Collinsville, IL – The Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council welcomed two new members at its meeting on Sept. 14. John LePere (left) is business representative for Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 268, based in Caseyville. Jerad Volkmar (right) is business agent for Laborers Local 1084 of Hillsboro. – Labor Tribune photo

SERENA LEWIS, a fourth-year apprentice at Sheet Metal Workers Local 268, installs new TDF supply ductwork in a mechanical room at Belleville Memorial Hospital.  Click on the picture to read the full story in the Labor Tribune.  (Story by Sheri Gassaway/ Photo by Kevin Cox)

The Sheet metal workers local 268 executive board donated their December pay, along with matching funds from the local raised $2,324.04 to local food pantries including Southern Illinois. Elected officials shown left to right are: Mike Davis, Vince Gudines, Ross Reiman, James Herrington, Kevin Diercks, Dale Rudloff, John LePere, John Mentz, Chris Kelly, Jeff Argurieo, and Scott Ricketts. Not pictured: Mark Endrizzi. Submitted by: Scott Ricketts

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