Mark Thomas takes over as business manager of Steamfitters Local 439


CASEYVILLE, IL– Mark Thomas (right) has been elected the new business manager of Steamfitters Local 439, replacing longtime business manager Totsie Bailey, who recently announced his retirement. Thomas has been a member of Local 439 for 35 years and served as a business agent for nine years. He has also been instructor and apprentice coordinator and served on the trustees executive board and financial committee. Bailey served as business manager for 25 years and is the executive secretary-treasurer of the Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council. In one of his first acts as business manager, Thomas met with Fairview Heights Ward 2 Alderman Roger Lowry (left), who is running for re-election and attended the March 14 Building Trades Council meeting. Lowry is a member of Cement Masons & Plasterers Local 90. – Labor Tribune photo



  1. After a covid break, we are bringing back Rotary Career Day! It will be Friday, April 29, from 9-12 @ Grant Middle School. All 4 area 8th graders will participate. We hope you are able to attend. Please see the flyer attached for more information,
    Stacy Schulte


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