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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:
Upcoming Classes
07/08/20 - IBEW Local 648
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.
Happy 4th of July!
07/04/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Happy 4th of July!! We hope you all are healthy, and we wish you a safe, wonderful holiday weekend.
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
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.
IBEW 494 Apparel Store Is Open
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
Office Procedures
06/25/20 - IBEW Local 483
RIP Brother Simonton
06/25/20 - IBEW Local 191
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the passing of Peter Simonton. My brother now rests in the arms of Jesus. I know that he knew and loved many of you and thought you should know. Please pray for his daughters, they are devastated. Come celebrate Pete's life: Saint Coyote 135 W. Dimond Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska Friday July 3 5-8pm.
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
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.
2020 Local Union 6 Election Results
06/09/20 - IBEW Local 6
General Meeting Cancelled
06/08/20 - IBEW Local 483
Golf League
06/08/20 - IBEW Local 648
The golf league starts on Monday, June 15th at Potters at 5:00.
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.
06/05/20 - IBEW Local 191
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
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: Phone: 253-312-9282 Assistant Business Manager, Byron Allen Email: Phone: 253-677-2090 Assistant Business Manager/Organizer, Rose Mitchell Email: rose@ibew483.
May 28th Video Message
05/28/20 - IBEW Local 483
2020 Summer JW Classes
05/28/20 - IBEW Local 6
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.
Residential Contract Vote Results
05/27/20 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, The proposed residential contract has been voted down, by a vote of 23 - 19. The negotiating team will be meeting with NECA to continue negotiating on your behalf. More information will be posted and shared as it becomes available. Thank you.
We Honor Their Sacrifices For Us
05/22/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The Officers, Executive Board and Staff of IBEW Local 21 remember those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we have today. We also take this time to thank our IBEW members who have served, are currently serving, and those with family members who are in our military, especially those from our IBEW 21 family. We hope you all have a safe Memorial Day. If you are a veteran we encourage you to take advantage of the resources available from the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council. They bring working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact veterans the most, especially the need for a strong, fully funded and staffed VA. The Union Veterans Council fights every day for those who have fought for us.
Pensions: Urgent Action!
05/21/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Pensions: Urgent Action!
05/21/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Thank you IBEW Local 483 Members!
05/20/20 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 wants to thank all of its members for their hard work during this time. We appreciate your solidarity and willingness to continue working throughout these trying times. Thank you for all of the work that you have done and continue to do, whether you are at home or out on the front lines. Everyone is a great example of what it means to be an IBEW Local 483 member.
May 19th Video Update
05/19/20 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW 280 Annual Golf Tournament
05/19/20 - IBEW 280
Saturday, July 11th.  8 a.m. shotgun start.  arrive at 7 a.m. for registration.
Inside $5 Allocation Vote
05/18/20 - IBEW Local 332
Inside Contract Raise: $5 Allocation - Tues 5/19 7am  through Tues 5/26 5pm. Results will be posted on the Local's website. Thank you brothers and sisters for your participation.
Regular Monthly Union Meetings to resume July 10th
05/18/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Member to Member Picnic Cancelled
05/15/20 - IBEW Local 483
It is with sad news that we regret to inform you that IBEW Local 483's Member to Member Picnic, previously scheduled for August 8th, 2020, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We want to ensure the safety for all of our members and unfortunately that means that we will have to cancel our picnic. We will miss not being able to see everyone there.
May 14th Video Update
05/14/20 - IBEW Local 483
May Meetings
05/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothers, I hope this message finds each of you and your love ones safe and doing well. To protect you and your loved ones due to the current situation with COVID-19 and special dispensation from our International Vice President Jerry Bellah, Local 768 will not hold any of its Unit meetings during the month of May. The offices are still closed to foot trafic as well.
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