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    2019 Calendar is Full of Opportunity
    IAFF 7th District
    Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.
    IAFF Local 1164
    11th Annual Charity Bass Tournament
    IAFF Local 4544
    2-Alarm East St Fire
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    Burn Foundation Maine Trip
    New London Fire Fighters
    Local 478 Website Update & New Content
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    The Impact Of A Government Shutdown On Public Safety
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    124th El Paso Police Academy Graduation Ceremony
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    UPDATE: Suspect shot by EPPD officers dies
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    One person hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in east El Paso
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Police Department Promotion Ceremony
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    DNT Article on New Contract
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    Teamsters Make Girl Scout Cookies Possible
    Teamsters Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Teamsters Weekly Update, January 18, 2019
    Rabinowitz and Bugbee Appointed to Key Leadership Positions
    In Gesture of Solidarity, Teamsters Local 357 Delivers Lunch to Air Traffic Controllers
    Teamsters/Costco Bargaining Update For January 18, 2019
    UPS Contract Update - January 17, 2019
    Hoffa, Teamsters Call on Congress to Reopen Government
    Teamsters Joint Council 7 Endorses London Breed for Mayor
    UPS Freight Agreement Available Online
     
         
    IAFF HEADLINES
    New Hampshire Members Awarded Liberty Mutual’s Firemark Award
    Connecticut Members Reach Out to Young Cancer Patients
    Philly Fire Fighter Dies in Line of Duty
    New York City and 8 Labor Unions Reach Tentative Contract
    Fire Fighters Question Governor’s Failed Leadership During Ferguson Unrest
    December 3 Marks 15th Anniversary of the Worcester 6
    Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000 to Local Cancer Charity

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    Death of Member
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    MLK Closure!
    IBEW Local 483
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Jeffrey Harris
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    M2M Training - Get Signed Up Today!
    IBEW Local 483
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    Death of Member
    01/18/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    MLK Closure!
    01/18/19 - IBEW Local 483
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Jeffrey Harris
    01/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Jeffrey Harris, who worked at AT&T, in the Joliet Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
    M2M Training - Get Signed Up Today!
    01/17/19 - IBEW Local 483
    M2M Leadership Training..... Come & See How You Can Help 483 Stay UNION STRONG!
    01/17/19 - IBEW Local 483
    New Office Hours Coming Soon!
    01/17/19 - IBEW Local 483
    Electrical State Certification
    01/16/19 - IBEW Local 100
    The State of California has required state certification for all electricians for many years now.  Most contractors will not hire you until your state cert is validated.  If you already have a state cert, please DO NOT forget to renew it in a timely manner!  The State has a backlog of about 8-10 weeks before it shows on their database as being renewed.
    Save The Date - Educational Workshop
    01/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
    IBEW Local 21 Day With the Bulls
    01/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local 21 Member Day with the Bulls on Sunday, March 3rd - 2:30 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to watch as the Bulls battle the Hawks. On this special day, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.
    Residential Job Fair
    01/08/19 - IBEW Local 332
    Residential Wireman Job Fair, Saturday Jan 12th @ JATC, 9am - 2pm
    RIP... Donna Smith
    01/07/19 - IBEW Local 191
    There will be a Memorial Service held at the Generations Community Church on January 26th @ 1:00pm. 8240 64th St NE Marysville, WA 98270 Donna Helen Denney Smith (1948 - 2018)  
    Volta Instructor wanted
    01/04/19 - IBEW Local 483
    Volta is looking for an instructor.
    Union Sportsman Alliance Raffle Calendars Available
    01/03/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    The Local has 50 calendars available for a donation of $25.00.  Please contact the hall for more details. Please see this link for more details on the firearms being raffled.  http://unionsportsmen.
    Sad News
    12/28/18 - IBEW Local 659
    With great sadness, we wish to let our membership know that Todd Freitag, Journeyman Lineman, with City of Bandon, lost his battle with cancer on December 11, 2018.  Todd’s service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bandon Christian Fellowship located at 1190 Face Rock Drive, Bandon, Oregon 97411.  Reception to follow at The Barn.
    2018 Year in Review
    12/28/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    The Officers, Executive Board and Staff would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  We thank everyone for their support and involvement in our many activities in 2018.  We hope to see you in 2019. Together we will continue to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
    "A" Membership Dues Increase
    12/26/18 - IBEW Local 768
    Effective January 1, 2019 there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) for the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) contribution, which applies to "A" members only. January 1, 2019 Locla 768 "A" member dues will be fourty four fifty ($44.50) a month. "BA" member dues will remain the same ($25.50) a month. Letter from International President, Lonnie Stevens.
    Holiday Hours
    12/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Local 266 will be closed December 24th & 25th in observance of Christmas and on January 1st in observance of New Years Day. We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday.
    Electrical Workers' HRA Plan Merger with LINECO
    12/19/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Greetings: The Electrical Workers’ (EW) HRA will be merging with the HRA plan under the Line Construction Benefit Fund (LINECO) Trust, effective January 1, 2019.
    AT&T Surplus Announcement
    12/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 27 of their employees in Illinois. 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 19, 2018.
    January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.
    12/05/18 - IBEW Local 332
    January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.   The proposed changes are on the "Member Home" page.
    The Kids Need Your Help!
    12/05/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this Saturday, December 8th.  We are far short of our goal.  We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the 1000 children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, and  Mercy Home. If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need in the areas where we live and work. If you are collecting donations in your work locations please talk to your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and let them know what you have collected so we can make arrangements to get your donations to the children.
    Sad News
    12/04/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Edwin D. Hill, 81, of Beaver, passed away early Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. Born August 11, 1937 in Center Twp., he was a son of the late William H. and Bessie E. Weigle Hill. Ed began his career with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 712, Beaver in 1956, graduating from the apprenticeship program as a Journeyman Wireman in 1960.
    Holiday Office Closure
    11/30/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
    IBEW LOCAL 57 WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2018  AND TUESDAY DECEMBER 25TH, 2018, FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2018 AND TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST, 2019, FOR NEW YEARS. WE WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 2019 AT 7:00 AM. HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY.
    2019 Dues Increase Notice
    11/30/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    DUES INCREASE NOTICE The Delegates of the 39th IBEW International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis, Missouri, during the week of September 19 through 23, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution.  Accordingly, effective January 1, 2019, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.
    2018 Christmas Celebration
    11/28/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Christmas 2018 & New Years 2019 Pay Dates
    11/28/18 - IBEW Local 332
    Please note the following pay date changes for the week of Christmas 2018 and the week of New Year’s 2019: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Thursday, January 3, 2019
    Give Your Time – Mercy Home Needs Holiday Volunteers
    11/27/18 - 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 13th 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 can't make it and would like to brighten the holidays for a child in need please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    11/22/18 - 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 headline above.
    Holiday Schedule
    11/21/18 - IBEW Local 332
    Union hall and offices will be closed Thursday 11/22, Friday 11/23 for Thanksgiving; also Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25 for Christmas; and Monday 12/31, Tuesday 1/1/19 for New Years. Happy and safe Holidays to all of our members and their families.
    2018 Open House
    11/21/18 - IBEW Local 332
    2018 Christmas Open House.
    IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
    11/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! 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 8th.
    How can you Help those that are affected by the Northern California Wildfires?
    11/15/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Afternoon Brothers and Sister, I have been in contact with Brother Meredith at Local 340 and he forwarded me the link below for anyone that would like to donate to Brothers, Sisters and their families affected by the Northern California wildfires. https://www.gofundme.
    The Freedom Foundation Wants Your Information
    11/14/18 - IBEW Local 483
    ATTENTION - CITY OF TACOMA EMPLOYEES!!! YOUR INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE FREEDOM FOUNDATION!!! The Freedom Foundation filed a public disclosure request for your information from the City of Tacoma, and the City provided this information on December 6, 2018.
    Thanksgiving Dinner Drive
    11/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Our IBEW 21 Brothers working in the AT&T Cottage Grove Garage need your help feeding families in the communities where they live and work.  They organized a food drive to purchase complete Thanksgiving Dinners for over 200 families in need. Each dinner costs $25.
    HARRISON TRUST OPEN ENROLLMENT
    11/06/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Harrison Trust Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2018 and continues through November 30, 2018.  Changes in enrollment are effective January 1, 2019.  All Wiremen, spouses and/or significant others are encouraged to attend: Thursday, November 15th at the INN AT THE COMMONS (200 North Riverside Ave, Medford, Oregon).  Retiree plan meeting is at 3:00 p.m.
    There is Still Time!
    11/06/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    VOTE! There is still time, if you haven’t done so already when you get home from work please VOTE! There are many tight races where your vote can make a difference.  You have a voice make it heard. Voting options can be found here.
    Sad News
    11/05/18 - IBEW Local 659
    It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Brother Dave Butchko, Journeyman Wireman.  Celebration of Life will be Saturday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Dave’s mothers’ house.  For the address please contact the hall directly.  We will not post the address on the website for respect of the family and for safety.
    Vote-Meet-Benefits-Volunteer-Donate-Change
    11/02/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Don’t forget to vote on Election Day. Union meetings start on Thursday, November 8th. If you are an AT&T member don’t forget you must complete your benefits open enrollment by November 16th. We are looking for volunteers to help us at My Joyful Heart on Saturday, November 17th. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive will run from November 18- December 8th. Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend.
    Elections Matter – VOTE!
    10/24/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    It is getting down to crunch time and we need every IBEW 21 member to do their part by voting and volunteering to help elect the candidates that will support members of IBEW Local 21.  Some may think this election will not affect our membership.  That is not true. All members are affected by decisions made at all levels of governments through laws, regulations, judicial decisions and appointments. This election effects both our private and public sector members. We have members in the public sector who are employed at the City of Chicago and Lake County Indiana 911 Centers, and who work in Vermilion and Peoria counties. They need all IBEW 21 members to protect their rights which are under attack. IBEW 21 union members and their families have the power to make change. Please consider the endorsed candidates.
    Read Frontline!
    10/19/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    As Frontline is running off of the press you can read your copy today. The cover story is about our City of Chicago 911 OEMC members and their fight for a new contract. Read President Business Manager Paul Wright’s article about the importance of voting, find out how you can help Jacquie Fields build our EWMC and Women’s groups, learn your rights, discover what is happening at our employers across our local and there is also important information about AT&T benefits open enrollment.
    Winter Drive
    10/18/18 - IBEW Local 332
    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.
    OPEN ENROLLMENT
    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.
    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.
    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 www.ibew.org.
    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.
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