Friday, July 30, 2010

HIRE ACT Checks Out - Paperwork Safe For Our Members To Sign

Last week, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (HR 2847). The law includes several major tax provisions designed to promote job growth as the nation’s economy continues to recover from recession.

The “Hire Now Tax Cut” provides $13 billion in tax breaks to qualified employers both in the form of payroll forgiveness for Social Security taxes paid for qualified new hires, as well as a tax credit for keeping those employees on payroll for 52 consecutive weeks.

We have consulted with our attorneys and you can feel free to sign any form related to the HIRE Act that the employer asks you to sign.

Thank you to everybody for complying with the delay.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


PLEASE DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING for your contractor in regard to "THE HIRE ACT" tax incentive program.

IBEW Local 363 is examining this program and we are looking into how to proceed.

Check back here soon for updates about THE HIRE ACT and how it will affect our membership.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Out Of Town Work Update 7-19-10

Local Union 1316 Macon, Georgia

Local Union 1316 has reported to us that they will be hiring from Book II in the near future for some Power House work. Anyone who is interested in signing their Book II should call Ross Olivieri ASAP at (845)783-3500. Ross will explain what the process is for you to sign the book and the requirements for the resign. If you are looking to travel to this local please call Ross right away.

Local 910 Watertown New York

Local 910 will also be hiring travelers for work in their jurisdiction soon. The information you need to sign the Book at Local 910 is as follows:
Sign between 8-10 in Plattsburgh and 8-4 in Watertown. The way it works is that there are two locations to sign but one actual referral book.
Resign is 30 days or less in person, by fax, mail or online.
Call Local 910 for directions or with any further questions:

IBEW Local 910 - Watertown (315) 782-5630 tel
(315) 788-5701 fax

As always, if any of our Brothers or Sisters in the construction division have a traveling tip they want to share or work opportunities to be checked out - please call Ross Olivieri in our referral office. We will post all information we get in order to pass it on to our members who are interested in traveling to other locals to work.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Anheuser Busch INBEV Workers Reach Out To IBEW Local 363

Workers at the building on Stewart Airport property known as the "Bud Can Plant" were always treated very well by the company.

"Bud" was an All-American company then.

Now that's all changed. "Bud" is no longer an American owned product.

It was sold to a company from Belgium called Inbev - now the worlds largest beer brewer.

That's not the only change that is coming. The workers are being held hostage to promises of cutbacks that the company openly brags will line the pockets of the top 40 Executives with millions of dollars that used to belong in the workers pockets.

There are already riots in Europe because of this companys detrimental actions in regard to its labor force.

Seeing the handwriting on the wall, the workers in the Newburgh plant contacted the IBEW Local 363 and asked the local to help them organize.

These workers need a contract. There has been an overwhelming effort and response by the workers to bring in local 363.

Please support these fellow workers and future IBEW Local 363 members in their goal to become organized

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July To All IBEW Local 363 Members

Happy Fourth of July to all members of IBEW Local 363. We live in the greatest country in the world where we can say what we wish and do whatever we want to do.

We have rights in this country that do not exist in most countries. We should cherish those rights and exercise them as we feel the need.

No American should ever be be intimidated or threatened in retaliation for defending those rights.

Happy Independence Day!