Business Manager and President Buddy Thoman, along with linemen Joe Davis and Mike Butler, were invited to Washington DC on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, to help usher in a House of Representatives resolution, proposed by Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA), to designate the day as National Lineworkers Recognition Day. July 10th is significant, because it’s the date in 1896 that IBEW founder and first president, Henry Miller, died from injuries he sustained while trying to restore power in a northwest Washington DC neighborhood.
Great News! The New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has approved the nuclear energy subsidy by a vote of 4-1.
Brother Hill, a second-generation journeyman electrician, began his career in organized labor as a construction wireman in 1956. From there, he moved into a leadership role, becoming the Business Manager of Beaver County's IBEW Local 71 and then the International Vice President for the IBEW's Third District- which covers all of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Brother Hill was appointed to serve as the International Secretary of the entire IBEW in 1997, then went on to become international president in 2001. He served in that top spot until retiring in 2015.
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you of the death of long-time labor leader and visionary, Edwin D. Hill, President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Brother Hill, a second-generation journeyman electrician, began his career in organized labor as a construction wireman in 1956. From there, he moved into a leadership role, becoming the Business Manager of Beaver County's IBEW Local 71 and then the International Vice President for the IBEW’s Third District— which covers all of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
On behalf of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, we wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy holiday. It remains our privilege to fight side-by-side with you for the principles and values that define our labor movement.
On July 28th, Local 94 and UWUA Local 601 held our union family picnic at Frogbridge. It was a great time to relax with our co-workers and family outside of work and a great time was had by everyone. I was proud to see the great turnout from our Local 94 members.
Nominations for Local Union elections are completed. We have a few contested positions for our Executive Board. A Mail ballot election is in progress with a scheduled vote count on September 10th at 10am.Congratulations to the officers who ran unopposed, you have been re-elected to a new 3 year term.
On Friday, April 27th, , NxtUp94, the young workers’ committee of IBEW, Local 94, donated nearly $8,000 worth of food to Rise Food Pantry, located next door to Local 94 headquarters in Hightstown, NJ. The young workers placed donation containers at every work location, in addition to collecting monetary donations from members, in lieu of food. This was the fifth annual food drive organized by NxtUp94.