Clean Energy Standard Act – I thought we had this nailed down but are now getting a lot of pushback. In support of this there will be a rally in Albany on November 14th and on November 17th the PSC will have the final vote on its approval. This affects the Entergy/Exelon deal for Fitzpatrick. It is the right thing to do if you want clean energy and jobs.
We are still in negotiations for 97c, clerical unit out of Syracuse, and will have upcoming negotiations for the Town of Worcester and Service Employees. We also received from the Company a first glance on what they are looking at in regards to benefits for 97 in order to avoid the Cadillac Tax.
There will be for “A” members only per Article IX of the IBEW Constitution a dues increase effective January 1, 2017, in which your dues will be going from $25.05 to $25.51.
Remember it is Veterans Day so remember to thank a Vet.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members and their families. It is because of the men and women who have served our country that we can celebrate those holidays.
Theodore J. Skerpon