Local 10 News Archive

  • Don't Spread False Coronavirus Information

    The following are excerpts from a USA Today article by Jessica Guynn published March 19, 2020.   The world Health Organization was so alarmed that in February, it warned of a massive "infodemic," shorthand for information epidemic, "all over an abundance of information- some accurate and some not-...

  • March and April Meetings Canceled

    Due to coronavirus, March informational Meetings, including the Oneonta meeting on March 18th and the Hornell meeting on March  19th have been cancelled. Additionally all meetings in April, including our union and informational meetings, are cancelled.  Please check future issues of Members Only...

  • Coronavirus Update

    Ok, I know you are hearing about the Coronavirus from every form of communication. Please make yourself aware of the symptoms and prevention methods. The following is from the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.) at CDC.gov. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19)The virus is spread mainly from person to...

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    Secretary Opening

    There is an opening for the Secretary position. If you are interested in the position please contact the union hall by March 31st. Contact info: Phone: 607-798-9718 Email: ibewlocal10@stny.twcbc.com Mail: 271 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790  

  • Use Flaggers when Dealing with Traffic

    Our work can be dangerous enough without having to do it next to traffic. Yet, that is exactly what many of us do on a regular basis. Even with the "move overand slow down" laws, in 2016 there were 103 road worker deaths in the United States. We must always consider the hazards in roadside work...

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    Biden, Sanders Split on Natural Gas with Thousands of IBEW Jobs at Stake

    A bill introduced late last month by Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders could cost tens of thousands of IBEW jobs and cripple a natural gas industry fueling job growth across the entire U.S.   The issue played a key factor in the IBEW's endorsement earlier this month of his...

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    IBEW Teams with OSHA to Keep Workers Safe

    Across the U.S., an ongoing shortage of inspectors at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is putting workers' lives at risk. But IBEW locals are stepping in to help fill the gaps. Locals across multiple states are working with OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program, helping inspectors...

  • Gossip, No Ones Friend

    My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name...

  • The Closing of the Cayuga Plant

    Originally called Milliken Station when it opened in 1955, the coal power plant on the shore of Cayuga Lake in North Lansing is ceasing power generation for good. Previously, the plant generated electricity for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) by burning coal almost continuously for 64 years...

  • Happy Holidays

    The following is a Carol written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is about the narrator's despair upon hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War in 1863. The Carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for the peace among men. CHRISTMAS BELLSI heard the bells on Christmas day...

  • Local 10 Honored with Flag

    In November of 2019, Brother Thomas F. Priolo bestowed quite an honor to Local Union 10 IBEW. He gave a United States Flag and a document that accompanied the flag which reads:   TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS GREETINGS Know Yee in Recognition of the Fidelity, Patriotism, and Enduring Support...

  • What I am Thankful For

    It is fall already and the holidays are upon us. It is my sincere hope that you will spend your Thanksgiving holiday doing what you want with family and friends. Let us all be full of thanks and giving. There is always something to be thankful for.Be thankful for the people that make us happy....

  • Active Shooter Training

    I really struggled with this topic, it would be much easier to pick another subject. However, this is the country we now live in. This information comes directly from Active Shooter Ready.gov.   Before Sign up to Active Shooter Training. If you see something, say something. Be aware of your...

  • I Choose to Look the Other Way By Don Merrell

    I choose to look the other way. I could have saved a life that day. But I chose to look the other way. It wasn't that I didn't care; I had the time, and I was there. But I didn't want to seem a fool. Or argue over a safety rule.   I knew he'd done that job before;  if I spoke up, he might get sore...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Labor Day is on Monday, September 2nd. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a Federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also...

  • Staying safe on the job

    If we know what our greatest threats to our safety are at work, we can prioritize to protect against them. For instance, the top threats to a Line Mechanic are (according to OSHA):  Electrocution Falls Confined spaces Fires and Explosions Sprains, strains and fractures Environmental stress So...

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