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In Memoriam: Bill Spruin

It is with great sadness that the Institute learned that one of its dedicated members, Bill Spruin, passed away on May 2, 2015.

In 2012, the Institute presented Bill with the Life Membership Award. As the first liberated steward and first president of the NR group, Bill’s leadership over three decades achieved ground-breaking results: NR terminable allowance included in base salary and payment of professional fees in contracts; Union Recognition Agreements; Management-Union Efficiency Initiative; suicide prevention; and the reversal of decisions to declare members surplus.

Professional Institute members extend their heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family and friends.

Publish Date: 04-MAY-2015 02:10 PM