Dear Sisters and Brothers:
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis.
Presented by the Southwest Washington Labor Management Cooperative Committee
One of the most challenging transitions in the construction industry can be the move from tradesman to foreman. Going from doing things to getting things done requires a completely different skill set.
The International has approved the Bylaws changes that were passed by the membership in October. Effective January 2, 2019 working dues will increase to 2 ½% of gross wages for Residential, Sound & Communication and Inside Wireman as well as Apprentices and Trainees who are at Step 3 and above.
The proposed Bylaws change (Dues Increase) passed by a large margin. The changes have been sent on to the IO and must be approved prior to implementation. We are hoping to receive the approved Bylaws back from the IO for a January 1, 2019 effective date. We will notify the membership and contractors prior to implementation.
We have made the power point handouts available from the John Hancock Local 76 Retirement presentation. These handouts give a good overview of John Hancock’s web site and explains options available to Local 76 members.