Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother John McMillan

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member John Mcmillan passed away December 25, 2018. Brother John  has been a long-time  Local 110 member since February 1981.

A service will be held Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Memories Funeral Home, 13403 St Albert Trail, Edmonton, AB.

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

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Adam Kolendreski

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Adam Kolendreski passed away December 6, 2018. Brother Adam has been a long-time  Local 110 member since October 1963.

A service will be held Friday December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Kushneryk Funeral Service, 201 1st Street N, Wakaw, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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

Potential Members for the December 8, 2018 General Membership Meeting

NAME STATUS RECOMMENDATION RESULT
ANDREASSEN, Leif 1ST YEAR (JM ELEC) ACCEPT  A
ASSEFA, Abdi 1ST YEAR (ALUMA PRE-TRADE) ACCEPT  A
BERGMAN, Kyle 1ST YEAR ACCEPT  A
CLOAK, Scott 1ST YEAR REJECT  R
ESTRADA, Phillipe 1ST YEAR ACCEPT  A
GAVIRIA, Marivel HELPER ACCEPT  A
HANLON, Alyssa 1ST YEAR ACCEPT  A
IBRAHIM, Hamza 2ND YEAR (REINSTATEMENT) ACCEPT  A
KOLTSOV, Ilia FIREPROOFER ACCEPT  A
LE, Bay HELPER ACCEPT  A
LOPEZ, Dennis HELPER ACCEPT  A
LOPEZ, Hugo HELPER ACCEPT  A
MOUSA, Khalif 1ST YEAR ACCEPT  R
MUHAMMAD, Abdurrashid HELPER ACCEPT  A
PATOC, Nonie FIREPROOFER ACCEPT  A
PUENTES-GASPAR, Sonia HELPER ACCEPT  A
SADDLEBACK, Caitlyn 1ST YEAR (PRE-TRADES) ACCEPT  R
STOODLEY, Kaitlyn 1ST YEAR (PRE-TRADES) ACCEPT  A

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Southern Business Agent Patrick (Pat) Tilley

Local 110 is sad to announce that Southern Business Agent Patrick (Pat) Tilley passed away November 20, 2018.

BA Pat Tilley has been a long – time serving Local 110 member for 45 years.

Pat is survived by his loving wife Laurie, his beautiful daughter Kourtnee (Brent), granddaughter Meah, niece Jillian (Mardy), nephew Brad (Shannon), great nieces Brianna & Addison, great nephew Brady and sister Linda Brost and Family, as well as other numerous Family members and Friends.  Pat is predeceased by his brother Kenny.

Pat was longtime advocate and friend for the membership of the Union, he will be very much missed.

As per Pat’s request, there will be a private memorial held for the family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Canada. http://www.prostatecancer.ca/donate/ways-to-donate

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

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Good afternoon Brothers & Sisters

Local 110 marks Remembrance Day with a number of beautiful ceremonies to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers, veterans and currently serving military.

The services where Local 110 will be laying wreaths are:

Edmonton – Beverly Cenotaph located at 4001-118 Ave Edm AB. Services begins at 10:45 am; laying the wreath will be Training Coordinator Phil Poirier.

Ft. McMurray – MacDonald Island Park located at 1 MacDonald Dr. Ft McMurray AB. Services begins at 10:00 am; laying the wreath will be Northern Business Agent Doug Casemore.

Calgary – The Military Museums Service located at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW Calgary AB. Service begins at 10:30 am; laying the wreath will be Member Luke McMIllan

Red Deer – Servus Arena located at 4725-43 St Red Deer AB. Service begins at 10:30 am; laying the wreath will be Member Mike Zalinko

Wherever you are, I ask that you please attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony, take a moment at 11:00 am and pause to pay tribute to all victims of war.

In Solidarity

Brother Kevin Lecht

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Bernie Schmidt

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Bernie Schmidt passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Brother Bernie  has been a long-time  Local 110 member since March 1996.

There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm at St Paul Catholic Church, 1305 Main St S, Airdrie, AB. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Ken Holtz

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Ken Holtz passed away on November 1st, 2018. Brother Ken was a member of Local 110 since February 2016.

There will be a viewing held at Westlawn Funeral Home, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

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

Red Deer Information Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the Red Deer information meeting is tomorrow October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton 3310-50 Avenue Red Deer, AB

I have not been able to attend one of these information meetings in a number of months, so I will be coming down for this meeting as well. Hope to see a good turnout.

Statement of Claim

Good day Brothers and Sisters

Over the last two days I have had a number of calls from Members working in the field regarding the Statement of Claim filed by the Boilermakers 146 and OE 955 against the Government of Alberta. I hope to clarify the situation as much as possible for the Members of Local 110.

On October 16, 2018, Local 110 was informed by the Building Trades of Alberta that the Boilermakers International, Boilermakers 146 and OE 955, filed a Statement of Claim against the Alberta Government in Court of Queen’s Bench regarding section 184 – 191 of the Alberta Labour Relations Code. These articles are focused around the bargaining process, dispute resolution process and membership strike vote process. Since this is a statement of claim, there is a requirement that this is heard by the Court of Queen’s Bench, the best estimate from legal counsel is this case will not be heard for around 20 – 25 months and depending decision and the fortitude of the Plaintiffs involved this situation, it could drag on for years. As such, this action from these two Unions will not impact Collective Bargaining currently underway for the next Provincial Collective Agreement.

The unfortunate downfall of this situation is that these Unions are now forcing the current Government to defend items of the Alberta Labour Relations Code that have been in place since 1988, and that were previously challenged by some of the same Unions in 2007, but then withdrawn shortly after.

Prior to the recent changes to the Alberta Labour Relations Code the NDP Government provided all affected parties, including Unions, the opportunity to provide input for changes. The resulting changes have been positive for both Union and Non-union workers in Alberta. At that time, Local 110 provided the submission on behalf of our Members and one of the points in that submission was regarding the constitutional right to bargain, supported by Supreme Court of Canada decisions regarding the right to strike. Unfortunately, due to a number of issues, the requested changes regarding Sections 189 and 190 of the Labour Relations Code were not changed at that time. However, this has not stopped our Local from continuing to work through productive lobbying of the Government to work to have this change implemented in the future.

In conclusion, Local 110 does support the removal of sections 189 and 190 of the Labour Relations Code and as such, agree with the new interests of the Boilermakers and OE’s. Local 110 does not support these Unions in their Statement of Claim to the Court of Queen’s Bench. The reasons for this are numerous but to highlight a few:

  • these Unions have neglected to fully engage the NDP Government on this issue and work for positive change
  • this issue has been ignored until the Construction Unions are in the bargaining process, and there is no possible way this action will change the outcome of current Collective Bargaining
  • the only reason for this action is to deflect and confuse the bargaining process for the membership of all Building Trades Unions.

November 2018 Wage Adjustment

There will be a Wage Adjustment as of November 4, 2018.

As per the Letter of Understanding Re: Industrial Wage Determination there is to be 40 CENTS ($0.40) added to the total wage package – we would like your input as to where this increase will be going – IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE ATTEND THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OCTOBER 13, 2018.

As per our Collective Agreement, we have the option to put the $0.40 into the base rate or into the pension on the Industrial Wage Schedule (these are the only 2 options)

For the Commercial Wage Package it would only be applied to the Base Rate.

There will be discussion at the OCTOBER 13, 2018 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING prior to any decisions being made so please attend this meeting if you can.

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht

Business Manager