local 550
to increase their membership by 20% in the last year. Although only been in the facility for one year, plans are being discussed to
build on. Local 550 is proud to be able to host their district council’s apprenticeship competition for the first time in the history of
their local.

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      Monthly Report of Lifetime Honorary Members

                                                          NOVEMBER 2007
Local       Name

3       WANTJE, JOHN W          147   SOARDS, RONALD E           377   PLATT, KENNETH L        550   KING, CURTIS W
5       BORZA, RONALD A         172   EDMISTER, LARRY            377   RITCHISON, DENNIS E     577   MIKEL, RONALD L
6       MILLER, ANDREW M        172   GREEN, IVAN G              377   ROACH, LEE R            577   SPRINGSTEEN, LARRY L
7       ARSENEAULT, DENIS J     172   MORRIS, PAUL E             377   ROLLMAN, RICHARD        580   ELIE, FRANCIS
7       MAC LEAN, ROBERT A      172   STROPE, MERLE D            377   ROSS, MICHAEL D         580   HILLMEYER, ALEXANDER
7       PHILLIPS, ROBERT S      201   BYRD, BILLIE E             377   SALINAS, ROSINDO        580   STALKER, CHARLES R
7       SULLIVAN, ROBERT R      201   DONNALLY, WAVELL           377   SASAKI, JUN             623   POURCIAU, JAMES D
8       MARRA, JAMES            201   DYE, ROBERT A              377   SPINAZZE, LOUIS F       625   ARAKAKI, GEORGE M
8       TSCHAN, JOHN            201   LEDFORD, FRANCIS           377   STANGENBERG, VICTOR
                                                                                               625   BALLAO, JAMES
12      BECKER, JOHN S          201   MELVIN, JOE L              377   THOMAS, JAMES F
                                                                                               625   NAKAMURA, ALAN T
12      FRETTO, JAMES A         201   NEAL, CYRUS L              377   ZINTER, CLIFFORD A
                                                                                               625   NOMURA, HERMAN H
14      AASEN, JAMES            201   REIGLE, DAVID G            378   ANDROYNA, JOSEPH A
                                                                                               625   PAYANAL, JOHN A
14      JENSEN, TED P           201   RICHARDSON, WAVERLY L      378   BIRDWELL, MICHAEL J
                                                                                               625   SUMIDA, CRAIG K
15      GEISSMAN, THEODORE K.   201   ROBERTS, MELVIN            378   WATKINS, GENE L
                                                                                               625   SUZUKI, JOSEPH S
17      ELBERT, THOMAS F        201   STARVIS, WALTER L          380   CARTER, JOHN
                                                                                               704   CULBERSON, DAVID G
21      IVERSON, STEVE G        292   CARTER, RICHARD A          383   KRUZITSKI, DAVID
21      TERRY, WILLIAM E        340   ZANDER, DENNIS R           387   ATKINS, W D             704   GRIDER, BOBBY R
24      HOLLIS, WILLIAM L       350   SPEED, DENNIS R            387   LEWIS, LAVERNE W        704   HOLCOMB, RAYMOND
25      KAISER, LARRY E         361   CARNEY, JOSEPH L           392   MC KEON, TERRANCE       704   RICH JR, OBEY K
25      LUDWIG, GLEN W          361   WARD, MATTHEW P            392   REES, KENNETH R         704   ROBERTS, LARRY G
25      NASH, CYNTHIA A         361   ZWEIDINGER, JAMES          396   CLARK, JOHN F           704   STEWART, JERRY L
25      RANGEL, NINO            372   KELSCH, MICHAEL A          396   STORY, CARL E           704   WARD, ROBERT T
33      LEVESQUE, ROGER E       372   MORTON, GERALD G           397   ELLIS, JERRY F          709   ANDREWS, CURTIS O
37      ANGELL, JOSEPH C        373   GRAVERSON, LEIF G          399   SCISCIO, FRANK S        711   ARSENEAULT, EDDY
40      DALY, MARTIN            373   TIBBETTS, RICHARD G        401   KIER, JAMES J           711   GAUTHIER, JEAN C
40      RILEY, CHARLES          377   AKATIFF, GEORGE M          401   MYERS, MARTIN P         720   ARSENAULT, LUDGER B
40      SCHIERENBECK, JOHN      377   BAKER, DAVID C             404   HUMMEL, CHARLES W       720   COMEAU, JOHN F
40      SMYTH, CHARLES P        377   BARTHOLDI, OTTO L          416   ADSON, TED              720   KOSOLOFSKI, SAM
44      JONES, RALPH H          377   BAUER, WAYNE M             416   BRUNT, CRAIG A          720   SMYTHE, BURT C
44      LOPEZ, CARLOS E         377   BRYANT, JAMES O            416   JACOBSON, JOHN A        721   MACIEL, JOSE
46      FICKAS, JOSEPH          377   CABABAG, ROLAND            416   LANE, STEVE A           736   GAUDETTE, DENNIS
60      MIGON, TIMOTHY C        377   CASK, JERRY G              416   LYMAN, DENNIS E         736   MC KENZIE, DAVID
63      KEARNEY, PHILLIP        377   CHRISTOPHER, FRANK H       416   SCAMALDO, PAUL W        736   MILBURY, ROGER
63      MORGAN, JAMES P         377   CORDERO, JOSE              416   WETMUR, ROBERT E
                                                                                               752   MUNROE, LESLIE
63      NORTH, DENNIS A         377   DENNISON, CHARLES J        417   FRARY, ROBERT F
                                                                                               759   BAILLIE, LAWRENCE
66      MARTINEZ, EUSEBIO A     377   DUVAL, RICHARD J           417   MUTHIG, RAYMOND
                                                                                               759   MACGOWAN, CLAYTON
68      BRACHELLI, KENNETH      377   FERRERO, RONALD J          417   REYNOLDS, JOHN R
                                                                                               759   WIDNALL, LANCE E
70      DENNISON, ROBERT P      377   FISCHER, EDWARD G          417   ROTHMANN, GEORGE W
                                                                                               764   WADE, LEONARD M
75      CWYNAR, STANLEY H       377   GARCIA, JERRY J            433   KIERSTEAD, GEORGE M
                                                                                               769   BLAIR, GERALD D
75      HOLT, PHILIP P          377   GLENN, DWIGHT M            433   MOCK, NATHAN E
                                                                                               769   SIGLER, HARRY V
89      BEVANS, MICHAEL R       377   GREEN, JOHN D              433   TAYLOR, ROBERT F
89      LEWIN, HARLEY L         377   HACK, DANIEL J             440   FRANCIS, LEO A          782   ARANT, WARREN N
89      RUNDE, RONALD J         377   HALLETT, JOSEPH M          444   MC LAUGHLIN, WESLEY M   782   CREECY, RONALD P
97      GRAHAM, RAYMOND B       377   HUNEKE, CLYDE J            482   BROWN, VIRGIL G         782   LASLEY, CHARLES L
97      HINTON, J KEN K         377   LEE, LOUIS N               483   ANDRICHAK, WILLIAM P    786   GANNON, CLIFF
97      LALONDE, DENNIS H       377   LEWIS, CUBBY E             483   EMERSON, RICHARD J      787   GRIFFITH, DONALD W
103     MC REYNOLDS, HAROLD E   377   MINTON, BIAR               483   NEVINS, JOHN J          798   BLACK, DONALD R
103     RAY, OBA H              377   MOORE, RONALD J            483   ZISA, ARTHUR            798   GRAVES, JAMES C
112     FRIES, ALEX B           377   OCHOA, JESSE               492   PALMER, DAVID S         848   CUMMINS, WARREN R
118     HENSLEY, JACK D         377   PAYNE, DONALD C            512   HANSON, ARTHUR O        848   RAY, KERRY D

FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                               27
                                                          OFFICIAL MONTHLY

                                             APPROVED DEATH CLAIMS FOR NOVEMBER 2007

L.U. Member      Name             Claim   Amount   86 413657 LE JEUNE, HUBERT J.     95504 2,200.00    492 1159621 BROWN, RONALD W.               95585 1,750.00
No. Number                       Number
                                                   97 601745 FOSTER, LAWRENCE V.     95593 2,200.00    492 504030 DUNHAM, RAY                     95537 2,200.00
1    614880 DE LA ROSA, ROY      95494 2,200.00    97 893268 TAYLOR, FRED E.         95556 2,000.00    492 648788 FREEZE, BILLY H.                95555 2,200.00
1    496772 SMITH, WILLIAM M.    95495 2,200.00    118 427142 BULLARD, MARION A.     95578 2,200.00    492 573833 HANVY, CLARENCE D.              95586 2,200.00
3    1145475 BURK, MICHAEL D.    95541 1,750.00    118 408113 SMITH, KELLY R.        95549 2,200.00    502 562685 CRAWFORD, C., CHARLES 95543 2,200.00
3    881723 DININNO, ROBERT O.   95496 2,000.00    135 197881 CONNORS, JOSEPH        95678 2,200.00    502 318726 GEHRINGER, RICHARD              95515 2,000.00
3    438167 MORNINGSTAR, GLEN A. 95558 2,200.00    155 635773 LUCK, TIM D.           95529 2,200.00    502 202636 GLOGOWSKI, STANLEY              95538 2,000.00
3    548435 MULLEN, MARK F.      95497 2,200.00    229 743288 HALLOWELL, WALTER S.   95505 2,200.00    512 581841 BITTNER, ALVIN                  95516 2,200.00
3    399900 TENNEY, MAX          95498 2,200.00    229 691104 HIBEN, FRANK M.        95506 2,200.00    512 556108 JAKEWAY, EARL H.                95517 2,200.00
6    418931 DEBO, DENNIS T.      95542 2,200.00    290 1048691 COX, NOBLE W.         95507 8,000.00    512 709189 MEAD, GLENN W.                  95539 2,200.00
7    578533 FORWARD, ROY         95569 2,200.00    292 756406 LEED, ROGER C.         95550 2,000.00    512 408119 WOLF, LE ROY                    95587 2,200.00
7    647896 POWERS, FRANK E.     95523 2,000.00    301 763136 SAUNDERS, JAMES S.     95508 2,000.00    549 393689 DONOHUE, HAROLD E.              95518 2,200.00
7    1078731 RYAN, ROBERT M.     95570 2,000.00    340 665816 KEAS, ERWIN E.         95551 2,200.00    549 600173 LUCAS, GEORGE                   95588 2,200.00
8    383851 BUTSIC, ANDREW J.    95499 2,200.00    361 473957 WHITTAKER, PERRY C.    95530 2,200.00    577 646911 FOGLESONG, HAROLD R. 95589 2,200.00
10 477479 WEBB, JERRY A.         95571 2,200.00    373 1266944 CHRZANOWSKI, ROMAN 95561 1,750.00       584 699248 FLIPPO, JAMES R.                95590 2,200.00
16 170644 CIPOLLA, SALVATORE     95559 2,200.00    377 543425 FERREIRA, ANTHONY      95531 2,200.00    697 1232615 ATKINS, ROCKY J.               95568 1,750.00
16 350508 PHELPS, STANLEY W.     95560 2,200.00    378 613617 GRECO, JOSEPH R.       95580 2,000.00    700 1043671 NANTAIS, GARNET P.             95594 2,000.00
17 206231 MC GUIRE, THOMAS C.    95500 2,200.00    378 537966 MOWBRAY, THOMAS R.     95581 2,200.00    700 1284382 NINHAM, WAYNE C.               95566 1,750.00
17 579958 MC KINSEY, ELOM D.     95572 2,200.00    379 375608 NIPPLE, GERALD W.      95582 2,200.00    704 732524 BLAYLOCK, JOHNNY G.             95565 2,200.00
21 357758 HUFF, JAMES L.         95524 2,200.00    395 835062 MOMOLA, JOHN J.        95552 2,200.00    709 383895 RIGGS, B W.                     95519 2,200.00
22 628327 HAWKINS, DONALD D.     95501 2,200.00    395 592427 SIDOTE, SAM            95510 2,200.00    710 579919 NEVILS, DENVER                  95520 2,200.00
24 992987 MANCHEGO, RONALD J. 95544 2,000.00       396 460688 DOUGLAS, FRANCIS J.    95553 2,200.00    721 515014 BRODERS, SYLVESTER              95540 2,200.00
24 790652 TIPTON, GARY C.        95502 2,200.00    396 1036396 HAUSMANN, ROLAND J. 95583 2,000.00      764 1199317 MURPHY, JAMES B.               95595 1,750.00
27 824570 BROWN, PETER E.        95573    800.00   396 907835 JONES, RONALD L.       95532 2,000.00    765 882049 CARON, GARY                     95557 2,000.00
27 487728 WHITEHEAD, ALAN A.     95503 2,200.00    396 760282 TUCKER, ERMAN          95533 2,200.00    782 471869 BYASSEE, JAMES E.               95591 2,200.00
29 1287052 ENGLAND, CHARLIE      95574 7,000.00    399 466229 ECKERT, EDWARD J.      95562 2,200.00    790 765817 WADE, FREDERICK S.              95592 2,000.00
44 1238783 BROWN, MICHAEL L.     95545 1,750.00    401 889972 BLANCH, JOSEPH E.      95534 2,000.00    798 660859 ATKINS, TOMMY W.                95521 2,200.00
44 1241145 CEO JR, CARL R.       95546 1,750.00    416 412682 JOSEPH, RICHARD S.     95511 2,200.00    834 1316885 KOWALSKI, W                    95567 2,000.00
44 777247 GRUBER, THOMAS M.      95547 2,200.00    433 412606 ADAMS, CHARLES E.      95554 2,200.00
46 246366 BRIDGES, ALMAN E.      95525 2,200.00    433 1178877 BILLINGSLEY, HAROLD A. 95512 7,000.00   TOTAL DEATH BENEFITS PAID:..................226,100.00
55 812904 HOLDER, DONALD C.      95526 2,200.00    433 380072 PARSONS, FLOYD R.      95535 2,200.00
60 474501 HOLBROOK, ROBERT N.    95575 2,200.00    440 399833 SKY, EUGENE            95536 2,200.00    DISAPPROVED DEATH CLAIMS FOR NOVEMBER 2007
67 1179544 ALITZ, TED W.         95527 1,750.00    444 1236436 VELLA, ANTHONY E.     95584 1,750.00
67 826912 NORRIS, MERLE G.       95528 2,200.00                                                        711 1187847 LEBEAU, ROBERT                 95522 IN ARREARS
                                                   451 596909 CASSIDY, GEORGE A.     95563 2,200.00
                                                                                                       725 1367628 BACKFAT, ANTHONY               95596 NOT 12 MOS
68 824564 ADAMS, RICHARD P.      95576 2,200.00    477 499344 GARGIS, WILLIAM K.     95513 2,200.00                                                         MEMBER
70 391948 SANDERS, BUREN H.      95577 2,200.00    477 481030 WILLIAMS, ROBERT N.    95514 2,200.00
84 477861 PARRISH, ERVIN A.      95548 2,200.00    489 1046167 GOHEEN, HOWARD M.     95564 2,200.00

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