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Current news directly from IBEW Locals in the US and Canada.
RIP!
01/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
Long time Local 191 member Joseph "Joe" Bowers passed away.
WA State Licensing
01/16/18 - IBEW Local 191
Here is some helpful information if you are in need of picking up your Washington State Electrical License
RIP
01/16/18 - IBEW Local 191
Rest in Peace! Brother Gordon "Gordy" Hubbard
HALL CLOSURE!
01/12/18 - IBEW Local 483
Arizona Public Service Co. is Hiring
01/08/18 - IBEW Local 387
Arizona Public Service Company is looking for Journeymen Linemen to work in some of the smaller communities within the State of Arizona.  Also, there are multiple positions for Journeymen Metermen available in metro Phoenix and some outlying areas. For further information, please contact Business Manager, Dave Vandever at 602/264-1846 extension 15.
RIP
01/05/18 - IBEW Local 191
Brother David Tompkins passed away.
Cold Weather Safety Reminder
01/03/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
WORK SAFE! With the extremely cold weather hitting our area we remind all members to work safely when helping those we serve. All members should review the safety documentation given to them by their employers.  OSHA provides many safety tips for workers who work in extremely cold conditions.
Kids on Break Driving You Nuts? – Let Them Earn You Some Cash!
12/28/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Now that they’ve opened all their presents it’s time to put the kids to work on paying for all those gifts!  Your kids can spend the rest of their break working on their submissions for an IBEW Local Union 21 or Chicago Federation of Labor scholarship. Our Local union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards up to eight winners scholarships of $1000 each.
Rest In Peace!
12/27/17 - IBEW Local 191
James Leroy Evans, age 77, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born April 14, 1940 to Howard and Loretta (Cope) Evans in Sedro-Woolley. Dad enjoyed spending time outdoors, logging and hunting with Dan Tovrea. He was active in IBEW local 191 as an electrician, and was a member of the Masons.
Tacoma Power & Human Resources
12/21/17 - IBEW Local 483
Tacoma Power and Tacoma Human Resources members please watch for your contract ballots in the coming week.  They will be mailed to you by next Wednesday.  Read them over and PLEASE VOTE.
Still in need of that Special Christmas Gift? Come Shop at the Hall
12/21/17 - IBEW Local 659
Looking for any last-minute gifts for your Local Union 659 Member?  Come down to the hall, we have merchandise for you!  Check out a variety of shirts and sweatshirts, along with miscellaneous products such as pints, mugs and hats! Stop by the hall no later than noon on Friday December 22nd.  Remember all proceeds help support the Brotherhood Fund.
SIPP and VSIPP Deadlines at AT&T
12/18/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
December 18, 2017 Last week AT&T announced a surplus of 110 employees.   Round One SIPP and VSIPP requests for any employee who wants to leave the payroll must be submitted by Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5pm CST.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
12/15/17 - IBEW Local 332
We will be taking down the decorations at Christmas in the Park on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 8:30am. We'll need 7-10 volunteers for this. Then on Saturday January 20th we'll be taking down the Christmas Lights at the Liberty Tower Retirement home at 879 Main Street in Santa Clara (at Homestead) gathering for refreshments at 8:00am and starting work at 8:30am. 8+ volunteers for an hour would be perfect for this event.
IBEW 21 Response to AT&T’s Irresponsible Layoff Announcements
12/15/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
December 15, 2017 (12:45 PM CST) The Officers and Staff of IBEW Local Union 21 are extremely frustrated and downright pissed off with the lack of respect, responsibility and social concern regarding the way AT&T management handles surplus situations.  Departmental level vice presidents down to local first-line managers have been prematurely releasing information regarding surpluses.
AT&T Announces Illinois Job Cuts
12/15/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, December 15, 2017 (11:00 CST) - Today, AT&T announced a surplus affecting 110 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 today’s surplus announcement You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
ACLARA DISPATCH
12/12/17 - IBEW Local 659
Local Union 659, IBEW AMI Meter Installers with Aclara Beginning December 4th, 2017 Local Union 659 will begin dispatching off our out-of-work books for AMI Meter Installers with Aclara.  At the peak of the project the company will need 70 Installers to remove and replace PP&L meters.
Pro Union Contracting Training February 8th - 10th 2018
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
February 8th - 10th, 2018 Local 332 LMCC will be hosting an Electrical Contracting Business Course.  The goal is to educate the next generation of union contractors.
Christmas Holiday Pay Date Change
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
Due to the normal pay date for the week of Christmas occurring on a day after a holiday weekend, contractors will be allowed to issue payroll on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Normal pay dates per all respective contracts will resume as normal thereafter.
Photo Gallery Updated
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
The photo gallery has been updated and include photos from the Annual Open House and Holiday Party that was held on December 9, 2017. Also check out the Old Timer's Ball and Christmas in the Park / Turkey Trot albums. Thank you to all who shared and contributed their photos.
IBEW 332's Annual Open House and Holiday Party
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
A great time was had by all at the IBEW 332's Annual Open House and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9th. Activities included pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, food and chili.
401K Transition from AT&T Savings and Security Plan (ASSP) to AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP)
12/08/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As part of the current AT&T/IBEW contract, employees currently eligible to participate in the ASSP will transition to the ARSP effective January 1st, 2018. Balances in the ASSP (if any) will be transferred to one consolidated account under ARSP. There are a list of important dates and events to keep in mind!
The Last 7 Days!
12/03/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As you head out to do your Holiday Shopping please consider picking up a toy or coat for a child whose holiday you can brighten.  The IBEW – 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends in seven days on Saturday, December 9th.  If you want to avoid the crowds donate online by clicking the link above.
IBEW 332 In The Community
11/30/17 - IBEW Local 332
Thank you to our members who came together and represented our local by lighting and decorating the City of San Jose's centerpiece Christmas tree at the Christmas in the Park, making packages for veterans overseas, and participating in the Turkey Trot. Many people will benefit from the work and community involvement of our members, and we are grateful and proud.
IBEW Local 332 Holiday Party/Open House
11/30/17 - IBEW Local 332
Our annual Holiday Party/Open House will be on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. As always there will be photos with Santa, crafts for the kids, and a lite lunch served. In addition the EWMC will have their 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff during the Holiday Party. This is a fundraiser for EWMC activities.
Give Your Time – Mercy Home Needs Holiday Volunteers
11/28/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
It is “Giving Tuesday” and we are asking our members to give in a different way today.  It is time to volunteer for IBEW 21’s most popular community service activity the Mercy Home Aftercare Christmas Party. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW 21 volunteers to help out at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 21st from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. They need us to fill a number of roles such as setting up, guest check-in, assisting with kid’s activities, the toy table and helping Santa. If you are available to volunteer, please contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext. 447 or 708-404-0417, bobp@ibew21.org.
NW Line JATC/VOLTA Full-Time Instructor Needed
11/27/17 - IBEW Local 483
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Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The Officers, Executive Board, Business Representatives, Chief and Area Stewards and our Staff would like to wish all of our members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As we spend time with our families please consider helping a child who isn’t blessed with all that we are thankful for by donating to the IBEW – 21 Day of Giving Toy & Coat Drive by clicking the link above.
IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
11/19/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 9th. The children whose holidays we hope to brighten are assisted by Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Scwab Rehab Hospital. There are over 1000 children served by these organizations. We are proud to partner with our Brothers and Sisters from IBEW Local 1220 in our IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive. Please donate today!
IBEW 21 Members Ratify Agreement with JULIE
11/16/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet, Illinois voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative five year agreement that was reached on November 8, 2017. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera.
Power Line Clearance Tree Trimming Apprenticeship is looking for INSTRUCTORS!!
11/10/17 - IBEW Local 659
Hi All, I would like to share this flyer with everyone at the local’s.  If you could post it in the hall and share at your unit meeting that would be great!  We have a large number of apprentices this year and we may need to recruit a few more assistant instructors for this summer’s climbing labs.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.
Chicago OEMC-911 Bargaining Survey
11/09/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2017 City of Chicago OEMC Bargaining survey on our website. It is designed to be completed by all IBEW 21 members currently working at the City of Chicago OEMC. We are asking all current Local 21 OEMC members to take the time to fill out the survey completely. Your input is valuable as we develop proposals before we enter into negotiations with The City of Chicago for our contract that expires on December 31, 2017. Deadline to participate is Saturday, November 16, 2017.
Tree Trimming Apprenticeship Instructor Needed
11/08/17 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW 21 Members at JULIE Reach Tentative Agreement
11/08/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 members working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet have reached a new 5 year tentative agreement.  The tentative agreement includes wage increases totaling 12% over the life of the contract and a $600 signing bonus.  Our JULIE members will receive details of the agreement along with contract ratification information. A contract overview meeting and ratification vote will be held on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at Elks Lodge 296 located at 250 SE Frontage Rd, Joliet, IL. Your bargaining team is recommending that JULIE members vote to accept the tentative agreement. For more information contact IBEW Local 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera at 630-960-4466 ext. 257.
Union Meeting Corrections!!!!!
11/07/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
In the October issue of Frontline the information for the Unit 3 and 6 Union Meetings was wrong.  The location for the Unit 3 meeting was incorrect. The correct Unit 3 information is: Unit 3 Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm. Red Roof Inn & Suites 1212 W Lincoln Highway DeKalb IL. The time for the Unit 6 meeting was incorrect. The Unit 6 meeting in Springfield will start at 7:00 pm.
70 and 40 Year Pins
11/07/17 - IBEW Local 768
Congradulations to Jack Jarrett (left) and Pat Muri (right). Jack Jarrett received his 70 year pin and Pat Muri received his 40 year pin. Jack had worked as a IBEW construction lineman for his career before retiring. Pat Muri had worked as an apprentice under Jack and later moved on to work for Flathead Electric Cooperative before retiring.
Building Trades Christmas Party
11/07/17 - IBEW Local 768
The 13th annual Western Montana Building Trades Christmas Party will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Avenue in Missoula on Friday December 15, 2017. The party will start at approximately 4-5 p.m. with Santa arriving at 6:30 p.m., continuing until 8 p.m. If any of you have children under the age of 13, Santa will have gifts for them.
2018 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship
11/06/17 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Members - The 2018 Wanda Waldo Scholarship info is now posted. Please click on the tab on the left hand side under Member Resources Menu.
INTERNATIONAL DUES INCREASE
10/31/17 - IBEW Local 551
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018 "A" MEMBERS DUES $40.00 PER MONTH "BA" MEMBERS DUES $22.00 PER MONTH
JULIE Bargaining Update
10/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Bargaining with JULIE began on October 10, 2017 and we have met with management several times since then.  We have had discussions on many articles of our collective bargaining agreement which expires on November 15, 2017. Many proposals have been passed back and forth. While we try to move forward management has passed regressive proposals. They currently want to eliminate your paid lunch periods. It will take the solidarity of all our members to reach a fair contract. We all must stand in solidarity!
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read Frontline!
10/26/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The October issue of IBEW 21 Frontline is in the mail if you can’t wait to read the latest edition you can get your copy online. If you didn’t know we have archives of old newspapers dating back to 1947 on ibew21.org.  If you happen to have an old issue that you don’t see on ibew21.org please send it to us!
Doug Williams Named Labor Person of The Year
10/23/17 - IBEW Local 50
Doug Williams Named Labor Person of The Year Local 50’s Doug Williams was recently honored by being chosen United Way Labor Person of the Year. Doug has led efforts for IBEW for many years in helping members of our community in times of need through charitable contributions to United Way.
Open Calls
10/13/17 - IBEW Local 191
Journeyman Electricians wanted!!!!!! We currently have open calls, many commercial and refinery projects with more coming in.  If you have a Washington State EL-O1 license we have jobs available. The refinery work requires a TWIC card as well as an OSHA 10, C-Stop, or PNWRSO.
AT&T Benefits Annual Enrollment 2018 for Current ACTIVE Employees
10/11/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Active Employees The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T Midwest Active Employees began on October 9th at 7 a.m. and continues through October 20th at 7 p.m. Central time. A correction period will run during the two weeks immediately following the enrollment period. PLEASE NOTE: ALL EMPLOYEES CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE BARGAINED MIDWEST PPO OR MIDWEST HCN PLANS HAVE BEEN DEFAULTED BY AT&T INTO OPTION #2. TO KEEP THE SAME COST SHARE STRUCTURE YOU HAD IN 2017 YOU MUST SELECT OPTION 1 WHEN ENROLLING IN YOUR 2018 BENEFITS IF YOU DON’T YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE OPTION #2 BENEFITS IN 2018.
2017 Affordable Housing Guide
10/11/17 - IBEW Local 6
2018 Peanut Butter Drive
10/05/17 - IBEW Local 483
Health Fair
10/03/17 - IBEW Local 648
There is going to be a Health Fair at the hall on Saturday, October 14th. It is from 7:00 AM-1:00 PM. It is for members who are paying into Local 648's Health Plan. Appointments are necessary, so call 1-877-732-8258.
COPE Raffle
10/03/17 - IBEW Local 648
The COPE Raffle will be held on Friday, October 13th at 6:30.  Tickets are $100.00.
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