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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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    Local 83 is on facebook!

    We just officially launched our official facebook page and within the first 24 hrs. so far a lot of people like the idea. This will be a great tool for info at a glance, just remember that this is not going to replace our Union meetings. Important information will only be at the regular monthly...

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    We support Gov. Cuomo's Energy Highway Plan

    By tapping the generation capacity and renewable energy potential in Upstate and Western New York and Canada, Governor Cuomo's plan to build an energy highway brings power to meet the tremendous needs of Downstate New York. The energy highway, financed by more that $2 billion in infrastructure...

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    Open enrollment benefit kits

    Union employees will be notified on November 14, 2011 that they should be receiving open enrollment kits in the mail on Thursday and due to the delay, they will have until December 2nd, 2011 to enroll.   All employees MUST ENROLL even if there are no changes in their status. It is very important...

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    The American Jobs Act

    Here’s what the American Jobs Act does:   • First, it provides a tax cut for small businesses, not big corporations, to help them hire and expand now, and provides an additional tax cut to any business that hires or increases wages.   • Second, it puts more people back to work, including up to 280,...

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    Our website upgrade!

    WEBSITE UPGRADE LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2011 Our current website is getting a bit of a makeover. The same features will still exist, scrolling high resolution banner photos, a photo gallery, videos, and upcoming events. The upgrade will give us the opportunity to showcase important information via a...

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    Happy Labor Day from IBEW Local 83

    Labor Day this year has so much meaning, to so many of us. Within a year, we read papers attacking teachers. Some states like Wisconsin, Ohio and New Jersey tried to take away public employees right to bargain collectively, so we rallied around that and wore We Are One stickers and some of us even...

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    Hurricane Irene Responders

    HURRICANE IRENE - Special Message from Local 83 As you know our entire membership is engaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. At its peak an estimated 270,000 customers are without power or natural gas. We have members watching downed wires, doing damage assessment, handing out dry ice,...

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