News from Around the Council

Date Posted: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

On July 10th, the IBEW celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day. This day celebrates the line workers who work everday to keep our power running. These men and women are some of the first repsonders when  power is out due to snow, ice, or hurricanes. The IBEW celebrates this on July 10th, because that is the anniversary of the death of Henry Miller, one of the founders of the IBEW and the union's first President. Thank you to all of the Lineworkers who work so hard every day and are dedicated to their craft.

IBEW Local 1049 on Long Island hosted a car show and food drive on July 25th to help Light House Mission, a food pantry that serves the Bellport Long Island community. The union will also held a chili cookoff at the event.

IBEW Local 1249, located in Cicero New York, recently organized workers at WRS, an Environmental, Utility and Industrial Services provider. While the company is basedi n Yaphank New York, these new members will work out of the WRS offices in Syracuse and join a growing unionized workforce at WRS in New York and New Jersey.
IBEW Local 2032, recently had three Electrical Apprentices pass their exam and are on their way to becoming Journeyman Electricians at the New York Power Authority, Blenheim-Gilboa Project.  Congratulations to Franklin Adams, Jason Haines and Damien Harris.
IBEW Local 97, recently passed a two extension of their contract with PSEG. The extension passed with over 90% support from the workforce.
NYSEG in Binghamton recently announced an increase in hires, which has sent new members to IBEW Local 10. Pictured above are some of those new members at the Local 10 training facility.


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