New Executive Team Elected at LIUNA Local 183

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - A record number of LIUNA Local 183 members has
elected a new Executive to represent the union and its members. The election
was held on Saturday September 8th and recorded the largest turnout of members
in the Local's history.

    The election results are as follows:

    Office (Position)        Candidate Name                Votes

    Business Manager         Durval Terceira (elected)      3957
    Delegate/Convention      Stefano Lobardo                 454

    Secretary-Treasurer      Daniel Avero (elected)         3952
                             Erol Blackburn                  446

    President                Jaime Melo (elected)           3941
                             Joaquim Ribeiro                 485

    Vice President           Al Bremner (elected)           3862
                             Hernani Gregorio                469

    Executive Board Members  Gaetano Strazzanti (elected)   3878

    (Top Two)                Jack Oliveira (elected)        3913
                             George Carrone                  454

    Sergeant-at-Arms         Frank McLaughlin (elected)     3860
                             Corrado Tomasi                  455

    Calling the newly elected executive 'The Team for All Members', Business
Manager Durval Terceira stated, "This is an historic victory for the members
of Local 183. The great turnout reflected the strong desire to have the
control of Local 183 returned back to its members".
    Newly elected Secretary Treasurer Daniel Avero reinforced the statements
of Terceira stating, "The turnout was great and the newly elected team is
really focussed on delivering results to the members. It's time to put the
past to rest. We have lots to do."
    Local 183 has been operating under Trusteeship since June, 2006 after the
former executive was ordered removed by a Canadian Independent Hearings
Officer for serious misconduct. The removal was subsequently confirmed by the
Ontario Labour Relations Board.

    LIUNA Local 183 is the largest construction local in North America.

    Note to Editors:   The newly elected Executive will be available for
                       interviews at a lunch barbeque on Friday September 14
                       at 11:30am. The barbeque is being held at the LIUNA
                       Local 183 Training Centre at 8700 Huntington Road in

                       Interviews before Friday can be arranged by contacting
                       Antonio Nicaso at the phone number below.

For further information:

For further information: Antonio Nicaso (Soave Strategy Group), Phone:
(905) 907-6208

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