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IBEW, Local 94 Young Workers show their dedication, again

On Friday, May 5th, NxtUp94, the young workers' committee of IBEW, Local 94, donated over $7,000 worth of food to Rise Food Pantry, located next door to Local 94 headquarters in Hightstown, NJ. Heavy rain and high winds that day could not impede upon their strong sense of dedication to their community, as they worked tirelessly to pick up and deliver their donations. This was the fourth annual food drive organized by NxtUp94.

Boycott Oreos from Mexico

Mondelez International, parent company of Nabisco and the maker of Oreos and other popular snacks is in the process of firing 600 workers from its Nabisco plant in Chicago and sending the jobs to Mexico. The good middle class union jobs being sent to Mexico to be done by low wage workers in workplaces with lax regulatory standards. The good paying middle  class American jobs will be done by Mexican workers who can work for the minimum wage of $4.19 per day working 12 hours a day 6 days.  That's right $4.19 per day! But it's not too late to try and save these middle class American jobs.

The Strike is over at Verizon!

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement regarding a tentative contract between the IBEW/CWA and Verizon.

“I offer my deep gratitude to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director Allison Beck for all their efforts to help us reach a fair and mutually beneficial agreement that gets our members back on the job.

“This tentative contract is an important step forward in helping to end this six-week strike and keeping good Verizon jobs in America.

Electric Safety Month 2016

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. It serves as a foundation to educate people about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. For our union, Electric Safety is paramount. According to OSHA, following proper lockout/tagout procedures prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Electricity ranks sixth among all causes of occupational injury in the United States. Currently, fewer than 200 people die annually from household electrocutions. Nearly one-half of U.S.

13th Annual WILD Conference

More than 250 participants packed the East Brunswick Hilton ballroom for the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference. The atmosphere of unity and sisterhood was remarkable as both first-time and long-time WILD sisters joined together, representing every union sector, age group, and job category as well as the labor movement's deep racial and cultural diversity.
 

NJ: DEP Debates PSEG Nuclear Delaware River Use Permit

State regulators heard from a large number of supporters Wednesday who back a permit which would allow PSEG Nuclear to continue drawing water from the Delaware River to cool its Salem 1 and 2 reactors in Salem County.
 
But not all who attended a hearing held by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection were pleased with the proposed permit — the key point being it does not require cooling towers for the plants — and vowed to take the state to court over the issue.
 

Fixing the Economy Just Takes Common Sense

Tonight, the Mercer County CLC and Mercer County YES hosted a Common Sense Economics workshop for over 30 young workers. On behalf of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Young Workers Advisory Committee, I’d like to thank the council for its leadership in promoting this valuable educational opportunity and power-building experience for young workers. I also thank all those young workers who took part in the program, for sharing their own experiences, and committing to build towards an economy that works for all.

2nd Annual Food Drive

Help out IBEW 94 for their 2nd Annual Food Drive is happening through April 24th.  your Union is asking you to help the community that surrounds Wolfe Hall in Highstown NJ.  Donations will go to the Rise Food Pantry which operates out of the church adjacent to the Union Hall.  Look up donation bin locations at your work location, contact your NXT 94 committee member, or contact your shop steward for details. Check out the flyer below for more information.

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