In Memory of Local 201 Treasurer Arthur Walls

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OCTOBER 8, 1944 – NOVEMBER 23, 2007
     Arthur L. Walls, age 63 of Lynn, died on Friday Nov. 23 at Union Hospital after a very brief illness. He was the loving husband of Carole A (Crowley) Walls.
     Arthur had almost 30 years service with GE and was a member of IUE-CWA Local 201 for his whole career. His last position with GE was a Tool & Gauge Inspector in Bldg 76.
     He previously worked in buildings 74, 40, 69, 42, GP and Bldg 63. He was a member of many Local 201 Contract Action Committees and attended multiple union GE Contract rallies held across the country.
     Arthur was elected Local 201 Treasurer on March 10, 1998 and thus became a member of the Local 201 Policy Board. He served for 9 ½ years in this capacity right up to the time of his death. His election platform was to “work closely with the Business Agent and Bookeeper to enhance the Treasurer’s role in continuing the financial stability of Local 201.” Arthur carried out that commitment to the membership, always guarding the Local from wasteful spending.
     Arthur was an honest Treasurer and Local 201 was very important to him. He loved his wife and family, and was an active fun loving guy always looking to do things with his family and many friends. He will be sorely missed by his wife and family, as well as his “Local 201 Family”.
     His fellow Officers, Board Members, Union Hall Staff Members, and his co-workers in all the plants say “Good-Bye” to a dedicated Local 201’er and dear friend. We shall never forget him and the black bunting on the outside of the Union Hall shall remain there in his memory throughout this holiday period.