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Arturo Silva Jr.

Today, Friday, April 28th, 2017, on Worker’s Memorial Day, we pause for a moment to honor one of our own, Brother Arturo Silva, Jr.


The State of Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced a position is open for a temporary Electrician at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.


Please be advised, we will be swapping over to a new website on Monday, May 1st, at approximately 9:00 a.m. (CST).


4-18-2017 Ameren Illinois Contract Negotiations Update

Today, April 18th, 2017, contract negotiations continued with Ameren Illinois as the Company brought their Benefits Department, led by Ms. Lisa Roseland, to the table to present and explain all of the Company’s benefit-related proposals.  The main topic of discussion was the transferring of the IP members into management’s “Options Plan” for medical and prescription drug coverage, the same plan that the CIPS members participate in.


Joint Communication from Ameren Illinois Company and IBEW System Council

Ameren Illinois Company and IBEW System Council (51, 309, 702, & 649) met today [4-5-2017] to exchange proposals and start negotiations.

The Parties exchanged proposals and addressed clarifying questions and both sides believe that we are making good progress.

The Parties reached a tentative agreement on two (2) issues, and the Company withdrew two (2) proposals as well.

The next meeting will be on April 18th and several other dates have been set.

Should any questions come up regarding the proposals or the negotiating process, bargaining unit members should direct their questions to their Union representatives.


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