In addition to getting the Rank & File e-newsletter, attending monthly General Membership Meetings is a great way to stay involved and informed.
At the General Membership Meeting on August 12, it was announced that Rob Foxx was appointed and sworn-in to be a member of the Executive Board of Local Union No. 3, IBEW. Brother Foxx addressed the membership, as did retiring Business Representative Ken Forsberg (Construction - Midtown Manhattan). At the prior meeting on July 8, it was announced that Business Rep. Forsberg would retire effective September 1 and will be succeeded in Midtown Manhattan by Business Rep. Michael Jordan. Ken has been a card-carrying member since 1975, and the Business Manager thanked him for his service to the members of Local 3 and wished him a happy and long retirement.
Other updates included:
- Night Out Against Crime was held in Electchester on August 3.
- Long Island Educational Center Critical Thinking classes are cancelled from August 6-September 12.
- There are currently 16 members in active military service (U.S. Army, Army Reserves, Navy, Navy Reserves, and Dept. of Defense).
- Retirement party scheduled for September 23, Sportsmen’s Club’s Boxing Night at the Fights event, and the International Auto Show at the Javits Center have been postponed.
- NY HERO Act requires private employers to adopt (or make stricter) airborne infection prevention plans. Local 3 signatories have adopted industry standards in Construction and Manufacturing.
- For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Local Union No. 3, IBEW and the Joint Industry Board will hold a memorial mass in the Electric Industry Center Auditorium on Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. and a memorial ceremony in the Courtyard on Parsons Boulevard on the morning of Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, Secretary-Treasurer Ken Cooper, and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend
- No safety accidents reported since the prior General Membership Meeting on July 8.
- IPCC’s climate report means it is time to take this problem seriously and transition to “green” infrastructure and jobs.