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FLOGEL, Jim, Sr.

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FLOGEL, Jim, Sr. ( ). Jim joined the Carpenters Union in 1958 and began working for Glen Caras Construction and then Jack Schiltz for over seventeen years.

His early union work was as a trustee and later financial secretary/business agent for Local 678 beginning in 1977 and lasting for over twenty-one years. During the difficult economic years in Dubuque during the 1980s, he found work for union members in such distant states as Florida and Texas.

Flogel was a member of the Dubuque County Zoning Board for many years and served as president of the Dubuque Building and Construction Trades Council. He was also a president of the Iowa State Council of Carpenters. During national conventions, he was active in such committees and by-laws, constitution and legislative affairs.

He was inducted into the DUBUQUE AREA LABOR HALL OF FAME in 2008.



"3 Inducted into Labor Hall of Fame," Telegraph Herald, February 10, 2008, p. 12