Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shut Down in Local 300 Vermont - Call Now To Confirm Availability

WE just received word of a shut down in Local 300, Montpelier Vermont. According to our information the shut down is beginning right around March 1. Currently there are 40 on Book I and 63 on Book II. They will be looking for 70 workers for the shut down and expect to have refusals from many of those on the books already.

Sign 8:30AM - 3:30 PM at the hall - bring your dues receipt.
We suggest that you call there before taking the drive. With work as slow as it is across the country things change quickly. The number to the hall is (802) 864-5864 - Business Manager Jeff Wimette. Find the address by clicking on Vermont in the Tramp Guide page located in the Traveling Info Box on this site.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Here Are The Latest Out Of Town Work Updates

Here are the Out of Town Work Updates and recent additional requests from our members in regard to possibilities of work in other locals across the country. Most locals are in the same situation that we are and at best expect to pick up in the Spring and Summer. We have also been asked to check on work that will be available in Haiti, which we have included here.

The best bet for us seems to be one of the closest locals

Local 236 Albany - they expect to hire a lot of travelers this Spring. If you haven't signed their book and you are interested in working there you should sign there asap between 7:30 am and 4PM (excluding lunch).

ALSO L.U. 41 in Buffalo NY Looks like they will have work this summer. The book can be signed 8-5 Mon-Fri, you must bring a drivers license and dues receipt.
S-3546 California Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Other locals with possibilities are:

L.U. 295 Little Rock, Arkansas - Nuclear One Outage in March 2010.
59 on Book I - 79 on Book II $22.84 wage, $3.75 Annuity, H/W $5.00 Assessments 6.5%
Call them at (501) 562-2244

L.U. 223 in Lakeville MA. is in the planning stages for construction of a major movie studio. To sign Book II you just need a dues receipt.
111 Rhode Island Rd.
PO Box 1238
Lakeville, MA 02347
(508) 947-8555

Local Union 229 in York Pennsylvania has a new power plant starting. They have 450 men on Book II, It will be a couple of months before they will get to new signs. All are welcome to come and sign. You will need your dues receipt to sign. Hours are 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Local 716 - Houston, TX - there are 450 on Book II and they are looking at Spring or Summer before work picks up.

Others we checked that were NOT as promising were:

Local 306 Akron, Ohio - 130 Book I, 125 Book II Maybe work in Spring

Local 456 New Brunswick NJ is not putting out Book II

Local 728 - Ft. Lauderdale - no work, very slow

Local 934 - Kingsport, TN - no work at this time, very slow

Local 681 - Wichita TX - there are 70 on Book II, very slow


YOU MUST SIGN BOOK II in Local 756 Daytona Beach, Florida
work is about two months away. The plan for housing workers is to use cruise ships.(There are no hotels to stay in)

As always, if you hear of a local that you think we should contact besides the ones we are checking please call our Referral Agent Ross Olivieri

Check The Official IBEW Local 363 Blog Or Just Click On The "Traveling Opportunities Box" On Our New Website For Out Of Town Work Updates

We believe that our membership needs to be aware of every possible work opportunity available across the country in these trying economic times.

Local 363 is in constant contact with local unions across the country in an effort to gather and pass employment information along to our members.

Many times our members will report possibilities and leads that they have heard to us. We encourage our Brothers and Sisters to share ALL INFORMATION they hear so that we can confirm and share that information with our entire membership.

IBEW Local 363 is committed to do everything possible to investigate every lead and to help our members become employed in addition to our efforts to help our contractors secure work in our territory.

Please check back on this blog frequently for information pertaining to out of town work opportunities.

Please continue to call in any information you may have so we can verify and post it for Local 363 members.