Brothers and Sisters,


The System Council met today in Collinsville Illinois.  Ameren gave the Company's final offer to the Locals and the stressed to take back to our members to vote.


The System Council and Local 702 is recommending a NO vote.


We are in the process of scheduling dates to vote at all Units in July.


The Eastern Division will vote July 11th immediately following the regularly scheduled unit meeting in Mattoon at 7:00 p.m.

The Southern Division and IP will vote Wednesday July 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Local Union Hall.
The Western Division is tentatively scheduled for Thursday July 13th.

Thank you, 

Steve Hughart



Local 494 Milwaukee currently has 10 open calls, with more to come. Some long and some short calls. All are immediate start. Anyone interested can call the referral office at (414) 327-0699.

Wage $37.51
Pension (DC) $2.70
Pension (DB) $6.70
NECA-IBEW H&W (Decatur)  $6.95 + $1.75 HRA
Vacation & Holiday $3.75

Local 257 Jefferson City also has many open calls.  Call 1-573-635-2133 for more Information.


Brothers and Sisters,
Negotiations continued again today with Ameren Illinois.  System Council responded to the Company's 6/12/17 comprehensive counter-proposal with a comprehensive counter-proposal.  The Company stated that they intend to respond at the 6/23/17 meeting.
If you have questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact me or another member of the 702 Negotiating Committee.
Future tentative meeting dates are as follows: 6/23/17, & 6/26/17.

In Solidarity,
Brad Beisner
Business Representative
I.B.E.W. Local Union 702
Cell: (618) 553-0422


The State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture, has announced a Temporary Summer Position Opening at DuQuoin for an ELECTRICIAN.
For those interested in applying, the final date to apply is June 16th, 2017.  To view the Job Posting, please click here.

LU 725 Marathon Refinery, Robinson, IL. NMA Lytle Electric 10 open calls working 4-10's 7 open calls working 5-10's Clean shaven & pass a DISA drug test & background check.  If interested, call (812) 877-4239.

LU 538 1 JW/Welder for Duke Energy in Cayuga IN 4/10's.  If interested, call (217) 442-0996.

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