Newton B. Jones
Education and Training
is joined by IVP Warren Fairley, left, IST Bill Creeden, center, and other IVPs (off camera).
During the two-hour meeting, International President Newton B. Jones presented a point-by-point rebuttal to the Star's allegations.
You don't even know what [Newton B. Jones] has been up against.
It's a crying shame that President Jones and the other officers had to come here and make this presentation.
I just left a business managers' conference at Marco Island, Florida, and I find it appalling that our president, Newton B. Jones, and all the Vice Presidents (Executive Council) had to explain to us the articles that have been coming out of the Kansas City Star newspaper.
It was not necessary for our leaders to explain; we elected them to do the job, and speaking for myself and others within Mississippi River District 5 that I have discussed this with, the International officers are doing an excellent job.
I remember when President Jones was serving as Vice President of the Southeast Section and times were tough financially for our members.
ground to raise our wages and benefits when several of the contactors were resisting.
Due to his
hard work and persistence, we received a wage increase of $6.00 per hour plus full benefits, which came to about a $10.00 dollar increase.
Time and time again, he
has proven his
leadership - as Southeast Vice President and now as International President.
has been an asset to this organization.
Newton B. Jones, Intl. President