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.
2018 Union Dues:
$40.02 / month $120.06 / Quarter $480.24 / Year
The next Union Meeting will be on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The door prize is $400.00 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)
CLASSES Local 890:
Arc Flash - Electrical incidents are more costly and often more fatal than other workplace incidents. This course will introduce students to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, “The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”, and the requirements for electrical arc flash and arc blast protection. (This course issues a one-year Arc Flash Training card).
(This course is approved for 8 hours of Wisconsin State Electrical Credentialing)
Materials Needed: Pencils and paper.
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Kevin Bollendorf Starts: January 9 & 11, 2018 Duration: 2 Sessions
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. CEU/HRS: 8
Journeyman Exam Prep - This class will work toward the skills needed to successfully navigate the Wisconsin Electrical Journeyman exam. Students should enter this course with a strong knowledge of the National Electrical Code and its layout. The focus will be on memory, attention-to-detail, time management and basic fundamental calculations. Week 5 (five) requires mandatory attendance, and is a 3 (three) hour mock exam session. (This class is approved for 15.5 hours of Wisconsin State Electrical Credentialing). ALL CLASSES MUST BE ATTENDED FOR CREDENTIALING CREDIT.
Materials Needed: 2011 NFPA 70, pencils, paper & calculator (students may bring a 2014 edition, but the state exam is based on the 2011 at this time).
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Greg Phillips Starts: January 10, 2018 Duration: 6 Sessions
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CEU/HRS: 15.5
Intro. to Basic Motor Controls - From switches to complex PLCs, control systems are everywhere. In this introductory course on motor controls, students will develop a very basic understanding of the evolution and variety of uses in motor control. Students will learn the differences between IEC and NEMA, schematic and wiring diagrams, and the fundamentals of the holding circuit. Reading and drawing ladder diagrams will also be introduced. (This course is approved for 12 hours of Wisconsin State Electrical Credentialing). ALL CLASSES MUST BE ATTENDED FOR CREDENTIALING CREDIT. 10 Student Limit for this class.
CLASS IS FULL / PLEASE CONTACT LU 890 OFFICE TO GET PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Materials Needed: Pencils and paper.
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Brad Meglic Starts: January 15, 2018 Duration: 4 Sessions
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CEU/HRS: 12
Grounding & Bonding I - Grounding is an important aspect of the electrical industry and safety. There are many ways to achieve the performance requirements of the NEC. Article 250 is the longest article in the code at 29 pages of detailed information. Part I of this two-part course, studies the purpose of Grounded and Ungrounded systems, Service Grounding & Bonding, Grounding Electrodes, Grounding Electrode Conductor sizing and the performance and prescriptive aspects of Article 250 Parts I – V.
(This course is approved for 15 hours of Wisconsin State Electrical Credentialing). ALL 15 HOURS MUST BE ATTENDED FOR CREDENTIALING CREDIT.
Materials Needed: NJATC Applied Grounding & Bonding textbook (based on the 2017 NEC), Current edition of the NEC, pencils, paper and calculator.
Class Fee: $25 Textbook: $56.67
Instructor: Mark Hady Starts: January 23, 2018 Duration: 5 Sessions
Classroom: A Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CEU/HRS: 15
Note: Payment upon registration is required to secure your enrollment in the class. Classes are limited to 20 students, unless otherwise indicated in the Class posting.
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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