After decades of corruption within local 705 and investigations done against local by the Illinois State Crime Commission it is nice to see this award be giving to Steve Pocztowski. This is the first time in local 705's history that this award has been giving to anyone in 705. We have had past leaders indicted, commit murder and have been connected to organized crime. Now this local is an example of what a lot of hard work can do. Steve was elected in 6 years ago and took over a local that was bankrupt. Now our finances are are in order, the members have representation, part time and full time and this local has no ties to any outside influence. Congratulations Steve for doing what you set out to do 8 years ago. You promised that you would bring respect back to this local. And while many of us within the local have seen the changes, now the whole country is aware of them with this award.