Photo from the Thursday, February 15th Meeting. There were 12 attendees, including retired IBEW Journeyman Lineman Gary Eyler, a Vietnam Vet. The next meeting is scheduled for April 21st at 6:00pm at the Spokane Union Hall.
Attention IBEW 77 Members
WE WANT YOU!
Local 77 Veteran Outreach Program
Our inaugural meeting was held Saturday, February 3rd in Spokane, WA with great success. We elected the following: Justin Bean, Chair; Frank Beatty, Vice Chair; and Jeff Reid, Secretary.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at the Local 77 Spokane Union Hall, 1506 N. Washington St., Spokane, WA 99201, at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, we plan to continue developing the newly formed Veteran Outreach Program. We will be voting on submitted proposals for the program name, motto, and mission statement, along with planning our first steps toward getting a vital membership with veterans within our Brotherhood. Any potential motto's or committee names are to be submitted in person at the next committee meeting on the 15th. Also, at this time, we will approve the resources to give to members to hand out to interested veterans. We are inviting IBEW Local 73 and the Military Liaison Office from Fairchild Air Force Base.
Participants at the meeting held on Saturday, February 3rd felt like this program is succeeding already and is full of the Brotherhood’s impactful energy. We want to make sure we are doing our part to help make the transition from active duty to an IBEW career easy for the men and women who have served and sacrificed for us.
“We want every all interested veterans can have an opportunity to know someone in the trade and learn about careers.”
“When I got out of the service I hadn’t heard of an Apprenticeship or the electrical industry.”
“The idea of a stable career and a brotherhood meant something to me as a former service member.”
Rick Johnson swearing in Helen Berglund as an Executive Board member with the IBEW obligation of office.
Local 77 Executive Board and Business Manager (left to right): Karl Freudenstein, Damian Hernandez, Walt Aho, Charlie Reyes, Rick Johnson, Helen Berglund, Lou Walter, Caelin Hickey, Lynne Moore, Rick Luiten, and Larry Becht. Not pictured: Bill Meyer.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter has been reaffirmed in his trustee position on Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System Board with an overwhelming majority of the votes. Brother Walter has been on the SCERS Board since 1998 and has done an outstanding job for all of the Local 77 members throughout the City of Seattle. Please join Local 77 in thanking him for all of his hard work and dedication to the Retirement System.
Sister Tracy Prezeau teaching Member-to-Member training on May 2, 2017 to IBEW Local 77 members
At the R2W for less SB5692 hearing, 2000 Labor Supporters crowd the capital grounds & hearing rooms.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS WITHOUT BORDERS NORTH AMERICA
Below, please find a letter from International President Stephenson regarding Electrical Workers without Borders North America.
The delegates to the 39th IBEW International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri unanimously passed Resolution No. 8 supporting the Electrical Workers without Borders North America (EWWBNA).
Anyone interested in traveling out of the country to volunteer helping with this endeavor, please see the questionnaire below. Please send your completed questionnaire via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can mail or hand deliver it to Local 77.
We will make sure that all questionnaires are delivered to the International Office.
Please note, if not using Internet Explorer, you will need to save the PDF to your computer after filling out, and submit as an attachment thru email. For questions, please contact the Seattle Union Hall.
Attention Unit 152 Members
The start time of unit meetings is changing to 6:00 PM while members are currently working 4-10's. When members return to regular shifts, the start time will change back to 5:00 PM.
Left to Right: Scott Barnes - Training Coordinator, NW JATC, Tim Barnett - Northern Lights, and Larry Lee - Avista
These Local 77 Brothers, who teach in the Line Clearance Tree Trimming Apprenticeship, recently completed the IBEW/NECA Instructor Training from the Electrical Training Alliance in Ann Arbor, MI. This is the industry leading instructor training. We should all be proud of their dedication to helping the members in our local get safer and more effective on the job.
Back Row (L to R): Assistant BM John Cunningham, Tom Shea, Eric VanCamp, BM Lou Walter
Front Row (L to R): Julie Renick, Ann Robinson, Karla Oman, Business Rep. Steve Kovac
Member-to-Member Training - February 16, 2016
Fourteen members attended the training with Tracy Prezeau. During the training we brainstormed on ideas on how to show the City that we want progress with our first negotiated contract. One of the strategies we’re implementing is wearing red on Mondays and IBEW77 lanyards daily. In one week, we’ve given out nearly 300 lanyards. You can see by the photos below, we are experiencing success.