During the Great Depression, in order to protect the membership and the finances of Local 292, members appointed Guy Alexander as their Financial Secretary, a position he would hold for 40 years.
During long periods of high unemployment, Guy Alexander helped unemployed members find work outside the trade. If he was unsuccessful at finding them work he would give them money from his own pocket so they could buy food or a load of coal to heat their homes. He even mortgaged his house in an effort to keep Local 292 afloat.
To honor Brother Alexander we have named our conference room after him and started a scholarship that bears his name. Local 292 received a wonderful gift from his grandnieces to be put toward the Scholarship fund. We are excited that Brother Alexander’s Legacy continues to help others. Click below to see the letter.