BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
END OF THE YEAR STATEMENTS
The end of the year statements for basic and working dues is available on the website for all members who paid dues in 2022. The statement is in your member profile, select Dues (a dropdown menu will appear) then select 2022 Tax Statement. If you have not logged into your profile prior, you will need to activate by following the directions provided on the login page. Please note that this will provide a more accurate amount if you log in at the end of January.
MONTHLY BASIC DUES INCREASE – ALL MEMBERS
Effective January 2023 dues for monthly membership for all members will be increased. Please note that all “A” members are increasing by $4.00, and all “BA” members are increasing by $2.00. If you are a BA member, we have mailed you as well as your employer noting this change.
This increase comes on behalf of the International Office, it is not something we impose or keep at the local level.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
We held our last class on January 10th. The next scheduled is not currently set but once we set a date, reminders will be sent out. We will send out letters and emails for any necessary reschedules. This class is very informative and addresses numerous topics that many new members have questions about. We encourage you to bring your spouse or significant other with you to the class.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS BASKET 2022
The support and generosity from contractors and affiliates was truly appreciated by all. We are still gathering the numbers from the donations but wanted to announce our winners
Bullert Industrial – Shotgun winner
Brother Arturo Cortes – Lottery Tickets
Brother Warren Adsit – $1,500 cash
Thank you all and congratulations on our winners!
NEBF – RETIREE TEMPORARY RETURN TO WORK NOTICE
To help with the Journeyman Inside Wireman and Sound & Communication Installer manpower shortage that all IBEW Locals are experiencing, NEBF has once again changed the working rules for Retirees. If you are currently retired and would like to go back to work for about 3 months or perhaps take some short calls, this temporary Return to Work Amendment changes the suspension rules for certain eligible retirees. Following are the features of the amendment:
- The temporary amendment is effective from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
- All normal and early retirees with a pension effective date of December 2018 or earlier will be permitted to return to covered and contributory employment only and will be permitted to work for up to 600 hours during the above period without a loss of NEBF benefits. This amendment applies only to the NEBF Plan. (In order to receive benefits from other funds it will depend on the rules of those funds.)
- Once an individual has worked for 600 hours in covered and contributory employment during the term of the temporary amendment, the individual will no longer be able to take advantage of this amendment and the normal rules (permitting work in the electrical industry for less than forty (40) hours per month without a suspension of benefits) will apply.
- Disability pensioners are not eligible (the existing rules applicable to disabled pensioners remain in effect).
- Only retirees who return to NEBF covered and contributory employment will be able to take advantage of this amendment – this amendment will not apply to persons who work for covered employers where no NEBF contributions are required or to persons who work for non-covered employers in the electrical industry.
IBEW Local 340 Harry R. Bain Scholarship Award – For Dependents
Local 340 is going to award 2 (two) college scholarships ($1,000 for 1st prize and $500 for 2nd prize). 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 requested from the Sacramento Business Office or the Redding Office. You can either call or email the Office Manager, Reyna Jimenez, at email@example.com or 916-539-0412 to have them sent to you. Please note: the completed application must be received in the Sacramento Business Office by March 10, 2023 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, 2023). 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, 2023.
We are pleased to report no accidents or deaths at this time. We hope everyone continues to have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
Monday, January 16th – Martin Luther King
Monday, February 20th – President’s Day
Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1st Wednesdays @ 6PM – 10240 Systems Parkway, Sacramento 95827
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays
Chico Union Hall @ 5:30 (Odd Months)
Redding Union Hall @ 5:30 (Even Months)
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 January 24th @ 5:00PM – 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 January 19th @ 5:00PM – Note: Five (5) members needed to have a quorum.