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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.

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Source:

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