October 25, 2014

Previsich adds GS&T to his duties

Previsich

Previsich UTU Assistant President and International Vice President John Previsich has been named to the additional post of UTU general secretary and treasurer (GS&T) by the UTU Board of Directors.   Previsich also will continue handling assignments as an International vice president, but those assignments will be pared down given his new duties.   Previsich succeeds [...]

International VP Delbert Strunk to retire

UTU International Vice President Delbert Strunk, who recently was selected by the UTU Board of Directors to succeed Kim Thompson as International general secretary & treasurer Jan. 1, chose, instead, to retire Dec. 31. Thompson previously announced his Dec. 31 retirement. The UTU Board of Directors will meet to determine another successor to Thompson.

GS&T Thompson to retire; Strunk elevated to post

Thompson

Thompson Kim Thompson, general secretary & treasurer of the UTU International and the UTU Insurance Association since 2008, will retire Dec. 31. The UTU Board of Directors has elected International Vice President Delbert Strunk to succeed Thompson Jan. 1. Strunk will retain his position as an International vice president. Also, International Vice President Paul Tibbit will [...]

Staten Island Railway members have new contract

Strunk

Strunk UTU members employed by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and working in numerous crafts on Staten Island Railway have a new agreement retroactive to January 2007, following an award by a state arbitrator. Negotiations had dragged for nearly six years, leading to the arbitration award. Under New York State’s Taylor Law guiding public-employee [...]

UTU VP’s niece ends life to escape bullying

Swoape,Tori

Tori Nakol Swoape, a niece of UTU International Vice President Delbert Strunk, was, according to friends, a “beautiful” and “very bubbly” 15-year old high school sophomore. Tori committed suicide in May, the victim, say friends and family, of relentless physical and verbal bullying in her new school in Bloomington, Ind. This is news not because [...]