Local 409 Grows with Gas!!

uwuamag_fall2015_local-409-growsLocal 409 Secretary Nyle Vinciquarra has accepted the challenge to grow the local in the gas distribution industry by moving with the work and sharing his union skills with new local members. When his NJ employer, J.F. Kiely, expanded to PA, Nyle agreed to move and help get things up and running.

Pictured here at the J.F. Kiely groundbreaking ceremony are:  Local 409 VP Steve Becker, far left, Local President Vinny Hewatt, fourth from left, Nyle, next to him, with John and Jack Kiely, center, company managers and Local 409 members in yellow shirts.

Pictured here at the J.F. Kiely groundbreaking ceremony are: 
Local 409 VP Steve Becker, far left, Local President Vinny Hewatt, fourth from left, Nyle, next to him, with John and Jack Kiely, center, company managers and Local 409 members in yellow shirts.

New PA members are now enjoying the benefits of their first UWUA contract. “There’s plenty of work in Pennsylvania. The guys are mostly young and they never worked union before. They are happy to have a union contract,” Nyle says. “It’s been pretty smooth so far and there’s 30 years of work here.”

“I attended my first UWUA Convention this summer and I learned a lot.” Nyle adds, “I want people to know that we are active, getting out there and expanding, teaching people how to do the work, and getting it done!”