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Sisters and Brothers it appears we are moving in the right direction regarding Covid-19.  Restrictions are loosening up allowing dining, sporting events and meetings.  We held Union meetings last month and it was great to see members again.  Vaccinations are ongoing and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated to stop the spread.

I attended the IBEW 3rdDistrict Workshop in Verona, N.Y.  The biggest news was the International Convention has been rescheduled from August 30, 2021 to May 9th– 13th2022.

  • We are ramping up for contract negotiations with Ephrata Borough, the contract expires December 31, 2021.
  • The first day of the WEEVE arbitration was held April 15, 2021 and day 2 is scheduled for May 27, 2021.
  • Customer contact center staffing issues are ongoing and are now in the care of our attorney to enforce the arbitrators ruling.
  • The Material M.A. has been rejected.
  • Susquehanna’s outage is complete and was done safely.Congratulations to everyone who participated in the outage.
  • Montour’s last recordable injury was 6/12/18!Congratulations, that is something to be proud of!

Stay safe, stay healthy,

President Frank E.G.

Terry Elekes

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The Executive Board has appointed John J. Clausius as President/Financial Secretary. Due to John appointed as President/Financial Secretary opens a vacancy for Vice President. The Vice President vacancy per the IBEW Constitution Art. 16 Sec 16 shall be filled by the Executive Board until the next regular election. The Executive Board will be accepting resumes for the Vice President until May 3, 2024. Resumes can be sent to: IBEW Local 1600 Att: Executive Board 1259 Grange Road Allentown, PA 18106