Brothers and Sisters....
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, IBEW Local 77 lost one of our Brothers, Joey Mell. Joey was a Journeyman Line Clearance Tree Trimmer and an active Union member.
If you MUST have one, you can purchase the Rambler for $250 (proceeds go to Joey's wife).
If you would like to purchase raffle tickets or a Rambler, please message Sara Langus (425) 414-2144 (Payment method Paypal or Venmo, unless you can deliver to her personally.)
We will draw the winner live on the Tree Trimmer FB page on March 12th! We will arrange for delivery once we have a winner. If you choose to purchase one, Sara will take the funds and we will direct ship to you.
Please see the Go Fund Me Page information below from Tony Ruiz, IBEW 89 Business Representative/Organizer.
Dear Local 89 family,
It is with great sorrow that we must report on the passing of our Brother, Adam Foote. It is never easy to report the loss of one of our own, and even harder when it is someone who left such a lasting impression on everyone he met or worked with. Adam’s stature, charming southern disposition, and remarkable hair, made him a truly unique personality amongst coworkers, and the Northwest in general. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Adam was sure to walk away with a laugh and a smile on their face. Especially if you were lucky enough to share an inside joke with him.
As a seasoned Lineman, Adam never shied away from the call of duty. Always ready and willing to help whenever needed. Whether it was a storm damage, cut cable or emergency outage, he was the first volunteer to stay and work through the night until the job was done. Adam’s devotion played a critical part in the rebuilding process after the recent Oregon wildfires. An unsung hero in those communities as he and his crew restored essential communication services to thousands of Oregon residents. Adam defined himself through his trade and the service he provided to his community.
Sadly, Adam leaves behind a stay-at-home wife and 5 children. A young family losing their father is crushing, losing their sole wage earner can be devastating beyond repair. Aside from the emotional support from family, friends and his union siblings, the family's biggest need right now is financial assistance. Adam’s sister has started a GoFundMe to help cover expenses until the family can recover and move forward. If you’d like to make a donation, please do so using the following link:
Please, take this opportunity to appreciate the loved ones in your life and realize that nothing in life is guaranteed, not even tomorrow.
Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.
In Solidarity, IBEW Local 89
Tony Ruiz, IBEW Local 89 Business Rep/Organizer
Mobile (503) 941-0835 Fax (503) 643-5934
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Thank you Brothers and Sister for all the photo submissions we received! Its great to see all of the unique and beautiful places our members have been throughout the last year. We want to encourage everyone to vote for their favorite photo, and remember....the winner will receive $500!!!
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Click on the video link above for the AFL-CIO Statement on Racial Injustice
Congratulations to Vikki Belmont, who is a Customer Service Rep. at Snohomish Co. PUD, our winner for the Wear it Wednesday contest. Vikki, please contact our Membership Development / Political Director, Christine Reid, at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize! We appreciated your participation!
LINE WORKER APPRECIATION DAY - JULY 10TH!
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Please Note: The Central Washington Picnic scheduled to be held at Crescent Bar River Bend Park on July 11th is being canceled.