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UA General President William P. Hite Honored at “Scouting & Labor” Dinner

More than 600 guests were on hand recently to honor UA General President William P. Hite as he received the George Meany Award at the Chicago Sheraton.  Special guests Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Secretary of State Jesse White spoke prior to Mr. Hite receiving the award.  Pictured above are from left: Plumbing Council Chairman and Event Chairman Bob Melko (Bishop Plumbing); Chicago & Cook County Building Trades President Tom Villanova; UA Plumbers Local 130 Business Manager Jim Coyne; UA Plumbers & Pipefitters General President and 2015 Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council “George Meany” Recipient William P. Hite; UA Pipefitters Business Manager Jim Buchanan; and Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez.

The event was coordinated in an effort to rekindle a partnership between the scouts and the skilled labor community.



CISCO Announces Winning Projects for its 2014 Pride in Construction Awards

111-duskCompetition was stiff and all the projects were stellar, giving CISCO’s Board of Directors the enviable task of choosing winners in 6 different categories.  Congratulations goes out to the following:

New Construction Chicago (Above $20m) – Back of the Yards Campus: Chicago Public Schools/Library.

New Construction Suburbs (Above $20m) – Universal Technical Institute.

New Construction Chicago/Suburbs (Under $20m) – Carol Stream Park District Fountain View Recreation Center.

Infrastructure – Chicago Loop Track Renewal.

Rehabilitation – William Howard Taft High School.

Residential – OneEleven (111 W. Wacker).

To learn more about the winning projects, click here and to view photos, click here.

CRCA’s 32nd Trade Show & Seminars

Save the date for the 32nd Annual Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) Trade Show & Seminars, January 22-23, 2015.  Professionals who need continuing education can attend the FREE Educational Sessions with attendance certificates available.  Visit www.CRCA.org for registration information.  The two-day event will include seminars on both days, as well as more than 130 exhibitors.  For more information about the trade show and seminars, click here.













CISCO Sets Date for Annual Meeting – Friday, February 13, 2015

magnesen-webSAVE THE DATE for CISCO’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015.  The meeting will feature a dual presentation on “Combating Electronic Fraud: Steps You Can Take To Help Protect Your Company” and “Cyber Liability”.  Mike Magnesen, (pictured above), Director of Operations for 3Points, LLC, will speak about electronic fraud, while Hunt Insurance will cover cyber liability coverage.

In addition, the meeting will feature the winners of CISCO’s Pride in Construction Award.  Mark your calendars and contact CISCO to register your members and guests.  For more information, call CISCO at 630.472.9411.

2015 Scholarship Applications Available

CISCO is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program.  The three different program categories enable a wider range of the children of both building trade union members and union contractor employees to apply.

Just click on either of the three links below to download 1) Four-year scholarships for high school seniors; 2) Two-year awards for seniors planning to attend a community college; or 3) Two-year continuing education awards for union members or contractor employees.

All applications and accompanying documents must be postmarked by February 27, 2015 to be eligible for consideration.  For more information, please contact CISCO at 630-472-9411 or visit www.cisco.org/scholarships/.










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