ILLINOIS CHAPTER

CHICAGO CHAPTER PRESIDENT NOTES
May 2020

Right now, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that plumbing as a career will grow by 14% over the next ten years—that’s almost three times as fast as other industries and occupations, which will average 5% growth over the same period. That’s good news for plumbers, but it means something very different for owners of plumbing businesses. For you, it means that you could experience a staffing shortage if you try to expand or need to replace one of your existing staff. The question is do you the Contractor need to increase your manpower?

During this Pandemic did we see a power struggle emerge for the Illinois Plumber. Was there a change within the industry? At the beginning, the number of union members within Illinois were concerned, until Governor Pritzker informed our Union Leaders that their Plumbers were essential to the economy and keeping Illinois Safe. Executive Order 2020-10 Critical trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations;

Local Union 130 U.A. Business Manager James F. Coyne quickly mounted successful organized campaigned to inform the membership of what was to be expected from the contractors and membership. Business Manager Coyne has kept the membership informed weekly on all the issues. I and the membership of ASSE are grateful for the Leadership of Governor Pritzker, Business Manager James F. Coyne and the Union Officers for all they do to protect all Illinois residence and those who travel to Illinois.

Best Regards,
Gary W. Howard
President, ASSE Illinois Chapter


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President

Gary W. Howard

1st Vice President

Patrick Flader

2nd Vice President

Joe Sowa

Treasurer

Michael D. Scherer

Secretary

Cristina Barillas

Recording Secretary

Kevin Phipps

Sargeant at Arms

Randy Olson

Ex-Officio

Denis Riordan

Board of Directors

Michael McGaughan
Brian Mazzocchi
Kevin Sherlock
Jones Richmond
Ray Ehrlich
John Flader
Don Yurkovich
Ron Hackiewicz
Jim Coyne
Griff Gherke
Vince England
Mike Ponx

Committee Members

* Chapter president is a member of all committees

Annual Installation Dinner Dance Vince England (Chair)
Bob Farrell
Cristina Barillas
Spring Dance Pat Flader (Chair)
John Flader
Picnic Griff Gehrke (Chair)
Randy Olson
John Khym
Ray Ehrlich
Mike McGaughan
Membership Randy Olson (Chair)
Kevin Sherlock
Cristina Barillas
Publicity Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Mike Ponx
Product Show Brian Mazzocchi (Chair)
James Majerowicz
Mike McGaughan
Randy Olson
Finance & Budget John Flader (Chair)
Mike Scherer
Joe Sowa
Bob Farrell
Awards & Nominating Kevin Sherlock (Chair)
Cy Gaimari
Dick Morin
By-Laws Dick Morin (Chair)
Joe Sowa
Ray Ehrlich
Standards James Majerowicz (Chair)
Griff Gehrke
John Khym
Denis Riordan
John Watson
Code & Research John Khym (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Griff Gehrke
Denis Riordan
Gary Howard
Sick & Vigil Robert Farrell (Chair)
Newsletter Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Gary Howard
Denis Riordan
Newsletter Ads Ray Ehrlich (Chair)
Vince England
Joe Sowa
Education & Speaker Vince England (Chair)
Public Relations Cy Gaimari
Kevin Sherlock
Jim Coyne
Hospitality Mike McGaughan (Chair)
Ron Hackiewicz
Mike Ponx
Cristina Barillas

 

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