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    Your Employer Must Provide Time For You to Vote

    While we are still a few months away from Election Day, this is an important reminder that your employer must allow you time to vote. Below is a copy of the New York State Law concerning this issue. New York State Election Law § 3-110. Time allowed employees to vote. 1. A registered voter may,...

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    Local 10 Member Saves a Life

    Below is a great story of Local 10 member Matthew Huette saving a life while on a kayaking trip in Moab Utah. Great job Matthew An off-duty New facYork State Park Police officer is being called a hero after saving a kayaker who capsized on the Colorado River in Moab earlier this month. On June 6,...

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    America's Infrastructure Crisis Creates Opportunity for Gasworkers

    Beneath nearly every American city, a crisis is unfolding. While talk of America's crumbling infrastructure focuses on bridges and roads, ports and airports, below ground the aging pipe networks that carry natural gas to homes and businesses grow more dangerous by the day. For decades,...

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    Mike Schulte Memorial Golf Outing

    The Mike Schulte Memorial Golf Outing will be held on June 1 2019 at Swan Lake Golf and Country Club. The money that is raised from the event goes to support the Tri-Valley Central School district through scholarships, athletics, scouting, performing arts, and the district's student service...

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    Binghamton Meeting Location Change

    Due to the building being sold, Binghamton union meetings will now be held at:   AMERICAN LEGION POST #1305 820 LOWER STELLA IRELAND ROAD BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK 13905 The time and date will remain the same.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.  

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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...

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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...

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