Business Managers Message Updates

  • Being Silent is More Damaging Than the Act Itself

    One of the great movie scenes is the beginning of the "The Boondock Saints."  A Monsignor is addressing his congregation, speaking of the murder of Kitty Genovese, which was witnessed by many people, but no one called for help.  Because they either didn't want to get involved, or thought someone...

  • 2018 Union Dues Update

    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 administration's frugal spending and careful oversight of the Local Unions monies. It was not easily accomplished, but...

  • Vote No on Con Con

    On November 7, 2017, New Yorkers will be asked if the state should hold a convention to re-write our state constitution. What is alarming to me is that 60% of New Yorkers have not even heard of this. The thought that this group of people may go into a voting booth and think "why not, I'll vote yes...

  • Unions: As American as Apple Pie

    "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for...

  • Become an Active Union Member

    Being a member in a Union is not a spectator sport. Unions were not designed to have its members sit in the stands and talk about the action taking place on the field. Members of Local 10 IBEW need to know their stewards and officers. They should also have their contact information. Members also...

  • Respect in the Workplace

    Webster's Dictionary tells us that "RESPECT" is defined as - to show consideration or esteem for, to relate to, courtesy or considerate treatment. Respect is something, as an IBEW Member, that guides us through our whole day. We must respect ourselves enough to do our job the right way. Respect...

  • Immediate Action Needed

    "Every Success is built on the ability to do better than good enough" Recently there have been many accidents, flash burns, close calls and wires burnt down. We are all aware of the "Safety Pyramid." It won't be long before there is a fatality if this type of behavior continues regarding safety. It...

  • Who are America's Electric Cooperatives?

    I'd like to make you aware, if not already, of America's Electric Cooperatives. L.U. 10 IBEW services Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Otsego County Electric Cooperative, Oneida-Madison Electric Cooperative and Steuben County Electric cooperative. As late as the 1930's, nine out of ten homes...

  • Understand the Grievance Procedure

    Over the years I have noticed how much confusion there is about grievances and the grievance process at NYSEG with our Local 10 members. Many prefer to make up their own rules about how it should work, others are happy to listen to a co-worker and take it as gospel. The process is laid out in our "...

  • Union Dues Increase

    Lets talk about your Union Dues. In accordance with the Constitution of the IBEW and the Bylaws of Local Union 10 IBEW, "Dues will increase by the same percentage as the negotiated wage increase under the New York State Electric and Gas Labor Agreement."  However, this year, due to the frugal...

  • RENEW Committee Charter for Local 10

    The "RENEW Committee" charter was granted to Local Union 10 IBEW on March 27, 2017. The committee is recognized and established for the purpose of inspiring the next generation of IBEW members to become active in their local unions by attending to issues that are important to younger workers. The "...

  • Right-to-Work is Wrong for Workers

    I have talked with you previously about the importance of politics in building our Union. Not everyone likes politics, but they cannot deny the important role it plays in our lives as Union members. We need friends of organized labor in office to thrive. Recently, Representative Steve King of Iowa...

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