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    Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday May 10th

    LEAVE A BAG OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD AT YOUR MAILBOX THIS SATURDAY, MAY 10TH Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food...

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    ULC 2014 Legislative Agenda

    Local 83 is an active member of the IBEW New York State Utility Labor Council which addresses legislative and public policy priorities that affect utility workers. Working together with other IBEW Locals that represent utility workers, we lobby on behalf of you to make sure your voice is heard loud...

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    We need more comments in to the PSC

    Brothers and Sisters please take the time to read and act on the following matter, it is important for all New Yorkers. With the Energy Highway proposal we are attempting to keep all jobs in the State of New York by upgrading the already existing NY State transmission system. Our current "energy...

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    Sign Up: #NYInequality

    New York State has the worst income inequality in the nation - a broader divide between the rich and the poor than anywhere else. We suffer unprecedented levels of homelessness and hunger throughout our state. In our largest cities, half of the children live in poverty. We can't accept these levels...

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    Fill out the form to send Governor Cuomo a message today!

    Working with New York State Senator Nozolio’s office, we need the members of Local 83 to email letters to Governor Cuomo urging him to support the re-powering project proposed by the Upstate Power Producers for our members employed at the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing, New York. Simply fill out the...

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    The IBEW Youth Caucus

    Many IBEW members aged 35 and younger had the pleasure of attending the IBEW 3rd District Progress Meeting  / Youth Caucus at the end of September. It started with International VP, Don Siegel, addressing the younger members along with President, Ed Hill. The message that they shared was that they...

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    Support for the Cayuga Power Plant repowering effort

    PLEASE TRY AND ARRIVE AT THE MEETING BY 5 PM   Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez:  New York State Senator Nozolio was at the Cayuga Plant on Monday, July 15th supporting an initiative to keep the plant open.  We had member's of the community and the School board speak in favor of keeping the...

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    Utilities Employees Credit Union If Credit Unions are Taxed, WE LOSE

    An open letter to UECU Members from CEO Glen Yeager. This is an urgent message about the future of your Credit Union. The U.S. Congress is considering an overhaul of the federal tax code and one idea being discussed could seriously harm UECU and our members. Utilities Employees Credit Union is a...

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    Bloomberg: Utility Line Worker Cuts Hobble Emergency Storm Response

    Originally Reported in Bloomberg News: An electrical crew works on overhead lines in Melville, New York following Hurricane Sandy. Four days before Hurricane Sandy struck in October, Consolidated Edison Co. (ED) sought 1,800 power-line-repair workers from its fellow utilities to help respond to the...

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    Groups say proposed Canadian power line route is too close to Revolutionary War cemetery

    Groups say proposed Canadian power line route is too close to Revolutionary War cemetery midhudsonnews.com   STONY POINT - A proposed high-voltage power line that would extend from Canada to New York City, and pass through the Hudson Valley, would run right by the Historic Waldron Cemetery in Stony...

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    May is Electric Safety Month

    May is National Electric Safety Month. Throughout the entire month, people are educated in the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.  This year, the campaign theme is Electrical Safety for All Ages. Electrical...

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    April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

    On April 10th, the United States Senate passed a Resolution making April 18th, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.   113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 95   Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and...

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