Laborers Local 110 recently paid tribute to its veteran members with a gold card and pin ceremony at the Local 110 union hall in Sunset Hills.
Recognized for more than 50 years with the union were:
• Lou Behnken – 55 years
• Kenny Flamm – 55 years.
Gold Card recipients included:
• Don Boyster – 50 years
• Gale Jamison – 50 years.
The 50-year gold card recipients, who have never missed a dues payment, are exempt from paying further dues thanks to the International Union.
Jamison also received the Virgil Daly Award, named after Local 110’s former secretary-treasurer, who went out of his way to help anyone who needed it before the Local had a lot of resources, at times even taking money from his own pocket to pay members’ dues.
The inscription on the award reads: “To Gale Jamison, who has earned the respect and admiration of his fellow members and the officers of Laborers’ Local 110, AFL-CIO, for exceptional ability as a union Laborer and who demonstrates a strong commitment in the performance of his work and whose character reflects favorably toward our Local and the community.”
OTHER PIN RECIPIENTS
Other members presented pins on Aug. 11 for their years of service to Laborers International Union of North America were:
• Steven Hoffman – 40 years.
• Richard Hutson – 35 years.
• Joseph Mesey – 35 years.
• Jeffrey Gettinger – 30 years.
• Curt Wheeling – 30 years.
• Michael Hicks – 25 years.
• Phil Best – 20 years.
• Donald Jansen – 20 years.