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To: All 702 Members Employed at Clay Electric Cooperative

Dear Members:

The 2017 Quarterly Meetings will be held at the Flora Depot located at 223 W. Railroad St., Flora, IL on the following dates:

· Monday, March 27th @ 4:15 p.m.

· Monday, June 19th @ 4:15 p.m.

· Monday, September 18th @ 4:15 p.m.

· Monday, December 18th @ 4:15 p.m.

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The call for March, 10 2017 to Martin Electric at SIPC has been filled.

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To:  All members at Wayne White Electric Coop. (Inside & Outside Groups)

A special meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in the basement of the Wayne County Courthouse.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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The calls for  March 3, 2017 to Hayes Mechanical have been filled.

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IBEW Local 702 has new Lead Organizer

for Prairie State Generating Company

On Tuesday, February 14th, IBEW Local 702 Business Manager Steve Hughart appointed the Local’s President, James “Jimmy” Sanchez, to be the Lead Organizer for the Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC).

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IBEW Local 702 has new Lead Organizer

for Prairie State Generating Company

On Tuesday, February 14th, IBEW Local 702 Business Manager Steve Hughart appointed the Local’s President, James “Jimmy” Sanchez, to be the Lead Organizer for the Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC).

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Learn about what the IBEW and Local Union No. 702 can do for you!

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The NECA/IBEW 702 JATC will be having a 2017 National Electric Code Significant Change class.  The dates are April 4th, April 6th, and April 11th, 2017, all starting at 5:30 p.m.

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IBEW Organizes over 1,400 BGE Workers

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) recently prevailed in a representational election for the workers at Baltimore Gas & Electric.

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2nd Annual IBEW Local 702 Bass Tournament

 

The Tournament will be put on by the Local’s RENEW Committee and will take place on April 15th, 2017 at Lake of Egypt from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 

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To:  All 702 Members Employed at Coles Moultrie Electric Cooperative

The 2017 Quarterly Meetings will be held at the American Legion Post 88 located at 1903 Maple Avenue, Mattoon, IL on the following dates:

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To:  All 702 Members Employed at Norris Electric Cooperative

The 2017 Quarterly Meetings will be held at the Knights of Columbus No. 1704 located at 707 S. Van Buren St., Newton, IL 62448 on the following dates:

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On Monday, October 17th, in advance of the 60-day contractual requirement, the Union and Company agreed to exchange opening letters.  Dates are being scheduled and it is encouraging to see both sides are interested in achieving a new contract before the expiration date.

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On Monday, October 10th, 2016, IBEW Local 702 appointed Mr. Heath McGill as Steward of the Lab Department at the Sikeston Power Station.

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Members covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement at the City of Sikeston in the Street and Park Departments ratify the first contract on September 29th, 2016.

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The members of the newly formed Bargaining Unit of the City of Sikeston Street and Park Departments are hereby notified of a special meeting.

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In an effort to provide our membership as much information as possible, we have updated all of the negotiated benefit plans between the Union and the Cooperative on our webpage for all three (3) groups represented by IBEW Local Union No. 702.

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On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, at the request of Craig Shemwell to be releived of his Steward duties, the Local Union notified Cairo Public Utility Manager Larry Klein that Richie Pitcher had been appointed the Steward for the Gas Department.

 

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The Union met with the membership of the SEMO Electric Cooperative Clerical Group on Tuesday, May 31st after work to discuss the naming of a new Steward.  The current Steward, Martin Ward, had been out on an extended illness and his return to work is undetermined.

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Earlier in the year, IBEW Local 702 filed a grievance on SEMO Cooperative management personnel for performing bargaining unit work ~ check reads on meters. The Union and Cooperative met on July 29th to discuss the issue at length, during which the Manager requested additional time to investigate the matter on his side, to which the Union agreed.

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On March 22nd, 2011, IBEW Local 702 prepared a grievance which it eventually filed with the Cooperative on the assignment of meter change outs to the Engineering Technician classification, and not to the Serviceman classification. The Parties met on July 29th to fully explore and explain the matter. Cooperative General Manager Reuben Jeane asserted to the Union during that meeting that he believed he could straighten the matter out with some increased attention on the assignment of such tickets.

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Union defines agreement with Cooperative on Paid Time Off at time Separation or Retirement

 

 

 

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OSHA: Don't use stepladders for unintended purposes

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Noncontact Electrical Tester Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock or Burn Hazard

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Eagle GFCI Analysis Newsletter dated February 24, 2010. 

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Employers must post OSHA 300 logs.

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DOT issues TWD ban for commercial truck, bus drivers.

 

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The National Safety Council offers information on its "Surviving the Cold Weather".

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New eTool available on OSHA's web site: Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution.

 

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OSHA's new National Emphasis Program on recordkeeping.

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IBEW 2009 Fall Safety Caucus

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National Safety Council's 2009 Fall Labor Division Meeting.

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Snakes in the Meter Base.

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Alert: Loadbreak Bushing Inserts Missing Ground (Drain) Wires!

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The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a safety bulletin on the hazards of Suspension Trauma and Orthostatic Intolerance.

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Homelite, Husky and Black Max Generators Recall

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Safety Bulletin from Miller.

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Verizon Fuel Cards will be activated July 20, 2009.

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire

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NEW PAY INCREASES AND RETRO PAY

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Verizon Retirees

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OSHA Schedules Hearing on Cranes and Derricks Rulemaking

 

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DOL/MSHA Issue Safety Alert on Man Lifts and Bucket Trucks.

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The following incident involved a welder who was adjusting the pressure on an oxygen regulator.

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National Safety Council Resource Documents

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National Safety Council News and Alerts, 2/13/09

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SAFTENG.net 2/11/09 update

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