IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2018 ELECTION
VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH!!!
IBEW 557 ENDORSED CANDIDATES:
Gretchen Whitmer Governor
Jocelyn Benson Secretary of State
Dana Nessel Michigan Attorney General
Debbie Stabenow US Senate
Matt Morgan 1st US Congressional Seat
Dan Kildee 5th US Congressional Seat
Jerry Hilliard 4th US Congressional Seat
Cynthia Luczak 31st District State Senate
Phil Phelps 32nd District State Senate
Eric Sabin 85th Michigan House of Representatives
Dave Adams 94th Michigan House of Representatives
Vanessa Guerra 95th Michigan House of Representatives
Brian Elder 96th Michigan House of Representatives
Sarah Schulz 98th Michigan House of Representatives
Kristen Brown 99th Michigan House of Representatives
Ruth Averill Saginaw County 1st District Commissioner
Trent Vondrasek Saginaw County 6th District Commissioner
Sheldon Matthews Saginaw County 4th District Commissioner
Brenda Moore Saginaw City Council
Michael Balls Saginaw City Council
Jacob Hilliker Bay County Road Commissioner
Sam Bagenstos Michigan Supreme Court
Megan Cavanagh Michigan Supreme Court
Kelly Tebay Michigan State University Board of Regents
Brianna Scott Michigan State University Board of Regents
Paul Brown University of Michigan Board of Regents
Jordan Ackers University of Michigan Board of Regents
Anil Kumar Wayne State University Board of Regents
Bryan Barnhill Wayne State University Board of Regents
Tiffany Tilley Michigan State Board of Education
Judy Pritchett Michigan State Board of Education
Marcia Thomas Delta College Board of Trustees
Janice Collison Saginaw Township Schools Board Member
Vote “yes” on Proposals 2 & 3
Vote “yes” for Saginaw ISD Career and Technical Education Proposal (CTE)
Please support the candidates that best support us and our way of life.
Local 557 - 75 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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