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

acknowledge this fact and ask 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  

acknowledge  

this  

fact

and  

ask  

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 acknowledge this fact and ask 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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