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IBEW 332

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Vol.1 Issue 4 August 2003

Business Manager ’s Report

Local 332 has been undergoing some significant staff changes
s i n c e t h e l a s t i s s u e o f o u r N e w s l e t t e r. Te r r y Ta n n e r h a s
announced his retirement as Business Manager/Financial Secretary
of Local 332 effective July 31, 2003. Bob Tragni was appointed
by the Executive Board to complete the unexpired term of
Business Manager/Financial Secretary and was sworn in by
the Membership at the meeting held on July 1, 2003.

In addition to Terry announcing his retirement, Pete Reyes, Local Union Treasurer
has announced his retirement to be effective September 1, 2003. Pete is leaving
L o c a l 3 3 2 a f t e r o v e r 3 0 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e t o t h e L o c a l a n d i t s m e m b e r s . We
wish Pete well in his retirement. After careful consideration Dick Perez was
hired as a Business Representative. Dick began work at Local 332 on July 8,
2003 and is quickly learning the various aspects of the job. We are also looking
to hire an Organizer at Local 332, if you are interested in this position, please
call Liz at (408) 979-5526 and have her place your name on the list of applicants.
O p e n i n g s a l s o e x i s t f o r R e c o r d i n g S e c r e t a r y, Tr e a s u r e r a n d E x a m i n i n g B o a r d ,
if you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Liz.
Contract negotiations for the Inside Agreement were concluded and a new two (2)

year agreement was ratified by the membership on May 28, 2003. The terms of the
Continued on next page

Picture Contest

Do you know who these guys are? Any idea when this picture was taken? Please call or e-mail Liz at with your answers. The first person to answer correctly wins a Local 332 Sweat-
shirt, so hurry and get your answers in. The winner will be announced in the next issue of the Local 332
Newsletter. (Persons pictured do not qualify) . Last issue winner on page 4
2 August 2003
Local 332 Newsletter Business Managers Report
Published by: Continued from front page
contract are as follows:
IBEW Local 332
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San Jose, CA 95125
Te l e p h o n e … … . . . ( 4 0 8 ) 2 6 9 - 4 3 3 2 FORMULA:
Fax.................(408)979-5500 Effective June 1, 2004
W E B P a g e a d d r e s s : w w w. 3 3 2 . o rg
The following formula will be implemented through May
Office Hours: 31, 2005 in determining wage increases:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch daily 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 6/1/04 12/1/04 To t a l
2.5 million man hours or less zero increase 0
Dispatch Hours: 2.5m to 2.65m m/h .45 0 .45
Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dispatch Hotline 979-5533 2.65m to 2.8m m/h .45 .20 .65
2.8m to 2.94m m/h .45 .40 .85
Editorial Staff 2.94m to 3.08m m/h .70 .40 1.10
R o b e r t V. Tr a g n i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E x e c u t i v e E d i t o r 3.08m to 3.2m m/h .95 .40 1.35
E l i z a b e t h J e s i n g e r. . . . . . . . . . . . . M a n a g i n g E d i t o r 3.2m to 3.36m m/h 1.30 .40 1.70
3.36m or higher 1.65 .40 2.05
Contributing Writers
Vi n c e C o s e n t i n o
Don Dixon I w o u l d l i k e t o e x p r e s s m y s i n c e r e a p p r e c i a t i o n t o Te r r y
Jay James Ta n n e r f o r h i s h e l p i n t h e s e n e g o t i a t i o n s , a s w e l l a s t o
negotiating committee members Gerald Pfeiffer, Pete Reyes,
Constitutional Officers Dick Perez and Dan Lira.
G e r a l d E . P f e i f f e r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P r e s i d e n t
R o b e r t S e a b e r g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vi c e P r e s i d e n t
P e t e R e y e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tre a s u r e r
O u r H e a l t h a n d We l f a r e c o s t s c o n t i n u e t o e s c a l a t e . We
R o b e r t V. Tr a g n i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F i n a n c i a l S e c r e t a r y have already received notice that double digit increases
Richard Perez......................Recording Secretary will be proposed next year by the HMO's. Health costs
continue to be a problem for all funds. Local 332 is fortunate
Executive Board in that we have built up strong reserves over the years,
Ti n a B e s t Kevin Kavanaugh
Mark Cosentino Bruce Ramirez because of this we have been able to maintain our level of
Jay James benefits without having to incur any significant premium
increases or benefit losses. Other plans are having to put
in $2.50 to $3.00 additional per hour just to maintain. Your
ADDRESS CHANGES Tr u s t e e s w i l l c o n t i n u e t o s t r i v e t o m a i n t a i n t h e l e v e l o f
When changing your address, please complete this form benefits which we have enjoyed while containing costs,
and mail it directly to the Union Office. We, in turn will however with costs continuing to escalate, we need to be
notify the Stephen Chelbay Company/United Administrative aware that changes (such as larger co-pays) may be something
Services and the IBEW Journal. we will have to get used to.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS All Inside Members should have received notice that in
accordance with Article III, section 3.02 (a) of the Inside
Social Security No. ___________________________Card No. ________________________
Wi r e m e n ' s A g r e e m e n t , e ff e c t i v e J u n e 1 , 2 0 0 3 o v e r t i m e
Name: for Inside Wiremen reverted to 1997 language.
(Please Print)
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere
Address: a p p r e c i a t i o n t o Te r r y f o r h i s s u p p o r t . Te r r y h a s b e e n a
(City) (State) (Zip) great mentor and I will miss working with him. I have
Telephone No.:________________________________________________________ learned much from Terry over the past five years and hope
(Area Code) I can perform the job with the grace and dignity that he
Effective Date: ______________________________________________________________
brought to it. Thanks for everything Brother!!!

Member Signature:_______________________________________________
S c h e d u l e d H o l i d a y s & N o n Wo r k D a y s
Please mail this form to: August/September 2003
Holiday Date I Res. S/C MH
IBEW Local 332 N o n - Wo r k d a y 8/29 X X X
2125 Canoas Garden Memorial Day 9/01 X X X X
Avenue, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95125
August 2003 3


The Labor History Committee is conducting
L a b o r H i s t o r y C l a s s e s a t t h e J AT C . C l a s s e s The next Retiree Club Meetings will be held as follows:
will be held as follows: August 13, 2003
Speaker- Betty Dravis
S a t u rd a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 0 , September 10, 2003
2 0 0 3 - 9 : 0 0 A . M . t o 3 : 3 0 P. M . Speaker to be announced at August meeting
Join us in the dispatch office on the second Wednesday of
Please call the Union office at
each month at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts.
( 4 0 8 ) 2 6 9 - 4 3 3 2 t o re g i s t e r f o r t h e c l a s s e s .
Meetings start at 10:00 a.m.
Following are the names of the new officers of the
Retirees Club:
Charles P. McIntosh, President
Jim Logan, Vice President
Don Vollers, Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Board Members:
Pat Egan
Lee Wieteska
Steve Wright
Al Fingold
(1) open seat


Mail: PO Box 6479 San Jose, CA 95150-6479
Office: 2125 Canoas Garden Ave, #110
Phone: 408.445.3130 Fax: 408.445.3135
24/7 Electric Line: 800.650.0361
2 4 - H o u r L o s t / S t o l e n Vi s a C h e c k C a r d
Hotline: 800.322.4058 E-mail:
Office Hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
(Closed first Friday each month, federal holidays & union office holidays)

Code Quiz Questions

1 2
Switches and circuit breakers shall be of Where grounding electrodes consist of 3 An impedance heating system that is
the externally operable type mounted in an r o d o r p i p e , t h e e l e c t r o d e s s h a l l n o t b e l e s s o p e r a t i n g a t a v o l t a g e g r e a t e r t h a n 3 0 , b u t n o t
enclosure ____ for the intended use. than ____ ft. in length. more than 80, shall be ____ at a designated
a. Listed a. 20 a. Accessible
b. Identified b. 10 b. Guarded
c. Suitable c. 8 c. Isolated
d. Approved d. 6 d. Grounded Answers on page 4
4 August 2003

Robert "Bob" Tragni Dick Perez

Business Manager/Financial Business Representative

Bob is a native of San Jose, California. Bob Dick is a native of San Jose, California. Dick
graduated from the IBEW 332 Apprenticeship Also graduated from the Local 332 apprenticeship
in 1975 and has been a member of Local 332 in 1975 and has been a member of IBEW
since 1966. Bob has served as Assistant Business Local 332 since 1971. Dick has served Local
Manager since 1999. In this capacity he has 332 and its members in many capacities over
supervised all Job Targeting, coordinated organizing the years. His elected offices have included
activities, conducted new member orientation Executive Board member, Vice President and
and COMET classes. Bob has also served as m o s t r e c e n t l y R e c o r d i n g S e c r e t a r y. D i c k
a T r u s t e e o n t h e L o c a l ' s H e a l t h a n d We l f a r e was one of the founders of the IBEW softball
and Pension Plans, has negotiated agreements team. He was instrumental in starting the
for Residential Electricians and Material Handlers IBEW Public Relations Committee and began
and has participated in several negotiations for t h e I B E W L i b r a r y. D i c k h a s s e r v e d a s a
the Inside Agreement. member of the Labor/Management Liaison
Committee, the Progress Committee and has
Bob's roots in Local 332 reach way back, his served on several Negotiating Committees.
father, Vince Tragni has been a member of Local In addition to all of his activities on behalf
332 for over 50 years, his brother Pete was of Local 332, Dick also ran for San Jose
also a member of Local 332 prior to his untimely City Council, Evergreen District 8 in 1992.
death. Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and
commitment to the job. He received unanimous We look forward to having Dick on staff and
support from the Executive Board and Members are confident that the membership will gain
o f L o c a l 3 3 2 i n t h i s a p p o i n t m e n t . We w i s h from his tireless energy and commitment to
him well in this new position and know that he Local 332.
will continue to work in the best interests of
Local 332 and its members.


T u e s d a y, A u g u s t 5 , 2 0 0 3 - 5 : 3 0 p . m .
T u e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 , 2 0 0 3 - 5 : 3 0 p . m .
S O U N D & C O M M U N I C AT I O N S 1. A. 1999 - 380 - 3(a)
We d n e s d a y, A u g u s t 1 3 , 2 0 0 0 3 - 5 : 3 0 p . m .
We d n e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 0 , 2 0 0 3 - 5 : 3 0 p . m . 2. C. 1999 - 250 - 52(c)
3. D. 1999 - 426 - 34
All Meetings are held at the Union Hall unless otherwise noted:
2 1 2 5 C a n o a s G a r d e n Av e n u e
San Jose, CA 95125

P i c t u r e C o n t e s t Wi n n e r
The winner of the Picture Contest in the last issue of the Local 332 Newsletter is Dick Conway.
Dick placed several calls in to the office as he remembered more and more of the names of the
people in the picture. Dick won a Local 332 sweatshirt, want to try and be our next winner?
Name as many of the persons in this picture as you can, take a guess at when the picture was
taken. E-mail your answers to or call Liz at 408/979-5526.
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News From NorCal

JEIF GOLF Vince Cosentino,Regional TrainingDirector

TOURNAMENT As you may have noted in my last report NorCal

has filed an appeal with the DAS (Dept. of
Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Apprenticeship Standards) to review the application
Cinnabar Hills, of Western Fire Burglar Association for an
apprenticeship which we feel covers a large portion of the scope
San Jose of work we cover in our existing NorCal S and C apprenticeship.
The California Attorney General's office has this matter under
review and is asking the obvious questions of validity and performance.
Call Liz at: I will continue to report on this matter as we get more information.
for more information CSI has released the NEW DIVISION FORMAT (Draft #4)
The old familiar Division 16 (Electrical) and other old Divisions
will be changed as follows:
Division 22 - Fire Suppression
Division 25 - Electrical
Division 26 - Communications
Division 27 - Electronic Safety and Security
Division 28 - Integrated Automation
These are just a few of the many many changes to see all the
NEW FORMAT in it's entirety go to ""

CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Assoc.) ICIA/

InfoComm (International Communications Industries Assoc.) and
NSCA (National Systems Contractors Association) have merged
their shows into one for the Asian and European markets. This
may be a view intothe future of the domestic Electronic/Communications
marketplace. Remember these associations are mostly supported
by non-union contractors and workers that compete for the same
dollars we do.

In Memorium The new chips for IEEE 802.11b, 11a and 802.11g have become
cheaper. WLANs sold in 2002 were 8 million and 33 million are
Tu g o C e r i n ( R e t i r e d ) expected to be sold by the end of 2003 thereby driving the cost
J o s e p h M . Vi e i r a ( R e t i r e d ) down. This means the wireless home video surveillance systems
and broadband home AV systems will soon be on the shelf of
your nearest electronics retailer.

All of the Trustees and Training Support personnel involved in

Training of Sound and Communication Apprentices gather to learn
and exchange new and old ideas on July 31st. The 14th Biannual
S&C Instructor Seminars will be held in late August or early
September, primarily Sound and Communication Training Instructors
gather to learn and exchange new and old ideas.


$5.00 To B r o t h e r R u d y S a l v a d o r a n d B r o t h e r
All proceeds go to IBEW COPE Bobby Sciolto. Get well wishes also go
Support COPE - Purchase your Pin today!!! to Brother John Materolli and to Brother
Rich Anderson.
6 August 2003

Residential Journeymen Graduates:

Row 1: Elizabeth Hernandez, Sergio Torres, Sara Sha, Antonio Amorin.
Row 2: Kirby Cox, Joey Jardin, Edward Alvarez.
Row 3: Armando Cabrales, Daniel Davila. Not Pictured: Kyle Barnes, Rudy
C e r v a n t e s , D a n i e l S w e a t , J a y a Tr e s s l e r.

IJ Graduates

Pictured (left to right):

Business Manager Bob
Tr a g n i , g r a d u a t e s L e o
D e Ve y r a , B i l l y Yo u n g a n d
Kris Downward, Instructor
Ron Howie, graduate Juan
Alvarez and Organizer Jay
August 2003 7

Inside Wiremen Graduates:

Floor: Marc Anemone.
Row 1: Charles Meyers, Heidi Arnold, Tom Hammond, Vaughn Hanamoto, William Markes, Cathleen Kammers,
Lori Webster, Fernando Januario, Ben Gersick, Eric Hanley, Michael A. James I, Gil Ramirez.
R o w 2 : M a r k Wa l k e r, M i g u e l G a l v a n , D a n D i e g n a n , D o n B r u t s c h e , D i n o G i a c o b b e , R o n n i e Ly n d s I , N u n o
Deornelas, Bob Douglas, Gary Pulizzi, Heriberto Nevarez Jr., David Mariscal.
Row 3: M a r t i n R a j i n a , M i g u e l G a l v a n , M a r k F r i t z , J e ff C o s t a , Tr i n i d a d D e l g a d o , M i c h a e l P a r m e n t e r, N a t e
Swigart, Peter Icaza, Christopher Doyle, Joanna Koomas, Gabriel Rodriguez.
Not Pictured: Andrew Albaran, Louis Herrera, Chris Hyde, Max Maciel, Sean Pagel, Fred Smiddy Jr., Sebastian

Row 1: James O'Brien, Alvaro Rosado, Roy Samaniego, Eugene Reyes.

Row 2: Rogelio Villalobos, Daniel Doan, Broderick Ary, Joey Ramos.
Row 3: Wilson Amezcua, Mandwell Horne, Mike Mucci, Rolando Malabanan.
Not Pictured: Victoria Barajas, Manuel Cardona, Peter Cerimeli Jr., Andres Fonseca, Tony Garcia, Brandon Hoffert,
Jeremy Irons, Tony Lawrence, Jeff C. Learned, Froylan Luis Lopez, Rudy Maquinalez, Adam Pantoja, Ethan Ramirez,
Sammy Ramirez, Robert Rios, Joseph Robles, Benjamin Tamayo, Kevin Trinh, Robert Villegas, Richard Young.
August 2003


On June 30, 2003 here at our
Union hall, the members of Local
332 and several other Building
Tr a d e s m e m b e r s c a m e t o g e t h e r
to help our community and show
support for our troops who are
in harm's way overseas.

With the help of the Stanford Medical

School Blood Center and their
representative Monica Doleshel-
Aguirre, 100 donors were processed
for blood donations.

Again, we want to thank all of

those who took the time and made
the effort to support our Local
a n d o u r t r o o p s . We a r e p l a n n i n g
to have blood drives on a more
regular basis in the future.

Thanks, Jay James

International Nonprofit

Brotherhood of
U.S. Postage
Electrical San Jose, CA
Permit NO. 1133

Workers, Local 332

2125 Canoas Garden Ave., Suite 100
San Jose, California 95125

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