Member Receives Recognition For Life Saving Actions

L-R: Joe Alley, Local 447 Shop Steward Carl Fernandez, Jerry Oberymeymer.

IAM Local 447 member Jerry Oberymeyer received praise and thanks for his decisive action to save a life. Brother Oberymeyer, a driver for Pumpernickel Express was making a delivery in February when another driver for Pumernickel Express, also making a delivery collapsed.

When Brother Oberymeyer reached the other driver, IAM Member Joe Alley, he was unconscious and not breathing. He immediately administered CPR until an ambulance arrived on the scene. Medical Officials credit Jerry Oberymeyer’s action for Joe Alley’s survival.

“Jerry Oberymeyer’s decisive action and willingness to help savedRG_Drivers.jpg a life,” said District 15 Area Director, Russ Gittlen. “Everyone involved, the IAM and Pumpernickel Express are grateful for Jerry’s action that day.” Gittlen presented Brother Oberymeyer an IAM watch on behalf of District 15 DBR James Conigliaro.

L-R: Joe Alley, Russ Gittlen, Jerry Oberymeymer. >>>

Pumpernickel Express presented Jerry Oberymeyer with a plaque thanking him on behalf of the company and Joe Alley. “We have spoken to Joe’s family and they are grateful to Jerry for the action he took to help Joe, said a spokesperson for Pumpernickel. “Joe is a great guy and speaking for all of us at  Pumpernickel we thank Jerry from the bottom of our hearts.”