Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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...

  • Safety is the Number 1 Priority

    I'm going to talk SAFETY with you again. There have been a rash of "accidents" across the state, and I'm very concerned that there could be a fatality. Straight to the point. We are IBEW professionals. We are trained to work safely, we are paid well to work safely our co-workers depend upon you to...

  • Fire Retardant Clothing Saves Lives

    At the 2019 Utility conference a presentation was put on concerning "Fire Retardant Clothing Relating to Utilities." It was quite informative, and good to hear the information again as a refresher. | would like to share some of the presentation with you as a refresher. When is the best time to...

  • Congratulations on Your Retirement Jo Ann

    I would like to thank and Congratulate IBEW Local Union 10 Office Manager Jo Ann Amedeo on her recent retirement. Jo Ann worked for the IBEW forover thirty years. She started working for L.U. 1125 with Business Managers Joe Herman and Jack Humphrey, . Then she worked for L.U. 83 with Business...

  • What is Right-to-Work?

    How much do you know about the so called "Right to Work?" First, everyone has the "right to work", so something smells fishy already. The right to work slogan originates from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Dent vs. West Virginia in the 1940's stating that Americans had a fundamental right to pursue an...

  • Be Fit for Duty When You Arrive at Work

    When you come into work, you are declaring that you are "fit for duty."  Whether you are coming in for your regular work day or you accept a call out.  Many of us are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and therefore have some knowledge of what is  expected of us on this subject. However,...

  • What Does My Union do for Me?

    A while ago I had a few members of Local Union 10 IBEW ask me "What does the union do for me anyway?" I was more than a little surprised to get that question from our own members. We talked about negotiating the collective bargaining agreement, improving safety, processing grievances, and handling...

  • Issues with Seeing Job Postings

    After recent discussions with the Company concerning everyone being able to see job postings that works for NYSEG, it seems that the "search filters" may be the problem. When looking for job postings on the system, don't use any search filters. This way you will be able to see all of the jobs...

  • Skilled Safety Panel Appointments

    Any Local Union 10 NYSEG employees that are interested in being appointed to the Skilled Safety Panel corresponding with the job you do, please send an email to Business Manager Bonker at the Local Union office. All interested members will then be considered for appointment to the panel.

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