BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
INSIDE WIREMAN’S FEBRUARY 1, 2020 WAGE ALLOCATION
As you were notified, the Inside Wireman’s Allocation Meeting to discuss and vote on the previous negotiated $1.00 increase was held on January 18, 2020. After a very thorough discussion, a vote was taken, and it was approved to put $0.50 to Pension and $0.50 to Health & Welfare. We appreciate all those who attended the meeting and participated in this allocation vote. We have notified the Inside Employers of the February increase.
BASIC DUES INCREASE FOR ALL MEMBERS
Please remember that basic monthly dues have increased effective January 1, 2020 for ALL members. If you have not already done so, please be sure to note this change in your next payment.
END OF YEAR DUES STATEMENTS
As you all know, we have recently changed programs and we are diligently working to get the information need to send out the tax statements. This statement will provide dues information for basic and working dues for members who paid dues in 2019. They will be sent by email so please be sure we have your current information on file. If you would like your statement mailed, please contact the hall.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION CLASS
Our next class is coming up soon! We will be sending reminders to anyone who had not previously attended. Please be sure to attend the next class on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Call the Hall if you have any questions.
CHANGES TO DEFERRED SAVINGS
By now both Inside and CECW members should have received a letter stating the changes to deferred savings. Along with the letter stating the changes we mailed a form that needed to be turned into the Sacramento Area Electrical Trust Office to Teresa Raney. If you have not yet turned in this form, please do so immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Raney at 916-923-0666.
SPORTSMANS CLUB EVENTS
“Annual Dog Training & Shooting Holes in the Sky”
On February 23, 2020 @ 8AM at Yankee Slough the Sportsman Club will hold this annual event. If you are interested in hunting and training dogs for hunting you don’t want to miss this event! For additional information call either Brother Zack Collins @ 916-709-7582 or Brother Chris Tillery @ 916-225-4578.
“Day on The Bay”
They are also booking spots for their annual fishing trip in San Francisco Bay on Saturday, May 30th. They will be fishing for halibut and striper bass and it looks to be another great year! The cost is $155 per person and this includes a custom commemorative T-shirt. This event sells out fast, so don’t delay! You can contact Brother Jason Green to book a spot @ 916-716-6845.
IBEW Local 340 Harry R. Bain Scholarship Award –For Dependents
IBEW Local 340 is once again going to award two college scholarships in 2020 ($1,000.00 and $500.00). These scholarships are available to sons, grandsons, daughters, granddaughters or legal dependents of members of Local 340. The General Rules and Instructions, as well as the application, can be picked up from the Sacramento Business Office or the Redding Office. You can also call either of these offices to request they be mailed to you. Please note: the completed application must be received in the Sacramento Business Office by March 13, 2020 to be considered.
IBEW Founders Scholarship – For all IBEW members (not dependents)
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 28, 1981. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. The award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelors or postgraduate degree in an approved field. The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.
Any member interested in applying for the IBEW Founders Scholarship can do so by going on-line at www.ibew.org. Click on “Resources and Links” at the top, scroll down to the box labeled “Founders Scholarship”. You will receive information on this scholarship as well as be able to download the application. These applications can also be picked up at the Business Office. This scholarship is for any member who has been in continuous good standing and paid dues (without an Honorary Withdrawal for the four years prior to May 1, 2020). This is not a scholarship for your dependents. All applications and required information must be mailed directly to the IBEW in Washington, DC and must be postmarked May 1, 2020.
ACCIDENTS & ILLNESSES
Fortunately, there are no incidents to report.
OFFICE CLOSURES – The Business Offices and Trust Office will be closed on the following holidays:
Monday February 17th – Presidents Day
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1st Wednesdays @ 6PM – 10240 Systems Parkway, Sacramento 95827
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – Redding Union Hall @ 5:30 for Northern Area business and then join in the Sacramento meeting @ 6PM via webinar
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT QUARTERLY S&C MEETING Tuesday April 28th @ 5:00 PM – Note: seven (7) members needed to have a quorum.
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT QUARTERLY CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday April 16th @ 5:00PM – Note: five (5) members needed to have a quorum.