2021 Safety Excellence Award ProgramThe IBEW 595/NorCal NECA Joint Safety Committee is proud to announce the 2021 Safety Excellence Award program to recognize excellence in safety on IBEW/NECA projects.Awards will be presented at the IBEW 595 Volunteer Appreciation Night in December for the following project types:
For each project type, awards will be presented in two categories based on under and over 5,000 man-hours. Each entry must nominate a specific project completed by a Northern California Chapter, NECA member contractor AND/OR a member of IBEW 595. Only projects within the IBEW 595 jurisdiction Alameda, San Joaquin & Calaveras Counties) are eligible. Awards will be presented to the contractor and one IBEW 595 member associated with the project who has demonstrated steadfast safety practices. Awards will be based on actual safety records as well as proactive efforts to promote safety in the workplace.Click below for more information and application.
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Foreman's Development Series Goes Virtual!
NorCal NECA has teamed up with Professional Leadership Coach and Trainer Amanda King to provide monthly virtual technical and core skills training. The Foreman’s Development Series (FDS) consists of individual modules where foremen and journeymen will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive learning atmosphere of teaching and discussion focused on industry “best practices.” The rigorous and robust multi-lesson educational series replaces EPS and is designed to educate, excite, and expand one’s knowledge. Participants will earn continuing education hours towards state certification while strengthening skill sets and learning from highly trained subject matter experts. Virtual FDS consists of 2-Hour instruction sessions.
IBEW Founders' Scholarship
The IBEW Founder’s Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. An application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship (Form 172) is available below or at www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship.
All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply are eligible for the IBEW Founder’s Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on Honorary Withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he or she will not be eligible to participate.
Spouses or children of IBEW members are NOT eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Please visit the Union Plus website at www.unionplus.org for more information about other scholarship opportunities.
In addition, IBEW Local 595 offers the Thomas J. Sweeney Scholarship for Local 595 members in good standing, their spouses and dependent children. Information on the Thomas J. Sweeney Scholarship will be posted and sent to members in the next month.
We encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the scholarship opportunities.
March 2021 Political Newsletter from Interntional Office of the IBEW
Below is the second installment of the monthly newsletter that has been initiated to keep members informed about the new presidential administration. The Biden administration is barely six weeks in, but it is operating overtime to get the United States back on its feet.
Every day, President Biden recognizes the importance of American workers, collective bargaining and the labor movement. Two weeks ago, after meeting with IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson and AFL-CIO President Trumka and other labor leaders, President Biden cancelled Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP), which could have diluted the gold-standard apprenticeships that the IBEW and its signatory contractors operate. Just five days ago, President Biden came out with a video recognizing collective bargaining rights and calling out employers who attempt to bust organizing campaigns. Never before has a president been so public in their support of the values that the IBEW holds dear.
Those are just two examples of what can be found in the attached newsletter. It is critically important that IBEW members stay informed.
A video message to IBEW from President Joe Biden
IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION REGARDING COVID AND CHANGES IN POLICY
March 16, 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The health and well-being of our members, staff, and their families are a top priority for us. Our Hall provides a full range of services to our members as well as many Travelers, and we come in contact with a large number of people every day. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and per CDC guidelines, we are taking the following actions. To help lessen the spread of COVID-19 the following changes have been made effective March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice:
~ ALL IN-OFFICE MEETINGS AND EVENTS (INCLUDING AFFILIATE MEETINGS/EVENTS) ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER AND CDC GUIDELINES.
~ The Dublin Hall and the Stockton offices are CLOSED TO ALL IN-PERSON VISITS. Please call (925) 556-0595 or (209) 462-0751 for any business that cannot be conducted online.
~ OUT OF WORK SIGN-INS will be accepted through our online process through our website (Click Here to sign the Out of Work List or to Return from Short Call)
~ PORTABILITY will be processed via email only
~ For clearances longer than 5 days email:
~ copy of current dues receipt,
~ most recent dispatch to the employer
~ job site information including address
~ email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ For temporary clearances, you may call the hall at 925-556-0595
~ DUES - Local 595 is also strongly encouraging our members to pay dues online by visiting https://m.gotomyunion.com/?customerkey=9. You may also call the Hall at (925) 556-0595 or mail a check to 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568.
~ DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
ALAMEDA COUNTY AND SAN JOAQUIN/CALAVERAS COUNTIES DISPATCH PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE 12/7/2020 - CHANGES IN EFFECT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
In our continued efforts to comply with the current CDC protocols for social distancing, Local 595 is implementing dispatch through conference call.
The call will be active beginning at 6:45 AM and will remain active until dispatch is complete.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE AT THE HALL TO TAKE A JOB CALL, however we ask that you remain in your car until you've taken a call.
If you plan on coming to Dispatch, please, out of respect for other peoples’ health and safety, wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer prior to conducting any business with 595 staff and practice good social distancing.
Morning Dublin Dispatch
6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, Ca. 94568
Please join the Dispatch conference call from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 314-285-453 (just the numbers, no dashes)
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/314285453
Morning Stockton Dispatch
1531 El Pinal, Stockton, Ca. 95205
Please join Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Meeting ID: 839 8067 6628
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 839 8067 6628
New to Zoom? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: Download in your App Store or Google Play
~ THE APPRENTICESHIP OFFICES (both Alameda & San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties) will be closed through April 8th
~ Merchandise purchases and non-essential business is suspended.
We appreciate your help and understanding during this time and urge you to visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for latest, and most accurate, information surrounding COVID-19 and what precautions you can take to help stop the spread.
Alameda County Health Department information: http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx
For questions about unemployment, please contact the California State unemployment office: https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/
For information regarding your benefits and/or vacation accounts, please call the Trust Office:
Inside Wiremen: 925-208-9996 or email the Trust (preferred method of contact at this time) at email@example.com
Sound & Communication: 800-541-8059
~ ESSENTIAL WORKER LETTER:
Members needing an 'Essential Worker' letter to carry when traveling to and from work may call the Hall at 925-556-0595 to request one
For any other question or concerns, please call the Hall at (925) 556-0595.
TRUST OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
For information regarding your benefits and/or vacation accounts during the COVID pandemic, please contact the Trust Office:
Inside Wiremen: Email the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-208-9996
Sound & Communication: 800-541-8059
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
(925) 556-0595 ext. 628 or 640
SAN JOAQUIN/CALAVERAS COUNTY
THIS IS FOR MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT ON THE BOOKS OR ARE RETURNING FROM A SHORT CALL ONLY
Forms must be submitted between 8 AM and 5 PM to be placed on the books same day.
Every 2nd Thursday, 6pm
Free child care provided