National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman.
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.
WILD women are leading the way forward. This much was made clear during the rousing 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference held at the East Brunswick Hilton from March 3-4, 2017.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds IBEW Local 94 on its recent organizing victory at Linden Cogen, and we are proud to welcome 39 new members to our union family. As Local 94 reports, this campaign took a lot of organizing from both within the union and within the workplace. We are proud to recognize the hard work of all parties involved in securing this victory.
The Central Union Meeting has been moved to a new location
Knights of Columbus
571 Lincoln Highway (State Route 27)
Iselin, NJ 08830
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.
As shoppers head out over the holiday season for the best gifts for their loved ones, we have some suggestions for gift makers that will support good jobs. Perhaps a new car? Or an American Made toy. Look through Labor 411's three gift lists for the holidays. Check back for more as the season rolls on.
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.
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.