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One Job Should Be Enough Rally
10/17/18 - IBEW Local 6
10/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
Macy Workers We Made Over Macy’s, Worked-It at Macy’s, took part in numerous worker leaflets and store actions, had simultaneous Informational pickets at every store in August. Macy’s members bargained many, many hours and now after multiple days of mediation…they need your help to ensure that on Oct. 19th they reach an agreement.
Death of Member
10/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you that Letcher Worley passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21st.  He was a member of the EDBF and has been assigned number 121. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 PM on October 27th, at the Gainesville-Hawthorne Hunting Club.
2018 Toy Run
10/12/18 - IBEW Local 6
4th Quarter Surplus and IPP
10/11/18 - IBEW local 2325
The company has declared a surplus under the provisions of article G25 of our labor agreement. The company will offer the provisions of an enhanced or Super IPP to surplus titles and locations that are surplus. IPP offers will be sent to affected members by Oct 2nd. Members who receive this IPP will have until October 16th to accept. Accepted members will have an off property date of Oct 27th.
10/11/18 - IBEW local 2325
2019 Open enrollment will begin October 9th and end on October 18th. This is your opportunity to review and update your health and insurance coverages for 2019. If you are keeping the exact coverage as 2018 and nothing has changed then you will not need to make any selections. Your 2018 coverage will continue the same in 2019.
Rest in Peace!
10/10/18 - IBEW Local 191
Brother Rodolfo "Rudy" Ruiz passed away on October 4th.
Endorsement List
10/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
401K Opportunity
10/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
The 401K offered through NECA/IBEW is now available to members wishing to make contributions.
Upcoming Union Events
10/05/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Trunk or Treat
10/04/18 - IBEW Local 332
Friday Oct 26th @ 6:30PM Family friendly trick or treating, crafts and BBQ for sale! Best decorated trunk and best costume contest.
Place Your Bets for Vets
10/04/18 - IBEW Local 332
The EWMC is hosting a game night fundraiser. 5PM Sign In, 6PM Game time.
Veteran's Day Parade 2018
10/04/18 - IBEW Local 332
Come out to support your community and military Veterans, Sunday Nov 11th 2018.
IMPORTANT!! Health & Welfare Benefit Education
10/01/18 - IBEW Local 191
Members and Spouses of I.B.E.W. Local 191 are invited to a seminar on Health and Welfare Benefit Education and Open Questions Forum Please join us to learn more about your I.B.E.W. Local 191 Health and Welfare Benefits, learn what a Self-Funded Benefit Plan is, and how it works for the brotherhood Monday, October 29, 2018 5:00 pm: Skagit Station Meeting Room 105 E.
SPARQ Newsletter
10/01/18 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Sisters and Brothers: In response to the convention resolution, “Renewed Commitment to the Code of Excellence,” the IBEW continues to publish The IBEW SPARQ, a quarterly online Code of Excellence (COE) newsletter.  The October edition of the newsletter can be found on the IBEW website at
Unwanted Freedom Foundation e-mails
10/01/18 - IBEW Local 483
If an anti-worker group like the Freedom Foundation (aka OptOutToday) sends you an email without your permission, they may be violating their email provider’s terms of service, and maybe even the law. Follow these simple steps to report the spam. First, forward the email to these three addresses all in one email: (Choose the Washington or Oregon attorney general, depending your state.
Fire Relief Fundraiser for Russell Wytcherley
09/26/18 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Brothers and Sisters: I am writing to ask for your support and any donations for Russell Wytcherley, Line Clearance Tree Trimmer.  On September 2, 2018 he lost his house and all of his belongings in the Hugo Fire.  Regrettably he also lost precious memories that cannot be replaced.  Thankfully no one was hurt.
AT&T 2019 Benefits Open Enrollment Starts Soon!
09/24/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The AT&T Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will begin on October 1st at 7 a.m. and continue through November 16th at 7 p.m. Unlike previous years in which the company had “waves” of 2-week enrollment periods for different groups of employees and retirees; this year all employees and retirees will have 7 weeks to complete their enrollment, simultaneously. Enrollment can be completed online (, by phone (1-877-722-0020) or from your mobile device.
TEP Open Enrollment Benefits
09/24/18 - IBEW Local 1116
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Re: Open Enrollment Benefits; Monday, September 24, 2018 To: All Bargaining Unit Employees, The Company has chosen to send out the open enrollment forms with the “TBD” on any of the costs associated with the benefits.
AFL-CIO Endorsed Labor Friendly Candidates
09/21/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Voter registration deadline is October 9th. Please make sure to register if you haven't already done so. We will follow up within the next week or so with a list of AFL-CIO endorsed labor friendly candidates for you to consider. The list will be posted on our website and on Facebook as well.
2018 IBEW 332 Health Fair
09/17/18 - IBEW Local 332
Join us for IBEW'3 332 Health Fair on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. 9:00 am to noon. Free Health Screenings.
Union Car For Sale
09/17/18 - IBEW Local 659
For Sale $4,000 2007 Chevy Impala LTZ 186,000 miles Clean Leather Interior Moon Roof Boise Premium Sound Michelin Defenders, lots of mileage left. Contact the Union hall @ 541-664-0800 For more info.
Upcoming November Elections - Volunteers Needed
09/13/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Good afternoon Members,   There is an election coming up in November and in an effort to educate workers on labor friendly candidates our I.B.E.W. Land Organizer, Jason Simpson, is looking for volunteers to handle canvasing and phone banking. There are (3) daily three hour shifts available as well as a half day shift on Saturdays at alternating locations starting at 9am.
Pre-Order 768 T-Shirts and More
09/13/18 - IBEW Local 768
Pre-order your IBEW Local 768 t-shirts, hoodies, and hats today. Call during office hours or email the us with your order.  Cutoff for pre-orders will be September 28, 2018 at 5pm. Price may vary slightly depending on the volume of each order. So order yours today! Click to view. T-Shirt $20.00 Pullover Hoodie $40.00 Hats $20.
08/27/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Honor Mike’s Bravery
08/27/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Our Brother Chief Steward Mike Andel will be receiving the BrainUp Bravery Award at their 5K Run/Walk.  It is often said patients fight a battle with cancer.  In Mike’s case, cancer is waging a war to defeat our Brother who is refusing to back down. While undergoing treatments since last year Mike has shown incredible courage and commitment to his family and the Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local Union 21 who he represents. He is an incredible father, husband and Union representative. While many have been assisting our Brother in his recovery, Mike is helping others defeat cancer by joining with BrainUp in their fight to find a cure. His commitment to others is unwavering.
Last Call for Sox Tickets
08/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We just received the tickets for our first IBEW 21 Sox ticket order and will be sending them out next week.  If you haven’t ordered your tickets for the Chicago White Sox Union Day game on Sunday, September 9th you need to get your orders in ASAP but no later than Friday, August 24th. If you don’t order them soon you may not get your tickets in time.
T6 Ratifies
08/17/18 - IBEW local 2325
The IBEW System Council T-6 announces that a four year extension has been ratified by the Members of IBEW Locals 2222, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, and 2325.  96% voted in favor of the Agreement. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire in August of 2019. This new agreement will now extend our contract till August 5th 2023.
New Ask-A-Rep Form
08/17/18 - IBEW Local 551
Do you have a question about the Agreement? Do you have a concern about working conditions? Use the Ask-A-Rep Form to have a Business Representative contact you
IBEW 21 Members Ratify Agreement with CBRE
08/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at CBRE voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative four year agreement that was reached on July 13, 2018. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Mike Grindle.
Union Meetings-Sox Tickets-School Supplies
08/07/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Union meetings start tomorrow night. We are asking all members to participate in the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Drive that ends on August 12th.  Donations are slow this year. Please bring your school supply donations to the meetings. Join us on Union Day Sunday, September 9th. Let’s show our Union Pride with the White Sox. Get your orders in ASAP. We would like to place our bulk ticket order soon so we can get your tickets to you in time for the game.
Local Union 659 Picnic Sponsors
08/03/18 - IBEW Local 659
August 3, 2018 To Our Sponsors: What a success!  Local Union 659 members enjoyed our Annual Union Picnic and it is getting rave reviews.
White Sox IBEW 21 Union Day Event
08/03/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Join us on Union Day at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, September 9th-Game Time 1:10pm White Sox vs. Angels. Special Ticket Pricing for Union Members. $7.84 - Upper Box, $11.20 - Outfield, $26.88 - Lower Box, $10 - Parking Pass, $7.75 - Hot Dog Value Meal. Order Your Tickets Today!
Time is Running Out - Get Your Cougars Tickets
07/26/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Time is running out for you to join IBEW 21 members at the Kane County Cougars game on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  This is a family friendly event with a pregame concert, postgame fireworks, kids can run the bases and it is also Super Hero night. The deadline to order your tickets is this Sunday July 29th.
Labor Endorsed Candidates
07/24/18 - IBEW Local 483
Looking for a labor friendly candidate.
IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Starts Today!
07/23/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
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 children assisted by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, Crittenton Centers 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.
2018 Ratification Voting
07/23/18 - IBEW local 2325
Brothers and Sisters; The System Council T6, CWA and Verizon have reached a tentative agreement on a four year contract extension. This extension will expire on August 5, 2023. There is currently one year left on our current collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated in 2016. This new extension will take effect when our current contract ends.
Steward Training Class
07/20/18 - IBEW Local 768
Brothers and Sisters, Local 768 will have Steward Training August 16, 2018 in Missoula, MT. If your interested in becoming a steward or would just like to gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being a Union steward then this class is for you. This excellent training opportunity is provided by our International Educational Department.
I.B.E.W. LU 1547 BM Janus Message
07/19/18 - IBEW Local 659
Have you ever had a bad day at work? It happens to all of us once in a while. Back in the days before organized labor and higher work standards, people suffered daily at their jobs because of things like unsafe conditions, long hours, no training and poor benefits.
2018 Tentative Agreement
07/19/18 - IBEW local 2325
Bargaining began a few weeks ago between the IBEW, CWA and Verizon on an extension to our current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The only topics discussed in this round of bargaining would be wages, healthcare and duration of an agreement. There were no other discussions regarding any other benefits or language in our contracts.
Sox – Cougars – School Supplies
07/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Just a few reminders about upcoming IBEW 21 events. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving – Back to School Supply Drive starts next week. Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. Our first ever IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the Kane County Cougars will be on Saturday, August 18th. Our annual IBEW 21 Union Day Chicago White Sox game is on Sunday, September 9th. Click the link for more info on all of our events.
Agreement in Principle
07/16/18 - IBEW local 2325
The System Council T6, CWA and Verizon  have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.
Don't Knock Poster
07/13/18 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW 21 and CBRE Reach Tentative Agreement
07/13/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 and CWA District 4 have each reached a tentative agreement with CBRE.  The agreement contains many improvements over existing contract provisions which were made to address the concerns of our members. Highlights of the new four year agreement include: an 11% wage increase over the life of the agreement, no negative changes to health care language, on-call pay increases, one additional floating holiday, and work up rate increases for CFC Certified Facility Mechanics.
IBEW 21 - Kane County Cougars Solidarity Event
07/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 - Kane County Cougars Solidarity Event This is a family friendly event! Saturday, August 18, 2018 Gates open 4:30 PM   Pre-game Hi- Infidelity Concert 4:45 Game time 6:30 PM Box Seat Bundle Tickets $19 - One (1) Box Seat ticket and $10.00 in Ozzie Dollars.   Ozzie Dollars can be used to buy anything at the ballpark.
NEBF/ NEAP Information
07/09/18 - IBEW Local 768
Check out the updates from NEBF and NEAP. Click on each link to view the document. New Functionality to NEBF / NEAP online benefits portal.
M2M Picnic
07/09/18 - IBEW Local 483
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