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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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    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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