Local 10 News Archive

  • Happy Labor Day

    Monday, September 7, 2020. Labor Day. Just like this year has been, Labor Day is going to be different this year. The COVID-19 virus has changed so many aspects of our lives, and our Labor Day is going to be one of them. There will be no big celebrations or parades this year. However, we will...

  • Social Media...Again

    Yes, I have talked a couple times before about your job and social media. However, several recent events have led me back to the subject.             First, once you identify yourself as working for a company any of your posts or likes become that company's concern. Forty-eight percent of...

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    Benefits for New NYSEG Hires

    Any NYSEG employee hired after 2/1/2020 and have 90 days with the company are eligible for health insurance per the current CBA (see statement below). Log onto the HR benefits center to sign up for the health insurance, you will need the SS# for any family member you are signing up. If you have any...

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    NYSEG: Contract Accepted

    The contract between NYSEG and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 10 has been accepted.

  • Take the Loop Survey

    I am encouraging those of you that work for NYSEG to please take time at work to complete the 2020 "LOOP" survey. It actually does help to get feedback from the working people to upper management's attention. The employee survey is being administered by Korn Ferry, a global HR consulting firm, and...

  • Working from Home

    Many people are now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, millions of workers are working from home. I recently saw an article about how busy private detectives now are. Corporations are now taking extra steps to ensure that the employees they are paying are, in fact, at home...

  • Condolences to Local 10 Members Who Have Lost Family and Friends

    All of us who are members of Local Union 10 IBEW would like to send our sympathy and condolences to all those who have experienced the loss of Family, Friends and Colleagues. Whether the loss was due to the pandemic or other reasons.   The pandemic has forced us to take unprecedented measures to...

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    IBEW Members Sequestered at Power Plants

    Several dozen IBEW utility members have been sequestered at their work sites in California and New York since early April to protect critical power infrastructure and personnel from the threat of COVID-19.   The IBEW has also signed agreements with dozens more utility companies across the U.S. and...

  • 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...

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