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Regence Incorrect Checks
08/15/18 - IBEW Local 191
TO ALL!!!! Regence has issued reimbursement checks in error. If you have received a check from Regence in the last two weeks please call the union office at 425-259-3195 or Regence at 866-240-9580.
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.
Celebration of Life / Memorial Service for MARCIA FORESMAN
08/08/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Celebration of Life / Memorial Service for MARCIA FORESMAN     It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we write this. Marcia Foresman passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018.  Marcia loved her job at the JATC and anyone who came in contact with her knew just how much she cared for everyone.
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.
2018 Local 6 Picnic
08/07/18 - IBEW Local 6
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
08/06/18 - IBEW Local 659
August 6, 2018 Dear Members, This is to inform you that due to the Unit Conference on Saturday, September 8th, we have to cancelled the Line Construction meeting which is also scheduled on that same day at 10:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th and we looking forward to seeing you all there.
35th Annual SCLC Union Solidarity Night!
08/04/18 - IBEW Local 89
Come on out Thursday August 9th with your IBEW Brothers and Sisters – along with the many other union members of Snohomish County for the 35th Annual Solidarity Night with the Aqua Sox at Everett Memorial Stadium!  We have ticket vouchers to get you and your family into the game – General Admission and Lawn seating is no charge or upgrade seats for only $5 with a voucher. Game time is 7:05 PM
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!
Donate For Free!
07/30/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
This is your opportunity to donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving - Back to School Supply Drive for free! We learned of a great way you can save money and donate to the drive.  Menards has school supplies on sale.  You can buy 10 notebooks and 10 packs of pens and Menards will send you a rebate for the full price of those items that you can use on a future purchase. They also have $3 rebates on backpacks after the rebate your donation will only cost you $3.88. We can use as many backpacks as possible. The charities we are assisting have over 1,200 children in their care. We are trying to help as many as we can. For under $5 you can help ensure one of these children starts the school year with the supplies necessary for them to be successful.
Help Support the 12U Pacific Northwest Champions "Willamette Valley Babe Ruth All Stars"
07/25/18 - IBEW Local 659
July 25, 2018 Dear Members: David Casarez is an IBEW Member and Substation Journeyman / Meter Tech for Springfield Utility Board. His son Sawyer is a member of the Willamette Valley Babe Ruth All Stars and the 12U Pacific Northwest Champions. His Team has advanced to the 2018 Cal Ripken World Series in Branson Missouri.
Sad News
07/24/18 - IBEW Local 659
It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Cheryl Hyatt-Adkinson, wife of Anthony Adkinson, Journeyman Wireman, Executive Board Member of Local Union 659 passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  Funeral service will be held at Conger-Morris 800 S. Front Street, Central Point OR 97502 on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at noon with a Celebration of Life to follow.
Labor Endorsed Candidates
07/24/18 - IBEW Local 483
Looking for a labor friendly candidate.
Monster Truck Tickets!!!
07/24/18 - IBEW Local 191
We now have the tickets for the August Monster Trucks at Skagit Speedway! SKAGIT SPEEDWAY DOES NOT HAVE OUR TICKETS. See us at the IBEW Table to pick yours up the day of the event.
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
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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.
2018 Retirement Planning Seminar
07/10/18 - IBEW Local 191
Please join us for our 2018 Retirement Planning Seminar at the Tulalip Resort & Casino on Saturday, September 8, 2018 The IBEW Local Union 191 and the NECA Cascade Chapter invite you to attend the 2018 Retirement Planning Seminar.
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
Summer Unit Meetings
07/08/18 - IBEW local 2325
REMINDER: Summer Unit Meetings are cancelled for July and August, as usual. Meetings will resume with the Central unit on Tuesday, September 11th. Since regular meetings are suspended, a special meeting may be called if it becomes necessary.
Summer Unit Meetings
07/08/18 - IBEW local 2325
REMINDER: Units meetings are cancelled for July and August as usual. Meetings will resume with the Central Unit on Tuesday, September 11th.
Lineman Appreciation Day - July 10, 2018
07/06/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
Vote No On 3
07/06/18 - IBEW 396
Early Negotiation Extension
07/03/18 - IBEW local 2325
As you already know, CWA, IBEW and Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019. We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few additional days after the holiday. Meetings are expected to resume in the middle of next week.
Welcome to the new website......
07/03/18 - IBEW local 2325
 We would like to welcome everyone to the new website for IBEW Local 2325. We have upgraded our site to a new format that will allow us to update and stream information faster and easier. This new site will give us the functionality to transmit news from the Telecom industry and update this membership on information from other labor organizations.
Vote No On 3
07/02/18 - IBEW 396
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Vote No On 3
07/02/18 - IBEW 396
Brothers and Sisters, This would be our fate if we do not get out and Vote in November, Plus 400 of our Brothers and Sisters will lose their jobs. Vote No On 3 [TEXAS] Electricity prices expected to skyrocket this summer L.M.
Heat-Related Illnesses Can be Fatal; Would You Know What to Do?
06/29/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
With the extreme heat and humidity hitting our area we remind all IBEW Local 21 Union members to take proper precautions while working outside, going to and from work, and while enjoying your time at home. We also ask that you check on your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors and all others who may be at risk. All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in hot weather can be found on OSHA’s website. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Remember water, rest, shade.
Volunteer at the Mercy Home Picnic!
06/28/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW 21 volunteers to help out at their Friends First & AfterCare Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21 from 11:30 - 4:00. They need Local 21 members to fill a number of roles such as assisting with kid’s activities, games, serving food and setting and cleaning up. If you are available to volunteer, please contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary-Bob Przybylinski, 630-930-4466 ext. 447, 708-404-0417, bobp@ibew21.org or Unit 2 Chairman-Antonio Mingo Antoniomingo40@gmail.com.
Janus Decision Issued
06/27/18 - IBEW Local 125
On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the Janus v. AFSCME case. This decision means that unions can no longer collect agency fees unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.  This ruling makes every state a right-to-work state for public employees. IBEW Local 125 have committed to our union. “I’m Staying IBEW Strong.
United Traffic Control
06/27/18 - IBEW Local 125
United Traffic Control is looking for flaggers.  If interested please contact Ashley at (360)673-9328.
IBEW Local 21 Officers' Election Results
06/21/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
June 21, 2018 The Local Union Officers’ Election and Unit Officers’ Election is complete all the ballots have been counted. President-Business Manager & Financial Secretary Paul Wright, Vice President - Bill Henne, Recording Secretary - Bob Przybylinski, Treasurer - Jacquie Fields
Northwest Traffic Control
06/20/18 - IBEW Local 125
Northwest Traffic Control is looking for flaggers. If interested please contact Linda at (503)262-6500
IBEW Local 191 is going to the Northwest Washington Fair
06/19/18 - IBEW Local 191
AT&T General SIPP Due Date is 6/29
06/18/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
On Friday, AT&T announced the company is going to offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. If you are a Telecommunication Specialist – TFS, Customer Systems Technician – TFS - Business Services or a Customer Systems Technician – TFS. The deadline to turn in your paperwork to accept a General SIPP is 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, June 29, 2018.
AT&T Announces SIPP Offers
06/15/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:00 a.m. CST) – Today AT&T officials announced the company is going to surplus four employees in Illinois and offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The announcement will affect employees represented IBEW21. Prior to the announcement, AT&T contemplated making deep cuts in the TFS, U-Verse and Central Office organizations. With the Time Warner merger being approved your Union leadership saw an opportunity to lessen the impact of the pending announcement and entered into both formal and informal conversations regarding possible scenarios and their effects. As a result hundreds of jobs were taken off of the chopping block. We are continuing to work to protect as many jobs for as long as we can in the rapidly changing industry in which we work.
MERCY FLIGHT GROUP ENROLLMENT
06/15/18 - IBEW Local 659
Mercy Flights Group Enrollment. The IBEW discount rate is $65.00. Please contact the Hall at (541) 664-0800 for application.
36th Annual IBEW Local 332 Picnic
06/11/18 - IBEW Local 332
Please join us at Coyote Ranch for the 36th Annual IBEW Local 332 Picnic!  Saturday, July 14, 2018 Coyote Ranch  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  Tickets are on sale now at the IBEW Local 332 Hall! $5.00 for Steak and $3.00 for Hot Dog Tickets will only be available at the gate if the event does not sell out prior. Please call the hall at (408)269-4332 with any questions.
AT&T Wage Increases and Contracts
06/07/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
On Sunday, June 24, 2018 wage increases for our members working at AT&T go into effect.  Since the signing of the contract members have asked, “Where are the AT&T contract books?” This has been answered numerous times at union meetings, in Frontline and by your Officers, Chief Stewards and Business Representatives. The contract has not been printed as required by AT&T because in the final proof your Union Representatives found errors made by AT&T and the company still needs to correct them. Some of the errors are: missing commas, misspellings, corporate name changes, and other grammatical errors. It is important to understand AT&T's errors do not affect the substance of the contract. The contract is in full effect. We have a binding collective bargaining agreement.
IBEW 21 White Sox 2018 Solidarity Event
06/05/18 - 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!
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