Local 10 News Archive

  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Local 10

    Please enjoy some Christmas and New Year's quotes from people who said it better than I can.   "It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit." Isabel Currier   "If you can't wrap...

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    UCOMM Blog: A Tribute to Ed Hill

    Back in 2014 UCOMM covered the NYC Labor Day Parade. That year, the Business Manager of Local 3 IBEW was the Grand Marshall and thousands of IBEW members marched in celebration of not just their leader and themselves, but they marched in triumph of all labor had fought for and accomplished over the...

  • Be Thankful for What You Have

    Already the time has come for Americans to gather with family and friends for a day of food and football, Thanksgiving is upon us. The tradition started in the Plymouth Colony Massachusetts 1621. Two hundred years later Abe Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November a national holiday....

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    Make Sure Your Signed Up for COPE

    "IF YOU ARE NOT AT THE TABLE, YOU ARE ON THE MENU!"   If you are not signed up to donate to COPE (Committee on Political Education), please contact the Local Union 10 IBEW office and ask to sign up. A dollar a week would be very helpful.  

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    Welcoming Our New Business Agent

    I would like to introduce to you Brother Roman Cefali. Roman will be Business Agent for the Lancaster, Hornell, Geneva-Auburn, Ithaca, Elmira and Binghamton areas. Brother Cefali has been an Executive Board member and longtime steward, bringing that experience to the job. He started with NYSEG in...

  • Local 10 Union Election

    Another Local Union 10 election cycle has come and gone.  I would first like to thank everyone who ran for office.  It is a big commitment and that should be appreciated by all in our local.  Gratitude should also go to those who took the time to vote in the election.  Personally, I would like...

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    Union Election Results

    Below are the results from our recent union election. Congratulations to everyone who voted, ran, and especially to our winners. BUSINESS MANAGER: GARY L. BONKER PRESIDENT: RICH PRICE VICE PRESIDENT: SHELL JACKSON SECRETARY:  CARRIE QUACKENBUSH TREASURER: CAROL ANN AMORANDO EXECUTIVE BOARD...

  • Create a "We" Workplace

    "The power of an organization is the capacity generated by relationships. Those who relate through coercion, or in disregard of others, create negative energy. Those who are open to others and who see others in their fullness create positive energy." -Margaret Wheatley   "Me workplace": These...

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    You Must Re-Enroll During Open Enrollment

    IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!   ALL NYSEG EMPLOYEES MUST RE-ENROLL FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION! BENEFITS WILL NOT RENEW AUTOMATICALLY! 2019 ANNUAL ENROLLMENT IS OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 2.  

  • Time is the Only Resource that you Can Never Get Back

    When I was young (which is quite a while ago now) and it was a holiday, everything was closed. You bought your groceries ahead of time. Time was valued more then it seems. People wanted their time off from work to enjoy themselves and their family.   People were not chained to large ...

  • The Three Documents You Need to Know

    As a Local Union 10 member there are three documents you should make yourself familiar with. First is the Collective Bargaining Agreement, or Contract. Here you can find your wages, working conditions, benefits, and more. Next, is your Accident Prevention Manual, or Safety Handbook. In this...

  • Don't Spread Rumors or Gossip at Work

    "Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to."   Rumors, we all have to deal with them. However, at work is certainly a place where they are not needed. If you choose to entertain them on your own time, that's your business. Please don't practice rumors or gossip at work. There is...

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    Stay Cool This Summer

    It's that time of year again. The days get longer. The sun rides higher in the sky. And heat-related illnesses start claiming lives and sending working people to hospitals at alarming rates.     "Summer is full of vacations and backyard barbecues and quality time spent with our families, but it's...

  • We are Brothers and Sisters, Not Enemies

    As you have no doubt seen in the news, the United States is placing tariffs on products coming to America from Canada. Canada, in return, has vowed retaliatory tariffs for products entering its boarders from the United States. At the recent G7 summit there was a war of words concerning this...

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    What is a Trade War and Are We In One?

    The AFL-CIO has put together this excellent article explaining what a trade war is, how tariffs can be used to help workers, and looks at whether or not we are actually in a "trade war." Read more below.   TV pundits keep repeating that we're in a "trade war." What does that even mean?    Now...

  • Happy Independence Day

    Wednesday July 4, 2018, is Independence Day. It is a federal holiday in the United States and celebrated on the fourth of every July. The day celebrates the date when the original thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. This significant step came one year after the...

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