J. McKinney Memorial Fund Scholarship
I. The Program
The J. McKinney Memorial Fund Scholarship honors the memory of Jeff McKinney who passed away in 2011. Donations were made to the Sound & Communication JATT in his name. It is intended that this scholarship opportunity will benefit the professional development of the IBEW/NECA industry.
Applicants may qualify for eligibility by one of four methods:
1. Be an IBEW member of either Local Union 6, 100, 180, 234, 302, 340, 551, 595, 617 or 684 and hold a Sound & Communication classification. Members must have been in continuous good standing and have paid dues without an Honorary Withdrawal for four years preceding May 1st of the scholarship year.
2. Be employed by a Signatory IBEW/NECA company who has made contributions to the S&C JATC for one full year.
3. Be employed by a NECA Chapter in the jurisdictions listed in item 1.
4. Be a son or daughter of items 1, 2 or 3.
III. Evaluation Criteria:
Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay describing how the scholarship will benefit their electrical career or formal education. A Letter of Introduction including contact information is required.
IV. Application Timeline:
Applications must be submitted via the NorCal JATC website prior to May 1, 2018. The website address is www.norcal-jatc.com
V. Scholarship Award Amounts:
Up to $1,100.00 at the Board of Trustee’s discretion.
NFPA 70E Training
Are You Qualified?
To be recognized by OSHA as a Qualified Electrical Worker
you must complete Electrical Safety Training (NEC Art.100)
NFPA 70E Training
This class is for electricians and all levels of management. NECA members welcome.
Electrical Safety Culture Justification for Energized Work
Qualified Person Complying with OSHA and your Company’s Policies
What are the Hazards? When and How to Establish and Electrically Safe Work Condition
Who is Responsible? The “Energized Electrical Work Permit” a blueprint for safety
Selection of Tools and PPE Shock and Flash Protection Boundaries Simplified
Safer Electrical Systems Questions and Answers
RESCHEDULED - Two Saturdays (16 CEUs) Feb. 10 & 17
Cost $65, Includes copy of NFPA 70E 2015
(Similar classes elsewhere cost $450-$950)
8:00am – 4:30pm at the ZNE Center, SAN LEANDRO
Register at ZNEcenter.org “Continuing Ed” via e-mail, or in person
Instructor: Joe Buhowsky – firstname.lastname@example.org
This class can be delivered on site
Online Dues Payments
CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE
Local 595 Member On-Line Payments
Local 595 Members now can pay their membership dues on-line using a credit card or debit card. In order to access your on-line account, you must first have a valid email account on file with the Union Hall Office. You can contact the office at 925-556-0595 if you need to have this information verified or if you have any questions regarding logging onto the system. The online payment link can be found on the right panel of our website or under Member Resources.
First-time on-line payment users: select the “Registration/Login Request” tab in the Register Window.
Return Users: select Sign-in
Cal Energy Grant
“IBEW 595 member, JATC instructor and owner of CalEnergy Corp., Collin Weiner explains the CA. Energy Commission grant that is helping electricians learn the latest demand response technology”
Indiana GOP Leader Admits Repealing Prevailing Wage 'Hasn't Saved a Penny'
A video has surfaced from a forum April 24 in Milwaukee, WI where Republican Indiana House Assistant Majority Leader Ed Soliday angrily reveals that similar legislation passed in Indiana which went into effect in 2015 "hasn't saved a penny."
"We got rid of prevailing wage and so far it hasn't saved a penny," Soliday says during the question and answer session last week hosted by the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association in Milwaukee. "Probably the people most upset with us repealing [prevailing] wage were the locals. Because the locals, quite frankly, like to pay local contractors and they like local contractors to go to the dentist in their own town."
In the video obtained by One Wisconsin Now, Republican Soliday also mocks the outrageous claims about savings made by right-wing organizations like Americans for Prosperity. In Indiana, anti-worker groups claimed prevailing wage repeal would save taxpayers 22 percent on construction costs.
"The exaggerations in those hearings that we were going save 22 percent," Soliday says. "Well, total labor costs right now in road construction is about 22 percent, and I haven't noticed anyone who's going to work for free. [They claim] there's some magic state out there that's going to send all these workers into work for $10 an hour and it's just not going to happen. There's not 22 percent savings out there when the total cost of labor is 22 percent. It's rhetoric."
Soliday adds, "So far, I haven't seen a dime of savings out of it."Paused
Every 2nd Thursday, 6pm
Free child care provided