October 25, 2016
Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local 984,
Voters in America
will soon have the opportunity to cast their votes from local candidates up to the President of the United States. The time
is fast approaching and for those who are undecided you must make a choice, a choice that will decide the course of the United
States for the next four years. IBEW and the AFL-CIO have endorsed the Clinton/Kaine ticket. I know that the right to vote
and who we want to lead this country is a very personal matter. I respect each and every one of our member's opinions.
I hope that you take the time to cast your vote on the candidates you feel is the most deserving.
- Local 984's
membership party is Friday October 28th at the Red Lion in Pasco.
WRPS drug and alcohol policy negotiations are currently on hold.
- WRPS HPT
Trainee class is moving forward.
Our total membership numbers are approximately
710 members as of October 2016.
Effective November 14, 2016 a general
wage increase of 2% will be added to each employee's paid wage rate at WRPS, CHPRC & MSA. Effective November 6, 2106
a general wage increase of 2% will be added to each employee's paid wage rate at Battelle.
Please call in or notify your steward of any change of address.
On Monday September 19th IBEW opened its 39th International
Convention in St. Louis Missouri. In attendance were nearly 2100 delegates and alternates who represented 678 local unions
from across the United States and Canada. A total of 159 local unions were without delegates. Lonnie Stephenson who was filling
the unexpired term of Edwin Hill was unanimously elected the IBEW's 17th International President. International Salvatore
Chilia was reelected and local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erickson was elected as chairman of the IBEW International Executive
Council. Eleven Vice-Presidents and eight International Executive Council members were elected. There were several speakers
throughout the convention, several resolutions passed and eleven amendments to the constitution, one of those amendments being
per capita tax. There will be an increase of $2.00 over the next 5 years paid to the general fund. Increase of $1.00 on January
1, 2018 and an increase of $1.00 on January 1, 2020.
Local 984 is grateful to all our members and our local union leadership
for the hard work, dedication, and loyalty you demonstrate every day of the year. I know that our success depends on
the efforts of each and every one of you.
Let us take time
to remember those who are no longer with us and honor their memory.
Danny K Daniels
Business Manager / Financial Secretary