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Our Annual Golf Outing will be held Friday, June 17th!! Read further for more information and to view the flyer.
On Wednesday, April 27, we had an Employee Appreciation, Get Fit and a Final Walk for Jimmy Taylor. Although the weather was less than cooperating, the day was still a HUGE SUCCESS! We had 25 walkers/runners who weathered the on again/off again rain at 9 A.M. This group included Jimmy's wife, Karen, daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ryan Will and their children, Emily (4) and Lyle (2).
At 10:30 everyone gathered at the EDC to continue to celebrate Jimmy's life. As you walked in the door, tickets for a $450.00 Cardinal package, consisting of 2 box seats and a $250.00 gift card, were being sold. Next up was Curt Collins and his "famous and truly the best" popcorn - $1.00 a bag; next was Kenny Johnson selling 50/50 tickets.
ATTENTION: All members who have ever had a security clearance at a Nuclear Facility. We don't know the number of IBEW members if any that were impacted by the breach. The U. S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) systems were compromised and these systems included information related to the background investigations of current, former and prospective Federal Government Employees, as well as other individuals for whom a Federal background investigation was conducted. Members who were impacted will be contacted directly by the OPM.
On October 27th the Company issued a letter to all of you discussing many issues at the plant. Among these issues were Employee Benefits, Protocol Teams, Union Activity, and Safety. There are several statements in the letter that should trouble you as employees at PSGC.
PSGC, had billions of dollars worth of contracts signed before they ever broke ground on the plant that you work in today.Â They protected their future before they ever hired the first employee.Â Now they ask you to trust that they will protect your future, the only way to truly protect your future is through a union contract.
ÂThank you for taking the time to stop in and check out the IBEW. As many of you are already aware, the IBEW is actively helping the employees of Prairie State Energy Campus form a union. Union membership has many advantages, these advantages are as follows.
Your right to talk about the union is protected under FEDERAL LAW!
Signing a union authorization card is the best way to show that you wish to be represented by a union.
Union defines agreement with Cooperative on Paid Time Off at time Separation or Retirement
Noncontact Electrical Tester Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock or Burn Hazard
The National Safety Council offers information on its "Surviving the Cold Weather".
New eTool available on OSHA's web site: Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution.
Alert: Loadbreak Bushing Inserts Missing Ground (Drain) Wires!
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.
Homelite, Husky and Black Max Generators Recall
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
OSHA Schedules Hearing on Cranes and Derricks Rulemaking
The following incident involved a welder who was adjusting the pressure on an oxygen regulator.
National Safety Council News and Alerts, 2/13/09