Larry Swope

Larry Swope


I am seeking the position of the Executive Director of Illinois Pipe Trades Advancement and Promotion Program.I have served Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local 149 for twenty-years as a paid officer and I am ready for a new challenge, as I know that I have the perception and experience of how and what our organization is built on.If you would please take the time to review my portfolio, I am sure you will see why I believe that I possess the knowledge and the ability to fulfill the requirements that are essential for this position.My honesty and integrity are attributes that will only assist in building a stronger organization for our brothers and sisters of our great association. 

Work History

Work History
Jul 1995 - Present

Business Manager & Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 149
  • Daily administration of all business affairs
  • Representation of membership that consist of 545 members
  • Negotiate and enforce wages, benefits and working conditions for city, state and construction employees
  • Oversee daily financial operations in excess of $1,000,000.00 in assets
  • Chairman of E.C.I.P.T. Health & Welfare Fund with assets of $30,000,000.00
  • Secretary-Treasurer of E.C.I.P.T. Pension Fund with assets of $30,000,000.00
  • Secretary-Treasurer of E.C.I.P.T. 401(k) Fund with assets of $2,000,000.00
  • Settle grievances
  • Support and research fair labor legislation
  • President of Lincoln Land Building & Construction Trades Council
Jul 1989 - Jun 1995

Business Agent

Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 149
  • Referral of manpower to contractors
  • Assist in negotiations
  • Resolve jurisdictional disputes
  • Organize the unorganized
  • Chairman of Construction Trades Craft Committee
  • Executive Board of Champaign County United Way
Sep 1976 - Jul 1989


Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 149
  • General Foreman, Borg Mechanical
  • Foreman, Johnson Controls
  • Instructor, J.A.C.
  • Temperature Controls
  • Welding
  • Pipe Fitting
Jul 1980 - Jun 1989


Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 149
  • Chairman of union meetings
  • Appoint committees
  • Assist in contract negotiations
Jun 1971 - Jul 1976


Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 149
  • Five year apprenticeship program


Jul 1989 - Present

United Association
  • Attended most U.A. training seminars
  • Attended I.F.E.B.P. training seminars
  • Attended many organizing seminars
Sep 1971 - Aug 1976

United Association
  • Welding
  • Hydronics
  • Steam
  • Refrigeration
  • Controls
  • Blue print reading
  • Drafting