2015 Local 1212 Scholarship Info

2015 LOCAL 1212 SCHOLARSHIP

 REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

 

 Please fill out 2015 Application.  You can Contact the Union office for Applications.  Completed application must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

 Entrants must be high school seniors or accelerated juniors who are entering college in the Fall of 2015.

 Only children of Local 1212 members are eligible.

 Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, character and school citizenship.

 Applicants must request a high school transcript to be sent to:

Scholarship Awards Committee

Local 1212

225 West 34th Street, Suite 1120

New York, NY 10122

Recipients will be notified prior to graduation.

Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through April

OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2014 and were logged on OSHA’s Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summary must be posted betweenFeb. 1 and April 30, 2015, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in specific low-hazard industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. Due to changes in OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, certain previously exempt industries are now covered. Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available on OSHA’s website. Visit the Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Web page for more information on recordkeeping requirements.

Technical Difficulties

Please be aware that the e-mail system @ibew1212.org was experiencing some technical difficulties.  

If you have sent any e-mails from 1/12/15 to 1/13/15 please resend them as the office has not received

them as of yet.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience.  

 

From,

Your Admin

Happy Holidays!

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Brothers and Sisters

 

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and the very best for the New Year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fraternally,

 

Ralph Avigliano

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212

 

Flex Plan Enrollment Information

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You may enroll 12/05/2014 through 12/31/2014

Pre–tax elections must be processed online by 12/31/2014

A representative from the Flex Plan Administrative Office will be at:

CBS Broadcast Center
Cafeteria Annex
524 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

to answer any questions you have about Open Enrollment and the Flex
Plan on:
Tuesday 12/09/2014 10:00am – 05:00pm

To expedite your enrollment, please make sure you can log into your account online prior to the meeting. If you need help logging in, please call Member Services.

Open Enrollment is your only opportunity to make changes to your
Flex Plan elections for 2015.

If you need assistance from Member Services with Open Enroll- ment or Pre-tax Elections, please call by Wednesday, 12/31/2014. We anticipate that as the deadline approaches call wait times will increase. Please do not wait until the last minute.

You may reach Member Services at 323/993-8888 or 888/353-9401
Monday through Friday between 7:30am – 5:00pm PT.
See our holiday schedule at www.flexplan.com

Questions about your Flex Plan Account or the benefits offered by the Flex Plan should ONLY be addressed to Flex Plan Administrative Office Staff.

FCC and OSHA hold unprecedented event; announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry


OSHA launches a national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures and permissible exposure limits in the workplace

dangerOSHA is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for information on the management of hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace and strategies for updating permissible exposure limits.

“Many of our chemical exposure standards are dangerously out of date and do not adequately protect workers,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “While we will continue to work on issuing and updating our workplace exposure limits, we are asking public health experts, chemical manufacturers, employers, unions and others committed to preventing workplace illnesses to help us identify new approaches to address chemical hazards.”

OSHA’s PELs, which are regulatory limits on the amount or concentration of a substance in the air, are intended to protect workers against the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances. Ninety-five percent of OSHA’s current limits, which cover fewer than 500 chemicals, have not been updated since their adoption in 1971. The agency’s current PELs cover only a small fraction of the tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, many of which are suspected of being harmful.

The comment period will close on April 8, 2015. In the coming months, OSHA will announce additional ways for the public to participate in the conversation. For more information, see the news release and visit OSHA’s Web page on preventing occupational illnesses through safer chemical management.

 

FCC and OSHA hold unprecedented event; announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry

graphIn an unprecedented event Oct. 14, the Department of Labor and the Federal Communications Commission joined leaders in the telecommunications industry, including major carrier AT&T, to discuss new and continuing efforts to prevent worker fatalities on cell towers.

“The fatality rate in this industry is extraordinarily high – tower workers are more than 10 times as likely to be killed on the job than construction workers,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “But these deaths are preventable.”

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and FCC Chairman Thomas E. Wheeler also announced a new working group that will collaborate in the development and implementation of recommended safety practices for the growing telecommunications industry.

“The cellphones in our pockets can’t come at the cost of a worker’s life,” said Secretary Perez. “We know we can’t solve this problem alone though, and that’s why I am so glad to be joined in partnership on this issue with the FCC and major carriers like AT&T. It’s a perfect example of federal agencies and industry breaking down barriers and identifying common goals to save workers’ lives.”

For more information about the new working group, view a recording of the event and read the news release. To learn more about worker safety in the telecommunications industry, visit OSHA’s Communication Towers Web page.

 

Fed OSHA and Cal-OSHA info and fact sheets on Ebola.

 

For the latest updates go to CDC site:

 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

 

http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html

 

 

Fed-OSHA

 

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

In Memoriam…

In Memory of those Brothers and Sisters that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. “We will never forget!”

 

Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Montage1On Saturday, September 6, 2014, IBEW members and Executive Board members marched in solidarity in the Labor Day Parade.

To view more pictures from this event please Click Here

 

Labor Day Parade Tomorrow

For your enjoyment, please watch and share this video about the 2014 LDP – One City.  5 Boroughs.  All Workers. starring many of your brothers and sisters in the Labor Movement.

 

Don’t forget, we march rain or shine!

 

A couple of quick reminders:

  1. Buses waiting for marchers park on 5th Ave north of 70th/71st Sts.
  2. Motorcycles line up on 47th St from 5th Ave east.  If you are having bikes ride with your contingent and you haven’t let me know, please do so.
  3. Until about 11am the CLC will have a table set up on 44th St on the East side of 5th Ave.  Any problems or questions look for us there.  After 11am we will be on 5th Ave moving north as the assembly area empties.
  4. I was asked to remind folks not to throw things (like t-shirts) into the crowds.
  5. Speaking of t-shirts, if you have any extras, keep in mind the hard working volunteers (wearing orange vests) who have sacrificed marching with their union to help facilitate the parade.

 

Thank you once again for all of your work!

 

Any questions, give me a call.

 

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

-Brendan
Brendan Griffith
Chief of Staff
NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
212-604-9552 (office)
646-245-9118 (cell)

***FREELANCERS/PER DIEM/TEMPS, Please read this post.***

*** If for any reason you were having trouble entering your information on the member profile, this has been fixed, please try again. Sorry for the inconvenience.***  

If you are a Freelancer, Per Diem or Temporary worker for IBEW 1212 please look at our new tab labeled “Member Profile” and click the welcome page link.  Let us know who you are so we can further assist you.  Staff and 403.g’s are welcome as well to fill out the info page.

Thank you,
Your admin

IBEW/CBS 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been Ratified.

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CBS volunteers George Klimcsak (front left) and Glen Kucera (back left) helping to count the contract votes. Accompanied by local President Mike Naeder (back right) and Senior Business Rep. Vinny Butler (front right).

The IBEW / CBS 2015 – 2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been overwhelming ratified by the membership. As your Business Manager I wish to thank the Local 1212 Negotiating Committee as well as our International Representatives for all of their hard work and dedication. The efforts of the team are greatly appreciated by this office and the entire membership. We look forward in continuing our good relationship with CBS.

 

Faternally,

Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1212

Registration information for upcoming June Primary Election

Registration information for upcoming

June Primary Election

General Information

1. You must be a US Citizen to vote

2. You must be at least 18 years of age

3. You must reside in a town or city within your state

Voter Registration deadline in local states

Primary Election is Tuesday June 24

Registration deadline – Friday May 30th by mail or in person

Primary Election is Tuesday June 3rd

Registration deadline – May 13th by mail or in person

Primary Election is Tuesday August 12th

Further information about voting as well as Absentee Voting can be

Found at the following websites: NY www.elections.ny.gov NJ

www.njelections.org CT www.ct.gov/sots

State voter information may also be found at the League of Women

Voters information website VOTE411.org

Please VoteLocal 1212 Election Registrar

New York

New Jersey

Connecticut

Registration deadline is August 7th

WPIX Negotiations

 

 

WPIX negotiations
WPIX negotiations

IBEW Local 1212 and the WPIX Negotiating Committee commenced negotiations with The Tribune Company on  Wednesday April 23, and Thursday April 24, 2014. The next scheduled dates for negotiations are Wednesday May 27 and Thursday May 28, 2014.

***CBS Contracts Ballots are Out.***

CBS Employees:

 

On April 28, 2014, your ballots for the new contract, spanning from 2015-2018, have been sent out.  Please check for their arrival in the next few days.  All ballots are due back Friday, May 16, 2014.