The Union Labor Life Insurance Company “Union Labor Life” is celebrating 90 years of insuring union members. Many of today's policyholders have had their coverage with Union Labor Life for decades. Some have been insured for more than 50 years. To recognize and celebrate the long-standing loyalty of these unions and funds, members of the management team of Union Labor Life have been presenting awards to long-term clients. The following are seven of these long-term customers whom we met with earlier in 2017.
57 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: Daniel Wolak, President, Union Labor Life; Oscar Owens, Secretary-Treasurer, ATU; Brian Doherty, Regional Sales Manager, Union Labor Life.
In 1960, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) approached Union Labor Life to request a unique type of insurance coverage for its members. The international union's concern was for the risk of their bus drivers being attacked and killed on the job. In response to this request, Union Labor Life offered a felonious attack accidental death insurance policy that would pay $100,000 for death resulting from being attacked on the job. That policy is still covering ATU's bus drivers today, as elected by each city.
68 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: Daniel Wolak, President, Union Labor Life; Jim Boland, International President, BAC; Edward Smith, CEO, Ullico Inc.
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) was founded in 1865, and today represents a wide array of skilled trowel trades craftworkers across the United States and Canada. Since 1949, the staff of BAC's International Union have depended on life, accidental death, and coverage through Union Labor Life. Members of the BAC are bricklayers, terrazzo and mosaic workers, pointers, cleaners and caulkers. The BAC is the oldest continuous union in North America and continues to fight to improve its members' quality of life through various channels.
65 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: Bill Kristalyn, Sales Manager, Union Labor Life; Claudia Norman, Benefits Administrator, BCTGM Local 326.
Local 326 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union (BCTGM) purchased life and accidental death coverage for their members through the Union Labor Life in 1953. Almost 65 years later, Local 326 still has this coverage through Union Labor Life. The BCTGM represents manufacturing, production workers, maintenance and sanitation workers in the bakery, confectionery, tobacco and grain milling industries in the United States and Canada. The union's goal is to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to workers throughout North America.
88 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: John Ford, President, IATSE Local 52; Larry Paradise, Vice-President of Sales, Union Labor Life; Brian Doherty, Regional Sales Manager, Union Labor Life.
In the spring of 1924, a new organization came together – Studio Mechanics Local 52, the first Motion Picture Local in the world. In 1929, Local 52 purchased group life insurance from Union Labor Life and today has been a client for almost 90 years. Local 52 is the founding union of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE). IATSE members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting and concerts, as well as the equipment and construction shops that support these areas. Members represent a wide range of behind-thescenes workers in this field.
73 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: Daniel Wolak, President, Union Labor Life; Lawrence Paone, President, IATSE Local 751.
Two years after the Treasurers & Ticket Sellers Union was organized in 1939, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada (IATSE) granted a charter, officially designating the Union as IATSE Local 751. In 1944, the union began to offer life insurance coverage to its members through a group life insurance policy from Union Labor Life. Local 751 represents qualified and professional box office personnel within the jurisdiction of New York City. The 500 men and women of the Treasurers & Ticket Sellers Union work in the Box Offices of over 60 venues. From its inception, the union has worked closely with venue owners and producers, and has taken pride in the personalized customer service its members provide to live theater, concert and sporting event patrons.
52 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
Left to Right: Daniel Wolak, President, Union Labor Life; Richard Lannigan, International President, OPEIU; Seth Goldstein, Senior Business Representative, OPEIU Local 153; George Bueno, Benefits and Pension Director, OPEIU Local 153; Brian Doherty, Regional Sales Manager, Union Labor Life; Michael Goodwin, Business Manager, OPEIU Local 153.
In 1958, OPEIU Local 153 in New York City purchased group life insurance for its staff working in the union office. Seven years later, the international union of the OPEIU purchased group life insurance and disability insurance coverage on its staff from Union Labor Life. Those policies are still in force today. The union has its roots in Indianapolis and was chartered in 1945. Amongst those who signed the international union's 1945 charter were Matthew Woll, the first president of Union Labor Life, as well as William C. Doherty, Sr., grandfather of Brian Doherty, who works as a sales manager for Union Labor Life today. Over time, OPEIU has grown into one of the largest unions of the AFL-CIO. The union today represents 42 employees of Union Labor Life who are members of the OPEIU.
73 YEARS WITH UNION LABOR LIFE
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA) began in 1889. UA's Local 91 has counted on Union Labor Life for group life insurance coverage continuously since 1944. Local 91 is a multi-craft union whose members engage in the fabrication, installation, and servicing of piping systems. It is the oldest union in Birmingham, AL.
Left to Right: John Benavidez, Regional Sales Manager, Union Labor Life; Jason Brinkmeyer, Regional Sales Manager, Union Labor Life; Daniel Wolak, President, Union Labor Life; Bo Franklin, Business Manager, UA Local 91; Darrell Taylor, Vice President, UA Local 91; Joe Latham, President, UA Local 91; Jeff Harrison, Financial Secretary and Business Agent, UA Local 91; Garry Frost, Business Agent, UA Local 91.