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    We remember our brothers at Workers Memorial Ceremony, Sunday April 28th

    Sadly within the past year, over 4,600 Americans went to work and they never came home. Every day, 13 workers die as a result of a workplace injury, and no kid should ever have to ask mommy why daddy never came home from work. It is a sad reality in this country that our work can be dangerous, and...

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    Upstate New York Power Producers Submit Cayuga Repowering Proposal

    Project Offers Clean and Reliable Energy - Provides Long Term Environmental and Economic Benefits Upstate New York Power Producers, Inc.’s (USNYPP) subsidiary, Cayuga Operating Company LLC (Cayuga), today submitted a comprehensive proposal to New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) in response to a...

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    Tribute: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for workers and unions. His last campaign was a labor fight originally published by dailykos.com   The "I have a dream" speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered 49 years ago last week was not the first version ever spoken before a massive audience. A video shows King...

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    In Memoriam: Jeffrey Cooper

    It is with great sadness to report that Jeffrey V. Cooper, Certified Gas Welder in Cortland, has died. Jeff had been a gas pipeline welder for many years before starting with NYSEG at the Ithaca office in 2001. He easily went through the gas progression program and became a certified welder in 2003...

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    PSC: GOVERNOR’S ENERGY HIGHWAY GAINS MOMENTUM

    STATE OF NEW YORK Public Service Commission PRESS RELEASE dps.ny.gov   GOVERNOR’S ENERGY HIGHWAY GAINS MOMENTUM New Transmission Projects, Power Plant Planning & Gas Distribution Expansion   Albany, NY—The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today took action on three items...

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    Fund for the Dale Crout Family

    Iberdrola USA will match, dollar for dollar, any monetary donations made to a fund set up for Dale’s family. In the Elmira District, we will co-ordinate donations through the Line Dept. Please leave your donation with Kathy or JoAnn. Cash or checks, made out to Brenda Crout, will be forwarded to HR...

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    Local 83 working hard to restore power!

    Power Restoration: Local 83 Leading the Way November 8, 2012 Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims of Sandy. The membership of the IBEW Local 83 continue to work on the restoration process, committed to the customers we serve.  Trough great sacrifice, dealing with adverse weather conditions...

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    Workers Stand for America Rally in Philly: August 11th

    Business Agent Don Tuttel will be working with all the Unit leadership and helping to coordinate car pools and caravans down to Philadelphia. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas and tolls, and t-shirts will be provided to all members and their family who attend. We will ALL meet at the Mann Music...

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    Elmira Tornado: Local 83 answers the call

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Power lines and trees were toppled and hospitals were placed on disaster alert but there were no reports of injuries after a possible tornado hit the city of Elmira Thursday afternoon, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said.   A state...

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    The 12th Annual Scholarship Awards Program

    Local 83 of the IBEW will make eight (8) $500 cash awards to eight (8) students who are dependents of members in good standing of Local 83. These awards are to be used to further the student’s education. The winners will be chosen by a drawing at the travel union meeting on October 3, 2012. In...

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    Solidarity Clambake Benefit for Matthew Vimislik

    Saturday, August 4th  12 noon to 5 pm   Mountain Top Grove 534 Hance Road in Binghamton Tickets $45 per Adult $25 for kids 5 to 11 4 and under are Free Tickets are available to the IBEW 325 Union Hall located at 24 Emma Street in Binghamton. (607) 797-1919   Join in for some clams, shrimp, steak...

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    Workers Memorial Day: Safe Jobs Save Lives!

    This Saturday we are honoring one of our own.  Sadly in 2006, we had a fatality in Plattsburgh. Local 83 member Timothy Pellerin, a 1st class line mechanic - came into contact with power lines and lost his life on June 27th. He left behind a family and his dad was a line mechanic as well. I...

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