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Unit 1 Meeting Hillside
Mar 08, 2018
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Mar 13, 2018
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Unit 4 Meeting Moline
Mar 14, 2018
IBEW Local #145 1700 52nd Ave.Suite A Moline, IL
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Mar 15, 2018
IBEW Local #364 6820 Mill Rd. Rockford, IL
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Mar 19, 2018
American Legion Post 365 1022 Vandalia Street Collinsville, IL
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Climate Change and Labor
02/22/18 - IBEW Local 6
Picket Action Thursday, February 22, 2018
02/22/18 - IBEW Local 6
February 22, 2018 -9am URGENT REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE Brothers and Sisters, We will be out at Ft. Mason Thursday again picketing Dynamic Events of Denver before the premiere benefit for MOMA. We plan to be there from 3pm to 7pm. Parking will be difficult. Please let your members know. We would really appreciate a strong turnout. Our momentum is building.
M2M Leadership Meeting Tonight - CANCELLED
02/22/18 - IBEW Local 483
M2M Leadership meeting tonight - CANCELLED. It will be rescheduled. Next Basic M2M Training April 5.
Celebrate the Life of Brother Anthony Santo
02/19/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Celebrate the life IBEW Local 21 Brother Anthony Santo, Customer Systems Technician – Schaumburg, Illinois. Celebration of Life: Sunday, March 18, 2018   Hockey Game 4:20 p.m. – The Leafs Ice Center, Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Moretti’s Ristorante. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
2018 IBEW LOCAL UNION 659 HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT
02/19/18 - IBEW Local 659
2018 IBEW Local Union 659 Picnic Horseshoe Tournament Presented by: Pacific Capital Resource Group – Jake Scarminach All Proceeds go to the Brotherhood Fund Where: River Forks Park – 380 River Forks Park Rd. Roseburg, Oregon When: June 16th @ 10am Who: All Union members, friends, and family welcome.
Scholarship Available
02/16/18 - IBEW Local 483
2018 Jerry Beckendorf Community Service Scholarship is Now Open!   Are you a graduating senior, have a parent or guardian that is a Union member, and live in Pierce County. Apply today! Every year we grant approximately $10,000 to students who demonstrate a dedication to community and social service.  Applications are due on March 15th, 2018.
Premise Technician Overtime Payment Issue Fixed
02/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
During 2017 bargaining improvements were made in the overtime language for Premise Technicians (Appendix C Article 5.03).  Personal Days and Floating Holidays are now included in the calculation of hours counted towards weekly overtime.  The language took effect on June 25, 2017 but the company’s payroll systems were not updated to include this provision. We are happy to announce the issue has been resolved. Premise Technicians who were affected will be receiving a retroactive overtime pay correction on either their February 16th or February 23rd check, depending on their pay cycle.
President's Holiday
02/15/18 - IBEW Local 332
The Union Office and Dispatch Hall will be closed Friday, February 16th and Monday February 19th for the President's Holiday. We will be back first thing Tuesday morning on a regular schedule. See the Holiday/Agreement calendar for designated holiday's.
Layoff of AT&T Prem Techs – STOPPED!
02/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We are pleased to announce that AT&T will not be moving forward with their contemplated Premise Technician force reduction. On February 2, 2018, AT&T notified IBEW Local Union 21 they were contemplating a Premise Technician Layoff.  Since then there have been multiple conversations between AT&T’s Labor Relations Department and representatives from IBEW 21. The contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premise Technicians has been STOPPED!
Local 332 in the News
02/09/18 - IBEW Local 332
ElectricTV, a website that is a collaboration of the IBEW and NECA, currently features a video of the solar upgrade to Local 332's Union Hall and Office Building. Please take a little time to see the new eight minute video on the investment we recently made to our property.
Shop Steward Training
02/08/18 - IBEW Local 483
Upcoming Events: SF EWMC/SF RENEW
02/06/18 - IBEW Local 6
AT&T Contemplates Layoff
02/02/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
AT&T notified IBEW 21 they are contemplating a Premise Technician Layoff.  A layoff has not been announced.  We received this notification because of the letter that was negotiated during 2017 Bargaining stating in part ...that should the Company contemplate the layoff of Premises Technicians, they will continue to discuss whether some stand-alone DirecTV video work being performed by contractors in IBEW Local 21’s jurisdiction should be assigned to Appendix C. The Company will give the Union at least two weeks’ advance notice prior to the first such layoff announcement... Over the next 2 weeks discussions will take place to determine if the Company will reduce the number of contractors performing DirecTV work and if that reduction will eliminate or reduce the number of Prem Techs in AT&T’s contemplated layoff.
RIP Brother Bowers
01/29/18 - IBEW Local 191
Joseph "Joe" Henry Bowers was born on July 8, 1929 in Pennsylvania to David and Catherine Bowers, and passed away on January 16, 2018 in the care of Whatcom Hospice House. Joe graduated from Coupeville High School and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the electrical trade where he worked in a variety of settings, from residential to industrial.
The Year 2017 In Review
01/29/18 - IBEW Local 332
Every New Year is a time for reflection on past accomplishments and our future.  For Local 332, 2017 was a very busy year with new leadership and near record breaking manhours logged with numerous projects being completed with Union labor.  Our 2018 projections appear just as positive. We ended 2017 with some tremendous successes.
2018 NEGOTIATION
01/27/18 - IBEW Local 199
TALLAHASSEE  Unit Meeting Date Change Dear Brothers and Sisters, Due to negotiations with CenturyLink the February Unit Meeting will be changed to the following: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 7:00 PM AT THE UNION OFFICE, 119-5 E. GEORIGA STREET, TALLAHASSEE, FL.
2018 NEGOTIATION
01/27/18 - IBEW Local 199
TALLAHASSEE  Unit Meeting Date Change Dear Brothers and Sisters, Due to negotiations with CenturyLink the February Unit Meeting will be changed to the following: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 7:00 PM AT THE UNION OFFICE, 119-5 E. GEORIGA STREET, TALLAHASSEE, FL.
Justin Kropp
01/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Brothers & Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our brother, Journeyman Lineman, Justin Kropp has passed away. Our hearts go out to his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hunger Walk is Here
01/19/18 - IBEW Local 483
Join the IBEW 483 Team for the Hunger Walk on May 5, 2018. To join the team or donate to the team click on the link under "about us" on the left.  All proceeds for this walk goes to the Emergency Food Network.
RIP!
01/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
Our condolences go out to the families of the following members that have passed away. Brother David Tompkins and Brother Gordon "Gordy" Hubbard and Brother Dennis Meek. More info to follow.
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
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.
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.
IBEW 21 Response to AT&T’s Recent Tax Cut Announcement
12/21/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
December 21, 2017 Shortly after the passage of the bill that provides massive tax cuts for corporations in the United States, AT&T announced its plans to distribute bonuses to its employees.  On the surface that is great news for employees whose careers will continue with AT&T throughout 2018.  Many are appreciative, as they should be.
Looking for that Special Valentine's 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! 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.
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.
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!
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.
IBEW 332 Classics and Coffee
11/30/17 - IBEW Local 332
The IBEW Local 332 Building Unity Group is proud to present the "2018 First Annual Classics and Coffee" event. The group's premier event will take place at the IBEW Local 332 Hall on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. All makes and models welcomed! Please contact President, Javier Casillas at lu332jw@gmail.com with any questions.
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.
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.
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.
IBEW Per Capita Increase
11/07/17 - IBEW Local 768
There will be a $1.
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.
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