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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.
Tentative Agreement
08/21/19 - IBEW Local 199
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The Union and the company have reached a tentative agreement, the Negotiating Committee is recommending the package. Details of the agreement can be downloaded from the Website for the members to look over. There will be an open meeting in Fort Myers and Sebring FL.
08/20/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Dear Local 266 Members,   Your immediate action is needed! Please see attached letter from the IBEW International President, Lonnie Stephenson.   As lined out in the attached letter - It is very important for our union apprenticeships that all of our union members mobilize in support of the construction industry exemption, regardless of your classification.
This Week’s Union Meetings - Time is Running Out Get Your Tickets
08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.
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,
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.
Call for Action: Help Protect IBEW Apprenticeships
08/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Upcoming events and Dues Increase Notice
08/09/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Per Bylaws Article 2, Section 1., Members are hereby notified of changes to September 2019 regular meeting date made during the August 2nd meeting. September 6th meeting moved to 7:00 p.m.
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.
2019 Local 6 Picnic
08/07/19 - IBEW Local 6
IBEW Members Vote to Accept AT&T DIRECTV Agreement
08/02/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday August 2, 2019 - 5:30pm (C.D.T.) – The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) covered under the AT&T/DIRECTV agreement have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement that was reached on June 24, 2019.
08/02/19 - IBEW Local 191
We have tickets at the Everett Office available for the Skagit Speedway; Open date single and family tickets, Friday August 30, "World of Outlaws" Saturday August 31, "World of Outlaws"
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.
Pierce County Central Labor Council Picnic!
07/30/19 - IBEW Local 483
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.
Save IBEW Apprenticeships
07/25/19 - IBEW Local 6
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.
Skagit County Fair Volunteer Oportunities
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 191
Earn your Volunteer Points!!! Volunteers needed to man the booth at the Skagit County Fair? Check the dates below and let us know which one.
2019 Sound & Comm special meeting
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
All Sound & Communications members, please plan to attend this important meeting regarding contract negotiations.
Springfield Cardinals Union Days
07/15/19 - IBEW local 453
07/12/19 - IBEW Local 291
IBEW 21 White Sox 2019 Solidarity Event
07/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Sunday, September 8th Game Time 1:10pm* White Sox vs. Angels Special Ticket Pricing for IBEW 21 Members. $7.84 - Upper Box $11.20 - Outfield $26.88 - Lower Box $10 - Parking Pass $8.50 - Hot Dog Value Meal New in 2019: Pre-Game Patio Buffet $32. Purchase your tickets today!
Brother Bruce Willingham
07/09/19 - IBEW Local 387
It's with great sadness to announce that Brother Bruce Willingham passed away on July 5, 2019.  A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Westbrook Village Vistas Ballroom, located at 19281 N.
07/08/19 - IBEW Local 191
Are you eligible? Read the PDF and see if you qualify VECA Electric is the Only Contractor that uses the Temporary Permit. You must sign our Books, then get a temporary Dispatch before going to L&I
Brother Ricardo "Rico" Castillo
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 387
It's with deep regret to inform you that Brother Ricardo "Rico" Castillo lost his life on the job working in a manhole vault in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, June 30, 2019. We will inform you about his services as soon as we are made aware of the date, place and time. Local 387 would like to set up a Go Fund Me Page; however, we need an account number from the Castillo Family.
IBEW 332 Safety Award
07/02/19 - IBEW Local 332
Have you witnessed any of your fellow 332 members going above and beyond to keep us all safe on the jobsite? Do you know someone who helped save a co-workers life or stepped in to stop a bad accident from happening? If so, please consider submitting their story for consideration of IBEW 332's Safety Award. Submissions can be sent to
07/01/19 - IBEW Local 659
I wanted to thank everyone who attended our 2019 Jim McLean Brotherhood Fundraising picnic, we had great weather, great food, and great attendance.
Mark Federico - GoFundMe
06/28/19 - IBEW Local 659
Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday at the Washington State Association of Electrical Workers meeting it was discussed that we would share the GoFundMe page for Brother Mark Federico.  Brother Federico was burned working in Alaska last week and is now at Harborview in Seattle.  Here is the link:
IBEW Local 21 Members Approve Lake County 911 Center Agreement
06/28/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday June 28, 2019 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 members (IBEW21) working as dispatchers in the Lake County Indiana Emergency 911 Call Center voted to accept the tentative agreement that was reached earlier this month.  The agreement was ratified with a 97.87% vote in favor of the proposal. This new Collective Bargaining Agreement brings opportunities. The Lake County Indiana Emergency 911 Call Center is currently accepting applications. Interested applicants can go to to get more information.
Beware of Bogus E-mails
06/28/19 - IBEW Local 483
BEWARE OF BOGUS E-MAILS! Recently IBEW 483 members working for the City of Tacoma received an e-mail claiming to be from IBEW 483 encouraging them to opt out of the union.  This did not come from IBEW 483 but was sent by the same people that have been spending millions of dollars to take away your right to organize.
Mercy Flight Membership Renewal Time
06/25/19 - IBEW Local 659
It is time to join or renew your Mercy Flights Group Membership.  Attached please find the Membership Agreement and Membership Application.  Please complete and return to Kathy McUne at 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy #3, Central Point OR 97502.
IBEW & AT&T Reach New National DIRECTV Technician Agreement
06/24/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Monday, June 24, 2019 - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T/DIRECTV reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract covering over 1,200 employees working for the company nationwide who install and repair AT&T DIRECTV services for customers in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications.
960-unit Tishman Speyer project Approved at Planning Commission
06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
Tishman Speyer pushed forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, which now include 960 condos, a 38-room boutique hotel and 24,500 square feet of commercial space over an underground garage for 276 cars and 18,500 square feet of ground floor retail space wrapped around a central courtyard.
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