Training Dept. Attendance Requirements

The information contained in this notification is current Illinois state law.  Please understand the following requirements are JATC’s way to be compliant with this new law.  If any individual feels they need further clarification, please contact the JATC Administrative Manager, Rusty Redman or Local 520’s Business Manager, Mark Johnson.

 As mentioned above, the current Illinois state law, Executive Order 2021-22 (Covid-19 Executive Order No.88), was signed by Governor Pritzker on September 3, 2021.  The executive order contains vaccination requirements for an Institution of Higher Learning.  The Executive Order 2021-22 defines an “Institution of Higher Education” to include any “business, technical or vocational school, or other educational institution offering degrees, programs or instruction beyond the secondary school level.”

In order for JATC to be compliant with Executive Order 2021-22, anyone who has not established that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must be tested.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be met by providing one of the following:

  1. A CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card or acceptable copy of the card.
  2. Documentation from a health care provider or electronic health record; or
  3. State immunization records.

Individuals who do not provide proof of vaccination must provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results completed within seven days prior to entry of the JATC premises or submit to COVID-19 testing conducted on-site with negative test results.

Beginning October 25, 2021, in order to enter the premises of the Local 520 JATC, all Apprenticeship Employee’s, Trainee’s, or Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shall undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.

Link to Executive Order 2021-22 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 88):

NCCCO Written Exam & Study Material

The NCCCO written exam has been scheduled this year on Sunday, December 12, 2021.  Anyone interested in taking the written exam with JATC, whether it be the initial or recertification, must submit your application and payment online through NCCCO's website ( no later than Monday, November 15, 2021. You must contact the JATC office prior to submitting your application online to obtain the required test site number to begin the application.

Study material is available for checking out.  There is a $100 cash deposit required to check out any study material.  This deposit is refundable upon the return of the study material.

If there are any questions, please call the JATC office at (618) 644-1969.


January Union Meeting Cancelled

Due to the high influx of COVID-19 cases, the January 14th Union Meeting has been cancelled.

Member Obituaries

Obituaries 2021

Eddie Phillips 12-04-21 Obituary

Bob Pepple 11-24-21 Obituary

Theodore Bronke 11-06-21 Obituary

Glenn Towler 10-21-21 Obituary

John Terry Curtner 09-22-21 Obituary

Dale Grotefendt 07-25-21 Obituary

Robert Koerber 07-22-21 Obituary

Richard Behnken 07-12-21 Obituary

Bill Farnsworth 05-29-21 Obituary

Harold Watson 05-14-21 Obituary

Darwin Matthews 05-03-21 Obituary

Ralph Griebel 04-30-21 Obituary

Shelby Goldsmith 04-25-21

James Dale 04-09-21

Terry Wray 03-29-21 Obituary

Charles Holthaus  03-28-21 Obituary

David Heim 03-19-21 Obituary 

Kenny Richter 03-14-21 Obituary

Dave Digirolamo 03-06-21 Obituary

James "Tim" Franklin 02-12-21 Obituary

Gerald Messina 01-18-21 Obituary

Paul Knop 01-16-21  Obituary

Thomas Loos 01-09-21 Obituary

Clifford Towler 01-04-21 Obituary

Obituaries 2020

Donald Barton 12-9-20 Obituary

Harvey Price 12-3-20 Obituary

Martin "Leo" Buehrer 11-29-20 Obituary

Edward Kellerman 11-26-20 Obituary

Ferd Roth 11-25-20 Obituary

Leroy Feltmeyer 11-24-20 Obituary

Loren "Doug" Hawkins 11-23-20 Obituary

Dale Paslay 11-22-20 Obituary

Ruth Ann Reynolds-Weeks (Lloyd) 11-21-20 Obituary

Henry "Joe" Gain 10-07-20 Obituary

Curtis Hartmann 10-06-20 Obituary

Francis "Frenchie" Eilers 09-18-20 Obituary

Bill Borders 08-13-20 Obituary

Larry Heob 08-11-20 Obituary

Orval Austin 08-07-20  Obituary

Matthew Perkins 08-01-20 Obituary

Dennis Schetter  07-12-20 Obituary

James Timmerman 06-24-20 Obituary

Bill Dailey 06-15-20

Eugene Weber 05-24-20 Obituary

Rick McElroy 05-18-20  Obituary

Cassandra Pace 05-14-20 Obituary

Kenneth "Gig" Shute 05-12-20 Obituary

James Sledge 04-09-20

Kurt Dietrich 04-05-20

Kirby Harris 07-22-19

David Tucker 03-28-20

Stephen Martin 03-20-20

Ellis LeCroy 03-19-20

Russell Broadwater 03-08-20

Darrell Luebbert 03-01-20

Ronald Kujawa 02-24-20

Harold Timmons 02-17-20

Dean Fiedler 02-08-20

Dave Meyer 01-31-20

Kim Ketcham 01-28-20

Daniel Schwahn 01-27-20


Obituaries 2019

Obituaries 2018


2020 Retirees

10-01-21 Scott Barringer

09-01-21 Raymond Farthing

09-01-21 Jeffrey Helfrich

09-01-21 Mike Sanders

09-01-21 Kenneth Schultz

08-01-21 Kevin Peek

06-01-21 James Klaus

06-01-21 Kevin Brooks

06-01-21 Gary Schicker

05-01-21 Kenneth Malick

05-01-21 Gerald Kelley

04-01-21 John Hunter

04-01-21 Dan Luechtefeld

03-01-21 Dennis Brunaugh

03-01-21 Ed Rulevish

02-01-21 Michael Stelbrink

02-01-21 Bernard Wayne Korando

12-01-20 Steven Flowers

11-01-20 Fred Sandusky

11-01-20 Mickey Crippen

11-01-20 David Jany

11-01-20 Herbert Smith

10-01-20 Bruce Edwards

10-01-20 David Kamadulski

09-01-20 Gerald Messina

09-01-20 Jimmy Foster

09-01-20  Mark Biver

09-01-20  Robert Parmenter

08-01-20  Gregory Warren

08-01-20  Terry Herbeck

08-01-20  James Tosh

07-01-20  Scott Schuepbach

06-01-20  Ronald Noerper

06-01-20  Randy Hoyle

06-01-20  Michael Hayer

06-01-20  Randall Hug

06-01-20  Dale Grotefendt

06-01-20  Keith Obermeier

05-01-20  Richard Herring

04-01-20  Vernon Williams

04-01-20  James Rossel

04-01-20  Jules Varwig

04-01-20  Jack Touchette

03-01-20  Jack Mize

02-01-20  David DeLaurent   

01-01-20  David Nollau         

01-01-20  Donnie Knop         

Previous Years Retirees

2019   2017/2018

NCCCO Reimbursement Requirements


There is a $100 cash deposit for any NCCCO study material checked out. The deposit will be refunded when all materials have been returned to the JATC office.

For Initial Candidates:

Reimbursements are only issued when the following conditions are met:

  1. Written request for reimbursement submitted to JATC within 90 days of practical date
  2. Copy of NCCCO card is submitted to JATC
  3. All checked out study material has been returned

For Recert Candidates:

Reimbursements are only issued when the following conditions are met:

  1. Written request for reimbursement submitted to JATC within 90 days of recert test date
  2. Copy of NCCCO card is submitted to JATC
  3. All checked out study material has been returned


Health & Welfare Announcement

2020 IRS Form 1099-R’s are being mailed today, January 26, 2021 to the Retirees/Pensioners.

If you haven't received yours by February 15, 2021 please contact the Benefit Office @ (618)233-7978.

DOT Physicals Date

This month's DOT physicals will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  This service is available for Local 520 members who are currently eligible for Local 520’s insurance at no cost to the member.  Members who are not eligible at this time can still utilize these services at a cost of $70 due the day of the physical. Registration is required and can be done by calling (618) 644-1969 at least 48 hours prior to the day of service; however we encourage registering early due to the limited openings on Saturdays.  For any questions please call the Training Department.

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11 is a Holiday under the Building & Heavy and Heavy & Highway Agreements.

We want to recognize all Veterans-those who have served and those who continue to serve, as well as their families, who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and strong. We don't know them all but we owe them all. Thank you for your service!