Bill Text: IL HR0358 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Congratulates Douglas J. Banes on his retirement and thanks him for his commitment to organized labor and Illinois' middle class.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-08 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Madigan [HR0358 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HR0358-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are pleased to congratulate Douglas J. Banes on
4his retirement after more than 50 years of dedicated service to
5the working men and women of Illinois; and
6 WHEREAS, Doug Banes has been a member of the United
7Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America since 1960,
8originally joining Millwright Local 2158 in the Quad Cities;
10 WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Doug Banes showed his
11dedication to his union and the rights of working men and
12women, serving as the union's business representative and
13business manager before moving to positions at the Council,
14including the first Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the
15Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa District Council of
16Carpenters; he became a member of the General Executive Board
17in 1991, representing the Third District; he was elected
18General Vice President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
19and Joiners of America in 1995; and
20 WHEREAS, During his time in office, Doug Banes was driven
21by his experience as an apprenticeship instructor to develop
22industry-driven training for the union's millwright members;

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1he was instrumental in creating innovative training offered at
2the International Training Center, a site that he regularly
3visits to remind trainees that a positive attitude and
4professionalism are as important on the job as technical
5skills; and
6 WHEREAS, Doug Banes was also a founder of the Illowa
7Labor/Management Committee, a pioneering initiative to improve
8labor-management cooperation and promote the interests of
9union members and contractors; and
10 WHEREAS, While serving on the Carpenters' General
11Executive Board, Doug Banes led an effort to empower workers by
12creating the Millwright Labor-Management Committee and the UBC
13Pile Driving Committee; and
14 WHEREAS, Doug Banes has had the steadfast support of his
15wife, Jan Johnson Banes, with whom he has enjoyed over 50 years
16of marriage and shares the blessing of three children, Shelli,
17Todd, and Margo, five grandchildren, and two
18great-grandchildren; and
19 WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Doug Banes and Jan have
20maintained close ties to their community, actively
21participating in organizations including the Wild Turkey
22Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Illinois Tree Farmer

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1Association; their commitment to conservation has led them to
2place their own property in a conservation easement to preserve
3it from future development; and
4 WHEREAS, For over 50 years, Doug Banes's dedication and
5passions have enriched the lives of his coworkers and
6neighbors; therefore, be it
9we thank Douglas J. Banes for his enduring commitment to
10organized labor and Illinois' middle class and wish him a
11joy-filled retirement; and be it further
12 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to Douglas Banes as a symbol of our respect and