LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION
of NORTH AMERICA

LOCAL 942

2117 KIANA, FAIRBANKS, ALASKA 99701, (907) 456-4584
710 W. 9th AVE., JUNEAU, ALASKA 99801, (907) 586-2860

FAIRBANKS FAX (907) 452-6285
JUNEAU FAX (907) 586 5757



JOE J. THOMAS
Business Manager
Secretary-Treasurer

DANIEL P. SIMIEN
President

March 1, 2000


Chuck Barnes, Vice-President
Laborers' International Union of
North America
Plaza 600, Room 1302 6th and Stewart
Seattle, Washington 98101

Dear Sir and Brother:

At the regular meeting of Laborers' Local 942 held February 11, 2000, the following motion was made:

"I move that a letter be sent by Local 942 to the International requesting that the General Executive Board remove Arthur Coia as President Emeritus and that his life-time salary of $250,000 per year be stopped."

After much discussion, the motion passed. Chris C. White, the maker of the motion, felt that with the circumstances surrounding President Coia's retirement that he should not be given the title of President Emeritus or paid a lifetime salary (retirement) at the amount Brother White understood to be $250,000 year. During discussion it was indicated that this motion would have little or no effect as the action regarding President Coia was most likely approved by the Justice Department or at least not opposed.

I personally believe that President Coia did a very good job under very difficult circumstances and believe that his retirement should be what it figures out to be. However, I'm only one vote. With that thought in mind, I have written this letter as directed by the membership.

Fraternally,

s/Joe J. Thomas

Joe J. Thomas
Business Manager and
Secretary-Treasurer
Laborers Local 942

JJT/cs



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