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After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.   “Finally after 1,747 days, @OSHA has a champion for workers right as its director,” said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. “Doug Parker will advocate for safe working conditions for all and hold employers who violate workers’ right accountable.”   Parker, who headed California’s division of occupational safety and health for the past two years, is likely to increase the agency’s inspectors and enforce its anti-...
Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.   “Federal workers can breathe a little easier now that President Biden has not only filled these vacancies, but has done so with experienced individuals who understand the importance of the work that our federal workforce does,” said Government Employees Director Paul O'Connor.   The FLRA oversees disputes between federal agencies and their employee unions. If...
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From International President Lonnie Stephenson and International Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Cooper: Dear Sisters and Brothers: Once again in partnership with the Unions Sportmen's Alliance (USA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will be hosting the IBEW International Virtual Convention Dinner which will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The USA is an organization that aims to engage and educate union members and other like-minded individuals who enjoy hunting, fishing, shooting, and the outdoors.  In addition, USA is focused on conserving and maintaining...
The next First Aid & CPR Training is scheduled for November 14, 2022 at 5:00pm. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Contact Tom Sportini, JATC Director, for additional information. 203-459-0856
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July 8, 2021 Dear EEI Member Company and IBEW Local Union Business Managers: Our nation’s lineworkers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable power to keep our economy running and to power our homes, schools, businesses, and hospitals. The work of lineworkers is inherently dangerous, and a culture of safety is ingrained in our industry thanks to decades of work by EEI member electric companies and the IBEW. When storms or other natural disasters strike, our lineworkers always answer the call to restore power safely and quickly, often traveling long...
!!! NEW DATE OCTOBER 19, 2022 at 5:00PM !!! Due to unforseen circumstances the OSHA course schedule for this Wednesday October 12 is rescheduled for October 19, 2022 at 5:00pm. Please contact Tom Sportini with any questions or concerns. OSHA REFRESHER, 10HOUR & 30HOUR CONSTRUCTION COURSES WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 12, 2022 AT 5:00pm IN THE MEETING HALL THE FIRST NIGHT OF COURSE WILL COVER INFORMATION FOR CT 4 HOUR REFRESHER CARD *You must have a non-expired card this night with you.  If you have an expired card, you must sit for entire course* Additional nights of course will be...
Obituary for Norman J. Brown Jr. Norman John Brown, Jr., age 84, of Stratford, beloved husband of Nora (Hogan) Brown passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Brown was born July 31, 1936, in Bridgeport, son of the late Norman and Marion (Peterman) Brown Sr. and had been a lifelong area resident. Norm was a graduate of Bullard Havens Technical School, was a retired electrician for IBEW Local number 488 and a United States Army Veteran having served in Germany. He worked after retirement at Bullard Havens Technical School. He was also a member of...
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