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1 News & Views N E W S L E T T E R J U N E By: Steven Martin, Business Manager / Financial Secretary As summer months come upon us and we find the work picture improving, members on the out of work list are reminded to keep a close eye on their position so that any work opportunities available to them are not passed up. It has been a very long and cold winter and it s nice to finally be able to get outside and enjoy what the summer has to offer. With the increased number of people out and about we are all reminded to be mindful of where pedestrians, cyclist and other drivers are. Be safe both at work and at home while still soaking in the rays of summer. Over the last few months we have begun negotiations with the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, Electrical Power Sector Contractor Association and are soon to begin the Communication, Line and Residential sectors. We have been asked many times over the last few months about the new working at heights legislation. Below is the actual language in the act and is selfexplanatory as to what is required. ONTARIO REGULATION 213/91 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 26.2 (1) An employer shall ensure that a worker who may use a fall protection system is adequately trained in its use and given adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 13. (1.1) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), an employer shall ensure that a worker who may use a fall protection system meets the working at heights training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training). O. Reg. 252/14, s. 1. (2) The employer shall ensure that the person who provides the training and instruction referred to in subsection (1) prepares a written training and instruction record for each worker and signs the record. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 13. (3) The training and instruction record shall include the worker s name and the dates on which training and instruction took place. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 13. (4) The employer shall make the training and instruction record for each worker available to an inspector on request. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 13. WORKING AT HEIGHTS TRAINING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Application 6. The requirements of section 7 apply to an employer in respect of workers who are required under Ontario Regulation 213/91 (Construction Projects) to use any of the following methods of fall protection: 1. A travel restraint system. 2. A fall restricting system. 3. A fall arrest system. 4. A safety net. 5. A work belt. 6. A safety belt. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. BUSINESS MANAGER/ FINANCIAL SECRETARY Steven Martin PRESIDENT Robert White Ext.5240 VICE-PRESIDENT Jeff Irons Ext.5272 RECORDING SECRETARY Bill Acorn Ext.5260 TREASURER Jan de Jong Ext.5295 CHIEF COUNSEL Michael O'Brien EXECUTIVE BOARD Les Carbonaro Ext.5283 Jodi Hill Martin Kearney Joe Marcello Howard McFadden Ext.5238 Jason Mitchell Ext.5622 Ron White EXAMINING BOARD Karen Pullen Ext.5221 Tony Santia John Smith Ext.5215 ORGANIZERS Tony Chiappetta Ext William Finnerty Ext Rudy Lucchesi Ext Gord Nye Ext Derrick Smith Ext Andrew White Ext WSIB CONSULTANT Gary Majesky Ext BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES Peter Bahniuk Ext Jeff Bond Ext Dave Cake Ext Lee Caprio Ext Greg Cullen Ext Nino DiGiandomenico Ext Mark Lawlor Ext Sal Maltese Ext Craig McLeod Ext Ken Nicholl Ext Chris Paul Ext Ted Szwec Ext Brian Wilkie Ext. 5421

2 Working at heights training 7.(1) An employer shall ensure the following in respect of a worker who may use a method of fall protection listed in section 6: 1. The worker has successfully completed a working at heights training program that meets the requirements set out in subsection (2). 2. The validity period of the training has not expired. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. (2) The following requirements apply to a working at heights training program: 1. It must be approved by the Chief Prevention Officer under subsection 7.1 (2) of the Act as meeting the working at heights training program standard that applied at the time of the training. 2. It must be provided by a training provider approved by the Chief Prevention Officer under subsection 7.2 (2) of the Act as meeting the working at heights training provider standard that applied at the time of the training. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. Training - period of validity 8. The working at heights training required under section 7 is valid for three years from the date of successful completion of the training program. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. Training requirements under O. Reg. 213/91 9. For greater certainty, the requirements of subsection 26.2 (1) of Ontario Regulation 213/91 (Construction Projects) apply in addition to the working at heights training requirements of section 7. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. Record of training 10.(1) An employer shall maintain a record of the working at heights training that is required by section 7. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. (2) The training record shall include the following information: 1. The name of the worker. 2. The name of the approved training provider. 3. The date on which the approved training was successfully completed. 4. The name of the approved training program that was successfully completed. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. (3) A copy of a worker s proof of successful completion, issued by the Chief Prevention Officer, is a training record for the purposes of subsection (1). O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. (4) The employer shall make a training record available to an inspector on request. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. Transition 11. If, before the day Ontario Regulation 253/14 comes into force, a worker has completed training that meets the requirements of section 26.2 of Ontario Regulation 213/91 (Construction Projects), the working at heights training requirements of section 7 do not apply in respect of that worker until two years after that date. O. Reg. 253/14, s. 1. The working at heights program is an extensive program that the employer is responsible to provide to all the employees. As it is a requirement by the government it is to be considered work time when you are taking the course. Below is a bulletin from the Ministry of Labour on training whether a requirement of your employer or by law. What Counts as Work Time? Content last reviewed: January hours/index.php What Counts as Work Time? It is necessary to determine what counts as work time (hours of work) for the purposes of determining compliance with the minimum wage, overtime and hours of work (including rest entitlements) provisions under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Generally, work is considered to be performed when the employee is actually working or the employee is not working but is required to stay at the workplace. However, even if the employee is required to stay, he or she is not considered to be working during the time that he or she is entitled to take time off and does take time off for: an eating period; sleeping (provided that the employer provides the sleeping facilities and the employee is entitled to at least six uninterrupted hours off work); or engaging in private affairs or pursuits. Note that an employee who is not at the workplace but is on call is not considered to be working unless the oncall employee is called into work. Travel Time Commuting time and travel during the workday are treated differently under the ESA. Commuting time is the time it takes an employee to get to work from home and vice-versa. This is not counted as work time for the purposes of the ESA. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. If the employee takes a work vehicle home in the evening for the convenience of the employer, the work time begins when the employee leaves home in the morning and ends when he or she arrives home in the evening. If the employee is required to transport other staff or supplies to or from the workplace or work site, time so spent 2 JUNE 2015

3 must be counted as work time. If the employee has a usual workplace but is required to travel to another location to perform work, the time traveling to and from that other location is counted as work time. Time spent travelling during the course of the workday is considered to be work time. Training Time Time spent by an employee in training that is required by the employer or by law is counted as work time. For example, where the training is required because the employee is a new employee or where it is required as a condition of continued employment in a position, the training time is considered to be work time. Time spent in training that is not required by the employer or by law in order for an employee to do his or her job is not counted as work time. For example, where an employee hoping for a promotion with the employer takes training in order to qualify for it, time spent taking the training is not considered to be work time. Hopefully the above will assist you in determining what your employer is responsible for and that any training required by your employer of any regulatory body is considered work time that you should be paid for. Both the construction regulations and Ministry of Labour bulletin can be found on line at: Pension Gifts The following pensioners are invited to the South Unit Membership meeting at 1377 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to receive their pension gifts: Serguei Belonossov, Stanislaw Dymek, Stewart Gage, Frederick Howitt, Ansarali Kassam, Christopher Lilly, Dennis Mann, George Rasteu, Dorothy Snowdon, Edward Underwood, Rodney Wood and Timothy Young. es/tools/hours/what_counts.php Below please find the stab/market report for this month. Have a safe and happy summer. See you at the unit meetings. Steven Martin Business Manager/Financial Secretary PENDING PROJECTS (As of May 2015) PROJECT HOURS/UNITS START DATE COMPLETION DATE I.C.I. Credit Valley Secondary School, 1985 Bovaird Dr, Brampton hrs 05/01/15 12/31/15 I.C.I. - North Beamlight, 10MW & Solar Farm Pefferlaw & Scugog hrs 05/01/15 08/31/15 I.C.I. - East Brock Square, Brock Rd & Rossland, Pickering 2200 hrs 05/01/15 12/31/15 Lowrise Glenway Homes, PH1, Newmarket 115 units 05/01/15 12/31/15 Communication Bank of Nova Scotia, Multiple Floors, 300 Consilium 850 hrs 05/01/15 08/31/15 Hi-Rise 100 Bond St E, Oshawa hrs 05/01/15 08/31/15 Linework n/a COMPLETED PROJECTS PROJECT HOURS/UNITS START DATE COMPLETION DATE I.C.I. GE Peterborough, 107 Park St N 6000 hrs 02/01/14 05/30/15 Lowrise Townsquare Development, 45 Taunton Rd 2200 hrs 02/01/15 05/30/15 Communication Metrolinx, 277 Front St, 4th Fl 1500 hrs 01/05/15 05/30/15 Hi-Rise King Charlottee Condo, 11 Charlotte St hrs 09/01/12 05/11/15 Linework Various location, pole replacements 25 poles 05/01/15 05/30/15 SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS PROJECT HOURS/UNITS START DATE COMPLETION DATE I.C.I. Packaging Equipment Demolition, 1123 Leslie St 650 hrs 05/01/15 09/30/15 Lowrise National Homes, Bradford 110 units 05/01/15 06/30/16 Communication n/a Hi-Rise 100 Bond St E, Oshawa hrs 05/01/15 08/31/15 Linework Various location, pole replacements 25 poles 05/01/15 05/30/15 IBEW LOCAL 353 3

4 Auto Insurance Do you have enough Coverage? By: Robert White, President & Chairman Sometimes we all assume we have enough insurance coverage to protect us and our families should we be involved in a car accident. We may feel this way due to what we think are the high annual auto insurance premiums we ve paid. Most of us shop around for the best deal on insurance to immediately save our hard-earned money, but are we fully aware of how much coverage we ve actually purchased. Over my almost 40 years of driving I ve been fortunate enough to walk away from all accidents, a little bit sore but wiser. In the past, I didn t think what would happen to my finances if I was injured and unable to work for a long period of time. I recently received a phone call from a member who had a car accident while travelling with his wife and young children. His family was shook up and safe, but unfortunately he suffered a severely broken leg as a result of the car accident and would be off work recovering for quite some time. He wanted our membership to be aware of the financial distress that can occur while trying to pay for every day expenses. When purchasing car insurance, accident benefits are frequently overlooked and the basic coverage may not be enough to cover our lifestyles that we are accustomed to. I m grateful he made me aware that the standard Ontario insurance policy income replacement value is set at $ per week, (mine included) which may not be enough to pay for your families rent/mortgage, child care cost and basic food requirements. Every insurance company competes to get your business but we have to take a closer look at exactly how much income replacement and rehabilitation coverage we have paid for in case we are laid up, injured and unable to work. Many members and their lawyers mistakenly think our Health and Welfare benefits will cover their auto injury costs, some thought they would receive short term and long term benefits due to a car accident, (STD at $600/wk. or LTD $3,000/ month). Local 353's H&W plan's coverage does not include any coverage for Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA's) because it is Provincially Legislated that all drivers must be privately insured. Each individual has the ability to ensure they have the correct amount of coverage for their individual situations. Our member s lawyer incorrectly told him to first use his $2,000 IBEW Local 353 H&W benefits first, prior to accessing his auto health insurance benefits. This could cause him to spend his own money if he needed any paramedical services when he returns to work. Our H&W plan is self-insured, meaning 353 members pay the $4.00 per hour to cover every member s actual accident costs (after work hours, non-mva) and these costs are calculated on a year-to-year basis. Our members must always check off the box on the Great West Life (GWL) Health Care Expense Form Part 2 Coordination of Benefits: Is treatment required as a result of an accident? If yes, give date, location and explain how accident happened. Great West Life will decline MVA expenses automatically. I have been a client of HUB International (HUB) for many years and they are IBEW Local 353 s recommended broker (you may have seen their advertisement in our April, 2015 newsletter on page 24). I spoke with my agent, Don Spafford regarding my basic policy and was surprised how inexpensive it was to increase my replacement income to $1,000 per week. The facts that are considered for your insurance rate include; Driving record years accident free, Vehicle category cost of repairs and cars safety rating, Postal code rating a high number of drivers/high number of accidents in area, Commute usage affects base rate, daily distance travelled. My quoted rate to increase my replacement income from the basic $400/week; $600/wk. was an additional $30 dollars per year, $800/wk. was an additional $60 dollars per year, $1,000/wk. was an additional $88 dollars per year, I found it very inexpensive for my peace of mind. I have included an Accident Benefits Guide that summarizes some of the key elements and other enhanced benefits options from HUB, that some of our members may find helpful to ask questions regarding their current coverage amounts, with their own insurance brokers. Please remember look in the mail for IBEW Local 353 s Election publication and your secret ballot to cast your vote for the Election of Delegates to the IBEW S 39th International Convention being held St. Louis, Missouri on September 19-23, The Candidate Publication and Ballots will all arrive separately. We are always Stronger Together! Robert White (416) JUNE 2015

5 Accident Benefits in the Ontario Auto Policy COVERAGE INCOME REPLACEMENT MEDICAL REHABILITATION & ATTENDANT CARE CAREGIVER HOUSEKEEPING & HOME MAINTENANCE DEPENDANT CARE DEATH/FUNERAL INDEXATION DESCRIPTION Payable as a result of a car accident Compensates for loss of income Covers reasonable and necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses not covered by government or private health plans Pays for expenses related to housekeeping or home maintenance Covers the costs of personal care if you are unable to care for dependants Pays a lump to survivors to assist with funeral costs Optional coverage that ensures certain benefit payments are adjusted to CPI WHO NEEDS THIS? Recommended for People who are selfemployed People or families with one or limited income People or families who don t have private health insurance People or families with a busy lifestyle People who live alone and don t have any assistance People who take care of others or with young children Everyone should consider based on their needs Everyone should consider based on their needs STANDARD What you get with your auto insurance policy 70% gross earning Up to $400/week Non- Catastrophic Catastrophic Medical $1,000,000 $50,000 Rehabilitation Attendant Care $1,000,000 $36,000 Up to $250/week for the first dependant plus $50 for each additional dependant; available only for catastrophic injuries; Up to $100/week for catastrophic injuries $0 $25,000 lump sum to an eligible spouse; $10,000 lump sum to each dependant; maximum $6,000 funeral benefits Not provided ENHANCED Can be increased to $600, $800 or $1,000/ week An additional $1,000,000 for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care benefits including assessment costs Up to $250/week for the first dependant plus $50 for each additional dependant; available for all injuries; Up to $100/ week for all injuries Up to $75/week for the first dependant and $25/ week for each additional dependant to a maximum $150/week $50,000 lump sum to an eligible spouse; $20,000 lump sum to each dependant; maximum $8,000 for funeral benefits Annual adjustment according to the Consumer Price Index for Canada (CPI) Pension & Benefits Information Seminars by IBEW 353 South Union Hall, 1377 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto, 9:00 am to 11:30 am OCTOBER 17, 2015 RETIREE INFORMATION SEMINAR: designed for retired members or their survivors, to learn about their benefit coverage with IBEW Local 353. NOVEMBER 7, 2015 BENEFIT INFORMATION SEMINAR: designed for active members to learn about their benefit coverage under the IBEW Local 353 Group Benefit Plan. NOVEMBER 21, 2015 PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR: designed for active members who are looking to retire within the next six months and require information on pension options, benefit coverage changes and life insurance entitlements. Please register by calling TEIBAS at or by Spouses are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. IBEW LOCAL 353 5

6 Committee on Political Education By: Jeff Irons, Chair, COPE Committee As we enter the 6th month of the year many of us are looking forward to the warmer weather of summer and the activities that come with it. For some it might include having a cold one. If you do intend to enjoy a beer please make sure you use bottles and not cans. Molson, Labatt and Sleeman breweries are all users of Crown cans. You can identify their product by looking at the bar code on the side of the can. If it is a Crown can there will be a small Crown incorporated there. While I m not advocating a complete boycott of beer, I m asking for solidarity by enjoying your beverage of choice out of a bottle. We cannot allow this anti-worker Corporation to get away with take-back negotiations. Crown Holdings Inc. is a huge multi-national company engaged in trying to break the United Steelworkers Union (USW). 120 workers at the Toronto plant walked off the job in September 2013 after the USW had attempted to negotiate a wage increase the first in nine years but was rebuffed by management, which instead demanded an array of brutal concessions. Earlier that year, Crown had named the Toronto plant its safest and most productive in North America. A similar operation in Turkey has been out on strike since Among the claw-backs sought by management was the introduction of a two-tier wage system, cutting the pay for new hires to the poverty wage of just above $11 per hour which is the provincial minimum wage. Prior to the start of the strike, new hires started at 80 percent of the full wage and gradually worked their way to $24 per hour. The majority of workers at the plant are nearing retirement age or approaching 30 years service. In other words, Crown wants to wipe the board clean and start over with a fresh slate of extremely low-paid industrial workers. Crown also demanded the elimination of cost-ofliving allowances and the continuation of a nine-year pension freeze. In 2012 Crown s income almost doubled to $557 million. This resulted in CEO John Conway receiving $12.14 million in compensation that year. This is not a near the line struggling company. The company responded to the USW walkout by recruiting strike-breakers from its nonunionized operations in Calgary, and hiring locally to plug the gaps. The scabs are bussed in with picketers delaying them at the gate, under the watchful eye of the authorities, for a scant few minutes. Additional product is being shipped to Crown s Canadian customers from the company s US installations. The Wynne Liberal government so far has not done much to get involved to force the company and the union back to the bargaining table. Binding arbitration appears to be the only solution to this bitter strike. Our Business Representatives have joined these desperate workers out in front of the Ministry of Labour on University Ave. as part of a 3 day a week morning solidarity vigil with the hopes that the Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn will get involved. 6 JUNE 2015

7 I met with Minister Flynn in his office at Queen`s Park recently along with John Cartwright from the Labour Council and Lis Pimentel from Unite Here 75. We met with him to discuss the upcoming Labour Law reform (that`s long overdue). Unfortunately construction is not part of the labour law reforms proposed, but I`m sure Steven Martin our Business Manager will still depute at one of the meetings with the standing meeting. While Minister Flynn was knowledgeable regarding the Crown strike he showed clear reluctance to get involved. I truly wish the solidarity vigils pay off sooner rather than later because it`s clear that Crown won`t be going back to the bargaining table any time soon. The Local Union Convention Election is just like any other election; I strongly believe participation by all of us is important. We have continued with the mail in style of voting administered by Price Waterhouse Cooper. Your mail-in ballots must be returned by June 30th because the last pick up from the Post Office Box is at 4:30 pm. The counting of the ballots will begin at 6:00 pm at 1377 Lawrence Ave East. If you have not received your ballot in the mail by June 19th, please call and ask for Election Judge Mike Slaght. Your Voice, Your Vote; speak up! In Solidarity, Jeff Irons (416) DON T USE CROWN CANS If you are buying cans of Molson, Labatt, Coors, Budweiser, Canadian, Moosehead, Steam Whistle, Creemore and other beers, they are probably made by strikebreakers. Big companies love strikebreakers because they lower everyone s wages and put more money in the pockets of the rich. Buying beer in bottles, and not cans, can help average working people. We work at the Crown Holdings packaging plant in Toronto making high-quality cans for big beer brands. In 2012, we won Crown s Plant of the Year award for our productivity. Buying beer in bottles, and not cans, can help average working people. On Sept. 6, 2013, Crown forced us on strike by demanding up to 42% pay cuts for new hires and other unfair take-backs, while our CEO made $6,000/hour! Crown hired strikebreakers to do our jobs. Even if we agree to huge, unjust cuts, the company wants to keep the strikebreakers and 75% of us will lose our jobs. What kind of company attacks and gets rid of its most productive workers? Crown is a greedy American company with over 140 plants worldwide. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN THIS FIGHT. BUY BEER IN BOTTLES NOT IN CANS AND STAND UP FOR CANADIAN WORKERS. Stay informed at Contact us at or BOTTLES IBEW LOCAL 353 7

8 Unit Meetings Highlights By: Bill Acorn, Recording Secretary The North unit meeting was Chaired by Brother Jodi Hill with Vice Chair Brian Wilkie and Brother Derrick Smith as Recorder. The East unit meeting was Chaired by Brother Jason Mitchell with Vice Chair Andrew White and Brother John Mightis as Recorder. The South unit meeting was Chaired by President Brother Robert White with Vice President Brother Jeff Irons and Recording Secretary Brother Bill Acorn. Our Business Manager Brother Steven Martin and our Treasurer Brother Jan de Jong were present for all three unit meetings. The minutes were approved along with our monthly bills. BUSINESS MANAGER / FINANCIAL SECRETARY S REPORT This month we had 17 Brothers apply for their pension and 2 Brothers for their honourary withdrawal card. The members moved, seconded and approved the applications. Brother Steven Martin reported on the hiring procedures at OPG and how it seems to be unfair and discriminatory by one particular contractor. The Local has filed a grievance going forward to prevent OPG from name hires. Brother Martin reported on the sale of Hydro One by the Liberal government and how this sale would hurt the working families. Brother Martin encouraged the members to make their voices heard by going to ca and sign the petition to stop this sale. Brother Steven Martin reported on the Joint Proposal negotiations. Brother Martin received the documents informing him they no longer wanted to be part of the Me Too clause, but still wanted us to settle first. The provincial contractors want to do regional bargaining. Brother Martin has disagreed with their requests. Brother Steven Martin reported the grievance with the Labourers. The Labour Board Chair looked at who was handed the work at the markup meeting. Since it was H.B. White, the Chair ruled in favour of L.I.U.N.A. Brother Steven Martin reported the EPSCA contractors have a net zero bargaining agenda, which means if we get the $5.00 increase, they expect concessions of the same amount down the road. Brother Martin reported Brother Chris Paul was heading the negotiations with the University of Toronto and our three bargaining units. Negotiations were going well. Brother Martin was happy to report the Troy Fire and Life Safety agreement was ratified with a 3% increase each year. Brother Steven Martin informed the members of the updated website. The secured side will be up and running and members will be able to check their status including their out of work position COMMITTEE REPORTS WOMEN S COMMITTEE Sister Cindy Krysac reported some Local 353 sisters attended the Toronto Labour Council Women of the Roundtable session on April 18, 2015 The event held at the OFL Building brought together 33 sisters from women s committees and caucuses across the labour movement including a few from the building trades. The session focused on the questions of Where are we as women in our unions, what are our challenges and how do we build a more powerful women s voice. The session had a good turnout resulting in a lot of good discussions and debate. They plan on meeting again. NEXTGEN COMMITTEE Brother Aaron Zboch-Alves reported at their last Monday s meeting that the committee discussed getting together for a blood donation drive. He reported on the Future Build that took place April 14 16, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Building and that more than 8,000 students went through the Local Union 353 s booth. Brother Zboch-Alves finished his report by thanking the membership for sending the volunteers to Future Build and Skills Canada. SOCIAL COMMITTEE Brother Howard McFadden reported on the Burd s Family Fishing Day on June 20, 2015 and the summer picnic at Canada s Wonderland on July 25, Brother McFadden also reported on the Toronto Blue Jays game this September. SPORTS COMMITTEE - Brother Bill Acorn reported on the 52nd Annual OPC Hockey Tournament and reported the winners. A Division - Sarnia beat Ottawa by a score of 6-4. Toronto lost 6-3, in the semi-finals against Sarnia. B Division - Montreal beat Toronto by a score of 2-1 in overtime. C Division - Winnipeg beat Toronto by a score of 6 4. Over 40 Division - Kingston beat Sudbury by a score of 6 3. CENTRAL ONTARIO BUILDING TRADES Brother Peter Reed reported OCOT is looking at appointments to it s Board and asked members to setup and apply for these positions. All information can be found on the OCOT webpage. Brother Reed reported on Bill 377 and how it will probably pass the Senate before the Federal elections. Brother Reed finished by reporting on the COBT Baseball Tournament on June 6, 2015 at Coronation Park. There are two teams Local 353 teams registered SKILLS CANADA ONTARIO COMPETITION - Brother Wayne Lawrence thanked the members of Local353 for sponsoring the Skills Competition Breakfast and the volunteers for helping with the set-up 8 JUNE 2015

9 for elementary day and with the tear down. Brother Lawrence thanked Brothers Aaron Zboch-Alves, John Stark, Wade Blagdon and the staff at Orlando Drive for all their support. The Skills competition was spread out over 385,000 square feet. This year had 2,100 competitors over 65 competition sites throughout the week. This competition would never have taken place without the support of our sponsors to the tune of $8.4 million in-kind. Brother Lawrence reported the Bronze medal winner this year was Local 353 s member Brother Eric Vorich and the contest will be coming to Toronto in J.A.C. Brother Bill Acorn reminded the members of the JAC intake on June 1 4, Brother Acorn encouraged the members to check the website for more information. ILL & INJURED/ DECEASED MEMBERS Each unit Chair encouraged the members to visit the ill and injured whose names are posted at our meetings every month. The Chairs read off the names of the 8 members who passed away and asked the members to stand for a moment of silence. Health & Safety Recognition Award The purpose of this award is to acknowledge a member who has taken an approach to the workplace health and safety. The overall objective is to promote a healthier and safer workplace for all. It does not matter if the nominee is an Apprentice, Journeyman or Foreman. The Health & Safety Committee will select a recipient from all eligible candidates nominated by members. Nominations will be open from May 1, 2015 to August 21, Nominations are for the preceding year and are open to all active members. Please mail of fax a form containing the following information: Member Nominated, Card #, Job Location, Nominated by, Card #, Nominators Phone #, Address and the description of act or acts which has improved the workplace health and safety. To: Local Union 353 Health & Safety Committee 1377 Lawrence Ave. E. Toronto, ON M3A 3P8 Fax# (416) NEW MEMBERS This month we had 36 members take their Oath of Obligation, 13 members who were congratulated on their successful completion of their apprenticeship, 22 members received their 10 year service pin and 2 members who receive their $600 pension honouriums. The 50/50 draws this month were $77.00 in the north, $33.00 in the east and $ in the south. UNFINISHED BUSINESS The Promotion, Sports Entertainment Retirees, Education, General and Political Funds requests were all moved, seconded and approved by all three units. NEW BUSINESS NOMINATIONS All three unit meetings had the protocol of nominations for ten (10) delegates to the 39th International I.B.E.W. Convention. Election Judge Brother Mike Slaght introduced himself and the Election Board members before calling for nominations at all three unit meetings. GOOD OF THE UNION In the north unit meeting, two Brothers thanked the membership for donations to the Simcoe County Carriage Association Golf Tournament and to Williams Motorsport. A member commented on the meetings that the NDP politicians; including Jennifer French, NDP MPP Oshawa are having; to stop the selloff of Hydro One. A member spoke on the benefits of taking the Shop Stewards course and how he would like to see it run in the north and east training centres. Come out and be a part of the next unit meeting. We need your voice, opinion and support. In Solidarity, Your Recording Secretary, Bill Acorn IBEW LOCAL 353 9

10 EDUCATION, APPRENTICESHIP & LABOUR STUDIES Skills Ontario Competition By: Lee Caprio, Business Representative The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) was held at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 4th. The Skills Competition featuring 67 skilled trades and technologies contests and 2,000 competitors from high schools and colleges across Ontario remains the largest skilled trades competition in Canada. Over 20,000 spectators passed through RIM Park over two days to witness the skills of Ontario s young people in action. From contests in electrical, plumbing, culinary, aesthetics and automotive service to name only a few competitors were judged on their skills related to their field, as well as their job interview skills and related soft skills. Winners were presented with gold, silver, and bronze medals. Additionally, a total of $50,000 in monetary awards and bursaries were presented at the closing ceremony held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. I m proud to report that the IBEW candidates swept the competition and took all three (3) podium positions winning Gold, Silver and Bronze. Congratulations Winners Congratulations to Gold medalist Brad Morettin a fourth term apprentice from Local 105 Hamilton, Silver medalist Andre Viau from Local 1687 Sudbury and Bronze medalist Eric Vorich a fifth term apprentice from Local 353. Gold medal winner Brad Morettin is eligible to move on to the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon at the end of May. Special mention goes out to Hunter Muileboom from Local 303 Niagara; Benjamin Frey from Local 804 Kitchener and Jonathan Doig from Local 773 Windsor. These IBEW members did not win a medal but we can tell you that they all placed high amongst the 20 competitors. They are a true representation of what it is to be an IBEW electrician. They can be proud of their strong finishes and be very proud to have represented the IBEW in such a prestigious event. They are the future of our trade and are true ambassadors of the highly skilled workers of IBEW. If you know these individuals please do not hesitate to congratulate them on a job well done. They deserve the recognition among their peers. Job Well Done! I also want to give special mention to the ECAO/IBEW presentation booth team for winning the second place Blue Ribbon for Best Interactive Careers Booth. They had a full house of visitors to the booth at all times. The volunteers of the booth had hands-on demonstrations on telecommunications termination, electrical conduit bending and future technology along with a vibrant career information booth sponsored by ECAO and IBEW. We give great thanks to the volunteers of the trade show, career booths and competition organizing committee for their dedication and hard work. Without their commitment and enthusiasm an event of this magnitude could not be possible. With the sheer number of spectators in attendance our volunteers found it difficult to find any rest time. They ought to be recognized for their determination in promoting the IBEW to new levels of pride and professionalism. IBEW Local 353 was also the proud sponsor of the Skills Ontario Competition Trade Industry Breakfast. I was very honoured to be asked to give a speech on behalf of IBEW Local 353. The breakfast is the launch of the competition and is attended by industry leaders in the community. The Honourable Minister Reza Moridi was a special guest speaker from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and who also holds the portfolio of Minister of Research and Innovation for the provincial Liberal government. Also in attendance was David Tsubouchi, the Registrar for the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). After the breakfast I was invited to tour the competition floor with the Minister during which time he was very impressed with the skill level of all the competitors. The Minister understood the importance of promoting the skilled trades not as potential jobs but as lifelong careers. This is an important distinction to all trades but specifically towards the Red Seal Trades, which are licensed trades. 10 JUNE 2015

11 Epic Proportions The Skills Ontario Competition has been held in Waterloo for the last decade. The current location is RIM Park and the show has grown to a footprint of over 385,000 square feet. This is now beyond the capacity of RIM Park. Currently the grounds of RIM Park must be used and large tents must be deployed to fit all of the competitions. Skills Ontario Executive Director Gail Smyth announced that in 2017 the Skills Ontario Competition will be held in Toronto at the Toronto Congress Centre. This move will allow the competition to grow and include more competitors. Currently there are several competitors that were not able to participate in the event due to the restricted capacity of the current location. IBEW Local 353 will surely be part of the 2017 Skills Competition and welcomes the decision to move to a much larger venue. Support Striking Workers of Crown Holdings At the last union meeting we were told of the fight going on with the workers of Crown Holdings. Crown is a manufacturer of beer cans. I want to remind everyone that this ongoing battle has raged on for over 21 months now. The workers have been on strike for the right to their jobs. The company had previously won awards for production and record profits with the workers it now has displaced. Crown has been unwilling to come to an agreement with the workers. Some of these workers have been working there for over 20 years. The company has currently replaced them with SCAB workers who have taken away decent paying jobs from a unionized workforce. Please support our Sisters and Brothers and visit for more information. With the summer coming please endeavour to buy your refreshments in bottles instead of cans and send a message to those that are destroying the future of families in this province. Fraternally, Lee Caprio IBEW LOCAL

12 Pre-existing Conditions are Not Necessarily Pre-existing Disabilities By: Gary Majesky, WSIB Consultant & Executive Board Member WORKPLACE SAFETY & INSURANCE LU 353 has a great health care plan that is well utilized by our members. Reforms to paramedical services allows members to receive up to $2000 annually towards Chiropractic, Physiotherapy or Massage, but using these benefits carries some downside if a member suffers a work injury that was treated in the recent past. WSIB is searching for clinical evidence of pre-existing conditions when injured workers enter the system. As soon as diagnostic imaging unmasks a physical finding e.g., degenerative pathology that is age versus injury related, your claim will be flagged, and entitlement limited or denied. No matter the safeguards written into WSIB policy regarding pre-existing conditions, the adjudicative reflex is to deny entitlement. Treatment Records May Be Used Another source of medical documentation that will be used against injured workers are clinical records when you receive treatment. For instance, if you get a tune-up on your low-back, neck, upper extremities, and have benefited from the union s para-medical services, the WSIB will rely on this evidence to confirm the presence of a symptomatic pre-existing condition. When injured workers enter the WSIB system, there is supposed to be a robust analysis whether the injured worker had a pre-existing disability or impairment, and not just the presence of a pre-existing condition. Pre-existing Condition Pre-existing Disability The fact you received treatment prior to a work related injury does not mean you had a pre-accident disability or impairment. However, I m not convinced WSIB Eligibility Adjudicators tease out these details or make the necessary distinction. In my experience, once the WSIB flags that you received treatment months prior to a work injury, they ll view the injured worker as a broken satchel of eggs. An equally important consideration, regardless whether you have a pre-existing disability or impairment is the nature and seriousness of the new work injury, and whether it is likely to have caused a worsening, or new damage. We have many members with pre-existing injuries and disabilities that are work and non-work related, but they continue working at the trade. Based on research, and utilization of our benefit plan, a large segment of the membership population has some musculoskeletal injury. However, when you have a new work accident that aggravates a pre-existing condition or disability, you're also entitled to benefits. When you fall into the category of the working wounded, your claim may need to be adjudicated using Operational Policy Aggravation Basis. The Aggravation Basis policy should be used if a worker received treatment, had tests (e.g., MRI, CT Scan, X-ray), AND required modified duties or lost time from work because of a preexisting injury months prior to the work injury. The Aggravation Basis policy is supposed to provide direction where a minor work-related accident aggravates a worker s preaccident impairment. The definition of what constitutes a minor, moderate, or serious injury is a frequent source of controversy, typically used to downplay the significance of the new injury and limit a workers entitlement, but also limit an employer s entitlement to Second Injury Enhancement Fund relief (i.e., SIEF). Review of OPM Aggravation Basis A pre-accident impairment: is a condition that has produced periods of impairment/disease requiring health care and has caused a disruption in employment (lost time and/or modified work). Although the period of time cannot be defined, the decision-maker may use a one to two year timeframe as a guide. A pre-accident state is the worker's level of impairment and work capacity prior to the work-related injury/disease. Determining entitlement for aggravation of pre-accident impairment Entitlement for aggravation of a pre-accident impairment is accepted when the clinical evidence demonstrates a relationship between the pre-accident impairment and the degree of impairment resulting from the accident, and the impairment after the accident is greater than would be expected owing to the pre-accident impairment. Ongoing Entitlement The Aggravation Basis policy bluntly states decision-makers are responsible for limiting entitlement in claims allowed on an aggravation basis. The worker s clinical status is monitored to determine if the worker has reached the pre-accident state. If a worker remains off work after reaching the pre-accident state, the decision-maker discontinues benefits and advises the workplace parties. 12 JUNE 2015

13 Significant Contribution Test When a pre-existing condition is identified in a workers claim, it s worth reviewing the appropriate standard of causation. The test developed has been referred to the significant contribution test. The Supreme Court of Canada clarified the principles of causation, including the thin-skull principle, in Athey v. Leonati, [1996] 3 S.C.R Under that test the workplace injury need not be the sole cause of the worker s condition, so long as it is a significant contributing factor even in the presence of other non-work related factors. In Decision No. 280, the Panel defined significant contributing factor as follows: A significant contributing factor is a factor of considerable effect or importance or one which added to the worker s pre-existing condition in a material way to establish a causal connection. Thin Skull Doctrine When Adjudicating Claims Involving Pre-existing Conditions The applicability of the common law thin skull principle to worker s compensation was explained in Decision No. 915 at p. 136, which is the legal test used when a worker has a pre-existing condition. The thin-skull doctrine also applies in Workers Compensation cases and for two reasons. One reason is that permitting compensation to be denied or adjusted because of pre-existing or predisposing personal deficiencies would very substantially reduce the nature of the protection afforded by the compensation system as compared to the Court system for reasons that would not be understandable in terms either of the historic bargain or of the wording of the legislation. The other reason is that in a compensation system injured persons become entitled to compensation because they have been engaged as workers. They have functioned as workers with any pre-existing condition they may have had. It seems wrong in principle that conditions which did not affect their employment as workers should be relied upon to deny them compensation as injured workers. APPRENTICES Kevin Christie, Marcus Curle, Daniel Di Passio, Christopher Eby, Matthew Ehmke, Aaron Feldman, Justin Fera, Brayden Ferguson, Jarvis Flor, Nuno Galrao, Stuart Hill, Giancarlo Ianni, Christopher Knight, Patrick Krol, Shane Lee, Deric Lanois, Brook Laver, Greg Marlow, Bryan McDonald, Devon Millington, Daniel Mirassol, Arthur Oliveira, Daniel Pagano and Adam Wolfenberg. APPRENTICE HOUSEWIREMEN Parvesh Basant, Adriano Caponetto, Mario Marrelli, Matthew Mesic, Carlo Polvere, Nicholas Robson, Anthony Rocco, Jake Speciale, Michele Volpe and Dylan Wight. JOURNEYMAN Aldo Aiello JOURNEYMEN HOUSEWIRING Seyed Champaei and Iraj Najafi. JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN Mitchell Brown GROUNDMAN Jacob Hanes GROUNDMAN EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Rodgerique Richardson and Dave Woods. LEVEL 2 TECHNICIAN Christopher Andrews LEVEL 4 TECHNICIAN Mark Thompson As you can see, the WSIB is a mine field for injured workers, even though legal protections are written into the law and policy. My advice, be sure to object and appeal any decision whenever WSIB limits entitlement in your claim because of a pre-existing condition. New Members JOURNEYPERSONS UPGRADE Dimitrios Asimenios, Zachary Bader, Brent Bedeau, Brett Condon, Danny DaSilva, Brad Durnford, Jesse Field, Brandon Grant, Anthony Melo, Ian Mitchell, Jeffrey O Brien, Joshua Taft and Paul Wharmby. Gary Majesky WSIB Consultant Direct Line (416) IBEW LOCAL

14 ICI DOWNTOWN REPORT By: Robert White & Lee Caprio Welcome to summer 2015! Although the weather is not indicative of typical summers in Toronto, it s still great to get away from the drudgery of winter. This month will hopefully bring much better weather conditions leading in to the heart of the Pan-Am Games. The Pan-Am Games will run from July 10 26th and the ParaPan-Am Games will go from August 7 15th. The games have a long history dating back to the late 1930 s early 40 s. The games were proposed as a competition among all the Americas and now include over 40 countries and 48 events. Some of the events being held may surprise you. Among the 48 events are competitions not found in the Olympics. Such events include both BMX and mountain biking, table tennis, beach volleyball, golf, bowling, racquetball, roller blading (speed and figure), handball and sailing. Truly there is an event for everyone. For more information, please visit the website at: If you re interested in following the Pan-Am Flame you can track its journey online. The TORONTO 2015 Pan-Am Games Torch Relay will be a 41-day journey that will share the Pan-Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan-Am flame was lit in May 2015 during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada. The torch relay starts in Canada on May 30, 2015, and will make its final stop on July 10, 2015 at the opening ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan-Am Games. 41 days 3,000 torchbearers 5,000+ kilometres on the road 15,000+ kilometres in the air 130 communities 60+ alternative modes of transportation The Pan-Am flame represents the history and spirit of the games; it is a symbol that unites the 41 Pan-American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations. The flame for the Pan-Am Games is lit during a traditional ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun, in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Following the lighting, the flame is handed over to a representative from the host city. The flame was flown back to Canada to begin its nationwide journey before arriving in Toronto to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan-Am Games. Toronto Adds a New Season to Summer We all know that Toronto only really has two seasons winter and construction! Well you can add another season, which is the Pan-Am Games. This summer will test the meddle of even the strongest travellers. Construction on our major highways and streets are well known for causing significant disruptions in transportation schedules and routes. With the start of the games on July 10th it is inevitable that the games will cause unimaginable stress to even the most seasoned commuter. Words of wisdom: Keep Calm, and Leave Earlier... Construction Blackout Time With the games comes the need for heightened security around the city. There will also be disruptions in construction schedules. Some specific jobsites will close during the games due to the proximity or access to secured areas. Don t be surprised if there are job assignments that will be delayed in the downtown core. Normal walking paths and access points will be blocked off and pedestrians will be herded away from high security risk areas. This means that egress from downtown core will be even more challenging than normal. Once again it would be prudent to develop a more patient approach to the next few months. If you are inclined to go to any of the events please think about using public transportation to get to the venues. BMO Field Business Representative, Chris Paul has the task of representing the members over at BMO Field. The project has many challenges that have Brother Paul trying to protect the work of IBEW Local 353 members. The project has been a true test of our jurisdiction. I want to acknowledge the great work by Chris in keeping things under watch. BMO Field is home of Toronto FC soccer team and starting next season it will also be the home of the Toronto Argonauts. We hope that the move will attract a more condensed crowd of fans and will bring a true outdoors football experience back to Toronto. BMO Field can seat approximately 30,000 spectators and host multiple events including concerts, soccer and now football. Plan Group is the main contractor working to complete the project take a look at the pictures of the crew. See you on the job. Robert White (416) Lee Caprio (416) JUNE 2015

15 Plan Group at BMO Field Back Row: Jim Ryan, Sondeep Chanana, Richard Spadafore, Mike Wassens, William Majchrzak, Joel Gomes, Paul Camara, Filipe Gomes and Chad MacCharles Front Row: John Robb, Patrick O Donnell, Mike Mirlocca and Bruno Biasoni Missing in the picture: Wayne Mayo Back Row: Mark Chapple, Matt LeClair, Kris Ioannou, Kevin Ferguson, Nash Hiraman, Igor Josevski, Dermot Foley, Andres Arnalte and Linord Hamy Front Row: Matt Kingerski, Alan Hill, Jake Pereira, Tristan Meade, John Beebe, Mitch Blais, Nelson Furtado and Matt Murray Sutherland & Schultz at Leslie Barns on the TTC Project Paul B. (Pipefitter), Brandon Carter, Chris Crowe, Jean Benoit, Joe Sottile, Shane Weiss, Karl Williams and Dave Kristiansen IBEW LOCAL

16 EDUCATION, APPRENTICESHIP & LABOUR STUDIES By: Bradley T. Watt, RCDD, Education Coordinator Summer Semester 2015 At the time of writing this article, registration for the Summer 2015 semester was underway. I m pleased to say that it is looking very promising, and we will be running a number of courses. Last year, we had low registration numbers, with only a couple of courses running. For those who have registered, we thank you for taking the time and utilizing this opportunity for continuing your education outside of the normal parameters. The education and training department looks forward to seeing you in our hallways this summer! For those members not wishing or able to take part in our summer programs, but who are still interested in taking a course, please remember we do have our on-line training through Vubiz. The link to the website is: Fibre Optics Level Two Update Negotiations are ongoing with Corning Cable Systems with the latest round of talks taking place on May 21, We are just about finished working out the final details of how the training will be done and the requirements that the instructors will need to complete to be able to offer the training. Though this is a time-consuming process, the outcome will be favorable for the membership of Local 353 that wish to continue their studies in Fibre Optics. During our latest talks, Corning Cable Systems said it is working towards finalizing this arrangement in time for our Fall 2015 semester in September and they are very excited about the fact that we will be the first in place for this arrangement. Blended Learning On May 5 through May 7, 2015, Local 353 hosted an Electrical Training Alliance (ETA) [formerly the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC)] Blended Learning and Systems Training Session (BLAST) through the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO). This training session brought IBEW training officials from across Canada to our Mississauga Training Centre where we all went through the training so we can start adopting the blended learning model in Canada. As such, we will attempt to run a pilot with one of our summer courses Conduit Fabrication - Level One. Blended learning adds an on-line component to the learning objectives and a bunch of instructor resources. Some of the items included with the on-line portion are interactive exercises, videos and quizzes. Instructors can utilize these as homework assignments or pre-class assignments either way it removes some of the burden from the instructor with marking quizzes and assessing the marks. This is done in real time through the service allowing the instructor to log on and see who has completed the work, what marks they got on the quizzes and the standing of wrong answers. This allows the instructor to narrow down what is required in the review, allowing more time to work on the actual lab portion of the course. To be clear, blended learning is not an online course. It is an additive to an existing course so that the students will now have in-class theory and practical, with the additional online portion to enhance the quality of the course. This is a very exciting time as we prepare to move into the next realm of course delivery here at Local 353. Summer 2015 During the summer months, the education and training department will be working on our Fall Semester. This year, the fall semester is looking pretty exciting with some course modifications as well as a couple of new courses for the membership to take advantage of. I ll share more on the new courses next month. On behalf of the education and training department, I would like to offer well wishes to all of the membership, their families and friends as we rapidly move in to the Summer of May it be a safe one for all. And finally, I will leave you with this quote to ponder: It s not the load that breaks you down, it s the way you carry it Fraternally yours, - Lou Holts Bradley T. Watt, RCDD Education Coordinator June, July, August & September 2015 Fridays ONLY Office Hours at 1377 Lawrence Avenue East & 3185 Orlando Drive will be from 7:30am 3:30pm 16 JUNE 2015

17 Anyone Can Do Electrical By: Gord Nye, Membership Development Coordinator It s been a while, but at one time at least one local area contractor was sending his new inexperienced employees to the Saturday morning how to wire your basement workshops at a local hardware store. After all, it can t be that hard. Can it? Add to that, some contractors were getting apprentices to teach apprentices the trade. Don t get me wrong, we have some brilliant apprentices out there. However, for a lot of reasons, I d rather learn the trade from a licensed tradesman. And then there is the world according to Google, the gateway drug to YouTube. Why with a bit of research on the Internet you can become an expert in almost anything right? As it turns out common sense isn t that common and the human race has an innate ability to jump logically to the wrong conclusions. Why it s as simple as cutting a bagel!? + = Maybe not so much. Seemed logical at the time. Gord Nye (416) IBEW LOCAL

18 State Contractors at the Ford Plant, Oakville By: Jeff Bond, Business Representative After over a year at Ford Oakville the once famous Bloor St Café has been transformed into a Tim Hortons like the ones you visit almost every day except there is no drive thru. But after talking to a Ford worker the lineup will stretch from the cash register to the production floor. The Tim Hortons is fed by a 150 KVA transformer to a 400 AMP cct combination panel. Jeff Bond Business Representative (416) Left to Right: Daryl Du Preez (Foreman) Mark Farrer, Alberto Pompilio, Billy Xylportas, Danny Zaccolo, Paul Palozzi, (General Foreman) Kaz Bevk, (Steward) Missing in the picture: Doug McGuire and Chris Wdowczyk REMINDER Canada Day Just a reminder for unemployed members, we offer WHMIS every Tuesday at the Toronto Training Centre, and every Thursday at the Mississauga Training Centre, starting at 8:30 am. The Statutory Holiday will be observed on Wednesday, July 1, If your employer asks you to work on this day, you must be paid double time for working on this holiday! Attention All Motorcycle Enthusiasts COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR OUR CHARITY RIDES THIS SUMMER! $35.00 PER PERSON LOCAL 353 June 20, :30 AM 2 Saunders Rd. Barrie, Ontario LOCAL 105 September 12, :30 AM 685 Nebo Rd. RR #2 Hannon, Ontario For more information call: Greg Cullen (647) or Bill Acorn (416) or Al Foster (905) JUNE 2015

19 10 Year Pin Recipients May 13/15 Unit Meeting (East) Jonathan Quayle May 14/15 Unit Meeting (South) Kenny Ai, Cecil Alexis, Darren Baldwin, David Formica, Thomas Gagnon, Keith Katz, Kimoy-Lima Letren, Gavin Lukowich, Marcello Mariani, Zelko Meke, Christopher Oad, Maxwell Obiri-Yeboah, Cristian Pascu Ken Pescod, Constantine Ross, Chris Russell, Eddie Sajatovich, Kevin Smith, Lawrence Tsui and Mihai Virag IBEW LOCAL

20 Hydro Rally May 28, 2015 Jason Mitchell, Gord Nye, Howard McFadden, Tony Chiappetta, Derrick Smith, Cindy Krysac and Greg Cullen. Rainbow/Shrine Golf Tournament Right to left: Mark Brown, Kurt Brown, Robert Brown and Dean Trimble. 20 JUNE 2015

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