BY BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
INSIDE WIREMANS AGREEMENT
We are currently working on updating and proofing the Inside Wiremans’ Agreement per the recent CIR decision. The process of retyping this 42 page document to incorporate all of the revisions that were agreed upon takes quite a while and must be proofed word for word several times before it is complete. Once the typing and proofing is done, the agreement will be mailed to our International Office for final approval. When the final approval is received, we will get it to the printers and your copy of the 2017-2021 Inside Wireman’s Agreement along with wage sheets will be mailed to you. The 35% and 40% Apprentice increases went into effect on June 1st. The next raise that will impact all members will be August 1, 2017.
COURT OF DREAMS
On Saturday June 17th IBEW Local 340’s basketball team “The Sparkeez” finally had the opportunity to play at the New Golden One Center. Brothers Brendan Nelson, Ed Pennington, Adrian Chinn, Richard White, Richard Robertson, Gabriel Gutierrez, Stephen Venegas, Cochise Silva, Marc Powers, Garrett Powers and Marcus Dorsey played a really good game against the Plumbers Local 447 team “The Pipers” and although we lost by only a few points, the 160 Local 340 attendees who showed up to cheer them on all agreed that it was a great time touring the new Arena
and watching our players play on the same court as the Sacramento Kings. A special thanks goes out to Sound & Communication Installer Brother Michael Watts who volunteered to MC the game for us and did an outstanding job acknowledging all of the players and calling the plays. This new Local 340 basketball team was put together specifically for the opportunity to play at the Arena, but when Elite Power offered to sponsor them and pay for jerseys, equipment and league fees, the decision was made to continue honing their skills as a team. Hopefully, they will have another opportunity to play at the Arena next year.
340 SOFTBALL TEAM
Our Mens Softball League is playing now on Fridays at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights. The remaining games for this season are as follows. These family friendly Friday games are a lot of fun to watch so come out and cheer them on!
7/7 @ 8:40 PM, 7/14 @ 8:40 PM 7/21 @ 7:35PM 7/28 @ 6:30 PM 8/4 @ 6:30PMF
4TH OF JULY PARADE – ARDEN/ARCADE
Hope you will join us on Tuesday July 4th when we Local 340 marches in the Arden Arcade parade. We are meeting at 8:30 AM at 2700 Fulton Avenue to begin the march and will wind up at Howe Avenue Park for a BBQ! If you need more information, contact our Secretary Lindsey Gonzales at 916-927-4239.
STATE FAIR BOOTH – CAL EXPO
Don’t forget! Saturday July 15th is Local 340’s day to man the Union Booth at the California State Fair. Stop by the Union Booth for your “freebies” and introduce yourself to the Brothers and Sisters who are volunteering their time to get out our message that the IBEW is about all working family values.
ORGANIZING LEAD CONTEST
Members providing 5 or more viable leads to our Organizing Department will have a chance to win Bags of Union Swag! Provide us with names of Jobsite Locations, Non-Union contractors in your area, and/or contact information of non-represented electricians and receive a chance for our monthly drawing! Contact Jillian Elliot at Jelliot@ibewlocal340.org with the leads or call her at 916-532-2888. All members, active and retired are invited to participate in this organizing drive. Remember, as Union members, we are all organizers. Thank you.
The next Pin Presentation for members receiving 50+ years of service pins and certificates will be held on Saturday November 4th. Look for further details of this event in the future. In the meantime, congratulations to the following 39 members who will receive pins this year.
50 years of service: Thomas Becker, Dwight Evans, Ronald Jarnagin, John Jeffcoat, Stephen Mulherron, Roy Ridley Jr., Michael Riordan, Dave Sittman.
55 years of service: Dan Briggs, Talmage Burnett, Ronald Derobertuis, Craig Gildart, Gary Grosse, Tom Melavic, Thomas Murry, William Myre, Ira Sharp, Jim Strain and Keith Williams.
60 years of service:
Clifton Cox, Lewis Crockett, Marcus DelRincon, Eugene Fischer, Robert Frank, Robert Furniss, Delbert Garner, Richard Hall, Gerald Harwood, Gary McDowell, Larry Partanen, Waldemar Peppel, Joseph Quintana, Robert Watkins, Wendell White.
65 years of service: Ray Kercher, Edgar Patton, Gilford Sisk, Donald Smith, Clyde Treece.
Joint Executive Committees Meeting / New Date!
The regularly scheduled Joint Executive Committees Meeting for
those members who serve on Local 340 Committees and Trusts
has been scheduled for Saturday August 5, from 8-Noon at the Hall. Notices will be mailed in advance to committee members but please mark your calendars now to attend this meeting. There is a lot to discuss.
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB NEWS
Tickets are now available for the annual Sportsman’s Club Raffle. Prizes are: a Henry Rifle, Rod & Reel, Shotgun, specially designed IBEW knife and much, much more. Drawing will be held at the September 6th membership meeting. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Purchase them at the Union Meetings, at the Business Office or from a member of the Sportsman’s Club.
Fliers and RSVP’s will be mailed out in the next few weeks for our annual membership picnic scheduled for Saturday September 16th at Elk Grove Park. If you are interested in getting more involved in the picnic this year as a volunteer, please call Reyna or email her at email@example.com. This is the 3rd year that a specially designed picnic mug will be given to all of our member volunteers.
REST IN PEACE
Brother Richard Adams – 46 year member / 89 years of age.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – 6PM
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesday’s – 6:00 PM
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT S&C MEETING Tuesday July 25th @ 5PM
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday July 20th @ 5pm!