Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Keeping Our Union in Good Financial Health

    As Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Local Union 10 IBEW, I am proud to report that the Local's financial status is once again in good condition. This is a result of this administrations frugal spending and careful oversight of the Local Unions monies. It was not easily accomplished, but...

  • You are Accountable for Your Actions

    Whether you work for a multi-national corporation, a power producer, or a Rural Electric Cooperative, as a Union Member of Local 10 IBEW you must remember that you are accountable for your actions.   The companies we work for now monitor all aspects of what we do. Phone calls are recorded,...

  • Become a Fighter

    You often hear the expression, "they are a real fighter." Or, "They are in for the fight of their life." I most often hear these type of expressions in relation to sports activities. Also, maybe in reference to someone unfortunately "fighting" an illness or disease. General George Patton once said...

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