Updated 1-26-2007

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350 Centennial Dinner 10-13-2006

Photo gallery and award winners: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
and UA General President William Hite headline the event

BARBWIRE: Party Like It's 1899
Daily Sparks Tribune 10-15-2006


      On October 13, 1906, J.V. McCormick, W.H. McNulty, George K. Briggs, James Gallagher, J.E. Austin, R.H. Buncel, F.J. Donohue, J.B. Oswald, H.F. Longworth, J.G. O'Neil and W.D. Reed* were initiated as the charter members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350.

We think it's high time for a progress report
and we've found just the appropriate date.

*Brother Reed was initiated on Jan. 9, 1907, but is considered a charter member since the practice at that time included all members initiated during a six-month period following issuance of the union charter. All objections will be duly considered and dismissed as untimely filed.


Centennial Celebration Dinner
October 13, 2006
Peppermill Hotel-Casino
Reno, Nevada

(Charter members admitted free. Everybody else pays.)

Preferred seating, table for eight: $500.00

In Search of UA Local 350 History


FROM: Bob Lopes, Business Manager, UA Local 350/AFL-CIO

RE: UA Local 350 100th Anniversary Celebration and Centennial History Book

We are proud to announce that the UA 350 Centennial Dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of our founding will take place on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at the Peppermill Hotel-Casino in Reno.

As part of the celebration, we will publish a commemorative program. Our union's records are intact and we have found some historical gems, such as the 1927 Reno Chamber of Commerce publication noting that "there is labor peace in Reno…all trades in Reno are on a union basis."

The centennial book will be distributed not only to attendees and unions, but also to educational and historical institutions. We hope that it may serve as the basis for the as-yet unwritten comprehensive history of organized labor in Nevada.

Any and all historical items, photos and remembrances are most welcome and will be considered for publication.

Should you want to place an ad in the UA 350 Centennial History Book, rates and deadlines may be found, below. Tables for eight may be reserved at $500 per table.

If you need accommodations, the Peppermill is holding a block of Friday/Saturday rooms for our attendees until September 12. Ask the hotel for the Local 350 group rate (group code LLOCAL6) when you call. The toll-free phone number is (800) 282-2444.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Reno this October.

In Solidarity,

Bob Lopes
Business Manager
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350/AFL-CIO

1110 Greg Street
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 359-2142, ext. 11; Fax (775) 359-2144

Affiliated with: AFL-CIO, Nevada State AFL-CIO, Building and Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO



Footnotes and references

Due to space limitations in the 48-page Centennial History Book, sources for the UA Local 350 100-year Almanac were omitted. As noted in the publication, here they are:

Much of the material came from UA Local 350 archives. Here are additional references.

1. Barbano, Andrew L.; NevadaLabor.com archives.
2. Industrial Survey Associates, San Francisco, Calif., "Market Analysis for Geo. A Probasco, Inc."; feasibility study for Greater Greenbrae Shopping Center in Sparks; May 6, 1954.
2a. Rusnak, Dan; "Union Organizing Frenzy in 1902 Reno, Nevada"; 2002.
3. Painters & Allied Trades Local Union 567, meeting minutes and archives; Centennial publication, 2002.
4. Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M., "The Almanac of American History," Brompton Books Corp., Greenwich, CT, 1993.
5. Zauner, Phyllis and Lou, "Reno-Sparks, Nevada, a mini-history"; Zanel Publications, Tahoe Paradise, Calif., 1978, at 22; courtesy of Sparks Heritage Museum.
6. Sparks Heritage Museum
7. Vexler, Robert I.; "Chronology and Documentary Handbook of the State of Nevada"; Oceana Publications, Inc.; Dobbs Ferry, NY; 1978.
8. Cahn, William; "A Pictorial History of American Labor"; Crown Publishers, NY, NY, 1972, at 280.
9. Political History of Nevada, State of Nevada, State Printing Office/CWA 9413/AFL-CIO, Carson City, NV, 1996.
10. Glass, Mary Ellen, "Nevada's Turbulent '50s: Decade of Political and Economic Change"; University of Nevada Press, Reno, NV, 1981, at 78.
11. Folkes, John Gregg, "Nevada's Newspapers: A Bibliography"; University of Nevada Press, Reno, NV, 1964, at 169.

DMA stands for Dennis Myers' Almanac, uploaded daily at NevadaLabor.com

Special thanks to
George Foster, UA Local 350, retired
Dennis Myers, longtime Nevada reporter
Nevada State Archivist Guy Louis Rocha, SNEA/AFSCME Local 4041
Dan Rusnak, Laborers' International Union Local 169, retired
Painters Local 567/DC-16/AFL-CIO
Washoe County Library


COVERS 7.5"wide X 10"high, four-color only
Back cover, four-color only, $1,985.00
Inside front cover, four-color $1,500.00 (Reserved)
Inside back cover, four color $1,400.00

Page one, $1,400.00 (Reserved)
Back page, $1,300.00
Any other interior full page in color, $1,200.00

(Middle 2 pages plus the center gutter — where the staples go — also known as a double-truck)

Full page, 7.5"wide X 10"high, $ 985.00
Half-page 7.5"w X 5"h, $ 600.00
Quarter-page 3.75"w X 5"h, $ 375.00
Eighth-page/business card, 3.75"w X 2.5"h, $ 200.00

Individual personal line listing in alphabetical
"Congratulations" directory, $ 45.00
Additional line to give affiliation, $15.00

No bleeds (ad must conform to image area, not run off the page).
133 Line screens for photos.
Files should be prepared in Illustrator 9.0 or less, Freehand 9 or less, Photoshop 6 or less (eps or tiff format).
All type fonts to outlines and images embedded.
CD or ZIP disk submission OK.
E-mail submissions: Please inform us of file size first. Stuff or ZIP your files before uploading.

If you want to use FTP (file transfer protocol) to transmit your ad, please contact Andrew Barbano, below.

Ad availabilities are on a first come, first served basis. The publication is open to labor-endorsed candidates. Acceptance of any ad remains at the sole discretion of the publisher, UA Local 350.

SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE — Friday, September 8, 2006

CAMERA-READY ART IN RENO – Wednesday, September 20, 2006

EDITOR: Andrew Barbano
P.O. Box 10034
Reno, NV 89510
(775) 786-1455, Fax (775) 747-0979
E-mail barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us


Centennial Dinner attendees will receive a commemorative pin (enlarged above), designed by Western Pacific Specialties/CWA 9413 signatory.



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