Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABINBEV MCC Workers Choose IBEW Local 363 In NLRB Election

The workers at the ABINBEV Metal Container Corporation have choosen IBEW Local 363 to represent them in collective bargaining in an election that was held on Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28 by the National Labor Relations Board.

These workers manufacture the cans for Budweiser Beer and other beverage companies affiliated with the company which is now called ABINBEV after the sale of the Anheuser Busch Company to INBEV - a Belgium owned company.

This campaign started approximately 6 months ago and there was a tremendous amount of work put into this effort by countless workers at the plant and by IBEW Local 363. This is a solid group of workers who are very proud to become members of the IBEW and especially of Local 363.

They understand the power associated with having a written contract to work under. With the sale of AB, the workers knew they had to take steps of their own to protect themselves and they contacted Local 363 to make that happen. They picked the right union!

We are glad they had the courage to take those steps and we welcome them into the IBEW. There are 164 NEW IBEW 363 members now because of their courage and effort to band together to join the union and to speak with one voice.

Once again, welcome to IBEW Local 363!

IBEW Local 363 Clambake Will Be Held On September 18, 2010

Business Manager John Maraia has announced that the Annual IBEW Local 363 Clambake will be held as scheduled on September 18, 2010 at The Platzl Brauhaus at 127 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY 10970 from 9:30AM - 5:30PM.

Tickets CANNOT be purchased at the door.

If you have not purchased a ticket yet you can still do so by mail as long as a check for $50.00 made out to the IBEW Local 363 Clambake is received in the Harriman union office by 9/10/10.

If you are HAND DELIVERING a check you can purchase a clambake ticket up to the day prior to the bake at the Harriman Office.

Remember there are NO DOOR SALES - so act now if you are planning to attend. Hope to see you there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Out Of Town Work Update - Updated August 27

For any of our Brothers and Sisters who are interested in traveling we have just been informed of an opportunity in the North East:

IBEW Local 7 Sprinfield, Ma will be hiring travelers soon. They have a couple of big switch yards that they will be starting soon. Here is the contactinfor for IBEW Local 7:

IBEW Local 7
185 Industry Avenue
Springfield, Ma. 01104

(413) 734- 7137 Tel
(413) 746-4568 Fax

Business Manager Daniel D'Alma

Call Local 7 for signing and resigning information

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Out Of Town Work Updates 8- 17-10

We have beem informed that the following IBEW Locals will be looking for people soon.

IBEW Local 1579 Augusta, Georgia - They have a NUKE Plant that has just started. Come the Fall of 2010 they will be looking for up to 600 electricians. Here is their contact info:

IBEW Local 1579
1250 Reynolds Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901
(706) 722-6357 tel
(706) 724-9792 fax


IBEW Local 1547 Anchorage Alaska - looking for men now - Must have State License - can take 4 hour code book test.

Here is the contact information for Local 1547

IBEW Local 1547
3333b Denali Street, Siute 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

(907) 272-6571 tel
(907) 777-7255 fax
webmaster @ibew1547.org

As always, we are constantly checking throughout the country for leads to help our unemployed Brothers and Sisters who wish to travel get the proper and most updated information.

Also, if any of our members hear of any local union that they would like us to call to inquire about work for travelers - please call Ross Olivieri in our referral office and he will contact the
local(s) requested.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Taylor $100 Million Biomass Facility To Receive Loan Guarantee

Taylor Biomass in Montgomery should be able to move forward with its plans to build its first biomass gasification plant to convert trash to electricity.

The US Department of Energy has given initial approval, and is ready to give the final OK, for $100 million in loan guarantees for the project.

Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Maurice Hinchey and other politiciansjoined IBEW Local 363, Building Trades Officials and company leaders, including President James Taylor, to make the announcement.

Schumer called Taylor a visionary.

“His work with our help is going to make the world a better place,” he said.

Taylor now hopes to break ground on construction this fall.

“Senator and congressman, I would ask you to extend your invitation to President Obama and Secretary [of Energy] Chu to put on their schedule sometime around October 15, 2010 to put the shovel in the ground in Montgomery,” he told the lawmakers at a news conference at his office.

There is a project-labor agreement that's in place for this project so we are pushing for this project to move forward.

We have been working closely with Jim Taylor for years hoping we would see this project come to life. It is as close as you can be right now - let's keep our fingers crossed.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Urgent: Important Notice About The IBEW Local 363 Clambake

This is an important notice to all members about the IBEW Local 363 Annual Clambake. The ticket orders for this years clambake have been extremely slow. We understand the economic situation has contributed heavily to this situation but under the circumstances we are obligated to send out this reminder notice.

We strongly encourage all Brothers and Sisters of IBEW Local 363 who want to attend this years bake to act now and send in their check for $50.00.

We have a deadline to meet in order to book the event. At this time we do not have enough tickets sold to have the bake.

We have until August 18th to have the number of tickets sold to book. We are between 70 and 100 tickets short of booking.

If you have not sent in a check yet please do that THIS WEEK. You can send it to the Harriman Office and write clambake on the envelope and makes your check to:

IBEW Local 363 Clambake for $50.00.

If there are not enough tickets sold to book any member who sent in their check will be refunded their money.

We will inform the membership of any developments.