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  Office Closure: The offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor
  Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2.
  Have a safe and happy holiday!








  Softball Tournament: The 2014 Building Trades Softball Tournament begins  
  Aug. 28 at James Day Park at 11818 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. in Parma. The
  tournament continues Aug. 29 and will conclude with championship games
  on Aug. 30 at Brookpark. If you have any questions, contact Jamie
  Wadsworth at 44-835-5762 or ljwadzy@sbcglobal.net.     
 




                                 



Labor Fest: The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor is hosting the 2nd Annual Labor Day Festival on Saturday, August 30th from 10am-4pm at the City of Brook Park Recreation Park at 6161 Engle Road. For more details, see their flyer here.










                                                     

  Raffle Winners: Congratulations to all the Cedar Point Raffle Winners:
  Good and Welfare Winners: Gerry Joyce, Stormy Sammon, Neal Dalton 
 
  Boys 1-5: Anthony Demagall, Bentley Sweeney, Luke Heydorn

Girls 1-5: Colleigh Stasiak, Colleen Reilly, Sofina Sochor
Boys 6-10: Philip Weber, Brandon O’Boyle, Jean Joyce
Girls 6-10: Maggie O’Malley, Brigid Fraser, Kaitlyn Ramos
Boys 11-15: Casey Connors, Sam Humeston, Roger Smith
Girls 11-15: Cassie Matulis, Corrine Wood, Jessica Engle
Adults $50 Winners: Rich Kirchner, James Wetula
Adults $25 Gas Cards donated by Local 42: Sam Gaulden, Mickey Stasiak, Clem Manzo, Roger Towers


  Ohio State Apprenticeship Contest:
  Congratulations to MES Trainee, Jake West, who took
  2nd place in round one of the 2014 Ohio State
  Apprenticeship Contest.

  See photos of the event here.







                                                     

   Irishmen of the Year: Congratulations to
   Bob Mullin and Dennis Heydorn, honored as Local 120's
   2014 Irishmen of the Year. Here they are pictured at the   
   annual St.Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Cleveland.








  
                                                                                                                                       
   
   Red Wing Boot Recall:
The UA Safety & Health Department has issued a  
   notice regarding a Red Wing Boot recall, effecting 45 styles of Red Wing men's
   boots. Due to a defect, the steel toe cap could fail to protect an individual's foot in
   the event of an impact. Click here to identify the style numbers included in the
   recall. It has been suggested that consumers stop wearing the recalled boots
   immediately, and return them to a Red Wing store/distributor or contact Red Wing
   Shoes for a free replacement pair of boots. 








 

Pride and Safety: Two unfortunate incidents involving trade workers have recently sparked much attention locally and nationally. You can read a message here from the Insulators General President James Grogan regarding an incident at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant and another at a uranium processing plant in Illinois. His message is a good reminder about the importance of professionalism, quality work, and above all else, safety on the jobsite. The actions of a few can have serious consequences for many. Strive to make your Union proud at every job, every day; work like your job depends on it, because it does.




   Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund Beneficiary
   Designation:
If you haven't submitted your beneficiary designation form to
   the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund,
  you can print the form here. When completing the form, print in capital
   letters using only a black ink pen. Completed forms should be mailed to the
   Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund office at 103 Oronoco
   Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2047. If you have any questions, you can
   contact Charmelle at 1-800-638-7442 x4416.




  Check it out; Sign in:
Affiliated Construction Trades
  (ACT) Ohio has been established solely for the
  construction industry. ACT Ohio will provide accurate
  information to trades men and women across the state
  regarding legislative issues, right to work, prevailing
  wage laws, responsible contracting and many other important issues related to our industry. Marketing and public relations promoting our impact on public works projects and private construction will be instrumental towards educating the public of our service and value.

Take a moment, visit the ACT OHIO website, and scroll through the many benefits it has to offer.

Union members can register with ACT OHIO and win prizes like gas cards here.





     Hurricane Relief: Many members have inquired about how they

     can help our Brother and Sister UA members affected by Hurricane
     Sandy. General President Bill Hite sent a letter to all Local Unions
     requesting assistance. (Click here to read the letter) The UA has
     established an "Emergency Relief Fund" and is accepting personal
     donations. Donations can be made by check or online. Checks
     should be made payable to the "United Association Emergency Relief
     Fund" and mailed to: United Association Emergency Relief Fund,
     Three Park Place, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.