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Old 09-22-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Anyone familiar with the Fleas?

I have been a union member for 28+ years and have never really encountered any fleas. I have heard about them and heard stories but never actually met anyone who claimed to be a flea.. I am wondering if they still exist. Comments and stories appreciated.


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Old 09-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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I think if someone was a FLE, out of necessity they would not really let you know.

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What the hell is a flea?
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I think if someone was a FLE, out of necessity they would not really let you know.
Is that how it is spelled?

From what I understand the fleas started out as a group of IBEW members who would help a brother who is on the road. Then they evolved into a radical group that starts trouble on the large jobs. I have even heard of violence and vandalism.
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It is spelled FLE.

An acronym for "Federation of Lineman Electricians".....nowadays, sometimes referred to as "Fun Loving Electricians".
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Is that how it is spelled?
Yeah, something like Fraternity of Linemen and Electricians. Don't quote me on that. You might have had a man shake your hand with his thumb all curled up on the top of his handshake. If so, you just shook hands with a FLE and he was just checking to see if you were too.
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You might have had a man shake your hand with his thumb all curled up on the top of his handshake. If so...

that cover story didn't work for Larry Craig and it won't work for you.
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that cover story didn't work for Larry Craig and it won't work for you.
I have no idea what you're talking about, since I don't know who Larry Craig is.
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I have no idea what you're talking about, since I don't know who Larry Craig is.
TV writer Sienfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and a few others I THINK
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I have no idea what you're talking about, since I don't know who Larry Craig is.
...the foot-tapping senator from Idaho? Montana?
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Hahahaha Brian. You are thinking of Larry David not Craig. Larry David is the man. Funniest mf'er!
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Hahahaha Brian. You are thinking of Larry David not Craig. Larry David is the man. Funniest mf'er!
Thanks for the information.
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Are the FLE's affiliated with the masons? I was on a large project about 15 years ago and met a guy who was wearing a large Mason's belt buckle. My partner said he was a fle.
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Are the FLE's affiliated with the masons? I was on a large project about 15 years ago and met a guy who was wearing a large Mason's belt buckle. My partner said he was a fle.

Something like this:
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That be the one, brother.
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Whenever I am called to a house with 4-legged pets, I end up with fleas trying to get a bite out of me!

Hate it when that happens!
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Wear a flea collar.
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That be the one, brother.
That is a "free mason" symbol.

Various free masons in history:
George Washington
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
James Polk
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
James Garfield
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Warren Harding
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford


I don't think many of these folks were "masons", in terms of the building trades.

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Whenever I am called to a house with 4-legged pets, I end up with fleas trying to get a bite out of me!

Hate it when that happens!
Thats the only flea's I know about.

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