LOCAL UNION 890 NEWS BRIEFS
IBEW HOUR POWER AWARD NOMINATIONS
Use the link below to nominate someone for the 2017 IBEW Hour Power Journeyman of the Year, Apprentice of the Year or Instructor of the Year. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2017.
CThe next Union Meeting will be on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The door prize is $300.00 must be present to win.
IBEW Local Union 890 Offering Free Child ID Kits
There is nothing more important to the IBEW than our members and their families’ safety and well-being. Every year, approximately 800,000 children in the U.S. go missing. To help our members protect their children and grandchildren, the IBEW has joined the National Child Identification Program, to provide FREE Child ID Kits.
A Child ID Kit is a simple, yet effective tool to help families maintain current descriptive information about their children. The kit allows law enforcement authorities to scan the child’s fingerprints form the completed Child ID Kit into the National Crime Information Center database, to assist in locating a missing child. Completing the kit is simple – fill out the fingerprint identification card with the most recent information and follow the instructions for the fingerprint and DNA sections. Store the card in a safe place and only turn it over to authorities in the case of an emergency.
The FREE Child ID Kits for members are available for pick-up at the Local 890 Hall.
Members may purchase additional kits at $4.95, which is half the usual cost. For additional kits, please visit http://childidprogram.com/order-now.
What are PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
and WHY DO THEY MATTER?
When public taxpayer dollars go to a public construction project, we expect accountability. Wisconsin residents count on experienced contractors and highly-skilled workers from the community to safely complete construction projects on-time and on-budget, and done the right way the first time.
It's the Wisconsin Way.
PLAs safeguard taxpayers, help keep our workers safe, often ensure support for job training and apprenticeship programs, and even contain hiring preferences for groups like veterans and local workers to make sure that Wisconsin families have jobs – not cut-rate companies and unskilled labor from out-of-state.
Project Labor Agreements are used regularly by big companies in the private sector on major projects because these businesses know how to keep costs down. Shouldn’t government do the same thing?
Tell your Legislators to: Put Wisconsin First, Stand up for Wisconsin Workers and Businesses, and Oppose Prevailing Wage Repeal.
Please click on the links below to learn more:
Code of Excellence Classes
Date: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Local 890 Classroom A
Requirement: Must have current dues receipt
Sign-up: e-mail or call the hall firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-752-0321
Completion of the class will be a requirement to work at the Riverside Power Plant jobsite.
OSHA 10 Online Class (not affiliated with Local 890) (click on link below)
FALL 2017 CLASSES Local 890:
Conduit Bending - This course will introduce students to the different types of conduit and the mathematics involved in bending. The majority of this class will be spent in a laboratory setting with hands-on exposure making different types of bends in various sizes of conduit geared towards the beginner. (This course is a requirement for apprenticeship years 1 or 2. Apprentices will have priority sign-up for this class, all others will be put on a waiting list and notified prior to the class if space is available).
CLASS IS FULL
Materials Needed: NJATC Conduit Bending and Fabrication textbook and Lab manual, pencils, paper and calculator.
Class Fee: $25 Textbook: $77.70
Instructor: Craig Ibeling Starts: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Duration: 10 Weeks
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CEUs: 30
CE Intro to the Trade - If you’re new to the electrical industry, unfamiliar with some of the specialty tools and materials and want or need to get more familiar with our ways, this class will help. From residential to commercial to industrial jobsites there are so many different aspects to the electrical field that you will spend your career learning new things. Get started right!
Materials Needed: Pencil, Paper, and Calculator
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Adam Dolgner Starts: Monday, October 16, 2017 Duration: 4 Weeks
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CEUs: 12
American Heart Association First Aid/CPR - Safety on the job and in everyday life is important. The ability to react calmly and perform lifesaving measures in an emergency situation is critical to how well or how bad the outcome might be. This course will give students the knowledge and proper technique in rendering assistance when it’s needed most. (This course issues a two-year First Aid/CPR Card). Note: student limit is 12 for this class.
Materials Needed: None
Class Fee: $33
Instructor: Jeff Toberman Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Classroom: A Time: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CEUs: none
Note: Payment upon registration is required to secure your enrollment in the class. CPR and CPR/First Aid classes are limited to 8 students, all other classes are limited to 20 students.
Please click here to register online for Local 890 classes or print corresponding registration form and mail with payment to the Local Union 890 office.
For a List of State of Wisconsin Approved Courses for CEUs:
WEEBF Health & Welfare Plan Description Booklet
By clicking on the following link, you will be directed the Wisconsin Electrical Employees Benefit Fund (WEEBF) website to the Health & Welfare Plan Description Booklet. This booklet contains valuable information about available benefits.
Looking for a pharmacy?
Visit www.savrx.com to find a list of covered pharmacies in your area. Click on 'Locations', enter WEEEBF for group number, and your zip code.
Anthem Network Providers
With the switch to the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan, some Network Providers have changed. For a list of Providers in your area visit www.anthem.com. The plan to select is the "Blue Preferred Plus (POS)". Please contact the hall with any questions.
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