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My IBEW Story
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U.S. Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965
U.S. Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965 Seventy-one percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Although similar to last year's 68%, approval is up from 64% before the pandemic.
IBEW-Backed EV Training Picked for National Charging Network
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IBEW Photo Contest
IBEW Photo Contest This tool will allow members with valid card numbers to electronically upload photos for the IBEW Photo Contest. Please note that all fields in the form must be completed or the system will not allow you to submit your entries. There is a five-photo limit.
IBEW Challenges U.S. Locals to Register 10,000 New EVITP-certified Electricians by August
Newport electrical training programs provide multiple opportunities
Newport electrical training programs provide multiple opportunities NEWPORT -- The Electrical Training Alliance Central Maine Apprenticeship Center is committed to training the electricians of the future. The center, located in a former Newport elementary school, has multiple opportunities available for those interested
BRAVE Act Aims to Get Vets Into Apprenticeships
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“There was a time we all thought the future would be filled with space-age technological advancements and convenience at our fingertips,” said Mark Klein, co-president of Klein Tools. “As it stands, Americans are more likely to be ripping out their car batteries for power than having cars that drive themselves or fly. And this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what will happen to society without enough skilled electricians. We need to course-correct now and begin encouraging young people to choose a career in electrical work so that in 20 to 30 years, we, and generations of Americans to come, can live how our ancestors dreamed we would be living – and not worse than how they actually lived.”
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IBEW: The Best Choice For Your Future
IBEW: The Best Choice For Your Future A lot of young people are drowning in student debt. But IBEW members chose a different path. Here's why the IBEW is the best choice for your future.
IBEW 1253 updated their phone number.
We now have a new sign at our entrance! Thanks to the wonderful work of York Signs.
IBEW 1253 updated their address.
We are very limited in sizes for the long sleeved t-shirt having only XL AND 2XL.
Sizes range from Med. to 4XL with just a minimal amount of MED, 3XL AND 4XL.
New t-shirts have arrived at the hall in a variety of colors and sizes @ $20 each.
Chuck Fraser receives his 35yr pin! At the last meeting. Congratulations Chuck and thank you for all the years of service.
In picture President Nick Paquet presents Business Manager Chuck Fraser a 35yr service pin.
Happy Thanksgiving Brother’s and Sister’s and to your family and friends.
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There’s a Terrible New Plan to Tax Your Retirement – Help Us Fight It Today
There’s a Terrible New Plan to Tax Your Retirement – Help Us Fight It Today Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on retiree pension benefits and put catastrophic burdens on union retirement plans, according to documents released last month.
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Keep up the good work Scott Cuddy.
Summer Institute 2019 IBEW 1253 members Scott Cuddy, Kimberly Tinsman and Nick Paquet
Maine AFL - CIO 2019 Summer Institute.
Kim #1253 and Andy #567 discussing health care.
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This has been a great week welcoming returning partners! Today we want to highlight IBEW 1253. Their jurisdiction is Central, Eastern, Mid-coast, and Downeast Maine and provide the best qualified electricians throughout that region. Give them a call today at (207) 453-1301 and find out how they can help you!
Maine Union Members Answer the Call on Path to Power | AFL-CIO
Maine Union Members Answer the Call on Path to Power | AFL-CIO Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1253 member Tina Riley never had any desire to get involved in politics until she was recruited to run for the Maine Legislature in 2015.
TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY: On July 10th, 1896, our founder Henry Miller met his untimely demise after falling off a pole the night before.
“A union was the logical answer for the many problems facing these workers; so the small group of electricians meeting in St. Louis sought help from the American Federation of Labor (AFL) to unionize. An organizer named Charles Kassel was assigned to help them, and in 1890 the group was chartered as the Electrical Wiremen and Lineman’s Union, No. 5221, or the AFL Federal Labor Union 5221. A St. Louis lineman, Henry Miller, was elected president.
Henry Miller was a man of remarkable courage and energy. J.T. Kelly, the first secretary of our Brotherhood, said of Miller, “No man could have done more for our union in its first years than he did.” Miller packed his tools and an extra shirt in an old carpetbag and rode the rails to many U.S. cities to work the trade. The receiving committee for Miller’s arrival in a city was often a “railroad bull”—a policeman who chased him and tried to put him in jail for his unauthorized mode of travel.
Nonetheless, Miller persevered. Everywhere he went, he organized the electrical workers he met into local unions. Largely because of Miller’s work, a great deal was accomplished in that first year of the union. Local unions char- tered by the AFL and other electrical unions were organized all over the United States, including Chicago; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Duluth, Minnesota; and New York City.
The First Convention was called in St. Louis on November 21, 1891. Ten delegates attended, representing 286 members:
1. Henry Miller, St. Louis
2. J.T. Kelly, St. Louis
3. W. Hedden, St. Louis
4. C.J. Sutter, Duluth
5. M. Dorsey, Milwaukee
6. T.J. Finnell, Chicago
7. E. Hartung, Indianapolis
8. F. Heizleman, Toledo
9. Joseph Berlowitz, Philadelphia
10. H. Fisher, Evansville
The IBEW now recognizes these delegates as our founding fathers. They met in a small room above Stolley’s Dance Hall in a poor section
of the city. It was a humble beginning—only a tiny fraction of the trade seemed interested in building a national union, and no representa- tives of southern or western workers attended the meeting. The handwritten report of that convention records Henry Miller’s thoughts:
At such a diminutive showing, there nat- urally existed a feeling of almost despair. Those who attended the Convention will well remember the time we had hiding from the reporters and trying to make it appear that we had a great delegation.”
Have a Great! and Safe! 4th of July
Congratulations to Team KVYMCA and local member Chuck Young for your dedication and hard work on the 3 day Trek Across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association. It was an honor to be one of the sponsors for the team.
The NECA/IBEW Powering America Team Builds the Largest Solar Farm in Rhode Island
Yes! The Electricians do the Racking!
Congratulations to Brother Josh Bragan and Brother Matt Butler!
Brother Al Kenney appointed by the Governor as the newest member of the Maine electricians examining board.
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