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    Local 1205 Regular Meeting
    Aug 02, 2019
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    Executive Board Meeting
    Aug 02, 2019
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    Examining Board Meeting - Appointment only, please see details
    Aug 02, 2019
    2510 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
    First Aid/CPR offered at Apprenticeship 352-376-8375
    Aug 17, 2019
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    Labor Day Picnic- details coming soon
    Aug 31, 2019
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    Take ACTION- U.S. Department of Labor Attacks IBEW Members
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    35th Annual IBEW Local 125 2019 Charity Golf and Softball Tournament
    IBEW Local 659
    SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: Make the Construction Industry Exemption Permanent
    IBEW Local 659
    Upcoming Events & Community Service
    IBEW Local 332
    Work Safe! Heat-Related Illnesses Can be Fatal
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Starts Monday
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    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.
    SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: Make the Construction Industry Exemption Permanent
    07/18/19 - 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.
    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.
    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.
    Springfield Cardinals Union Days
    07/15/19 - IBEW local 453
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    COE - SPARQ
    07/12/19 - IBEW Local 291
    Union Pride at TPU Night
    07/12/19 - IBEW Local 483
    Show your 483 Pride at the Tacoma Raniers TPU Night game. July 13th.  Flyer download below.
    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.
    TEMPORARY PERMIT Are you Eligible
    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 info@ibew332.org.
    Aquasox Tickets
    07/02/19 - IBEW Local 191
    AQUASOX VS. Vancouver July 12 7:05, FUNKO Field We have 4 tickets and two parking passes available at the Everett Office. Stop in or call 425-259-3195.
    SPECIAL THANKS
    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.
    RIP
    07/01/19 - IBEW Local 191
    Troy Boggess Memorial / Celebration of Life This will not be a sad or somber event.  Instead, we will get together to enjoy some good food, talk to each other - share memories, stories – laugh a little, cry a little – celebrate Troy the way he would want us to. Bring a lawn chair if you can (the furniture in the house has been removed).
    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: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-mark-federico.
    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 https://lcec911.com/ 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.
    Attention CFS Members!!!
    06/26/19 - IBEW Local 483
    2019 Election Results
    06/25/19 - IBEW Local 551
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    AQUASOX DIAMOND CLUB TICKETS
    06/25/19 - IBEW Local 191
    AquaSox Diamond Club Tickets- sets of four can be split.
    Please help Mark Federico
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 100
    Brother Mark Federico is a Lineman out of Local 77 in Washington and was working out of local 1547 in Alaska when he came into contact with distribution voltage.  Mark survived but the long road to recovery is just beginning. Please vist the Go Fund Me page that local 1547 set up for him and give what you can to help Mark's family through these tough times. http://www.gofundme.
    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.
    Local 38 Plumbers Hall Project moves forward
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
    Developer Strada Investment Group LLC has secured $100 million in funding for a massive six-building project near Mid-Market and Hayes Valley. Straddling 2 acres and nearly the full block at 12th and Market Streets, the site will include about 480 market-rate rental units and 100 affordable units, a new hall for UA Local 38 Plumbers & Pipefitters and a gut renovation of the Civic Center hotel — plus 23,000 square feet of open space to boot. The project is unusual in its mix of supportive affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals and market-rate homes.
    Controversial 5M Project finally breaks ground
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
    Developers will transform four acres of parking lots and vacant buildings at 5th and Mission streets with two new towers, a 200-foot apartment building, two parks and renovated historic buildings. The project includes 702 residential units on site and helps fund another 154 affordable units nearby. 5M will generate more than $76 million in public benefits, including funding for affordable housing, transit improvements, the arts and community groups. Those contributions enabled the controversial project to win city approval in 2015.
    New Union/Nonunion wage & benefit comparison
    06/20/19 - IBEW Local 233
    Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians/Linemen in the Rocky Mountain States. If you know a non-union electrician/lineman please share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much money they're leaving on the table. You can pull this up on your phone and show it to non-union workers. Go to www.ibew233.
    IBEW 21 - LC 911 Tentative Agreement Article by Article Highlights
    06/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – On June 11, 2019, IBEW 21 and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center. This update contains highlights of the article by article changes.  When available more information will be posted on ibew21.org
    New Inside Wage Comparison
    06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
    Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians. If you know someone working as a non-union electrician share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much $$ there leaving on the table. Have them go to www.ibew768.com/compare or click the link below.
    Graduation 2019
    06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
    Congratulations to the Wiremen apprenticeship class of 2019. It's been a journey but they finally made it. Be sure to congratulate Ryan Boswell, Nathan Ferro, Dana Fiscus, Scott Jensen, Michael Joy, Trevor Miller, Zane Siple, and Noah Zlonis for graduating from the MTJATC apprenticeship program.
    AT&T Surplus Announcement- Limited Information
    06/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    June 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM Earlier today AT&T announced a surplus affecting IBEW Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) members in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.  In that announcement management informed employees that SIPP packages were being distributed.  They did not offer up any other information or numbers or affected locations.  Many members are asking what is going on. Right now IBEW 21 Leadership is in discussions with the company on how to deal with the surplus and SIPP announcement. Because of these discussions numbers and locations are NOT being released at this time. We know this is frustrating but we do not feel it is fair to play with people’s emotions until we iron out issues concerning the surplus. Simply put things are changing rapidly; by the time you read this message things may have already changed.
    IBEW 21 & Lake County 911 Reach Tentative Agreement
    06/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center.
    2019 Election of Officers/Delegates Results
    06/11/19 - IBEW Local 387
    Congratulations to Our Scholars!
    06/10/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    We would like to congratulate our 2019 IBEW 21 Scholarship Winners: Mary Collum Sara Engel, Annie Evans, Jessica Lamberty, Samantha Reattoir. We congratulate our winners and their proud parents!
    IBEW Members Vote to Accept AT&T DirecTV Call Center Agreement
    06/07/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Friday June 7, 2019 - 5:00pm (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 Call Center agreement have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement that was reached on May 10, 2019. The new four year agreement covers approximately 1.600 employees working for the company in call centers located in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, and Missoula, MT. The officers and delegates of the IBEW System Council T-3, officers and staffs of the IBEW Locals belonging to the SCT-3 would like to thank their members for their hard work, solidarity, attendance at the many contract explanation meetings, and ultimate acceptance of the contract.
    Tishman Speyer's 598 Brannan Approved at Planning Commission
    06/07/19 - IBEW Local 6
    The project proposes to demolish the existing four buildings and construct three new mixed-use/office buildings and one new residential building with a total of 922,737 square feet of office use, approximately 65,322 square feet of PDR/retail use, 5,546 square feet of child care use, 63,824 square feet of residential use, approximately 200 off-street below-grade parking spaces, and approximately 19,336 square feet of privately-owned public open space (POPOS). This project is the first of 4 large sites to be constructed in the Central Soma area.
    Fundraiser
    06/06/19 - IBEW 280
    Elections
    06/04/19 - IBEW Local 648
    Elections
    06/04/19 - IBEW Local 648
    Elections for Local 648 officers are being held tomorrow.
    IBEW 21 Gains AT&T DIRECTV Work
    06/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    We have good news, AT&T has agreed to reduce the amount of work being performed by contractors doing AT&T DirecTV work. The work will move to IBEW 21 Premises Technicians working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. This move will provide IBEW 21 members more job security. Beginning soon AT&T expects to cross train Premises Technicians on DirecTV work beyond the normal Genie Bundles. The training is anticipated to begin in the Suburban West area and take place in either Westmont or Chicago Heights. The cross training expands the ability to work share and reroute work performed by contractors to Premises Technicians.
    2019 Election of Officers
    06/04/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    The 2019 Election of Officers results are posted under the Member Resources menu. Members please login to view the results. If you have trouble logging in, please call the hall at 602-275-6222.
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Ronald S. Kapitanek
    06/01/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Ronald S. Kapitanek who worked for AT&T.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
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