BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
RISING HEALTH CONCERN OF COVID 19
At the time of writing this we are currently under the order to shelter in place until April 7th. Hopefully by the time this reaches you we are in better shape. We hope that our members and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. It is during times like this where we realize family and brotherhood are the core of what brings us together and what we need the most. Although our office doors are closed to the public please know that our staff is still diligently working to ensure our members are taken care of. Should you need to contact the hall you may do so by calling us at 916-927-4239, please be sure to press 7 for our directory to get connected to the appropriate personnel. Let us all remain hopeful and calm during this time.
LOCAL 340’S EFFORTS TO REMAIN OPEN
With the current pandemic we are seeing happen around the world our staff is currently still working to provide our members with any help and guidance needed during this difficult time.
We have migrated to online dispatching. You can now sign via email by sending your payroll removal slip (if you were previously dispatched out of our local), your name card number and book you would like to sign onto. We are constantly changing this process so please be sure to check our website (ibewlocal340.org) for current news. You can always reach out to our dispatcher Mike Franklin directly at 916-927-4239 ext. 1007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our clerical staff and organizers are still available by phone and email. For emails addresses please visit out website and navigate to our Contact Us page. We will be happy to assist our members with any questions or concerns during this time.
As mentioned in our last article, all CECWs and Inside Wireman (including apprentices) should have turned in the ACH form to have their deferred savings funds deposited in to. If you have not done so you will need to get that set up otherwise your dues will be dispersed on a quarterly basis from the Trust Office. For those who have turned in the form and have not seen a deposit there may have been an issue with reading your account numbers so please reach out to Teresa Raney if you believe this is your case. Any member who has any other questions or concerns, please contact Teresa at 916-923-0666.
IBEW Local 340 Harry R. Bain Scholarship Award –For Dependents
This application acceptance has closed and we will hopefully be announcing the winner on the next bulletin article. Thank you to those of you who participated in this year’s scholarship programs. We all know during this current state we are in our young scholars will need assistance at this time. We encourage all of them to remain positive during this transition.
IBEW Founders Scholarship – For all IBEW members (not dependents)
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 28, 1981. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. The award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelors or postgraduate degree in an approved field. The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.
Any member interested in applying for the IBEW Founders Scholarship can do so by going on-line at www.ibew.org. Click on “Resources and Links” at the top, scroll down to the box labeled “Founders Scholarship”. You will receive information on this scholarship as well as be able to download the application. These applications can also be picked up at the Business Office. This scholarship is for any member who has been in continuous good standing and paid dues (without an Honorary Withdrawal for the four years prior to May 1, 2020). This is not a scholarship for your dependents. All applications and required information must be mailed directly to the IBEW in Washington, DC and must be postmarked May 1, 2020.
Five Counties Central Labor Council Scholarship – For Dependents
There will be three $1,500 scholarships available this year for members who are parents or grandparents of graduating high school seniors. The applicants must be graduating high school in the Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020 and plan to enroll in an accredited college for at least 12 units the subsequent academic year. Eligible applicants will be selected by random drawing at the April 23, 2020 meeting of the Five Counties Central Labor Council. Applicants can be obtained from the Five Counties CLC at 900 Locust St, Rm 7, Redding, CA 96001, by email at FiveCountiesCLC@ymail.com or thru phone/text: 530-949-7795. Applications must be received by the Five Counties CLC no later than April 22, 2020.
REST IN PEACE
Fortunately, we do not have any deaths to report at this time. We hope to report the same next article.
UPCOMING MEETINGS – CURRENTLY CANCELLED FOR APRIL
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1st Wednesdays @ 6PM – 10240 Systems Parkway, Sacramento 95827
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – Redding Union Hall @ 5:30 for Northern Area business and then join in the Sacramento meeting @ 6PM via webinar
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT QUARTERLY S&C MEETING Tuesday April 28th @ 5:00 PM – Note: seven (7) members needed to have a quorum.
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT QUARTERLY CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday April 16th @ 5:00PM – Note: five (5) members needed to have a quorum.