Local 10 News Archive

  • What is a union?

    The dictionary tells us that Unions are: An organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests.  Fair enough, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Unions began in the mid-nineteenth century. They've been around a long time....

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  • Memorial Day Message

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, as Labor Day is generally recognized as the end. Bar-b-ques and parties will be plenty. Many will attend memorials and visit cemeteries also, remembering those in the Armed Forces that gave their lives. Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday that is...

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    Solidarity with Verizon Workers

    Nearly 40,000 CWA and IBEW members including 15,000 hardworking New Yorkers are on strike for good jobs and a fair contract at Verizon. These members are your neighbors, they pay taxes and buy goods in your community, they are your sisters and brothers in the labor movement, and now they need your...

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    Passing of Brother Mark Schultz

    It is with the deepest regret that we inform you that longtime Local 10 member Mark Schultz has passed away on May 16, 2016. Mark was the Chief Garage Mechanic in Auburn NY. Please keep Mark and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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    Electric Safety Month 2016

    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. It serves as a foundation to educate people about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. For our union, Electric Safety is paramount. According to OSHA, following...

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    Albany Legislation would make assaulting utility workers a felony

    This article first appeared in Newsday.   Assaulting a utility worker who is performing an "essential service" would become a class-D felony under a bill re-introduced in the State Legislature Tuesday.   The bill, supported by PSEG Long Island and leaders of its unionized work force, would put...

  • Safety is our responsibility

    I can think of no more important of a subject to talk with you about then going home after work in the same condition as when you came to work. Safety, it is our responsibility.  To make sure we do everything we can do to make our job safe.  From the planning of the job, the execution of the job,...

  • Safety is our top priority

    As Business Manager of Local 10, I have to make a lot of decisions, some easier than others. You may not be aware that IBERDROLA USA at the time, and now AVANGRID put together the "Strategic Safety Board/Skilled Safety Panel" to align the safety practices of NYSEG, CMP and RGE. This includes the...

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    Meeting Notice

    Informational Union Meetings in Ithaca, Mechanicville and Brewster will no longer be held due to lack of attendance. All Regular Union Meetings will continue to be held on the dates and at the times as posted on the "IBEW Local 10" website and "Members Only" newsletter.

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    CWA and IBEW Go On Strike at Verizon

    After trying for ten months to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia plan to go on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 if a fair agreement is not reached by then. With strikes in multiple states, the Verizon strike will be by far the largest work...

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    The Utility Worker Assault Bill

    Support A4738-A (Moya)/S2251-A (LARKIN) This legislation elevates assault of a utility worker in the second degree to a class D felony; includes an employee of an entity governed by the public service law within such provisions.    Utility workers, who perform vital services, are, with increasing...

  • What is the TPP?

    Message from Business Manager Gary L. Bonker    I would like to talk with you about something that could hurt the working men and women of America. It's the "Trans-Pacific Partnership" (TPP). The TPP is an outsourcing deal, not a trade deal. The auto rules of origin are so low that a car or truck...

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    Upstate Energy Jobs Coalition

    New York Lawmakers Fight for the Future. Because of your efforts, multiple lawmakers are also fighting for a secure energy future for upstate New York. Assemblyman Will Barclay and Senator Patty Ritchie have introduced two important pieces of legislation. Assembly bill A8688 and Senate bill S06476A...

  • Unions make a difference in people's lives

    Unions have long been part of our nation's history, fighting for BETTER pay, safer working conditions, health care and retirement benefits, educations and civic participation. Unions have brought different voices together and their struggles have elevated the working conditions, the standard of...

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    Reasons to thank unions

    Weekends All breaks at work, including lunch. Paid Vacation... Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Sick Leave Social Security Minimum Wage Civil Rights Act/Title Vll (Prohibits Employer Discrimination 8-hour work day Overtime pay Child Labor Laws Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) 40 hour work...

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