IBEW LOCAL 557 ENDORSED CANDIDATES
President/Vice President: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
Unites States Senate: Gary Peters
Michigan Supreme Court Judge: Elizabeth Welch & Bridget Mary McCormack
Saginaw County Clerk: Vanessa Guerra
Saginaw County Treasurer: Timothy Novak
Saginaw County Register of Deeds: Katie Albosta Kelly
2nd District Saginaw County Commissioner: Jack Tany
3rd District Saginaw County Commissioner: Christopher Boyd
4th District Saginaw County Commissioner: Sheldon Matthews
7th District Saginaw County Commissioner: Cheryl Hadsall
9th District Saginaw County CommissionerDistrict: Gerald Little
Saginaw County Sheriff: William Federspiel
Saginaw County Public Works Commissioner: Brian J. Wendling
4th Congressional District Representative in Congress: Jerry Hilliard
5th Congressional District Representative in Congress: Daniel Kildee
10th Congressional District Representative in Congress: Kim Bizon
70th District State House of Representatives: Karen Garvey
84th District State House of Representatives: Phil Green
85th District State House of Representatives: Andrea Garrison
93rd District State House of Representatives: Muhammad Rais
94th District State House of Representatives: Demond Tibbs
95th District State House of Representatives: Amos O’Neal
96th District State House of Representatives: Brian Elder
98th District State House of Representatives: Sarah Schulz
99th District State House of Representatives: John Zang
University of Michigan Board: Shauna Ryder Diggs & Mark Bernstein
Michigan State University Board: Rema Vassar & Brian Mosallam
Wayne State University Board: Shirley Stancato & Eva Garza Dewaelsche
State Board of Education: Jason Strayhorn & Ellen Cogen Lipton
Delta College Board of Trustees: Barbara Handley-Miller
Delta College Board of Trustees: Karen Lawrence Webster
Saginaw City Council: Nate Collison
Saginaw City Council: Jamie Forbes
Saginaw County Proposal 20-1, County Health Department - YES
Saginaw City School Bond Proposal - YES
Local 557 - Over 90 years
of Quality Electrical Installation
On November 29, 1929 the Charter to Local Union 557 was granted and signed by:
Fred A. Ross, W. J. Atherton, Winn Wilder, Richard Reinhardt, Alvin Darling, James Nolan, George D. Beck, Charles M. Berger, Conrad LaLonde, John R. Reams, Lester LaLonde, Charles Hendricks, Daniel Kearns, Murray Sills, Walter J. Behm, John Goodrich, and William C. Smelley.
The following facts were provided by the International Staff to the delegates at the October, 2006 International Convention in Cleveland, Ohio:
Saginaw, Michigan received their charter from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 21, 1929. Prior to that three other cities were given the IBEW Local Union 557 designation, they were
Ryolite, Nevada in 1907
York, Pennsylvania in 1913
Minot, North Dakota in 1916.
Saginaw had three other IBEW Local Union designations prior to being assigned its current 557 designation. In 1895 Saginaw was Local Union 78, then in 1900 it was Local Union 145, and the last designation was Local Union 476 in 1913 before finally becoming Local Union 557 in 1929.
There also was an lineman local in Saginaw, Local Union 831 that was amalgamated with Local Union 17, of Detroit, in 1936.
The other IBEW Local Union in our area was in Local Union 1288 in Caro, established in 1941 which ceased to exist in 1944.
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