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During the January 2019 Regular Union Meeting, ADC Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin performed the swearing-in of Brother Michael Fox, Jr., from Apprentice Bricklayer to Journeyman Bricklayer.

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Brother Russell Buechler is shown above after receiving his 40 year service pin award (July 2017 at the September meeting) from Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin (r) and Director Brian Jennewein

Vice News on HBO is a "daily" news show with an additional in-depth episode which airs separately.  In the last few weeks, they've done some stories which are particularly relevant to not only our trade, but Unions in general.  The SAM-100 robot was featured on the show in late July 2017 and is a topic which has been discussed many times by both Don and Brian over the last several years. We felt it was very important to share this particular feature with our membership. 

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Vice News on HBO is a "daily" news show with an additional in-depth episode which airs separately.  In the last few weeks, they've done some stories which are particularly relevant to not only our trade, but Unions in general.  

The Missouri AFL-CIO announced at a Rally held at the IBEW Local 1 Hall in St. Louis on August 8 that just over of 300,000 signatures were collected on the Citizens' Referendum Petition initiative. Not only were there  300,000 (prior to all of the Petitions even being turned in!), ALL EIGHT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WERE CERTIFIED!  That number is more than 150% of our goal and should be well more than enough to put this measure on the November 2018 ballot for the citizens of Missouri to vote on.  

Brother Joseph Thiemann, Brother John Hillis, Brother Bill Dierker and Brother Bill Zerwig are shown above after receiving their 40 year service pin awards from Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin and Director Brian Jennewein.

Our June 2017 Service Award recipients were:

Members with 25 Years of Service:  Robbie Hengst and Jason Lober 

Members with 40 Years of Service:  Fred Boegemann, Ronald Shinn and Jerome Vehige.

Members with 50 Years of Service:  Orville Oldfather. Brother Oldfather was unable to attend this year's Summer Retiree Luncheon to receive his Gold Card in person, so it was sent to him.

Article by Labor-Tribune Editor Tim Rowden and republished with permission
All photos by Labor-Tribune, and used with permission