Local 10 News Archive

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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...

  • Training the new generation of Stewards

    Local 10 has started 2016 with training.  Officers received their training in January.  Stewards are being trained February 4th and 16th.  International  Representative Julie Cosenza, International Representative Jim Ayrer conducted the training at the Local 10 office.  The training included topics...

  • Injury free for 3 and a half years

    On January 27, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the Plattsburgh Division of N.Y.S.E.G.'s annual Safety Breakfast. Local Union Officers have been attending this event for about sixteen years. What made the Safety Breakfast this year special was that they were celebrating three and one-half...

  • Steward Training

    Happy New Year and I hope you had an enjoyable holiday season.  Local 10 IBEW started off the year with training for all its officers.  I requested the training from the International IBEW Representatives in an effort to give the officers of Local 10 the tools to represent the members to the best...

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    In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Eighty-seven years ago today, a great American, humanitarian, and civil rights activist was born; Martin Luther King, Jr.  In his far-too-short life, the Reverend Dr. King appealed to the conscience of our nation, held our great country to its highest ideals, and challenged all of us to see, and...

  • Happy Holidays

    It's been a busy year for Local 10 IBEW.  There were negotiations with NYSEG, Electrical Cooperatives and Power Plants, and the election of the Local Union Officers.  That took us all into this Holiday Season.  It seems to go so fast! Please take time to enjoy yourself and those you care about...

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    Officer and Steward Trainings

    Training will take place for all Officers of Local 10 during the first week in January, 2016.  The training will be provided by IBEW International officer, in an effort to make your Local Union officers as educated as possible in their job.  Business Manager/Financial Secretary, Gary Bonker is also...

  • /Political Action

    PSC Advances Transmission Upgrade

    The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today voted to further its Alternating Current Transmission Proceeding which will now advance to a competitive process managed by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Today’s action limited the new transmission lines to...

  • Retirees Coming Back to Work

    Recently the Company, in your separation discussions has asked about your availability for CONTRACTOR or CONTINGENT WORKER status, i.e. returning to work.  You have retired by choice from the Company and have supported yourself and your families during your careers here. As former members of SCU-7...

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    Get Your IBEW Local 10 T-Shirt

    IBEW Local 10 now has T-Shirts available for purchase.  The cost is $15 and they are on sale at the union office. 

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    Buy Union this holiday season

    Tis the season for gift giving! Hanukkah starts December 6th, then it's Christmas, Kwanzaa and so much more in between. Whatever the celebration, wrap up something awesome from the Labor 411 Gift Guide. Union Made guarantees a quality gift that will put a smile on anyone's face. See the first part...

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