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NJ AFL-CIO: Op-Ed: Fight to Close the Wage Gap Continues

Today is Equal Pay Day, but rather than being a day to celebrate, it is a reminder of the continued work that is needed to reduce the wage gap between men and women in our country. Congressman Donald Norcross, our union brother, is an unwavering advocate for pay equity, and we encourage you to read and share his below op-ed, reinforcing the need to address wage inequality.

Union vote at Cogen

In New Jersey, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 94 is hard at work organizing new job sites.  One site, the Cogen Plant in Linden is set to have their union vote on Thursday, January 26th.

The Co-Gen plant in Linden NJ employees 39 people and provides steam and electricity to the oil refineries outside of New York City. It also provides 700 Megawatts of power to New York City through an underground cable. While it is not the biggest power plant, it plays a vital role in the electrical grid. 

UCOMM Blog: Bringing Electricity to the Third World

At the 39th IBEW International Convention there were fifty-two Resolutions put to the delegates to be voted upon. In the future I will be discussing some of these resolutions with you.Today, I would like to let you know about Resolution #8 "Electrical Workers Without Borders North America."   There are several groups around the world that are participating in an international initiative to bring access to electricity and or water to areas to support development.

Line Clearance Membership ratifies 3 year contract

On the evening of December 6th, IBEW Local 94 Line Clearance Tree membership overwhelmingly voted to accept a 3 year contract that provides for 9.9% increase over the length of the agreement. I would like to thank the negotiating Committee that included, Bob Schultz (Business Agent), Jeff Brunstetter (Executive Board member), and Christian Maguire. In addition to an increase in wages, this agreement provides for paid days off, and financial security towards their Health and Welfare benefits.

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