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Unit 6 Meeting Springfield
Jul 16, 2019
IBEW Local #193 3150 Wide Track Dr. Springfield, IL
Unit 5 Meeting-Decatur
Jul 17, 2019
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Unit 3 Meeting Gurnee
Jul 18, 2019
American Legion 749 Milwaukee Gurnee, IL
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Aug 08, 2019
Gideon Welles 4500 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago,IL
Unit 2 Meeting Merrillville, IN
Aug 13, 2019
Slovak Club 6920 Broadway Merrillville, IN
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Skagit County Fair Volunteer Oportunities
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 191
Earn your Volunteer Points!!! Volunteers needed to man the booth at the Skagit County Fair? Check the dates below and let us know which one.
2019 Sound & Comm special meeting
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
All Sound & Communications members, please plan to attend this important meeting regarding contract negotiations.
07/15/19 - IBEW Local 659
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Springfield Cardinals Union Days
07/15/19 - IBEW local 453
TPU Baseball Night
07/12/19 - IBEW Local 483
07/12/19 - IBEW Local 291
Union Pride at TPU Night
07/12/19 - IBEW Local 483
Show your 483 Pride at the Tacoma Raniers TPU Night game. July 13th.  Flyer download below.
IBEW 21 White Sox 2019 Solidarity Event
07/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Sunday, September 8th Game Time 1:10pm* White Sox vs. Angels Special Ticket Pricing for IBEW 21 Members. $7.84 - Upper Box $11.20 - Outfield $26.88 - Lower Box $10 - Parking Pass $8.50 - Hot Dog Value Meal New in 2019: Pre-Game Patio Buffet $32. Purchase your tickets today!
07/11/19 - IBEW Local 659
WEAR YOUR UNION COLORS AND IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A UNION MEMBER AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET IN FREE!!!  July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. all Labor Members and Family are welcome to come for Labor Night at the Harry & David Ballpark, 2000 South Pacific Hwy, Medford. See flyer attached for more information.
Brother Bruce Willingham
07/09/19 - IBEW Local 387
It's with great sadness to announce that Brother Bruce Willingham passed away on July 5, 2019.  A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Westbrook Village Vistas Ballroom, located at 19281 N.
07/08/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Brother Ricardo "Rico" Castillo
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 387
It's with deep regret to inform you that Brother Ricardo "Rico" Castillo lost his life on the job working in a manhole vault in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, June 30, 2019. We will inform you about his services as soon as we are made aware of the date, place and time. Local 387 would like to set up a Go Fund Me Page; however, we need an account number from the Castillo Family.
IBEW 332 Safety Award
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 332
Have you witnessed any of your fellow 332 members going above and beyond to keep us all safe on the jobsite? Do you know someone who helped save a co-workers life or stepped in to stop a bad accident from happening? If so, please consider submitting their story for consideration of IBEW 332's Safety Award. Submissions can be sent to
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 659
Aquasox Tickets
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 191
AQUASOX VS. Vancouver July 12 7:05, FUNKO Field We have 4 tickets and two parking passes available at the Everett Office. Stop in or call 425-259-3195.
07/01/19 - IBEW Local 659
I wanted to thank everyone who attended our 2019 Jim McLean Brotherhood Fundraising picnic, we had great weather, great food, and great attendance.
07/01/19 - IBEW Local 191
Troy Boggess Memorial / Celebration of Life This will not be a sad or somber event.  Instead, we will get together to enjoy some good food, talk to each other - share memories, stories – laugh a little, cry a little – celebrate Troy the way he would want us to. Bring a lawn chair if you can (the furniture in the house has been removed).
Mark Federico - GoFundMe
06/28/19 - IBEW Local 659
Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday at the Washington State Association of Electrical Workers meeting it was discussed that we would share the GoFundMe page for Brother Mark Federico.  Brother Federico was burned working in Alaska last week and is now at Harborview in Seattle.  Here is the link:
IBEW Local 21 Members Approve Lake County 911 Center Agreement
06/28/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday June 28, 2019 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 members (IBEW21) working as dispatchers in the Lake County Indiana Emergency 911 Call Center voted to accept the tentative agreement that was reached earlier this month.  The agreement was ratified with a 97.87% vote in favor of the proposal. This new Collective Bargaining Agreement brings opportunities. The Lake County Indiana Emergency 911 Call Center is currently accepting applications. Interested applicants can go to to get more information.
Beware of Bogus E-mails
06/28/19 - IBEW Local 483
BEWARE OF BOGUS E-MAILS! Recently IBEW 483 members working for the City of Tacoma received an e-mail claiming to be from IBEW 483 encouraging them to opt out of the union.  This did not come from IBEW 483 but was sent by the same people that have been spending millions of dollars to take away your right to organize.
Attention CFS Members!!!
06/26/19 - IBEW Local 483
Mercy Flight Membership Renewal Time
06/25/19 - IBEW Local 659
It is time to join or renew your Mercy Flights Group Membership.  Attached please find the Membership Agreement and Membership Application.  Please complete and return to Kathy McUne at 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy #3, Central Point OR 97502.
2019 Election Results
06/25/19 - IBEW Local 551
06/25/19 - IBEW Local 191
AquaSox Diamond Club Tickets- sets of four can be split.
IBEW & AT&T Reach New National DIRECTV Technician Agreement
06/24/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Monday, June 24, 2019 - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T/DIRECTV reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract covering over 1,200 employees working for the company nationwide who install and repair AT&T DIRECTV services for customers in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications.
960-unit Tishman Speyer project Approved at Planning Commission
06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
Tishman Speyer pushed forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, which now include 960 condos, a 38-room boutique hotel and 24,500 square feet of commercial space over an underground garage for 276 cars and 18,500 square feet of ground floor retail space wrapped around a central courtyard.
Local 38 Plumbers Hall Project moves forward
06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
Developer Strada Investment Group LLC has secured $100 million in funding for a massive six-building project near Mid-Market and Hayes Valley. Straddling 2 acres and nearly the full block at 12th and Market Streets, the site will include about 480 market-rate rental units and 100 affordable units, a new hall for UA Local 38 Plumbers & Pipefitters and a gut renovation of the Civic Center hotel — plus 23,000 square feet of open space to boot. The project is unusual in its mix of supportive affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals and market-rate homes.
Controversial 5M Project finally breaks ground
06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
Developers will transform four acres of parking lots and vacant buildings at 5th and Mission streets with two new towers, a 200-foot apartment building, two parks and renovated historic buildings. The project includes 702 residential units on site and helps fund another 154 affordable units nearby. 5M will generate more than $76 million in public benefits, including funding for affordable housing, transit improvements, the arts and community groups. Those contributions enabled the controversial project to win city approval in 2015.
New Union/Nonunion wage & benefit comparison
06/20/19 - IBEW Local 233
Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians/Linemen in the Rocky Mountain States. If you know a non-union electrician/lineman please share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much money they're leaving on the table. You can pull this up on your phone and show it to non-union workers. Go to www.ibew233.
IBEW 21 - LC 911 Tentative Agreement Article by Article Highlights
06/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – On June 11, 2019, IBEW 21 and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center. This update contains highlights of the article by article changes.  When available more information will be posted on
AT&T Cuts Jobs in Illinois & Northwest Indiana
06/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (11:00 CST) – On Friday, June 14, 2019 AT&T announced a surplus affecting 200 employees in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by Friday’s surplus announcement as defined in Article 30.43 of our AT&T Contract. If you would like to save the job of someone whose job is at risk, please consider turning in your VSIPP application today. If you are interested, contact your manager. You must electronically file for a VSIPP today by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The announced surpluses affecting IBEW Local 21 members are as follows:
New Inside Wage Comparison
06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians. If you know someone working as a non-union electrician share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much $$ there leaving on the table. Have them go to or click the link below.
Graduation 2019
06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
Congratulations to the Wiremen apprenticeship class of 2019. It's been a journey but they finally made it. Be sure to congratulate Ryan Boswell, Nathan Ferro, Dana Fiscus, Scott Jensen, Michael Joy, Trevor Miller, Zane Siple, and Noah Zlonis for graduating from the MTJATC apprenticeship program.
IBEW 21 & Lake County 911 Reach Tentative Agreement
06/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center.
2019 Election of Officers/Delegates Results
06/11/19 - IBEW Local 387
Congratulations to Our Scholars!
06/10/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We would like to congratulate our 2019 IBEW 21 Scholarship Winners: Mary Collum Sara Engel, Annie Evans, Jessica Lamberty, Samantha Reattoir. We congratulate our winners and their proud parents!
IBEW Members Vote to Accept AT&T DirecTV Call Center Agreement
06/07/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday June 7, 2019 - 5:00pm (C.D.T.) – The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) covered under the AT&T/DIRECTV Call Center agreement have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement that was reached on May 10, 2019. The new four year agreement covers approximately 1.600 employees working for the company in call centers located in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, and Missoula, MT. The officers and delegates of the IBEW System Council T-3, officers and staffs of the IBEW Locals belonging to the SCT-3 would like to thank their members for their hard work, solidarity, attendance at the many contract explanation meetings, and ultimate acceptance of the contract.
Tishman Speyer's 598 Brannan Approved at Planning Commission
06/07/19 - IBEW Local 6
The project proposes to demolish the existing four buildings and construct three new mixed-use/office buildings and one new residential building with a total of 922,737 square feet of office use, approximately 65,322 square feet of PDR/retail use, 5,546 square feet of child care use, 63,824 square feet of residential use, approximately 200 off-street below-grade parking spaces, and approximately 19,336 square feet of privately-owned public open space (POPOS). This project is the first of 4 large sites to be constructed in the Central Soma area.
06/06/19 - IBEW 280
06/04/19 - IBEW Local 648
06/04/19 - IBEW Local 648
Elections for Local 648 officers are being held tomorrow.
06/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We have good news, AT&T has agreed to reduce the amount of work being performed by contractors doing AT&T DirecTV work. The work will move to IBEW 21 Premises Technicians working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. This move will provide IBEW 21 members more job security. Beginning soon AT&T expects to cross train Premises Technicians on DirecTV work beyond the normal Genie Bundles. The training is anticipated to begin in the Suburban West area and take place in either Westmont or Chicago Heights. The cross training expands the ability to work share and reroute work performed by contractors to Premises Technicians.
2019 Election of Officers
06/04/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
The 2019 Election of Officers results are posted under the Member Resources menu. Members please login to view the results. If you have trouble logging in, please call the hall at 602-275-6222.
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Ronald S. Kapitanek
06/01/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Ronald S. Kapitanek who worked for AT&T.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
Results of SFMTA Bargaining & Arbitration Award
05/31/19 - IBEW Local 6
Results of SFMTA Bargaining & Arbitration Award Wage Increases for all represented classifications: Effective July 1, 2019:                      3.
2019 Diabetes Walk Tour de Cure Silicon Valley
05/31/19 - IBEW Local 332
Sign up to help fight Diabetes! Click HERE to sign up with Team IBEW332.
Bellingham Bells TICKETS!!
05/30/19 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW/NECA: We have tickets for the Bellingham Bells Games.. Call Bob Gay to reserve your's TODAY!
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