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Local 3 IBEW is a member of the IBEW Utility Labor Council of New York State which works together with other IBEW Utility unions to lobby and represent our issues in Albany. We have been asked to participate in an important campaign to stop a dangerous bill in Albany. Below is a message from the Chair asking us to send letters to Senator Michelle Hinchey to stop the bill and to share the video below on your socials. This is an important campaign and our jobs depend on it.

Shed a Light on Ramos' Dark Power Bill

For the past few years, the leadership of the Utility Labor Council of New York State has done its best to educate members of the Assembly and Senate on the dangers of moving too quickly with some of New York’s noble clean energy efforts. Banning natural gas without having an alternative, importing dirty power from neighboring states, and being flat-out dishonest with New York’s utility professionals is wrong and will lead to dire consequences for customers and power professionals. It is with a heavy heart that I ask you to click here and contact Senator Hinchey who voted in favor of this bill to cease and desist all efforts to deliver the dark power bill to Gov Hochul’s desk.

No one knows how to make clean energy better than us. Our members are trained to deliver power safely for our workforce and efficiently for our consumers. We even applaud environmentalists for working to create a greener future for our kids, but there is a right way and a wrong way and Senator Hinchey has it all wrong. Click here to tell Senator Hinchey to stop her Dark Power Bill.- Patrick Guidice IBEW Utility Labor Council of New York State Chair and Business Manager of IBEW 1049