KEVIN LEVY

My name is Kevin Levy and I’m seeking your support

and vote to become your Local Union 424 IBEW

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary

Welcome to my Election Website
BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY LOCAL UNION 424 IBEW

I have spent my entire working life trying to build up our Local Union for the

betterment of our membership and it has torn a hole in my heart to watch

the decline that has taken place over the last three years.

Certainly the economy has had a lot to do with this decline and no one

person or administration should be held responsible for that. I will also

acknowledge that the current Business Manager and the staff he has hired

approached their job’s with the best of intentions, but many lacked the

required knowledge and experience to succeed and rather than

acknowledging this fact and asking for help, they turned inward in a

attempt to hide these apparent shortcomings from the membership.

Massive changes were implemented without any consultation with the

members whose livelihood would be directly affected by the those changes

and they even refused to explain their actions when confronted by the

membership.

I never really planned on asking you for the honor of serving the Local

Union in this important role again, but over the last couple of months as the

other candidates for this offices made their intentions known I started

getting approached by many of you, some whom I know well and others

that I barely know, they all asked me to consider taking up the challenge of

applying my years of experience to attempt to stop our current decline. 

To be perfectly clear, I don’t have a magic wand to waive that will put the

membership back to work the day after being elected and even though I

have kept up friendships with many in our industry, I too suffer from the

same lack of information, that our entire membership has about what has

been transpiring in our industry over the last three years.

I congratulate all the candidates in these elections for their desire to make

our Union stronger and I also know that they have the best of intentions in

seeking the positions that they are running for. It is even true that the

nominated candidates for many of these elected positions can successfully

fulfill the duties of their office, even if they don’t have years of experience

directly related to their sought after office, that’s how we build our future

leaders. However I do not believe the office of Business Manager/Financial

Secretary is a position that you can learn on the fly

The major difference between me and the other candidates seeking this

position is I’ve been there and done that before. I will not have to spend 3

years trying to seek out and gain the trust of the Clients and Contractors in

our industry, I will not spend years trying understand our Local Union’s

finances, or how to manage the fiduciary duties required from our Pension

and Health and Welfare Trustees, you have already paid me to learn these

skills.

While the other candidates are struggling to learn these skills I will be

engaging with our industry trying to understand what has changed in the

last three years and attempting to get our members back to work.

I don’t like being an alarmist, but I’m very, very worried for the future of our

Local Union. I have been a member for almost 40 years and have lived

through dozens of slowdowns and this is the 3rd multi-year bust cycle I

have witnessed. We came out of those OK, didn’t we? All we have to do is

wait this one out and the work will come back, right?

I don’t believe so, in all the other downturns I have witnessed before, our

contractors remained by our side, scratching and clawing for whatever

work was available. This time is very different, every single signatory

Industrial construction contractor we have, or had, has walked away and

are now bidding work outside of our Union structure, many under a CLAC

banner to protect themselves from our organizing activities.

We must immediately identify what is causing this stampede away from

our Union and stop it. Labour cost is the easy answer that most will give

when asked, but I know something else is driving this, they stuck with us at

other times when Union and non-union rates were far apart. We must

determine the underlying answer to this question and start working

towards reversing this trend immediately, or we won’t have any contractors

left when the work does return.

If you have read this entire page I want to thank you for your attention, and

hopefully your vote. I hope you spend some time to get to know all of the

candidates in this election and no matter your choice, please ensure that

you vote, as this action by itself makes our Union stronger.

Sincerely,

Kevin Levy

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KEVIN LEVY

My name is Kevin Levy and I’m seeking

your support and vote to become your

Local Union 424 IBEW Business Manager/

Financial Secretary

Welcome to my Election Website
Quis in dolor exercitation culpa qui culpa enim sit

I have spent my entire working life trying to build up our Local

Union for the betterment of our membership and it has torn a

hole in my heart to watch the decline that has taken place over

the last three years.

Certainly the economy has had a lot to do with this decline and

no one person or administration should be held responsible for

that. I will also acknowledge that the current Business Manager

and the staff he has hired approached their job’s with the best of

intentions, but many lacked the required knowledge and

experience to succeed and rather than acknowledging this fact

and asking for help, they turned inward in a attempt to hide

these apparent shortcomings from the membership.

Massive changes were implemented without any consultation

with the members whose livelihood would be directly affected by

the those changes and they even refused to explain their actions

when confronted by the membership.

I never really planned on asking you for the honor of serving the

Local Union in this important role again, but over the last couple

of months as the other candidates for this offices made their

intentions known I started getting approached by many of you,

some whom I know well and others that I barely know, they all

asked me to consider taking up the challenge of applying my

years of experience to attempt to stop our current decline. 

To be perfectly clear, I don’t have a magic wand to waive that

will put the membership back to work the day after being elected

and even though I have kept up friendships with many in our

industry, I too suffer from the same lack of information, that our

entire membership has about what has been transpiring in our

industry over the last three years.

I congratulate all the candidates in these elections for their

desire to make our Union stronger and I also know that they

have the best of intentions in seeking the positions that they are

running for. It is even true that the nominated candidates for

many of these elected positions can successfully fulfill the

duties of their office, even if they don’t have years of experience

directly related to their sought after office, that’s how we build

our future leaders. However I do not believe the office of

Business Manager/Financial Secretary is a position that you can

learn on the fly

The major difference between me and the other candidates

seeking this position is I’ve been there and done that before. I

will not have to spend 3 years trying to seek out and gain the

trust of the Clients and Contractors in our industry, I will not

spend years trying understand our Local Union’s finances, or

how to manage the fiduciary duties required from our Pension

and Health and Welfare Trustees, you have already paid me to

learn these skills.

While the other candidates are struggling to learn these skills I

will be engaging with our industry trying to understand what has

changed in the last three years and attempting to get our

members back to work.

I don’t like being an alarmist, but I’m very, very worried for the

future of our Local Union. I have been a member for almost 40

years and have lived through dozens of slowdowns and this is

the 3rd multi-year bust cycle I have witnessed. We came out of

those OK, didn’t we? All we have to do is wait this one out and

the work will come back, right?

I don’t believe so, in all the other downturns I have witnessed

before, our contractors remained by our side, scratching and

clawing for whatever work was available. This time is very

different, every single signatory Industrial construction

contractor we have, or had, has walked away and are now

bidding work outside of our Union structure, many under a CLAC

banner to protect themselves from our organizing activities.

We must immediately identify what is causing this stampede

away from our Union and stop it. Labour cost is the easy answer

that most will give when asked, but I know something else is

driving this, they stuck with us at other times when Union and

non-union rates were far apart. We must determine the

underlying answer to this question and start working towards

reversing this trend immediately, or we won’t have any

contractors left when the work does return.

If you have read this entire page I want to thank you for your

attention, and hopefully your vote. I hope you spend some time

to get to know all of the candidates in this election and no

matter your choice, please ensure that you vote, as this action

by itself makes our Union stronger.

Sincerely,

Kevin Levy

KEVIN LEVY
BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY LOCAL UNION 424 IBEW
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KEVIN LEVY

My name is Kevin Levy and I’m

seeking your support and vote to

become your Local Union 424 IBEW

Business Manager/ Financial

Secretary

Welcome to my Election Website
Quis in dolor exercitation culpa qui culpa enim sit

I have spent my entire working life trying to build

up our Local Union for the betterment of our

membership and it has torn a hole in my heart to

watch the decline that has taken place over the

last three years.

Certainly the economy has had a lot to do with

this decline and no one person or administration

should be held responsible for that. I will also

acknowledge that the current Business Manager

and the staff he has hired approached their job’s

with the best of intentions, but many lacked the

required knowledge and experience to succeed

and rather than acknowledging this fact and

asking for help, they turned inward in a attempt to

hide these apparent shortcomings from the

membership.

Massive changes were implemented without any

consultation with the members whose livelihood

would be directly affected by the those changes

and they even refused to explain their actions

when confronted by the membership.

I never really planned on asking you for the honor

of serving the Local Union in this important role

again, but over the last couple of months as the

other candidates for this offices made their

intentions known I started getting approached by

many of you, some whom I know well and others

that I barely know, they all asked me to consider

taking up the challenge of applying my years of

experience to attempt to stop our current decline. 

To be perfectly clear I don’t have a magic wand to

waive that will put the membership back to work

the day after being elected and even though I

have kept up friendships with many in our

industry, I too suffer from the same lack of

information, that our entire membership has

about what has been transpiring in our industry

over the last three years.

I congratulate all the candidates in these

elections for their desire to make our Union

stronger and I also know that they have the best

of intentions in seeking the positions that they

are running for. It is even true that the nominated

candidates for many of these elected positions

can successfully fulfill the duties of their office,

even if they don’t have years of experience

directly related to their sought after office, that’s

how we build our future leaders. However I do not

believe the office of Business Manager/Financial

Secretary is a position that you can learn on the

fly

The major difference between me and the other

candidates seeking this position is I’ve been there

and done that before. I will not have to spend 3

years trying to seek out and gain the trust of the

Clients and Contractors in our industry, I will not

spend years trying understand our Local Union’s

finances, or how to manage the fiduciary duties

required from our Pension and Health and

Welfare Trustees, you have already paid me to

learn these skills.

While the other candidates are struggling to learn

these skills I will be engaging with our industry

trying to understand what has changed in the last

three years and attempting to get our members

back to work.

I don’t like being an alarmist, but I’m very, very

worried for the future of our Local Union. I have

been a member for almost 40 years and have

lived through dozens of slowdowns and this is the

3rd multi-year bust cycle I have witnessed. We

came out of those OK, didn’t we? all we have to do

is wait this one out and the work will come back,

right?

I don’t believe so, in all the other downturns I have

witnessed before, our contractors remained by

our side, scratching and clawing for whatever

work was available. This time is very different,

every single signatory Industrial construction

contractor we have, or had, has walked away and

are now bidding work outside of our Union

structure, many under a CLAC banner to protect

themselves from our organizing activities.

We must immediately identify what is causing

this stampede away from our Union and stop it.

Labour cost is the easy answer that most will give

when asked, but I know something else is driving

this, they stuck with us at other times when Union

and non-union rates were far apart. We must

determine the underlying answer to this question

and start working towards reversing this trend

immediately, or we won’t have any contractors

left when the work does return.

If you have read this entire page I want to thank

you for your attention, and hopefully your vote. I

hope you spend some time to get to know all of

the candidates in this election and no matter your

choice please ensure that you vote, as this action

by itself makes our Union stronger.

Sincerely,

Kevin Levy

KEVIN LEVY
BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY LOCAL UNION 424 IBEW
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