Local 10 News Archive

  • Let's Memorialize Dale together

    Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez   Brothers and Sisters, below is a communication put out by the company of a Memorial Service for our brother Dale Crout. Many members from the Elmira Division will be participating. If you can manage, we invite the entire Local 83 family to attend the event...

  • Yanez: Storm Season is here

    Brothers and Sisters, Summer is just a memory now. The leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler with each passing day. There are many things happening around us that we can not escape. From the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the Government shut down, still the Labor Movement...

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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...

  • Make Labor Day's true meaning a topic of conversation

    Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez. Brothers and Sisters, the Labor Day weekend is here, for many this signifies the end of the Summer and the start of the school year. Labor day is much more than that. Labor day is a celebration of workers and their achievements., This celebration originated...

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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...

  • Freedom at home and abroad

    Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez   Brothers and Sisters, it is hard to believe that almost half the year is already gone. Independence day is just around the corner, with this day of celebration there are a few things we should consider. Safety is the number one priority for an enjoyable...

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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...

  • Merry Christmas: What Brotherhood means to me

    A Special Christmas Message from Leo Yanez, Business Manager   Brothers and Sisters, the holidays are rolling in and there is no place to hide, so be out there and enjoy it.  I want to thank you for making me a part of your lives and I want to thank you for allowing me to be your Brother.   I would...

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