Brothers and Sisters:

I want to share with you some new information about the Health & Welfare Fund. Recently, the Health & Welfare Committee voted to change the amount of funds allocated to pay management fees. These funds include those that go to District Council 47 for my salary. The committee voted to change the allocation from 25 percent to 10 percent,  saying that I did not spend enough of my time on Health & Welfare concerns. I presented information showing I spent the same amount of time as my predecessor, however, that did not dissuade the committee from taking that action.

I believe that this is the first time the Health & Welfare Committee has taken this specific action.

Just wanted you to know what’s going on in your union.

Fred Wright,