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Upcoming Events
Unit 6 Meeting Springfield
Oct 15, 2019
IBEW Local #193 3150 Wide Track Dr. Springfield, IL
Unit 5 Meeting-Decatur
Oct 16, 2019
IBEW Local #146 3390 N. Woodford St. Decatur, IL
Unit 3 Meeting - Hoffman Estates
Oct 17, 2019
Marriott Chicago Northwest 4800 Hoffman Blvd. Hoffman Estates, IL
Unit 7 Meeting Collinsville
Oct 21, 2019
American Legion Post 365 1022 Vandalia Street Collinsville, IL
Unit 2 Meeting Merrillville, IN
Nov 12, 2019
Slovak Club 6920 Broadway Merrillville, IN
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Estate Planning and Retirement Training
10/11/19 - IBEW Local 100
Reserve your spot by calling the Hall at (559)251-8241 or you can send an email to jpiland@ibew100.org or info@ibew100.org with your Name, Phone Number, and Email Address.
Taco Tuesday
10/10/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
TACO TUESDAY.
Tacoma Joint Labor Committee & City of Tacoma Tentative Agreement Notice
10/09/19 - IBEW Local 483
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2019 Place Your Bets for Vets
10/08/19 - IBEW Local 332
Join us Friday Nov 1st @ 5:30pm to play some cards and raise money for an excellent Veteran's organization!
2019 Halloween
10/07/19 - IBEW Local 332
Saturday Oct 26th @ 5:30pm...come join us for some trick or treating, games and a "haunted house"!
AT&T Annual IBEW CORE Enrollment for 2020 Benefits
10/07/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
AT&T CORE Annual Enrollment for 2020 Benefits The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T CORE Employees begins on Monday, October 14th at 7 a.m. and will continue through Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
Letter from the Business Manager
10/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Bowling for Brotherhood
10/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
NO ON I976!!
10/02/19 - IBEW Local 191
MORE CONGESTION Our roads and highways are some of the most congested in the nation, causing us to spend hundreds of hours stuck in traffic each year. We also have roads and bridges in dangerous condition and freight corridors in need of improvement.
2019 IBEW 396 Christmas Party
10/02/19 - IBEW 396
Brothers and Sisters, It’s that time of year again when we start selling tickets for our upcoming Christmas Party! This year’s party will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019@ the Pairs Hotel and Casino starting at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Dance tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and just like last year, tickets can be purchased online @IBEW396.
Elmhurst Members Take 1st Place at the Governor's Safety Conference
09/26/19 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 members employed at Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light win big at the Governor's Safety Conference!  Congratulations to Executive Board Member Taylor Griess and Caleb Smith for their first place victory.
David Hall Go Fund Me Page
09/23/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Please see the below message from the wife of member David Hall.  A go fund me page has been set up to help the family with medical expenses. My hubby and I were told back in March he has Pulmonary fibrosis Lung disease and it is very severe. Doctors say he needs a DOUBLE Lung TRANSPLANT He has to stay on oxygen all the time.
Address Updates
09/23/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Attention Local 266 Members: Please make sure to call the hall at 602-275-6222 and update your mailing address if you have recently moved. Thank you.
Youth Hunt 2019
09/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
Offering Childcare support while parents participate in a Pre-Apprentice Program
09/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
While the pre-apprentice programs are tuition-free, the high cost of childcare is a barrier to many parents wishing to enter the high-paying construction industry.  The  BOLI-LCSA childcare initiative works with OSATC-approved pre-aprrenticeship programs across the state to provide childcare funding for parents completing their pre-apprentice couse work.  Learn more at www.
EXPLORE THE TRADES: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
09/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
In response to the growing need for skilled tradespeople, WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) is offering a free Pre-Apprenticeship program, open to everyone, starting Monday, September 30th in Medford. To learn more visit http://worksourcerogue.org/job-seekers/training-opportunities/pre-apprenticeship-program/ Contact Lyda Woods at lydaw@worksourcerogue.org regarding this press release.
Health Fair
09/17/19 - IBEW Local 648
The Local 648 Health Fair will be held at the hall on Saturday, November 2nd. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can schedule your appointment at IBEW648.strokedetectionplus.com or call toll free 1-877-732-8258. It is free to all H&W insured participants and appointments are necessary.
AT&T Announces Jobs Cuts in Illinois
09/13/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, September 13, 2019 (4:00 PM CST) - Today, AT&T announced a surplus affecting 15 Automotive Equipment Technicians represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Employees in Title Group 4 who are interested in taking a SIPP must have their paperwork in by 5 p.m. (CST) Monday, September 23, 2019.
Inside Update
09/13/19 - IBEW Local 291
Opening letters have been exchanged in both the IBEW/NECA and the IBEW/QEI contracts. Bargaining meetings will begin the week of September 16th. Updates will be posted here.
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Vincent James Bruno
09/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Vincent James Bruno, who worked at AT&T. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
IBEW Local 483 Stands with UFCW Local 367
08/27/19 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 Stands in Solidarity with UFCW. We will not spend our UNION earned wages at any grocery store where there is a labor dispute.
NEAP & NEBF FORM 1099-R HAS MOVED TO THE ONLINE BENEFITS PORTAL
08/26/19 - IBEW Local 659
Benefit recipients who previously received their forms 1099-R electronically through taxforms.nebf.com will now access these tax documents through the NEAP’s and NEBF’s Online Benefit Portal.  The last sever years of forms 1099-R will be available in the portal for members to view.  For more information print off the informational attachment below.
RIP Brother Tony Carito
08/21/19 - IBEW Local 648
Rest In Peace Brother Tony Carito. The visitation for Tony will be at Queen of Peace on Friday, August 23rd from 10:00-11:30, followed by a mass at 11:30. IBEW services will be held at the sight of the funeral at St. Mary's in Lindenwald on Pleasant Ave at 1:00.
2019 Contract Vote
08/21/19 - IBEW Local 199
RESULT OF 2019 CONTRACT VOTE September 10, 2019 Dear Brother and Sisters, The contract voting was completed, I conducted the count today Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the results of the count; Contract Ratified by 80% of the membership voting. Fraternally, Michael Thayer Election Judge IBEW, Local 199
TAKE ACTION - PROTECT IBEW APPRENTICESHIPS
08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
Attack on Apprenticeship Programs
08/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, please take a moment to learn about the recent attacks on accredited apprenticeship programs.
Residential Job Fair
08/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and sisters, please help spread the word about our residential job fair coming up on Saturday September 7th, at the JATC from 8:30am - 12pm. The first one in January was a huge success and attracted dozens of journeyman and apprentice applicants. We tracked how the applicants heard about the job fair and it was overwhelmingly by word of mouth from our members.
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the ILLINI
08/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday, September 21th on Union Day as the Fighting Illini take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Tickets for IBEW 21 members and their families are $25. If you have questions or need more infomation contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext 447, bobp@ibew21.org.
NORTHWEST LINE JATC IS LOOKING FOR A TRAINING DIRECTOR
08/13/19 - IBEW Local 659
NORTHWEST LINE JATC TRAINING DIRECTOR The Northwest Line Construction Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), a nonprofit training association, is seeking candidates to fill the Training Director position.  This is a challenging and exciting position with a nationally recognized training program.
Free whimmydiddle Tickets
08/12/19 - IBEW Local 648
The hall has tickets for the Whimmydiddle Music Festival for August 16th and August 17th at RiversEdge in Hamilton. Please come to the hall to pick them up if you are interested in going.
Dues Increase Notice
08/09/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
DUES INCREASE NOTICE The Delegates of the 39th IBEW International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis, Missouri, during the week of September 19 through 23, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution.  Accordingly, effective January 1, 2020, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.
Tonight’s Union Meeting – Sox Tickets – School Supplies
08/08/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
This is a reminder that tonight’s Unit 1 union meeting was moved.  The meeting WILL be at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave in Chicago and not at Gideon Welles. The September 12th meeting will also be at the Irish-American Heritage Center.
CALL FOR ACTION!!! Help Protect IBEW Apprenticeships
08/07/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
The IBEW urgently needs your help to protect our training programs from a pending federal rule that would let businesses run shoddy apprenticeships with minimal standards, oversight and pay. Please "Click" on the link below to read more. Then, follow the link in that artical to sign a letter in support of keeping our Apprentiships at the highest caliber. http://www.ibew.
Don’t Forget to Help the Kids!
08/01/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Just a reminder that the IBEW 21 Back to School Drive is underway.  Let’s do all we can to help the kids in the areas where we live and work by donating here. We are trying something new this year for the kids that My Joyful Heart assists. Your work group can also sponsor a My Joyful Heart child for a full or half year. If your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring. They will get gifts throughout the year and your child will send you updates throughout the year!
OSHA 10 ET&D Training
07/31/19 - IBEW Local 483
Labor Day Celebration!
07/30/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
Labor Day Celebration to be held at our Hall on Satuday, August 24, 2019.  This is the Annual Labor Day Cookout that is put on by the Central Trades and Labor Council.  The Fire Fighters Union will be Frying Fish and there will be a few political speakers in attendence.
Pacific Power & Light NJATC Aptitude Exam Notice
07/30/19 - IBEW Local 659
NOTICE NJATC APTITUDE TEST Location: PACIFIC POWER, Lloyd Learning Center Computer Lab. Portland Cost: $12.00 / Check or Cashier’s Check ONLY – No Cash will be accepted. We are offering an opportunity to take the NJATC Aptitude Test.
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: Make the Construction Industry Exemption Permanent
07/30/19 - IBEW Local 659
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: MAKE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXEMPTION PERMANENT A website has been set up for all rank and file members, their families, and friends to easily submit individualized comments to the DOL.  Comments are due by midnight on August 26, 2019.  Please direct your membership to www.saveIBEWapprenticeships.
New Hats!
07/29/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
Just in time for Hunting Season! We have new hats at the Hall.
Save Our Apprenticeships
07/26/19 - IBEW Local 768
Bureaucrats in Washington are trying to destroy the IBEW/NECA electrical training ALLIANCE apprenticeship programs. We cannot let them!     Brothers and Sisters, The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a regulation that would allow contractors to register their own apprenticeship programs.
IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Has Started!
07/24/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
July 24, 2019 As our children prepare to start another school year, IBEW Local Union 21 is holding our annual Back to School Supply Drive.  We are collecting supplies and donations for IBEW 21 members in need and children assisted by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Bethany Home. IBEW Local Union 21 believes in making a difference in the communities where we live and work. We are asking you join us in our efforts by making a donation to our Back to School Supply Drive. Ideally we would like every student to begin the year with the supplies needed to have a successful school year. Building strong communities starts by making sure the children living in those communities have the education needed to be successful in life. Please donate today.
Take ACTION- U.S. Department of Labor Attacks IBEW Members
07/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Brothers & Sisters, IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking that all IBEW members take action to fight a proposal under consideration in the U.S Department of Labor (DOL). The proposal would establish a system in which a non-union contractor could recognize its own “apprenticeship program” that would not be subject to many of the same requirements that IBEW DOL recognized apprenticeships are. Currently the construction industry is temporarily exempted from the proposal. There is great concern that this exemption will not be part of the final regulation. Nonunion builders are eager to eliminate it, opening up the industry to apprenticeships with lower standards and greater risks. All IBEW members are being asked to submit comments to the DOL in support of the construction industry exemption.
35th Annual IBEW Local 125 2019 Charity Golf and Softball Tournament
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
35th ANNUAL IBEW LOCAL 125 2019 CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT & Charity Golf Tournament August 17-18, 2019 Skyline Sports Complex, 19617 Mountaineer Way, Bend, Oregon A fun family weekend to benefit the Oregon Burn Center For Tournament Format, fees, Softball Tournament Rules and Entry Form please print the attachments below.
Upcoming Events & Community Service
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 332
Good Morning IBEW Local 332 Members and supporters.  Thank you for attending one of our recent service or social events.  Your participation is helping Local 332 and the IBEW gain greater recognition in the community and it wouldn’t be possible without your efforts.  We have a few upcoming events that you are invited to attend if interested and we hope to see you there.
Work Safe! Heat-Related Illnesses Can be Fatal
07/18/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
With the lightening and heavy rains that are currently hitting our area that will be followed by the dangerous heat and humidity over the next few days we must remind all members to WORK SAFE!  Every year we hear stories of our members and others in our industry who are working hard to perform their jobs but fall victim to heat related injuries. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Starts Monday
07/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive starts next week on July 22nd.  Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit IBEW 21 members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. We are trying something new this year. My Joyful Heart assists many students in the areas where we live and work. If you or those in your work group would like to help students at these schools you can purchase a backpack filled with supplies and we will make sure it gets to a student in your area. Also this year you and those you work with can sponsor My Joyful Heart children for a full or half year. If you or your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring.
TRUMP NLRB ELIMINATES HURDLE TO EMPLOYERS KICKING OUT UNIONS
07/15/19 - IBEW Local 659
Please click on the link show here:  https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trump-nlrb-eliminates-hurdle-to-employers-kicking-out-unions.
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