Brothers and Sisters,
I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. It is with immense pride and a deep sense of responsibility that I take on the role of Business Manager of this great Local. It is an honor to serve Local 4, and I am committed to maintaining our union’s mission of promoting safe workplaces, fighting for workers’ rights, and advocating economic opportunity for all.
Thanks to the former Business Manager, William McLaughlin, our Health and Welfare, Pension, and Annuity Funds are in excellent condition. Maintaining and expanding upon this strong foundation is a vital responsibility entrusted to me, in collaboration with our great Trustees and Funds Administrator, Greg Geiman. Together, our focus will always be to serve the best interests of members and beneficiaries.
I’m also pleased to welcome two new organizers, Tayla Rose and Ryan Mancini, as our great Local seizes the moment to secure and strengthen our market share, ensuring that we remain a formidable force in the current climate.
I am eager for the busy work season ahead, and I am confident that the work outlook will continue to be robust and provide ample opportunities for the Operating Engineers throughout the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.
As always, the Union Hall is here for any questions that you may have. Please stay safe this season and keep up the good work!
Michael J. Bowes
IUOE Local 4