List for Membership Vote March 7, 2015 General Membership Meeting

Here are the tentatively approved applicants for the upcoming March 7th, 2015 Union General Membership meeting, if you have any valid concerns or recommendations for any of the applicants please contact Business Manager Kevin Lecht. The final vote will be up to the membership in attendance at the meeting.

Name Status Tentative Final Vote
Dwayne L Smith 1st Year A R
Derrick George 1st Year A A
Princewill Amaechi 1st Year A A
Lee Brittan 1st Year A A
Shelton Alphonse 1st Year A A
Kwong Wah Leong 1st Year A A
Mohamed Ahmed Musa 1st Year A A
Chadwick Briault 1st Year A A
Kenneth Dovich 1st Year A R
Belete Massa 1st Year A A
Fernando Jimenez 1st Year A A
Cesar Lengua-Aliaga Industrial Helper A A
Ryan Enman 1st Year A A
Steven Beaton 1st year A A
Mathieu Gulliford JM C A A
Ken Yuzyk Permit JM A R
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January 30, 2015 PITT Fund Position

Good day Brothers & Sisters

The PITT Fund Trustees have started the process of hiring a Client and Contractor Liaison. This position is open to all Journeyman members of Local 110, only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. The full job description is below; however any questions please contact Business Manager Kevin Lecht at the Edmonton union hall (780) 426-2874. The dead line for applications is 4:00 pm Friday February 20, 2015.

If interested please send resume to PITT Fund Trustees care of Shannon Tilley at shannont@insulators110.com

Job Title

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 110 Client and Contractor Liaison

Reports To

Local 110 PITT Fund Trustees and Local 110 Business Manager

Summary

Identify and recruit worker leaders from non-union operations who are in need of union representation. Direct contact with clients and non signatory contractors regarding the benefits and utilization of a union workforce. Evaluate potential organizing targets, contact un-organized workers, develop leaders, mobilize members to support external organizing, plan and conduct campaigns.

This is not a 9 to 5 job – it requires long and varied hours, including early morning, evening and weekend work (as necessary). This opportunity requires travel and periods of being away overnight for varied amounts of time.

Job Duties

  • Know the services the union provides
  • Have an understanding of certification process
  • Researching into company or sector that is being targeted to find out history, funding, ownership, and other relevant information.
  • Demonstrate that the workers will be better able to resolve workplace issues of wages, benefits, and working conditions by forming a union
  • Anticipate and neutralize doubts that workers have about forming unions before these fears and loyalties to the status quo are kindled by the employer
  • Must travel
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements

  • Journeyman member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 110
  • Both Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Able to work in a team and self-motivated
  • Effective Listening
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Working Under Pressure
  • Time Management
  • Confidence and Self Awareness
  • Research Skills
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Thorough knowledge of Employment Standards, Labour Relations Code (Federal and Provincial),
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to obtain valid passport
  • Alberta resident or willing to relocate

Working Conditions

  • Must work irregular hours with travelling required

If interested please send resume to PITT Fund Trustees care of Shannon Tilley at shannont@insulators110.com

January 30, 2015

List for Membership Vote at the February 07, 2015 General Membership Meeting

Name Status Tentative Final
Mary Jean Morrison 1st year Accepted A
Prince Kegwaehi 1st year Accepted A
Viviana Palacio-Pena Industrial Helper Accepted A
Sary Pich 1st year Accepted A
Magan Abdi Mohamed 1st year Accepted A
Joshua Chatman 1st year Accepted A
Mohamed Abdulkadir Salad 1st year Accepted A
Hussein Mohamed Aden 1st year Accepted A
Brandy MacNeil Fire Stopper Accepted A
Andrew J. Langridge 1st year H to H Accepted A
Elhadji Malik Sow 1st year Accepted A
William Budd 1st year Accepted A
Adeyonbo Aladjare 1st year Accepted A
Abdessattar Messaoudi 1st year Accepted A
Wesley Thomas 1st year Accepted A
Ryan Oliver 1st year Accepted A
Ahmed Mohamed Yousuf 1st year Accepted A
Cody Romanetz 1st year Accepted A
Fritz-Gerald Dumont 1st year Accepted A
Nelson McFadyen 1st year Accepted A
Jeffrey Francis 1st year Accepted A
Tanner Stewart 1st year Accepted A
Brian Karim 1st year Accepted A
Brian Anderson 1st year Accepted A
Boris Taguimdjeu Taguenang 1st year Accepted R
Pablo Botello 1st year Accepted A
Melissa Girard-Poirier 1st year Accepted A
Jennifer Tourigny 1st year Accepted A
Jase Dawesom 1st year Accepted A
       
Philip Henstridge Journeyman Rejected R
Alicia Liew 1st year Rejected R
Hremann Kuate-Wafo 1st year Rejected R
Rose Tremblay 1st year Rejected R
Mohamed Nour Hamud 1st year Rejected R
Mark Maidment 1st year Rejected R
Dut Dut Mabior 1st year Rejected R
Tyler Hurst 1st year Traveler Local 95 Hold over  

 

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 

Here are the tentatively approved or rejected applicants for the February 7th, 2015 Union general membership meeting, if you have any valid concerns or recommendations for any of the applicants please contact Doug Johnson. The final vote will be up to the membership in attendance at the February meeting.

Name

Status

Tentative

BM

Final Vote

Mary Jean Morrison

1st Year

A

 

 

Prince Kegwaehi

1st Year

A

 

 

Viviana Palacio-Pena

Industrial Helper

A

 

 

Sary Pich

1st Year

A

 

 

Rose Tremblay

1st Year

A

 

 

Magan Abdi Mohamed

1st Year

A

 

 

Mohamed Nour Hamud

1st Year

A

 

 

Joshua Chatman

1st Year

A

 

 

Mohamed Abdulkadir Salad

1st Year

A

 

 

Hussein Mohamed Aden

1st Year

A

 

 

Brandy MacNeil

Firestopper – Organized

A

 

 

Andrew Langridge

1st Year -Organized – H2H

A

 

 

Elhadji Malik Sow

1st Year

A

 

 

William Budd

1st Year

A

 

 

   

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Mark Maidment

1st Year

R

 

 

Dut Dut Mabior

1st Year

R

 

 

   

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Business Manager Kevin Lecht Update January 09, 2015

Good Day Brothers and Sisters

Our new slate of officers have now been in the office since January 5, 2015 and I would like to congratulate all on their positions. We have lots of work ahead of us but I am excited to be part of this team and know that working together we will have a positive impact on our unions future.

The last week we have all been scrambling to get our feet under us and up to speed, as much as possible. However with the change over there can be some information missed so if you have been working with our Previous BM on any issues please contact me at the Edmonton union office so that we can make sure things are moving forward and all the required information is in your file.

Lastly I would like to remind all of our members that we have the January General Membership Meeting tomorrow January 10, 2015 starting at 12:00 at Kings University Edmonton. Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

*** Please note that all applications for Membership from the January 2015 meeting (below) have been put off until the

February 2015 meeting ***

Here are the tentatively approved or rejected applicants for the January 10th, 2015 Union general membership meeting, if you have any valid concerns or recommendations for any of the applicants please contact Doug Johnson. The final vote will be up to the membership in attendance at the meeting.

Applicant Name Status Training review Business
Agent
Review
Membership Vote Comments
Tyler Hurst 1st Year A A   voted in Sept  – did not pay
Adeyonbo Aladjare 1st Year A A   551 hours, no missed time
Abdessattar Messaoudi 1st Year A A   540 hours, no missed time
Hremann Kuate-Wafo 1st Year A A   534.5 hours, no missed time
Wesley Thomas 1st Year A A   698.3 hours, no missed time
Ryan Oliver 1st Year A A   344 hours, no missed time
Ahmed Mohamed Yousuf 1st Year A A   435 hours, no missed time
Cody Ronanetz 1st Year A A   1119.5 hours, no missed time
Fritz-Gerald Dumont 1st Year A A   364 hours, no missed time
Nelson McFadyen 1st Year A A   532 hours, no missed time
Jeffrey Francis 1st Year A A   308 hours, no missed time
Tanner Stewart 1st Year A A   voted in Sept, did not pay
Brian Karim 1st Year A A   537.5 hours, no missed time
Brandon Anderson 1st Year A A   914.75 hours, no missed time
Boris Taguimdjeu Taguenang 1st Year A A   877.5 hours, 1 Quit
Pablo Botello 1st Year A A   664 hours, no missed time
Melissa Girard-Poirier 1st Year A A   841.25 hours, no missed time
Jennifer Tourigny 1st Year A A   451.5 hours, no missed time
Jase Dawesom 1st Year R A   956 hours, no missed time
Philip Henstridge JM R R   9146 hours, lasped 119, prev member no hrs 2009
Alicia Liew 1st Year R R  

343.5 hours, Fired

BM Wade Logan Update

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Good morning and Merry Christmas to all our members as we prepare for a well deserved holiday and days off, hopefully you will be able to join us at this Friday's Christmas party to celebrate our brothers and sister milestones of service through our union. Congratulations to each and every one of you for going to work everyday and helping to make our union strong it is members like you that enhance our reputation and make it possible to regain lost market shares.Local 110 has never been in a better postion with lots of work forecasted, all funds in excellent shape and all our union functions sold out with our brothers and sister participating and even raising funds for Charity. I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year.

 

Monday, December, 15th, 2014

After the membership vote held Saturday, December 13th for the new applicants here are the results, for any transfer's from an affliated union there was a motion to hold those over until a Local 110 bylaws review was conducted in the New Year.

 

  Applicant Name Status Training review B.A. Review Business
Manager
Review
Membership Vote Comments
1 Raymond Felker 1st Year A A A R 684 hours, no missed time, S.E.
2 Steven Neal Kent 1st Year A A A A 729 hours, no missed time, S.E.
3 Paul Duff 1st Year A A A R 742 hours,No missed time, S.E.
4 Brian Dewar 1st Year A A A A 340 hours, no missed time, S.E.
5 Andrey Kotelnikov 1st Year A A A R 3065 hours, no missed time, S.E.
6 Hussein Ismail Mohamed 1st Year A A A A 565 hours, no missed time, S.E.
7 Kody Richardson 1st Year A A A A 738 hours, no missed time, S.E.
8 Jundel Misa 1st Year A A A A 519 hours, no missed time, S.E.
9 Richard Bakos 1st Year A A A A 577 hours, no missed time, S.E.
10 Anlexandre Gendron 1st Year A A A A 1035 hours, no missed time, S.E.
11 Jeffrey Fischer 1st Year A A A A 819 hours, no missed time, S.E.
12 Justin Lenko 1st Year A A A A 596 hours, no missed time, S.E.
13 Abdullahi Osman Ibrahim 1st Year A A A A 434 hours, no missed time, S.E.
14 Troy Hollenbeck 1st Year A A A A 700 hours, no missed time, S.E.
15 Abel Muyoboke 1st Year A A A A 574 hours, no missed time, S.E.
16 Denny Viana 1st Year A A A A 597 hours, no missed time, S.E.
17 Mohamoud Hire Mohamed 1st Year A A A R 347 hours, no missed time, S.E.
18 Samir Mettioui 1st Year A A A R 606 hours, no missed time
19 Darcy Hoddinott 1st Year A A A A 1266 hours, no missed time, S.E.
20 Damon Chisholm 1st Year A A A A 410 hours, no missed time, S.E.
21 Hamza Mohamed Madar 1st Year A A A A 1624 hours, no missed time, S.E.
22 Mohamed Aly 1st Year A A A A 872 hours, no missed time, S.E.
23 Krasimir Iliev 1st Year A A A A 974 hours, no missed time, S.E.
24 Senaca Crowe 1st Year A A A A 385 hours, Pre-Trades July 2014
25 Bisrat Tekletsadik 1st Year A A A A 607 hours, no missed time, S.E.
26 Susan Przybilla 1st Year A A A A 490 hours, no missed time, S.E.
27 John Howard Sim 1st Year A A A A 312 hours, letter of support
28 Francis Sumagpang 1st Year R A A A 1728 hours, no missed time. S.E.
29 Tariq Rabah Ahmed 1st Year R A A A 2166 hours, no missed time, S.E.
30 Remi Pelletier 1st Year A A A A 597 hours, no missed time, S.E.
1A Corey Egers  2nd Year A A A A Organized
1F Brandy MacNeil Firestopper A A A A Firestopper
2F Nevada Webb Firestopper A A A A Firestopper
2F Jason Cunnington Firestopper A A A A Firestopper
2F Michael Cunnington Firestopper A A A A Firestopper
1J Rumyan Mishe Transfer JM 95 R R Held over Fired – Safety infraction Aug.2014
2J Michael Vandamme Transfer JM 95 A A A Held over 535 hours worked in 110, S.E.
3J Justin Moyer Transfer JM 95 A A A Held over 1404 hours worked in 110, S.E.
4J Craig Hunter Transfer JM 95 A A A Held over Voted in Sept./ 2014  – missed deadline to pay, 7488 hours
5J Robin Clarke Transfer JM 116 A A A Held over 3110 hours worked in 110,. S.E.
6J Gary Bready Transfer JM 118 A A A Held over 13,434 hours worked for 110, S.E.
7J Clyde Wick Transfer JM 118 R A R Held over 17,583 hours, S.E.
8J Jeffrey Bolda JM C A R A A 5477 hours, no missed time, S.E.
9J Peter Towpich JM R A A R Prev Member, 5101 hours
10J Clement Tremblay JM R A A R Prev member, 15,683 hours
45 Total = 30- 1st years, 1 – 2nd year, 4 – Firestoppers, 7 – JM transfers, 3 – Jm  / S.E. = Still Employed

 

Attention all Local 110 members:

Many of you are aware that on Saturday December 13 at the Local 110 membership meeting charges were read by a Local 110 member against Business Agent Kevin Lecht.  Obviously this is cause for deep concern for the members of Local 110, and rightfully so especially in the middle of Local 110’s election of officers.  I have received a number of calls and emails today and there are many questions. I feel it is appropriate and necessary that I use Business Manager Logan’s Update page to answer the concerns I heard today and provide clarity to the entire membership with respect to the charges and the process.Local 110 staff employees who are members of Local 110 have the constitutional right to file charges just like any other member.Brother Lecht is innocent until proven guilty.The reading of the charges does not affect Brother Lecht’s eligibility to hold or run for office.The ballots will be counted as scheduled and under the direction of the Local 110 election committee.If Brother Lecht is successful in his election he will assume his responsibilities at the appropriate time.The charges will be investigated by the International as per the constitution and if necessary they will be heard by the General Executive Board (the International Vice Presidents).The charges can be dismissed before the hearing if they are found to be obviously frivolous or without merit.If the charges are found to be frivolous or have no merit Brother Lecht has constitutional options to clear his name.Both parties will have the opportunity to present their case at the hearing if or when there is one.

I appreciate that many members are very concerned – this is a difficult situation for everyone.  I ask for your patience while this process unfolds.

Sadly there are those who see this as an opportunity to spread misinformation and make accusations that are untrue and inflammatory seemingly with the intention of further driving a wedge between Local 110’s membership and the International. Some of these accusations were directed towards me at the meeting on Saturday.  In response to the unfounded and untrue accusations my sincere pledge to the membership of Local 110 is that I will do all in my power to ensure both parties receive due process and further I intend to ensure this matter is dealt with as fairly as possible and that the outcome, whatever it may be, is fully explained to the membership at the appropriate time. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Vince Engel,

International Vice President for Western Canada

 

Energy Conservation Logo Tan Green Red from InternationalVince Engel

International Vice President, Western Canada

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

 

 

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Here is the tentatively approved or rejected applicants for the December 13th Union general membership meeting, if you have any valid concerns or recommendations for any of the applicants please contact myself of Doug Johnson. The final vote will be up to the membership in attendance at the meeting.

 

  Applicant Name Status Training review B.A. Review Business
Manager
Review
Membership Vote Comments
1 Raymond Felker 1st Year A A A   684 hours, no missed time, S.E.
2 Steven Neal Kent 1st Year A A A   729 hours, no missed time, S.E.
3 Paul Duff 1st Year A A A   742 hours,No missed time, S.E.
4 Brian Dewar 1st Year A A A   340 hours, no missed time, S.E.
5 Andrey Kotelnikov 1st Year A A A   3065 hours, no missed time, S.E.
6 Hussein Ismail Mohamed 1st Year A A A   565 hours, no missed time, S.E.
7 Kody Richardson 1st Year A A A   738 hours, no missed time, S.E.
8 Jundel Misa 1st Year A A A   519 hours, no missed time, S.E.
9 Richard Bakos 1st Year A A A   577 hours, no missed time, S.E.
10 Anlexandre Gendron 1st Year A A A   1035 hours, no missed time, S.E.
11 Jeffrey Fischer 1st Year A A A   819 hours, no missed time, S.E.
12 Justin Lenko 1st Year A A A   596 hours, no missed time, S.E.
13 Abdullahi Osman Ibrahim 1st Year A A A   434 hours, no missed time, S.E.
14 Troy Hollenbeck 1st Year A A A   700 hours, no missed time, S.E.
15 Abel Muyoboke 1st Year A A A   574 hours, no missed time, S.E.
16 Denny Viana 1st Year A A A   597 hours, no missed time, S.E.
17 Mohamoud Hire Mohamed 1st Year A A A   347 hours, no missed time, S.E.
18 Samir Mettioui 1st Year A A A   606 hours, no missed time
19 Darcy Hoddinott 1st Year A A A   1266 hours, no missed time, S.E.
20 Damon Chisholm 1st Year A A A   410 hours, no missed time, S.E.
21 Hamza Mohamed Madar 1st Year A A A   1624 hours, no missed time, S.E.
22 Mohamed Aly 1st Year A A A   872 hours, no missed time, S.E.
23 Krasimir Iliev 1st Year A A A   974 hours, no missed time, S.E.
24 Senaca Crowe 1st Year A A A   385 hours, Pre-Trades July 2014
25 Bisrat Tekletsadik 1st Year A A A   607 hours, no missed time, S.E.
26 Susan Przybilla 1st Year A A A   490 hours, no missed time, S.E.
27 John Howard Sim 1st Year A A A   312 hours, letter of support
28 Francis Sumagpang 1st Year R A A   1728 hours, no missed time. S.E.
29 Tariq Rabah Ahmed 1st Year R A A   2166 hours, no missed time, S.E.
30 Remi Pelletier 1st Year A A A   597 hours, no missed time, S.E.
1A Corey Egers  2nd Year A A A   Organized
1F Brandy MacNeil Firestopper A A A   Firestopper
2F Nevada Webb Firestopper A A A   Firestopper
2F Jason Cunnington Firestopper A A A   Firestopper
2F Michael Cunnington Firestopper A A A   Firestopper
1J Rumyan Mishe Transfer JM 95 R R   Fired – Safety infraction Aug.2014
2J Michael Vandamme Transfer JM 95 A A A   535 hours worked in 110, S.E.
3J Justin Moyer Transfer JM 95 A A A   1404 hours worked in 110, S.E.
4J Craig Hunter Transfer JM 95 A A A   Voted in Sept./ 2014  – missed deadline to pay, 7488 hours
5J Robin Clarke Transfer JM 116 A A A   3110 hours worked in 110,. S.E.
6J Gary Bready Transfer JM 118 A A A   13,434 hours worked for 110, S.E.
7J Clyde Wick Transfer JM 118 R A R   17,583 hours, S.E.
8J Jeffrey Bolda JM C A R A   5477 hours, no missed time, S.E.
9J Peter Towpich JM R A A   Prev Member, 5101 hours
10J Clement Tremblay JM R A A   Prev member, 15,683 hours
45 Total = 30- 1st years, 1 – 2nd year, 4 – Firestoppers, 7 – JM transfers, 3 – Jm  / S.E. = Still Employed

 

 


Monday, December 1st, 2014

It has been brought to my attention the slander going around on the job and on Facebook, we as Union Brothers and Sisters should never engage in this type of behavior. To represent the Union is to be held to the highest standard and treat all members and potential members with respect and dignity at all times and keep all dealings confidential. We are in the Union for a Brotherhood of members to be treated with respect and dignity and have each others back when needed and to make sure our wages and benefits and working conditions are protected. I'm afraid it won't it won't be the non-union or alternative unions that will be the demise of our unions but the internal gossip and quick reaction to throw each other under the bus, we have a great silent majority of members that perhaps needs to speak up and say that is not the way we operate here in Local 110.

 

                               

Thursday, November 27, 2014

 Below are the ongoing union concerns.

 

·         Market Share:

We need to take back our Market Share in the Industrial sector!!!

There are 10,000 Industrial Insulators in Alberta, before I was elected we had 1,460 members and being most are Industrial I calculated it was around 14% market share. Since then we now have 2000 members for a market share of 19.5% a move that shows we are heading in the right direction. We have also started to work with the commercial and firestop markets to look to expand our workforce in both.

 

·         Collective agreement expires April 30th, 2015,

 I am currently in the middle of Framework bargaining to ensure we get a new four year contract which will bring us up to par with the other major locals and using the relationship I have built with the other Business Managers. I am confident that this will be the best agreement we have seen in the last 12 years, if I am allowed to finish collective bargaining.  

 

·         Retiring Journeymen:

We are about to lose the majority of our journeymen due to retirement!!! Unfortunately we had a decade of slow work where we did not take in any new apprentices and so produced no journeymen. We are now on the verge of a huge demand for journeymen and qualified insulators due to the forecasted scope of work for the next ten years. I have been working with the Industry and contractors to take on more 1st year insulators which we will push to into school thus  ensuring a steady stream of Local journeyman; we have now dispatched 1000 – 1st years which will continue a steady flow of income into our Pension and Health & Welfare funds. I will continue to push to see our young Journeymen take over on supervision roles and mentoring of these apprentices.

 

·         Technology upgrades:

Local 110 needs to stay in the forefront with technology our previous system was so arcane that we had to keep an I.T. person on staff just to ensure we could keep it up and running. We also have stacks of paper files on all our contractors and members. We are now implementing a new system and were able to end the contract with the I.T. person on staff and save the union $152,224.80 per year. Once we are complete with the conversation in 2015 the members will have access to online secure computerized bidding or to continue to call in as they do now as well as log in and see where they sit on the list and their personal information all securely encrypted . All of your information will be scanned into the system and be backed up securely onsite as well as offsite so in the case of a fire or emergency we would be able to setup computers at another location and have access to our members file’s within the same week without any loss of information and continue business as usual. We are also converting over to an electronic remittance system where the contractors will submit a secured report that will be uploaded by the system therefore reducing the amount of errors with union dues.

 

·         RSAP:

 I sit on the RSAP Board and have lobbied for changes to make the system fairer and less complicated to get our members back to work. I was recently successful into getting D&A incidents that happen offsite (camps & orientation) to be excluded from Canadian Model violations, you will receive a client ban but will be able to be dispatched to another site immediately, leaving the member to decide if they want to go through RSAP to get back on the site the incident happened. We are also continuing to push through legal challenges and in this round of Collective agreement bargaining for alternative treatments and in independent review.

 

In the short time I have represented you we have made major strides forward and our union hall has never been in better shape, with work forecasted to explode for the next ten years. 

 

·         Increased union membership from 1450 to 2000.

·         Dispatched over 1000 – 1st apprentices, the union’s new life blood.

·         New website for easier access to all Local 110 information including dispatch, “in memory” for members who are gone but not forgotten.

·         All Union Funds and trusts are doing great and should require no further action.

·          “Open Door” policy.

·         Computer upgrades

·         Standardized staff contracts.

·         Reduced paid sick days allowed for staff from 20 days to 10 days.

·         Brought in training for the staff as was promised in their previous contract.

·         Updated the Union clothing for members to wear and show solidarity.

·         Rebuilt relations with the Alberta Building Trades, Business Managers.

·         Rebuilt ties with our International and our representatives because we are all stronger as an organization of Brothers and Sisters across North America.

·         Worked with The International to hire a lobbyist firm for the Canadian locals to promote Mechanical Insulation.

·         Took the Local 110 golf tournament from 59 participants to a sold out event and turned it into a successful charity event that raised $10,110.00 for Alberta Breast Cancer in 2013 and raised $13,500 in 2014 for the Calgary,                Wood Buffalo and Edmonton Food Banks.

·         Changed the venue of the Christmas party to give members access to hotel rooms and timely taxi service and turned it from 140 members in 2012 to a sellout of 300 members in 2013.

·         Hired an organizer (Labor Manager) who has made a huge impact attracting non- union journeymen to the Union and pushing contractors to take 1st year apprentices.

·         Continued aggressive responses to grievances such as lost wages, wrongful dismissals.

·         Focus on diversity: representation at the International “Conference for Women in the Trades”

·         Strengthened Local 110 position through winning various ALRB cases (DFRs, Jurisdictional issues, Unfair Labour Practices and Joint grievance panels)

·         Instituted a Firestopping training program.

·         Permits must wait 24 hours to take a newly posted call giving members the 1st opportunity to take the calls.

·         Permits; reduced their Health and Welfare benefits as listed on the H&W page so they no longer get the same services as our members and saving the plan $100,000.00 a month.

·         Put forward a motion for the Union to pay for member Assessments when the member has no other options and wants to work union, which the membership approved.

·         Championing the need for changes made to the Drug and Alcohol 3rd party provider services in this round of Collective negotiations.

·         Have the University of Alberta working with a contractor to do a study on Pyrogel and whether the current P.P.E. is sufficient for the product with no cost to the Union.

Boards and Trusts I represent you on:

·         Union Pension Plan

·         Union Health and Welfare Plan

·         Training Fund

·         Pitt Fund

·         Insulator Joint Trade Board

·         Building Trades Executive Board

·         Building Trades Jurisdictional Assignment Plan

·         RSAP Board

·         LMCT committee (International)

 

I will leave you with one thought it takes courage and foresight to continue on a new path of change and growth to evolve as the world changes. The easiest thing to do is sit back and complain and do nothing and watch our trade slowly disappear.

 

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here is the list of new applicants requesting membership for the upcoming General membership meeting on November 1st, some have not been reviewed by the Business agent as he is not in on Saturday. All applicants will be voted on by the membership, any concerns please notify me as soon as possible.

 

Applicant Name Status Training review Business Agent review Business
Manager
Review
Membership Vote Comments
Troy Freamon 1st Year A A A Accepted 718 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Pierre Barthold 1st Year A A A Accepted 408 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Rolando Lluveras 1st Year A A A Accepted 347 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Kelsey Ray Edgerton 1st Year A A A Accepted 628 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Shemsuden Hasen 1st Year A A A Accepted 572 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Mamadou Alain Sow 1st Year A A A Accepted 445 hrs, N.M.T.  still employed
Roy Arnold Kerr 1st Year A A A Accepted 490 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Kenneth Moyah 1st Year A A A Accepted 306 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Christian Bernardo 1st Year A A A Accepted 624 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Perry Musseau 1st Year A A A Accepted Helmets to Hardhats Program, 531 hrs, N.M.T.
Mouhammad Diop 1st Year A A R Rejected 335 hrs, N.M.T. still employed, letter from contractor,negative
Barkhad Mohamed Ahmed 1st Year A A A Accepted 353 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Hire Kase Bare 1st Year A A A Accepted 479 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Tracy Wilks 1st Year A A A Accepted 407 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Christopher Marc Schmidt 1st Year A A A Accepted Helmets to Hardhats,598 hrs, N.M.T. 
Salem Ali 1st Year A ? A Accepted Pre-Trades Program 2013, 613 hrs, N.M.T.
Katerina Sanders 1st Year A A A Accepted 516 hrs, no missed time
Ababacar Djite 1st Year A A A Accepted 504 hrs, no missed time
Amare Gifawossen 1st Year R A A Accepted 873 hrs, no missed time
Jeremy Ziegler  1st Year R A A Accepted Quit 2014, 418 hrs, no missed time
Cory Patrick Hodgson 1st Year R A A Accepted JM SM from Local 8/ 1447 hrs , No missed time
Brandon Graham 1st Year A   A Accepted 624 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Garmajo Ahmed 1st Year A   A Accepted 675 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Dainis Pless 1st Year A   A Accepted 2823 hrs, N.M.T. still employed, Commercial
Timothy Jones 1st Year A   A Accepted 2075 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Cameron Mountha 1st Year A   A Accepted 692 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Melissa Turcotte 1st Year A   A Accepted 377 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Nasser Ahmed Ali 1st Year A   A Accepted 1900 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Pablo Aravena 1st Year A   A Accepted 1124 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Kenneth John Sherman JM Transfer Local 95 R   A Accepted 2945 hrs,still employed, clean file/2007
Mitchell Gilliland Firestopper A   A Accepted 1362 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Tim Denottbeck JM Transfer Local 95 A A A Accepted Error in History, In good standings
Mark James Knopf JM Transfer Local 95 A A A Accepted 5057 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Tammy Lynn Kelly JM C  A A A Accepted 850 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Jarrod Alexander  JM transfer Local 131 A ? A Accepted 2018 hrs, N.M.T. still employed
Scott Adrian Currie JM Transfer Local 116 R A A Accepted 6029 hrs, 1 quit last year, No problems in file
Darrel Stock prev member – JM A ? R Rejected Negative letter from Fuller Austin
Levi Savoury JM Transfer Local 116 R A A Rejected Local 110 member 2006/transferred to 116-2009
N.M.T. – No missed time

Friday, October 17, 2014

I have had a few inquiries about our H&W fund so I am posting a chart prepared by the H&W consultantion firm of Benchmark Decisions Ltd.to show that the expenses have exceeded the contributions since 2009 and the Trustees have stepped up to address the problem before it negativly impacts our members. You need to scroll up and down to see complete chart. Keep in mind that the majority of the money spent goes back into the particpants pockets when they turn in their receipts.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today I attended the celebration of life for the late Business Manager of Local 177, John Tackaberry on behalf of our membership. It is said you can judge a man on the people and words said at their funeral and that could not be a truer statement because of the out pour of love to John's family and friends and the stories that were told of a man that was honest, integral, dedicated and loving. John left behind huge shoes to fill in for his Local 177 and we wish the best to his organization. To his wife Jacquie and his daughters and grand children we offer our prayers and any support they may need. It was said at the service " That a loved ones death leaves a heartache that will never heal, but their love creates memories in your heart that no one can steal !!"

 

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Brothers and Sisters;

At the last Union meeting there was a motion to put 25 cents of our November increase of 66 cents into the Health and Welfare fund, but the membership voted to put the whole 66 cents into the fund. Unfortunately the increase to the Health and Welfare fund fell out of the May scope which is where the increase is usually allowed and done, after many discussions with the Construction Labour Board and the Contractor association they will be allowing 25 cents into the Health and Welfare fund and the rest into wages. This is what the trustees of the H&W fund had asked for and is quite acceptable, and we will revisit the matter in May to see if the membership still wants to increase the funding. The table below shows exactly what the breakdown on the November wage increase will look like for Industrial workers.

 

Effective            Base

        Date                 Rate          SH &V           H&W          WC          Pension       PITT        Training       Total

Foreman

Nov. 2, 2014

47.77

4.78

2.10

0.10

6.25

0.50

0.25

61.75

 

Journeyman

Nov. 2, 2014

42.68

4.27

2.10

0.10

6.25

0.50

0.25

56.15

 

3rd Year Apprentice – Based on 80% of the Journeyman Rate

Nov. 2, 2014

34.14

3.41

2.10

0.10

6.25

0.50

0.25

46.71

 

2nd Year Apprentice – Based on 65% of the Journeyman Rate

Nov. 2, 2014

27.74

2.77

2.10

0.10

6.25

0.50

0.25

39.63

 

1st Year Apprentice and Helper – Based on 50% of the Journeyman Rate

Nov. 2, 2014

21.34

2.13

2.10

0.10

3.13

0.50

0.25

29.44

ARTICLE 9.00 – WAGES

Industrial Rates;

The following rates and contributions will be adjusted in accordance with the “Wage Determination” Letter of Understanding attached hereto.  Forthwith after the January wage adjustment calculations in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014, representatives of the Parties shall determine whether any adjustments to the Employer Contributions will be implemented in conjunction with the respective May wage adjustments.  In respect to contributions to the Pension Trust Fund, the Union shall have the discretion to increase the contribution by up to one dollar and twenty five cents ($1.25) over the term of this Agreement.  Any further increases to the Pension Trust Fund contribution shall require the agreement of the Trade Division.   Any adjustments to Employer Contributions shall be funded through the May gross wage.

Fraternally;

Wade Logan

Business Manager

 

Thursday, September, 25, 2014

Here is the list of applicants for membership for the October 4th meeting if there are any concerns please contact Amanda K.before the membership votes.

 

Applicant Name Status Training review Business
Manager
Review
Membership Vote Comments
Tanner Stewart 1st Year A A A 476 hours, no missed time, still employed
Bobbi Jo Rose 1st Year A A A 472 hours, no mised time, still employed
Colin Wankah 1st Year A A 314 hours, no missed time, still employed
Michelle Caron  1st Year A A A 541 hours, no missed time, still employed
Kelly Plante 1st Year A A A 1292 hours, no missed time,
David James Jamieson 1st Year A A A 325 hours, no missed time, still employed
Tugbe Koti Wreegbo 1st Year A A A 537 hours, no missed time, still employed
Felicia Kurosawa 1st Year A A A 314 hours, no missed time, still employed
Gabriela Oliveira  1st Year A A A Commercial, 312 hours, no missed time, still employed
Redouane Bouchaker  1st Year A A A 376 hours, no missed time, still employed
Robert Krechuniak  1st Year A A A 448 hours, no missed time, still employed
Steven Stenhouse 1st Year A A A 532 hours, no missed time, still employed
Joseph Oloyede  1st Year A A A 346 hours, no missed time, still employed
Yoseph Banksira 1st Year A A A 491 hours, no missed time, still employed
Chun Lee 1st Year A A A 320 hours, no missed time, still employed
Whitney E. Antonelli 1st Year A A A 896 hours, no missed time, still employed
Nathan Jones 1st Year A A A 300 hours, no missed time, still employed
William Budd 1st Year A A R 339 hours, no missed time, still employed
Sharon Grant 2nd Year A A A 245 hours, no missed time, still employed
Hugh Janz 2nd Year A A A 4645 hours, no missed time, still employed
Andrew Koprnicky 3rd Year A A A 3041 hours, no missed time, still employed
Desirea Leng 3rd Year A A A 390 hours, no missed time, still employed
Ken Yuzyk  JM previous member  A A R 18,028 hours, previous member
James Stephen Murrant JM Transfer  Local 116 A A A 3893 hours worked through Local 110
William Connor  JM Transfer  Local 95 A A R 1431 hours, no missed time, still employed
Roy Andrew Cook JM Transfer  Local 95 A A A 914 hours worked through Local 110
Isaac (Jerry) Alexander  JM Transfer  Local 131 A A A 939 hours, no missed time, still employed
Raimonds Sirmais Permit JM "C" A A A Commercial, 2501 hours, nomissed time, still employed
18 – 1st years, 2 – 2nd year, 2 – 3rd year, 1 – JM, 4 – JM transfers, 1 – JM "C"

 

Well it has been a busy last couple of months, as alot of you know  Doug Johnson and myself are now into full contract negotiations for next year Collective agreement, As you all know the Officers inherited the agreement and shifts from the previous set of Officers. So this will be our first chance to see if we can improve on the agreement and perhaps work on standardizing alot of the conditions with the rest of the Building Trade unions. We will be in two day a week negotiations until we have a new deal agreed to and then will present it to the members for ratification. Without going into any details I believe the members will be pleased with the progress the contractors and the unions are making.Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 

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BM Update Monday June 9th, 2014

Monday, June 9th,2014

Update on last Fridays' activity here at the Union hall, earlier we learned that Red Deer College was looking for instructors to teach a ten week course for temporary foreign workers where at the end of the course they would be able to take a " Qualification Certificate Program" exam for which the  temporary foreign worker needs to show that they have 6827 hours experience in the last 54 months and pay $475.00. If they successfully passed the exam they would be issued a certificate equivalent as a journeyman Insulator after checking with some other unions this program is available for other trades as well, we discussed our options with the International and decided that the best approach was to inquiry why this program is not available to Albertan's and Canadians with the same or better qualifications. A CBC reporter contacted us on this story and was here Friday to do a short interview and get our side of the issue, we will continue to look into this concern and see what options we have to turn this into something beneficial.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Here are the applicants for Union membership for the June 14th meeting. They are tentative until voted on by the membership in attendance at the June 14th meeting. Hope to see you there.

Gizzie Arku 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Alex Daskaluk JM Transfer Local 95 Tentatively Accepted
Denis Robichaud JM Transfer Local 58 Tentatively Accepted
Leslie Labine JM Tentatively Accepted
Sean Aitken 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Dmitry Zubretsov 3rd Year Tentatively Accepted
Eric J Freel JM Transfer Local 97  Tentatively Accepted
Shawn Vanslyke JM Transfer Local 95 Tentatively Accepted
Jason Bressette JM Transfer Local 95 Tentatively Accepted
Justin London JM Transfer Local 131 Tentatively Accepted
Craig Brown 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Jeffery Bassett 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Fowsi Yusuf 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Mitchell Doiron 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Jeff Maude JM Transfer Local 95 Tentatively rejected
Ken Yuzyk JM – previous member Tentatively Accepted
Cody Lima 1st Year Tentatively rejected
Lana Francis 1st Year Tentatively Accepted
Salem Archivald Ali 1st Year Tentatively Accepted

BM Update Friday May 23rd, 2014

 

Friday May 23rd 2014

 Western International Vice President Vince Engel and I spent Tuesday, May 20th meeting with individuals in Calgary to see if we could convince them to let us do an Energy audit on an existing high-rise, this would entail our expert going in and detailing all the missing insulation, breached firestopping and insulation that was no longer efficient. We would then present them with a detailed report on the cost to replace the insulation as well as how much energy in gigajoules was being wasted and the amount of Co2 gases in tons that are being released into the atmosphere as well as the actual savings they would have, as well the time frame for them to recoup their original investment. Overall, the meetings went very well with good opportunities to promote mechanical insulation and build relationships with government and industry leaders.  The meeting  Craig Watt, Executive  Director, Premier’s Southern Alberta Office was very positive, and we were impressed with Mr. Watt’s knowledge about energy, and he had good questions after the power point/deck presentation.  Watt will facilitate additional meetings with the Alberta Energy and Infrastructure ministers, and the current manpower shortages in Alberta provided a good opportunity for us to describe the importance of apprenticeship training to provide the necessary experience for apprentices to become journeymen.  Watt also suggested that we consider having a full-time marketing/development professional expand our communications efforts.The meeting with Param Sekhon, Director, South Region Infrastructure, and Infrastructure Alberta was also positive, as Mr. Sekhon is responsible for the new builds in Alberta.  He was also impressed with our presentation and was also encouraging the use of energy audits to promote our energy efficiency work.    The meeting with Lloyd Suchet, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, BOMA (Building Owners Managers Association of Calgary) went well, as we was very well prepared for the meeting, and while he did not have any specific recommendations, he did state that he would share our interest in performing energy audits with his BOMA committee members.  The last meeting with Tom Dixon, Business and Trade Development Sector, Calgary Economic Development was not positive as Mr. Dixon was distracted and not focused on our presentation.    

Yesterday May 22nd the Business Managers for the various 22 unions met for our monthly Building Trades of Alberta Executive Board Meeting in Red Deer alot of members are frustrated by some of the schedules and agreements that the Building Trades approves, I will let you know that a motion to approve a schedule or agreement is needed and then a seconder followed by discussion on the pros and cons of approving such a schedule or agreement, after everyone has had their say it goes to a vote and the majority rules whether to approve or deny. In todays enviroment with us competing for work against CLAC, Merit and the open shops the Building Trades agrees in is better to get us onto sites previously closed to the unions and increase our market share and then show them the advantages of using our skilled workers. We met for the entire day and discussed numerous issues including RSAP and hopefully I will have some good news to report in the near future.

Monday May 12th, 2014

Here are the results of the applications for union membership!

 

Glenn Harder – 1st year permit, 384 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Rodney K. Lewis – JM permit, previous member, 10,312 hours, Still employed,  Accepted

Michel Viau – Transfer, JM Local 58, 290 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Dennis S. Robert – 1st year permit, 1875 hours, previously accepted,  Accepted

Sean Keable – Transfer, JM Local 95, 7150 hours, still employed, Rejected

Donald J. Epp – Transfer, JM Local 95, 2110 hours, no missed time,  Accepted

James McFadyen – Transfer, JM Local 95, 1969 hours, still employed, Rejected

David Rondeau – Transfer, JM Local 95, 6978 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Lawrence Wehyee – 3rd year permit, 5838 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Kyla Hawco – 1st year permit, 349 hours, no missed time,  Accepted

Jessica Kacklin – 1st year permit, 681 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Pierre Maguet – 2nd year permit, 2,167 hours,,  Accepted

Dylan Worsell – 1st year permit, 517 hours, still employed, Accepted

Kofi Boakye- Yiadom – 1st year permit, 618 hours, still employed, Accepted

Denis Robichaud – Transfer, JM Local 58, 5,852 hours, still employed,  Accepted

Timothy Bailey – Journeyman C, 620 hours, Held over until June meeting

Grizzie Arku – 1st year permit,  Held over till June meeting 

Gordon Wolfe – 3rd year permit, 1,326 hours,still employed, tentatively accepted

Vicent Wishmwn – Journeyman, 2435 hours,still employed, tentatively accepted

Darrel Stock – Journeyman, previous member, 20,989 hours, previous member, tentatively accepted

Bradley Lewis – Transfer Local 95, 577 hours, still employed, tentatively accepted

Congratulations to all our new members, please contact the Union hall ASAP to make final arrangements.

 

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BM Update Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Good morning, there has been some confusion about how Joffre NMA calls work, so just to clarify:

NMA Article 19.303 states the Union will undertake to dispatch qualified persons for employment in the following sequence, (i) qualified union members who are local residents; (ii) qualified union members residing outside of the local area.

As confirmed by the GPMCC/NMCC, this means the company is obligated to hire or name hire (in accordance with the proper percentages) from the pool of qualified members who are deemed to be local residents. If that pool of workers was exhausted, they (the company) would be able to hire or name hire (in accordance with the proper percentages) from those union members residing outside of the local area. 

A local resident is a person who has resided within one hundred (100) radius kilometers of the project for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the date of hire and the person's residence is the place where the person permanently maintains a self-contained domestic establishment in which s/he resides; original documents (not photo copies) are required for proof of residence and will be verified by the employer, copied and returned; two (2) of the following are acceptable: income tax assessment; property tax assessment; EI; utilities receipt. All of this is detailed in Article 19.300 of the NMA and all of it was included for competitive as well as practical reasons when the agreement was established in 1994/1995.

I hope this clears up the questions you might have had about this.

Wade Logan
Business Manager