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International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers * Seattle, Washington
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    The Asplundh Tree Expert Company Ballot Count passed on February 26, 2019.


    Longtime 77 Member Dave Patrick's Granddaughter GoFundMe



    Brother Mark Roman, IBEW Local 77, GoFundMe


    Assistant Business Manager Mike Brown, Brandon Arkle (Unit 123 Chair), and Jeff Reid (Unit 123 Recorder) delivering checks to 2nd Harvest and Union Gospel Mission. The funds were from a grievance resolution and the membership voted to donate the money to charity. The donated funds equaled $7,840.00.


    Brother Darrel Laird, IBEW Local 1547 Journeyman Lineman, GoFundMe




    IBEW Local 1245 Update on Camp Fire/GoFundMe


    IBEW Local 340 Camp Fire Relief GoFundMe


    Hey Veterans! Smiles for Veterans happened here today at the Local 77 Hall in SeaTac.  We loved seeing each of you that made it out today.  Looking forward to next year's event & seeing more of you!

    Thank you for your service and from each of us here at IBEW Local 77, Happy Veterans Day!


    IBEW Local 77 has won the National Safety Council's Harry Reed Memorial Organizational Award - Award of Safety.  This award is for exemplary service to safety as an organization.  Steve Cant & Bill Meyer accepted this award on behalf of Local 77.


    Matt Reese 3rd Quarter Newsletter Article

    Newly organized Grant County PUD Information Analysts

    Newly Organized Avista Enterprise Asset Management Planners


    2018 LU 77 General Election Endorsement List for Washington and Idaho


    LU 77 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter voted last week, have you??

    #IBEW77UnionStrong #GOTV2018


    Home-Grown System Rigging and How We Can Stop It


    Call to Action for Members of Local 77:  The General Elections for both Washington and Idaho are upon us, and YOU have a direct impact on the outcome!  Your IBEW Local 77 Political Action Committees have been working hard to review and endorse pro-labor, pro-UNION candidates from across our jurisdiction, and we need your help to push them across the finish line.  We are asking for volunteers to help with political member–to–member outreach, canvasing, and phone banking.  Any time you can donate would be greatly appreciated and will help protect your Union! For more information on how to volunteer, please contact LU 77 Political Director Sean Bagsby at 206 639-0748 or seanbagsby@ibew77.com.  

    WE NEED YOU!


    State of the Worker



    Reese Hinkle was appointed to the vacant District I Executive Board position at the June meeting.


    Eddie Bromiley GoFund Me


    The Birth of the New American Aristocracy


     IBEW Local 77 Members Reese Hinkle and Steve Barnard with Business Representative Teri Kannor at the Mark Janus Picket on Tuesday, May 22nd in Bellevue, WA at the Washington Policy Center "Solution Summit."

    IBEW Local 77 members at the Mark Janus Picket on May 22, 2018.

     #unionstrong #ibewstrong #allin #77supporters






    Please contact Sean Bagsby for more information: seanbagsby@ibew77.com or (206) 639-0748.


    After a long voting battle we finally have a winner for our t-shirt design contest!  And the winner is......"After A Storm Comes a Call" design by Brick Strait and Jena McWhirter! Congratulations!


    We had more votes this year than ever before, and the contest was so close right up until the end!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and an extra special thank you to those who submitted a design this year. They were all great!


    The winning design will be in the IBEW store before too long and we will post a link once available!


    Local 77 Veteran Outreach Program

    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.


    The Importance of Paying Dues Until Retirement




    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


    Trading Power: The Cuban Embargo’s Impact on Linemen


    Letter from the International re: United Way


    Hanford Linemen demonstrate injured Lineman rescue

    National Lineman Appreciation Day


    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 ibew77@ibew77.com, or you can mail or hand deliver it to Local 77.

    We will make sure that all questionnaires are delivered to the International Office.

    EWWBNA Letter from President Stephenson

    EWWBNA Volunteer Questionnaire

    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.


    Safety Alerts

    Fall from Transmission Tower

    Electrical Shock Injury


    TO SEE ALL THE RODEO PHOTOS, GO TO THE 2016 KANSAS CITY RODEO PHOTO GALLERY.


    Initiative becomes a Project!

    (Click photo for full article)



    2016 Local Union Leadership Training

    On August 30, 2016, Tracy Prezeau and Rick Hite instructed IBEW Local 77 Officers, Executive Board, and Business Staff at the SeaTac Unin Hall.


    Potelco Fleet Ballot Count


    CITY OF SEATTLE, MATERIAL CONTROLLERS - BALLOT COUNT


    CITY OF SEATTLE, IT PROFESSIONALS - BALLOT COUNT


    CITY OF SEATTLE, CMEO BALLOT COUNT


    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.


    2016 Political Endorsements


    Newly Elected Executive Board Officers & Members and Business Manager/Financial Secretary


    The Electrical Worker Online - Sam Chilia Article


    IT Negotiating Team

    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.


    Asplundh Ballot Count - April 18, 2016


    Business Representative Tad Iseminger and Brother Brady Hansen at Brother Henry Miller's grave site in Washington D.C.


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