Monday, December 17, 2018
IBEW 1249 is mourning the loss of one of their members, Jeremy Kearns who lost his life when the helicopter he was working in made contact with a live power line. IBEW locals from across upstate came together to mourn his loss and to offer support for his family. Local 1249 was joined at the service by IBEW Local 2032, whose members raised $6,816 for the Kearns family.
IBEW 97 has ratified a contract with NYISO and IBEW 1049 has ratified a contract with National Grid. Both contracts will ensure labor peace through 2021.
With Christmas here, many locals have held toy drives or take part in Toys for Tots. Members of Local 1249 and Local 503 donated dozens of toys for Toys for Tots. Local 97 continued their tradition of collecting toys and gifts for Haven House, which provides support and housing for victims of domestic violence in Erie County. Pictured above are the gifts that Local 97 members donated.