2018 International Dues Increase

The Delegates of the 39th I.B.E.W. International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis, Missouri during the week of September 19th through September 23rd, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the I.B.E.W. Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2018, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) for the I.B.E.W. per capita, which applies to all members.  This will increase your 2018 Dues to $42.50 monthly or $127.50 quarterly or $510.00 yearly.

For more information contact us at (585) 235-1510.

Vacation Freeze

The vacation fund will be frozen on December 29th, 2017 for year-end close-out check processing.  As a result, the last day to withdraw your vacation funds this year will be Thursday, December 28th, no exceptions.  

As a reminder, vacation withdrawals must be requested with 24-hour notice.  Your check will be available for pick up at noon of the following day.  Any withdrawal requests must be made by the member and signed for by the member.

Training dates

Masters License Preparation Class which will be held at the JATC three nights in December and three nights in January.  Paperwork must be submitted to the City of Rochester by November 17th, 2017.

Please contact the JATC at (585) 235-5050 with any questions and to sign up if you are interested.

NYConCon has been defeated!

Defeat of Constitutional Convention Ballot Proposal

Thank you! Your hard work made the difference and because of it working men and women have defeated the Constitutional Convention ballot proposal! This is a tremendous victory for organized labor in New York and for all working people. Read President Cilento's full statement at http://nysaflcio.org/nyconcon-has-been-defeated/

Posted by New York State AFL-CIO on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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