Right now more than 40,000 men and women at Verizon and Verizon Wireless are still on strike – standing up against rich and powerful interests to make sure the needs of working families are met.
Can you join us in Royal Oak on Saturday at 10am to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at CWA. Read More...
I hope you’re doing well. Quick request today, we need help with a poll the Livingston Daily newspaper in Michigan is running on support for Rover. The poll is at the bottom of this article: Feds seek input on ET Rover pipeline
We were at 91% in support yesterday but the Sierra Club shared on their Facebook page and that’s slipped to around 54% in support. Read More...
We have made some changes to our out-of-work books guidelines and procedures. (Please see the attached.)
Effective immediately Local 17 will no longer remove applicants off of the books for three turndowns (gigs). Instead, you will remain on the books but will be placed at the bottom of the list. Read More... Download: OUT-OF-WORK GUIDELINES.pdf
We are proud to have been featured as the cover story in The Electrical Worker for the February 2015 edition, "Motown's Energy Makeover" Please see the attached article or view the link below.
http://www.ibew.org/articles/15ElectricalWorker/EW1502/index. Read More... Download: Electrical Worker February 2015.pdf
Thank you for your interest in Local 17!
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is a 725,000-member strong, world-respected labor organization. Since 1891, the IBEW has worked to build an empowered work force and partnered with employers that face the challenges of an evolving economy and developing technologies. Read More...
TEN WAYS TO KILL A UNION
DON’T COME TO THE MEETINGS.
BUT IF YOU DO COME – COME LATE.
IF THE WEATHER DOESN’T SUIT YOU, -- DON’T COME.
IF YOU DO ATTEND A MEETING -- FIND FAULT WITH THE WORK OF THE OFFICERS AND OTHER MEMBERS.
NEVER ACCEPT AN OFFICE -- IT’S EASIER TO CRITICIZE THAN TO DO THINGS. Read More...
I hope this weeks commentary helps keep you apprised of current events and their effect on the market, and I also hope you find the fun info below interesting as well. Feel free to contact me if I can Help you in any way
Have a Great Day
Rob C. Read More...