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Hello Sisters and Brothers,
At this time, I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, and for those that partake in the annual hunting and trapping season I would like to wish them Good Luck!

We the members of IBEW local 1600 will be considering the possibility of a contract extension in the very near future and while I have spoken to some who are against it and there are those that are in favor of it. The staff at local 1600 worked very hard to ensure the best possible potential for the members to consider and we are recommending a yes vote. We ask for your review of the proposal and return your decision in the time frame that will be listed.

Current issues:

Seniority and vacation allotment has been settled in the grievant’s favor.

Seniority adjusted and mini restored and sick time used.

Awaiting 2nd steps on missed promotion opportunity.

Improper and excessive RBP 3 separate issues.

Still Awaiting Arbitration dates

I would also like to point out a few good issues such as:

Mechanical hiring 8 helpers.

I&C hiring 12 level 1 techs.

While many depts are still understaffed in my opinion it is a start in the right direction.

In Solidarity,
Ron Webb

Terry Elekes

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