With the Summer here, I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to work safely in the heat. Please remember to stay hydrated, stay cool and take breaks if necessary. No job is so important that you should put your and your fellow co-workers safety and health on the line.
As you will see below, our local has been hard at work this summer. We are excited to announce that the Annual Clambake is coming up this Saturday August 5th. I hope to see many of you and your families there. We have also been working to support our fellow IBEW brothers and sisters at Spectrum by bringing the fight to Central New York. Our support for our striking brothers and sisters is a good reminder that when a bad employer picks a fight with the IBEW they are not just fighting the one local, but rather they are fighting entire 750,000 members of the IBEW. Finally the IBEW is working hard to protect your children. I encourage everyone with kids to watch the video below and find out how we can help to make sure that your kids are protected.
Finally, it is with great sadness that I report the passing of our Brother, Ernest Beckwith. Ernest was a longtime member of Local 1249, working as a lineman well into his 80's! He then stayed active in our Retirees Club for the last 8 years. You can read his full obituary below. Rest in Peace Brother Beckwith.