LOCAL UNION 890 NEWS BRIEFS 2018 Union Dues: $40.02 / month$120.06 / Quarter$480.24 / Year
Union Meeting: Due to the July 4th holiday, the next Union Meeting will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The door prize is $150.00 must be present to win.
Electrical Worker Job Fair - Hosted by IBEW Local 890 Are you or someone you know interested in joining the IBEW? Join us at our job fair. This is your opportunity to meet with some of the most progressive electrical contractors, both large and small, that are looking for electricians interested in not only better wages and working conditions but also in expanding their knowledge of the trade or an apprenticeship. If you are an electrician and want to start a career with a great wage, health insurance, pension, and so much more, you don't want to miss this event. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Time: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: Pontiac Convention Center 2809 N. Pontiac Dr. Janesville, WI
Prayers for Brother Brad Meglic While working at Linde, an industrial gas supplier facility in the Town of Beloit, on Monday evening (June 4) LU 890 Brother Brad Meglic sustained injuries from an explosion. He was transported to UW Hospital in Madison and has second and third degree burns. We are asking that you keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time while he recovers from his injuries. Brad has been a member of Local 890 since 1993 and is part of the Executive Board.
Update on Brother Brad Meglic's condition: Brad is severely burned and still at UW Hospital Madison. However, he is doing well and keeping a positive spirit during his recovery. A monetary collection for the Meglic family has been started at the union hall to assist with added expenses while Brad recovers. Friends of the Meglic family have started a Go Fund Me account for those who wish to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-brad-meglic-family
RENEW Committee Volunteers - Promoting the Electrical Trade at Beloit Memorial High School
Wednesday, May 30th, marks the first volunteering event for the newly formed RENEW Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LU 890. RENEW (reenergizing next generation electrical workers) is comprised of younger members of our local Union- who are looking to serve our communities, families, and those who are in need. As a group, we will be focusing on public service through volunteering, fund raising for charities, supporting our local students, and promoting the trades to younger generations. LU 890 RENEW partnered with Beloit Memorial High School’s construction program students, to design/build low voltage training lab stations for use by students in the Construction-3 curriculum. The event was hosted by BMHS. IBEW LU 890 membership made a donation to the BMHS Construction Program for $1000- to fund this training event. BMHS instructor Mike Wagner coordinated the event with LU 890 RENEW President Shawn Carlson- ensuring the event was a success. With (6) volunteer electricians on hand- we were able to partner each electrician with 2-3 students- and explain the construction and application of the training labs. In total- five new lab stations were constructed and tested. Thirteen BMHS students were in attendance for the event. We will be partnering with Mr. Wagner and the BMHS Construction Program in the future to hold more training opportunities- and promoting the electrical trade and the benefits of union membership. Local 890 is proud to recognize members Tyler Bemus, Jon Hollister, Michael Morehart, LU 890 Vice President Daniel Reuter, and Benjamin Trappe for their instruction and time in assisting students with the build. LU 890 would also like to give a special thanks to Mr. Mike Wagner (instructor) and the students of BMHS Construction Program for the great opportunity to help grow their much-needed program, and in making this night a success. We are Beloit Proud.
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.
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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.