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The Electrical Contractors Trust of Alameda County and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive for our members only on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10am-4pm at 14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577.
Be assured donating is a safe process. People should not hesitate to give blood or platelets. A Covid Safe environment will be in place and masks must be worn at all times.
As an additional health service, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors.
Please note: NO WALK UPS will be allowed. You must schedule your appointment online or with Deanna Murchison 510.867.0487. To schedule an appointment online: CLICK HERE and use Sponsor Code: electrical
Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community. We are very excited to partner with IBEW 595, NorCal Chapter NECA and the American Red Cross and we look forward to seeing you.
Electrical Contractors Trust of Alameda County
BLOOD DRIVE SPONSOR CODE: electrical
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!Dear Brothers and Sisters,Millions of voters have been dropped from voter rolls the past two years.Have you checked to see that your voter registration is current or signed up to vote early (if applicable)?Make sure you are registered to vote! California residents may visit the links below to check your voter registration status, register to vote, and/or apply for a vote-by-mail absentee ballot and avoid long lines and protect yourself and your family!
If you do not reside in California, you may CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND/OR CHECK YOUR STATUSFor Voter Recommendations for Your Area, Visit IBEWVotes.com:
- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE
- CLICK HERE TO CHECK YOUR STATUS
- CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ABSENTEE (VOTE-BY-MAIL) BALLOT
State Exam Prep Class
Prepare to pass the
Prepare to pass the
California Electricians Certification Exam
The current first-time pass rate is 40%
This class will help you:
Use the current hardware and software to your advantage
Get familiar with the material covered on the current exam
Build your speed in finding correct answers
Learn test taking tips and tricks
Practice for the exam
Get feedback from others that have taken the exam
Four Saturdays, September 12 thru October 3 (16 hours)
8:00 am – Noon on ZOOM (sign-up @ zoom.us)
ZOOM is an on-line training platform that’s free and easy to use.
To register for the class call the Alameda JATC 510 351-5282
Required text: 2017 NEC (paperback)
Available on-line new (Amazon ~ $40)
Instructor: Joe Buhowsky
Passed the exam in 2002, 2012, 2017 & 2020
All I.B.E.W. Members Welcome
IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
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 DISPATCH PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE 3/24/2020 - CHANGES IN EFFECT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
THE FOLLOWING IS FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY ONLY. San Joaquin/Calaveras counties will be using normal process at this time, but following CDC guidelines of social distancing, proper hand washing, use of hand sanitizer.
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.
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
~ 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
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
DMV Extends All Expiring Driver Licenses
Customers eligible to renew license online encouraged to do so.
Commercial licenses extended through June 30; drivers under 70 extended through May 31 Drivers can request an optional paper extension online.
Drivers 70 and older will automatically receive temporary paper extension valid for 120 days.
REVIT Beginner Course
Inside Wireman must be part of the constructability design process. Bringing qualified wireman from the field to the design seat takes training on a highly recognized software solution called Revit, by Autodesk. The Zero Net Energy Center is offering two beginner level courses on "Revit for Electricians". Please click on the link to better understand the unique training and value that is being offered directly from Certified Autodesk Instructor, Elise Moss.
(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