Call for Volunteers!
What: Precinct Walk(s)
When: Saturday, May 19th 2018
Where: 2044 Franklin Street,
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
IBEW LOCAL 595 DAY AT THE PARK ON JUNE 16TH
Oakland A's ~vs~ Los Angeles Angels
Come and join other 595 members for our Pre-game tailgate party located in the North East corner of Parking Lot A identified by “Stomper” in the above map. You can access the tailgate party via the Coliseum Way Entrance off 66th Ave.
Tailgate party will start at 10:30 AM and game time is 1:05 PM.
Tickets are available at 595’s Union Hall and the Stockton JATC or by calling the Union Hall at (925) 556-0595 or the Stockton JATC at (209) 462-0751. IBEW Local 595 tailgate party and A’s game cost is $5 for apprentices and their family (per person) and $10 for journeyman and their family (per person).
Come and enjoy a Baseball Game with your Sisters and Brothers.
GO OAKLAND ATHLETICS!!
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report our dear brother and friend Tom Mullarkey has been found at Bear Valley. I would like to thank all those that volunteered many hours to help search for him, Jane and the rest of the Mullarkey family are very grateful for all the help over the last several months. The Local will post any updates right here as well as on the IBEW 595 FB page.
Daniel O. Chivello
IMPORTANT MEMBER NOTICE!
Special Call Meeting
San Joaquin-Calaveras Counties - Inside Wireman Agreement (Wage Allocation)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 v 6:00 PM
1531 El Pinal - Stockton
For all members working under or eligible to work under the San Joaquin-Calaveras Counties Inside Construction Agreement there will be a Special Call Meeting held on Thursday, May 17th at 6PM at the Stockton JATC, 1531 El Pinal Drive in Stockton. Allocation of $1.50 increase effective June 1st will be discussed and voted on at this meeting. All members working or eligible to work under this agreement are urged to attend. You must have a current dues receipt to vote on this allocation.
East Bay Community Foundation
Thomas J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund Spring 2018 Application Announcement
The EBCF-Thomas J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory and contributions of a great labor leader of the IBEW Local 595. Tom Sweeney was the Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Local 595 for 28 years, and under his leadership Local 595 established pension programs and health and welfare benefit programs that are the model for many Labor Unions today. Tom’s lifelong work for the IBEW and Local 595 left a legacy of accomplishment that is deeply appreciated by all who knew him.
For 2018, there will be 26 grants awarded to successful applicants. Thirteen of these grants for $2,000.00 will be for graduating high school students who have been accepted at a college or university. An additional thirteen grants for $1,000.00 will be for students currently enrolled in a secondary educational institution, including a California state-approved apprenticeship program.
Online Dues Payments
CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE
Local 595 Member On-Line Payments
Local 595 Members now can pay their membership dues on-line using a credit card or debit card. In order to access your on-line account, you must first have a valid email account on file with the Union Hall Office. You can contact the office at 925-556-0595 if you need to have this information verified or if you have any questions regarding logging onto the system. The online payment link can be found on the right panel of our website or under Member Resources.
First-time on-line payment users: select the “Registration/Login Request” tab in the Register Window.
Return Users: select Sign-in
Cal Energy Grant
“IBEW 595 member, JATC instructor and owner of CalEnergy Corp., Collin Weiner explains the CA. Energy Commission grant that is helping electricians learn the latest demand response technology”
Indiana GOP Leader Admits Repealing Prevailing Wage 'Hasn't Saved a Penny'
A video has surfaced from a forum April 24 in Milwaukee, WI where Republican Indiana House Assistant Majority Leader Ed Soliday angrily reveals that similar legislation passed in Indiana which went into effect in 2015 "hasn't saved a penny."
"We got rid of prevailing wage and so far it hasn't saved a penny," Soliday says during the question and answer session last week hosted by the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association in Milwaukee. "Probably the people most upset with us repealing [prevailing] wage were the locals. Because the locals, quite frankly, like to pay local contractors and they like local contractors to go to the dentist in their own town."
In the video obtained by One Wisconsin Now, Republican Soliday also mocks the outrageous claims about savings made by right-wing organizations like Americans for Prosperity. In Indiana, anti-worker groups claimed prevailing wage repeal would save taxpayers 22 percent on construction costs.
"The exaggerations in those hearings that we were going save 22 percent," Soliday says. "Well, total labor costs right now in road construction is about 22 percent, and I haven't noticed anyone who's going to work for free. [They claim] there's some magic state out there that's going to send all these workers into work for $10 an hour and it's just not going to happen. There's not 22 percent savings out there when the total cost of labor is 22 percent. It's rhetoric."
Soliday adds, "So far, I haven't seen a dime of savings out of it."Paused
Every 2nd Thursday, 6pm
Free child care provided