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Upcoming Events
Unit 2 Meeting Lansing
Aug 11, 2020
American Legion Post #697 18255 Grant St. Lansing, IL
Unit 4 Meeting Moline
Aug 12, 2020
IBEW Local #145 1700 52nd Ave.Suite A Moline, IL
Unit 1 Meeting Hillside
Aug 13, 2020
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Unit 7 Meeting Collinsville
Aug 17, 2020
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Aug 18, 2020
IBEW Local #193 3150 Wide Track Dr. Springfield, IL
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Current news directly from IBEW Locals in the US and Canada.
LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Summer Speaker Series 2020
08/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
Public Sector Update July 31, 2020
07/31/20 - IBEW Local 6
UPDATE
Racism & How It Affects Us
07/31/20 - IBEW Local 6
2020 Retirement Board Election
07/31/20 - IBEW Local 483
Rest in Peace Brother Ollie Cameron
07/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We are saddened and mourn the passing of our Brother Ollie Cameron who worked for AT&T at 10 S. Canal.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and coworkers. A memorial service for our Brother will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Central Church, 10216 Kitchner St, Westchester, IL 60154.
Action Alert!
07/28/20 - IBEW Local 6
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North Central Florida Central Labor Council Endorsement List
07/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
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Cancellation of August Regular Union Meeting and Labor Day Picnic
07/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
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Brandon Gaskins GoFundMe
07/23/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
On July 22, 2020, Brandon Gaskins was in an accident.  He is in critical condition in Gainesville.  Brandon is an employee of the City of Live Oak and is represented by Local 1205.  A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide financial assistance to his wife and two small children.  Here is the link for that page:https://www.gofundme.
American Red Cross
07/23/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Any member interested in volunteering in American Red Cross shelters this hurricane season please log in as a member complete the forms on the Member Home page.  Looking for other opportuinities to make a difference through the Red Cross?  Visit https://www.redcross.
New Online Payments!
07/20/20 - IBEW Local 483
You can now make your dues payments online! You can visit our website on your desktop at www.ibew483.org and select the, "Make a Payment" tab on top. You will then be able to click on the IBEW logo and select from different payment options. Once you have made your payment your receipt will be emailed to you and your dues receipt will be generated and mailed to you.
AT&T Announces Premises Technician Voluntary Leave Offer
07/16/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Today AT&T announced they are seeking a voluntary reduction in the number of Premises Technicians they employ.  The company is offering an additional $5,000 to the layoff allowance as an incentive for Premises Technicians in select locations to leave the company. While jobs cuts are always a difficult pill to swallow the good news is that all of the employees who are leaving AT&T are doing it on their own terms. These members saved the jobs of hundreds of their Sisters and Brothers who were not ready to be left jobless. They also allowed other employees to move into new positions. While no one can guarantee what may happen in the future, today we can once again breathe a sigh of relief and then lace up our boots and continue to address the many questions and concerns created by today’s announcement.
General Meeting Update
07/09/20 - IBEW Local 483
Now Hiring
07/08/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
In these difficult times for many we would like to pass on information for IBEW 21 members and their families about an opportunity to apply for a position with one of our employers. The Lake County Indiana 911 Emergency Dispatch Center is hiring.  If you have you ever considered a career in public safety the Center is hiring Public Safety Dispatchers. Apply here: https://lcec911.com/
Upcoming Classes
07/08/20 - IBEW Local 648
WATER-REST-SHADE
07/07/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
WATER-REST-SHADE Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Our members and others in our industry who are working hard to perform their jobs do fall victim to heat related injuries. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. With dangerous heat and humidity we are experiencing we remind all members to WORK SAFE.
Chugach Job Posting...EL01
07/06/20 - IBEW Local 191
Apply Today!!!!! Jobs at Chugach Whidbey Island. https://css-chugach-prd.inforcloudsuite.com/hcm/CandidateSelfService/lm?dataarea=hcm&_frommenu=true&context.dataarea=hcm&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.
LOCAL UNION 659 ELECTION RESULTS
07/02/20 - IBEW Local 659
Thank you all for your participation with this year’s election.  It is through the efforts of the membership that this Local Union is able to work and serve everyone.
July Update
07/02/20 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Well, summer is officially here. Enjoy it. While the Union was closed to walk-ins, we were fielding an amazing amount of phone calls and emails from members. We have had daily calls about COVID and unemployment. Most of this information is posted on our website for quick access to our members. Please contact us if you have clarifying questions. Ibew494.com.
IBEW 494 Apparel Store Is Open
07/02/20 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
The new IBEW Local 494 online store is up and running! To purchase any items go to: store https://ibew494.itemorder.
July Union Meetings Canceled
06/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Out of an abundance of caution all July Union Meetings have been canceled. WEAR A MASK! - WORK SAFE! - SOCIAL DISTANCE! - WASH YOUR HANDS! - STAY SAFE!
Run for Dogs
06/29/20 - IBEW Local 483
AT&T SIPP Applications Due This Tuesday 6-30
06/28/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
June 28, 2020 - This is just a reminder all Enhanced General SIPP applications for eligible AT&T employees must be received by noon Tuesday June 30, 2020. The $80,500 SIPP amount is an incentive to allow employees who have been considering leaving the company to retiree and save the position of other employees who are not ready to leave their employment with AT&T.
Office Procedures
06/25/20 - IBEW Local 483
June 25th Video Update
06/25/20 - IBEW Local 483
Job Posting
06/24/20 - IBEW Local 191
Labor & Industries has an opening for a full time Lead Electrical Inspector in the Snohomish County area. Pays between $6,183.00-$7,353.00 Monthly Performs the following tasks; Code Enforcement / Trades / Construction Trades Contact L&I's Office of Human Resources Jobs@Lni.wa.
2020 Officer Election Results
06/23/20 - IBEW 396
2020 Endorsements
06/23/20 - IBEW Local 483
June 19th
06/19/20 - IBEW 280
Journeyman Upgrade Classes!
06/18/20 - IBEW Local 191
Journeyman Upgrade Classes are now available from the JATC by ZOOM meeting. If you need to get your CEUs visit the JATC website for information.
AT&T Sheds Jobs in Illinois and NW Indiana
06/15/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
June 16, 2020 - AT&T announced today they intend to slash 176 Customer Systems Technician (CST) jobs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana affecting employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21).  The job losses are due to the continual evolution of AT&T’s business model. The first phase is the announcement of an enhanced voluntary separation package which is being offered to eligible IBEW employees in Title Groups 2 which includes AFO, Business Services and Construction. The SIPP amount will be $80,500 that is an increase of $50,000. The new amount is almost one year’s salary. All Voluntary SIPP applications must be received by noon on June 30, 2020.
2020 Official Results
06/12/20 - IBEW Local 191
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Dear Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local 659
06/11/20 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local 659: I am saddened to report, I’ve recently received several complaints from members, past and present, non-members, and retired Local 659 elected officials, regarding ignorant racist comments, intended to incite animosity and create division. These comments are being tracked to individuals claiming connection to the IBEW.
Golf League
06/08/20 - IBEW Local 648
The golf league starts on Monday, June 15th at Potters at 5:00.
A Message from our IBEW International President
06/08/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Sisters and Brothers we ask that you take a few minutes to watch this video from IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson.  He addresses the crises we are facing both from Covid-19 and the Plague of Racism. Lonnie thanks all IBEW members for our hard work dedication as we move forward and heal.   We all are being tested. We all must come together as one. We all must speak out against all forms of inequality. Our strength is in our unity.
2020 Election Results
06/06/20 - IBEW Local 332
Congratulations to all of the new officers and returning officers! A big thank you to the Election Judge Peter Huber and the Election Committee for running and accomplishing a clean and successful election. Thank you also to all of the candidates and members who paricipated in this election cycle, as member participation continues to grow and is a good sign of a strong Union.
R.I.P.
06/05/20 - IBEW Local 191
SAD NEWS
06/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of two IBEW members — IBEW Local 676 Journeyman Lineman Jimmy Wasdin, age 41, and IBEW Local 1245 Fourth Step Apprentice Lineman Travis Shull, age 29 — who lost their lives in a workplace accident near Fairfield, CA on June 2, 2020.
Brother and past Local Union 77 Business Manager Lou Walter Auto Accident
06/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
On the morning of June 3rd, 2020 we learned that Brother and past Local Union 77 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter was involved in a serious auto accident in Spokane. Lou is currently at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane and in critical condition. We ask all to send their thoughts and prayers to brother Walter and his family. Due to COVID-19 visitors other than immediate family are not allowed.
Michael B. Whalen
06/04/20 - IBEW Local 387
Local 387's Brother Michael B. Whalen wrote a western novel, "Chip Colfax Yellow Boy Riffle".  His book can be found on Amazon.
June Union Meetings Canceled
06/02/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
ALL June 2020 MEETINGS ARE CANCELED Due to Covid-19. WORK SAFE! SOCIAL DISTANCE! WEAR A MASK! STAY SAFE!
Unit Meeting Update
06/01/20 - IBEW 396
Sisters & Brothers, All regular Unit Meeting will resume on their regular date and time staring June 2020. Each chair will be a minimum of 6’ apart to maintain the required social distancing guidelines set forth by the Governor. We ask if you have a mask, you wear it for your safety, as well as the other members in attendance. I look forward to seeing each of you.
Video Message From Alice Phillips
05/29/20 - IBEW Local 483
Business Manager, Alice Phillips Email: alice@ibew483.org Phone: 253-312-9282 Assistant Business Manager, Byron Allen Email: byron@ibew483.org Phone: 253-677-2090 Assistant Business Manager/Organizer, Rose Mitchell Email: rose@ibew483.
May 28th Video Message
05/28/20 - IBEW Local 483
Congratulations IBEW 21 Graduates & Scholarship Winners
05/28/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
While life has been put on hold for many of us your IBEW 21 Officers, Staff and Executive Board would like to congratulate all of our IBEW 21 graduates and their parents. The Scholarship Committee met and we congratulate our 2020 Scholarship Winners: Margaret Collum, Mary Collum, Sara Engel, Erin Keeny, Jasmine Nickerson, Ethan Reattoir, Audrey Trevino. We are proud of all of you.
2020 Summer JW Classes
05/28/20 - IBEW Local 6
THE SFJATC NOW OFFERS CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE!!!
Inside $5 Allocation Results
05/27/20 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, The Inside Allocation vote concluded on Tuesday at 5pm with 790 total votes, or 34% of the Inside membership. Option #1 came out on top with 361 votes. Option #2 had 258 votes, and option #3 had 171 votes. The allocation is as follows: $3 to wages, $1 to pension part B, $.50 to HRA / Navia, $.35 to Health and Wellfare, $.15 to JATC.
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