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Lineworker Appreciation Day Salutes Members, IBEW Founder

If you’ve ever experienced a power outage – especially in the dead of winter or during a sweltering heatwave – and breathed a sigh of relief when the lights came back on, take a second this July 10 to thank a lineworker for making it happen. 

The IBEW and the Edison Electric Institute, an association of investor-owned electric companies, have designated July 10 Lineworker Appreciation Day. 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is so easy to participate.  All you have to do is leave your donation by the mailbox this Saturday, May 13th and your union mail carrier will pick it up when they deliver the mail.

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. 

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