Potential Members for the July 2018 General Membership Meeting

 

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Ekoute-Songolo, Elisee 1st year Accept  A
Evans, Joseph 1st year Accept  A
La, Hoa 1st year Accept  A
Mulumba, Jean-Pierre 1st year Accept  A
Reotutar, Erwin Firestopper Accept  A
Riva, Monica Helper Accept  A
Top, Moth 1st year Accept  A
Weiler, Ryan 1st year Accept  A
Xu, Yi 1st year Accept  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.

 

Canada Day Clarification

Dear Participants:

Our office has received several inquiries regarding Canada Day and how it should be handled in 2018 and the following provides the clarification required.

In accordance with the Alberta Employment Standards Code the legal holiday for Canada Day has been designated as Monday July 2, 2018. Any craft personnel required to work on July 2, 2018 will be paid the applicable overtime premium as outlined in the MOU.

Please advise if you require any further clarification.

Potential Members for the June 2018 General Membership Meeting

Name Status Recommendation Meeting
Ali, Ahmed Yussak 1st Yr Accept  A
Anderson, Kyle Joseph 1st Yr Reject  R
Beck, Taylor Aaron 1st Yr Accept  A
Chadi, Monica 1st Yr Accept  A
Coombs, Stephen 1st Yr Accept  A
Ellsworth, Chyenne 1st Yr Accept  A
Huska, Paul 1st Yr Accept  A
Lee, Stephen George 1st Yr Accept  A
Lozo, Gary 1st Yr Accept  A
Laboucane, Dakota 1st Yr Accept  A
Levy, Dustin 3rd Yr Accept  A
MacMurchy, Johnathan 1st Yr Accept  A
Marol, Abraham 1st Yr Accept  A
Mhute, Garikai (Gary) 1st Yr Accept  A
Nilsson, Emily Jane 1st Yr Accept  A
Subject, Adam 1st Yr Accept  A
Svenshek, Cameron 1st Yr Accept  A
Zalga, Rachid 1st Yr Accept  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

SECTION 19 –MEMBERSHIP

  1. Any member who applies to join Local 110, if they are accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00),plus membership card fee, excepting that:

Those members who lapse out of the union from October 23, 2004 and after, will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing, plus a $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership. This amount must be paid in full not more than 30 calendar days from the date of the vote of acceptance by the general membership. The insulator who fails to pay the full amount owing within this time will not be reinstated as a member and will have to reapply for membership.

  1. Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.
  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.
  1. All new members, including members who are transferring their membership to Local 110 must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.
  2. New member orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and in Red Deer and Fort McMurry once every two months.
  3. Permit members and Travel Card members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at the New Member Orientation.

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother James Lockner

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member James Lockner has  passed away on Monday May 28, 2018. Brother James  has been a Local 110 member for 51 years.

A service will be held Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Fallis Community Hall, 53303 Range Rd 52, Highway 16.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetic Association of Canada.

Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother James’ Family and Friends.

Rally In Calgary May 30, 2018

Good day Brothers and Sisters

Please see below for communication from the Alberta Premier’s office.

Thank you

 

Tuesday was a momentous day for Albertans and Canadians. After months of working with the Federal government, after months of promising Albertans that we would build Trans Mountain, and after months of tireless work from so many of our NDP colleagues… we announced that construction on the TMX pipeline would start this summer. Not only does this pipeline ensure that thousands of Albertans will be put to work, it means that we will finally get a fair price for our resources, and… it means that we will be able to strengthen the services that all Albertans rely on including our education and healthcare systems.

Rachel Notley and members of her cabinet will be at the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Training Centre (11055 48 St SE) in Calgary tomorrow at 1:30PM to mark the occasion. We would be honoured if you were able to join us to celebrate this important step forward for Albertans… and Canadians.

Please share with anyone who would be interested.

 

Chris O’Halloran

Stakeholder Relations Manager 

Office of the Premier

Southern Alberta Office

Special Called Bylaws Meeting – June 2, 2018

Good morning Brothers & Sisters,

We have noticed a slight error in the letter that was mailed out to all the Journeyman Members regarding the upcoming Special Called Bylaws meeting. The Special Called Meeting will be held Saturday June 2, 2018 NOT Saturday June 9, 2018.

We apologize in advance for the confusion.

Please find the revised letter.

To: All Local 110 Journeyman Members

 RE: Special Called Meeting for the revision of Local 110 Bylaws

 Dear Sister/Brother:

Please be advised that there will be a Special Called meeting on Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Edmonton and Calgary Union Halls from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. At this meeting will be asked to vote on changes, additions and/or removal of the Bylaws found in “Working Rules and Bylaws for Alberta Local #110 of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.”

 Members are asked to submit their suggestions for changes, additions and/or removal, in writing, no later than May 5, 2018. Feel free to mail them to the hall or drop them off in person at the above address, or if you prefer they can also be emailed to either:

 

shannont@insulators110.com  OR amandac@insulators110.com

This is necessary so they can be reviewed prior to the meeting to ensure that they are not in violation of the Constitution and Bylaws as Adopted by the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, The Alberta Insulators Provincial Collective Agreement or Alberta Labour Law. Please note that submissions may be edited slightly when necessary, but only if clarification is required.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fraternally Yours,

Kevin Lecht

Business Manager

Local 110

Job Steward

Over the last few weeks I have had a few members contact our office regarding members who are Job Stewards on various sites. There are a number of reasons for these calls but the common theme has been that the person would like to see the Job Steward removed from the position.

I will usually ask a number of questions during our conversation but the last question is always “Are you or anyone else looking to become the Job Steward?” So far every person has said they are not willing to take over as Job Steward. So I am left with the only option to talk with the current Job Steward and try to coach them on being an effective Job Steward.

For the entire time that I have been a member of Local 110 it has been hard to find members willing to be Job Stewards. As a member on the tools I remember being in lunchrooms with the BA practically begging for someone to take on the Steward roll. As a BA I found myself in the same situation looking for a Steward and a room full of members looking down until I was forced to pick someone and hope they did not quit as soon as I left the site. Now as the BM with work slowing I have long term members calling to quit being the Job Steward because they need their job and they cannot afford to have a target on their back.

So I ask the membership to support the Job Stewards as much as you can. If you have experience as a Job Steward try to help mentor some of the new Journeymen that have taken on the role. If you are willing to be a Job Steward contact the Local Business Agent because they are more than willing to get the help and in some cases have spots that need to be filled.

In the end remember being a Job Steward is a difficult and thankless job for no extra pay. These members have taken on the position to do what they can to make the job better for their fellow members and as members we need to help make the job better for them.

In solidarity

Kevin Lecht

Potential Members for the May 2018 General Membership Meeting

Name Status Recommendation Meeting
Aden, Abdullahi 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Ali, Sadiq 1st Yr Accept  A
Brauti, Stephen 1st Yr Accept  A
Calderon, Elsa 1st Yr Accept  A
Cardoso Espinosa, Igor 1st Yr Accept  A
Dieng, Alle 1st Yr Accept  A
Dodds, Justine 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Dogan, Ozcan 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Dugas, Josh 1st Yr Accept  A
Ennis, Jamie 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Feudjeu Tene, Chanceline 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Hryniuk, Dean 1st Yr Accept  A
Kerr, Casey 1st Yr Accept  A
King, Ryan 1st Yr Accept  A
Koshin, Muse 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Lamb Cormier, Cassandra 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Ly, Nathan 1st Yr Accept  A
Meray, Atakan 1st Yr Accept  A
Nuur, Liban 1st Yr Accept  R
O’Brien, Brandon 1st Yr Accept  A
Lopez, Maria Helper Accept  A
Smith, Natalie 1st Yr – PreTrades Accept  A
Tarksis, Ryan 1st Yr Accept  A

 

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

SECTION 19 –MEMBERSHIP

  1. Any member who applies to join Local 110, if they are accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00),plus membership card fee, excepting that:

Those members who lapse out of the union from October 23, 2004 and after, will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing, plus a $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership. This amount must be paid in full not more than 30 calendar days from the date of the vote of acceptance by the general membership. The insulator who fails to pay the full amount owing within this time will not be reinstated as a member and will have to reapply for membership.

  1. Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.
  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.
  1. All new members, including members who are transferring their membership to Local 110 must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.
  2. New member orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and in Red Deer and Fort McMurry once every two months.
  3. Permit members and Travel Card members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at the New Member Orientation.

 

Asbestos Workers Insurance Benefit Trust Fund Announcement

Please see the attached letter from the H&W Trustees being mailed out this afternoon regarding changes to the Plan, effective for all claims incurred on and after June 1, 2018:

In order to provide Plan members with the best possible coverage, given the available resources, the Board of Trustees regularly reviews the financial position of the Fund.

Over the last several years, some deficit financing has been necessary in order to provide the existing level of benefits to Plan Members and their families. That deficit financing has been made possible by drawing on the Fund’s reserves.

Having considered the current financial position of the Fund, and the need to control the current negative cash flow and depleting reserves, the Trustees have elected to make the following changes to the Plan, effective for all claims incurred on and after June 1, 2018:

Reduce vision to $400 every 24 months for members and spouses. Coverage for dependent children will remain at 12 months.

Add a 20% co-payment to all Extended Health claims – except ambulance and out of country claims.
Add a 20% co-payment on routine Dental claims.
Eliminate the Cost Plus Dental reimbursement account. (Provided additional coverage for qualifying members for dental implants and over-dentures)

Eliminate the Critical Illness benefit.
In addition, the following changes have been made:
The Health Spending Account (HSA) was reduced to $300 for 2018 for those members who are eligible. Any future allocation to the HSA will be determined annually by the Trustees based on the current financial position of the Fund.

All retirees will be required to make monthly self-payments of $170 starting June 1, 2018, in order to maintain Health & Welfare coverage.

The self-payment rate for member benefits will remain at $350 per month, subject to review from time to time.
Any member who retires on or after June 1, 2018 will be required to have a minimum of 15 years of membership in Local 110 (and its predecessors) in order to qualify for retiree Health & Welfare coverage. Retirement is defined as the first day of the month immediately following termination of your eligibility for benefits providing you are in receipt of a pension from the Asbestos Workers Pension Plan.

The above changes were made after an extensive review of the options that are most equitable to all members, and after receiving input at recent member meetings held across the province.

The Trustees will continue to monitor the financial position of the Fund in order to provide the highest level of benefits possible given the available resources.