Mr. Hale serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ullico Inc. In this capacity, he works closely with the Ullico senior management and board of directors. He is responsible for a broad range of day-to-day operations of the company. He is intimately involved in business planning and cultivating strategic partnerships for the organization. He serves on the Ullico Infrastructure Fund (UIF) Opportunity Review Committee and on the senior management team for Ullico Inc. Prior to joining Ullico Inc. in June of 2008, Mr. Hale worked for the Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LIUNA) Tri-Funds for six years. His responsibilities included working with LIUNA and their signatory contractors on a broad range of issues in the construction industry that promoted Labor/Management cooperation. Mr. Hale is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Finance and he holds his M.B.A. from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. He also holds the Series 7 and 63 designations along with being a licensed producer in Life and Health insurance.
2017 Annual Conference
2017 Annual Conference
Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO Annual Conference
Bally’s Hotel/ Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, October 9th
MTD Charity Golf Tournament
|Desert Pines Golf Resort|
Tuesday, October 10th
|8:00 am||DOE Caucus Meeting|
|10:00 am||MTC Meeting|
|1:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Registration||Skyview Foyer|
|1:00 pm – 3:30 pm||UA Caucus (Invite Only)|
|8:00 am – 3:00pm||IAMAW Caucus (Invite Only)|
|1:30 pm – 3:30 pm||IBEW Caucus (Invite Only)|
Wednesday, October 11th
|7:30 am||Registration||Skyview Foyer|
|7:30 am – 9:00 am||Continental Breakfast||Skyview 2 & 3|
|9:15 am||Introduction of Head Table & Opening Remarks|
Keynote Speaker -- Eric Dean, General President Iron Workers
|10:20 am||SPEAKER TBD|
Brian Hale, Senior Vice President & COO Ullico Inc.
|11:25 am||Russ Glittlen, President/Director Guide Dogs of America|
Roy Coulombe--Royal Advisors & Consultants LLC
|12:00 pm||LUNCH (on own)|
|12:00 pm||NAVSEA Lunch (Invite Only)||Skyview 1|
|1:30 pm||NAVSEA Speaker|
|1:50 pm||Award Presentation|
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||MTD Council Reports|
|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Reception|
Thursday, October 12th
|7:30 am - 9:00 am||Continental Breakfast||Skyview 2&3|
|9:00 am||General Session Convenes||Skyview 5 & 6|
|9:30 am||J. Michael Snowden, Market President Labor Banking Bank of Labor|
DOE Panel Discussion 2
|2:15 pm||MTC Council Reports cont.|
|2:45 pm||Award Presentation|
|3:00 pm||Wrap up & feedback of conference|
On this Labor Day weekend, I would like to take a moment to remember those men, women and children in Texas who lost their lives in Hurricane Harvey. This terrible storm affected many union members, whether they be workers whose homes were damaged or lost in the storm, or first responders who worked tirelessly to help those in need. Many of our own members faced unimaginable hardships over the past week experiencing the devastation first hand. Please join with me in praying for all the residents of Texas, and if you can, consider donating to the relief fund established by the Texas AFL-CIO.
For many, Labor Day is the last official day of summer vacation. And, many folks don’t even know the origins of Labor Day, but union member do. We know that the men and women who fought fiercely for the rights of workers in the 19th Century, built the labor movement, and forged a path that has given us the opportunities we have today. We know that their sacrifices and bravery gave us the weekend, ensured us a voice on the job, and secured our right to collectively bargain with our employers. So, I encourage you to also take time this weekend to remember those whose hard work and sacrifice brought us our union voices.
The last several years have been rough for the labor movement. We have seen attacks to our wages, benefits and pensions. Calls for national right-to-work, and successful passage of state and local level right-to-work ordinances. With the new Administration, we can only assume that our battle has just begun. We face a GOP majority in charge at the National Labor Relations Board. OSHA, the agency tasked with making sure you are safe at work, no longer cares to record on-the-job injuries and deaths, they would rather cow-tow to corporations. Labor indeed is in a fight for its life. We, like those that came before us, must stand with our union brothers and sisters and redouble our efforts to rebuild and reaffirm our place at the table. Like Texas, the labor movement is strong, and resilient, and will whether its storms of attack, but it is up to you to get involved.
May God bless you all, and have a safe and happy Labor Day.
The Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO sent the following letter to Senators Baldwin, Gillibrand, Schumer, Duckworth, Durbin, Klobuchar, Franken, Donnelly, Brown, Casey, Stabenow, and Peters urging them to enact the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (CVIDA).
|July 19, 2017
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin
Dear Senator Baldwin:
There is no issue more critical for the Great Lakes shipping industry today than enactment of the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (CVIDA). The current patchwork of vessel discharge laws and regulations undermines efforts to protect Great Lakes waterways. We understand that CVIDA has been incorporated into the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, S. 1129, and that this legislation could be considered in the U.S. Senate soon.We also understand that you are working diligently to craft CVIDA text that protects the Great Lakes without overwhelming the American shipping industry and the critically important supply chain that it supports. As you know, the Great Lakes U.S.-flag maritime industry is crucial to the region’s steel production, manufacturing, energy, construction, and agriculture industries and the hundreds of thousands of jobs in those industries.
CVIDA is critical to the U.S.-flag fleet because it recognizes the necessity to treat commercial vessels that stay in the Great Lakes (“lakers”) differently than vessels that enter the Great Lakes from the ocean. Any provision in CVIDA that potentially eliminates the laker exemption in the future needs to explicitly weigh the economic impacts of such a decision on the industries and employees that depend on the lakers against the most probable (not just any possible) environmental benefits.
We understand that the Lake Carriers’ Association recently forwarded language for your consideration in an effort to respond to concerns raised by environmental groups and state government officials. This is a good faith effort to work out a compromise. We urge you in the strongest possible terms to accept this proposal and to enact CVIDA.
From the Kitsap Sun
BREMERTON — The defense budget passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes help for local shipyard workers and veterans.
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, secured an extension of overtime pay for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers who conduct nuclear maintenance on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan. Payments would continue through Sept. 30, 2019.