After 38 years with the Company, Oakbrook Call Center C1 and Chief Steward Kathy Flynn is planning on retiring this month on July 7th, 2022. Kathy originally started with the old Commonwealth Edison Company back on May 29th, 1984 as a Company Mail Clerk at the General Office location downtown – back when company mail was hand delivered to all employees and not sent electronically. From there Kathy promoted to a General Clerk II in 1997 in the Treasury Department and then Customer Service Representative at the Chicago North Call Center later that year where she remained until 2007. Kathy then moved to a Commercial Clerk III at Mt Prospect position for a few months before she promoted to New Construction Representative in Oakbrook, a position she would hold from 2007 – 2011. Kathy then moved to hold a Construction Order Clerk position from 2011 – 2013 at Chicago North. While working in the city, Kathy served as the Unit Recorder for the Chicago Unit Meeting. In 2013 Kathy returned to the Call Center – this time in Oakbrook - as a Commercial Clerk I, the position she still holds today. Kathy also served as a Steward and Chief Steward at Chicago North from 2011 – 2013 and then again from 2015 – currently at Lincoln Center 2. Kathy has been a regular at the Elmhurst Unit meeting during her time in Oakbrook. Kathy was elected to Local 15's Executive Board in 2016 and again in 2019. She has served as the Executive Board Chairman since 2019. Kathy was also elected as a delegate to the 40th IBEW International Convention, which was just recently held in Chicago, IL. Among the experiences gathered along the way were attending the IBEW 6th District Arbitration Institute at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Membership Development conferences and several Women's Conferences. Throughout it all Kathy has maintained a cheerful attitude and pleasant demeanor and has always been available for the workgroups she worked with as well as represented, often taking Union-related calls on off days and outside of her shift. Local 15 would like to wish Kathy a long and healthy retirement! She will be missed!
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