Please check back frequently for upcoming notices and events! 

Employment Opportunity - Posted May 18, 2022

Duluth Local 242 - EPRI II  
Newtron is looking to hire Level 2 Instrument Techs for work at Husky Oil Refinery

$140.00 per day per diem plus over time

Contact IBEW Local 242 for questions or details


This position is not under the Local 110 Inside Agreement.  Wage and benefit packages are different than the Local 110 Inside Agreement.  Please do not contact the Local 110 / Referral Office for information or to apply for these positions.  For additional information or to apply, please click above link. 

Donate to Help a Brother's Family - Posted 5/10/22


Steven Patrin
December 7, 1985 - April 27, 2022

Steven was a passionate, intelligent, one-of-a-kind soul who worked hard and wanted to make a difference in the world. He took great pride in his work as an IBEW Journeyman Electrician and went to extremes to do his part to protect the environment. He was also a talented musician, singer and songwriter. Although his life was cut short way too soon, he left behind countless memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

You can help make a difference for his family by donating vacation vouchers to them.

Vacation vouchers can be turned in via mail, e-mail, or drop box (outside of Wilson McShane’s Office).

Two things need to be included on the donated vouchers:

  1. Must be signed by the member
  2. Write out “donate to Patrin” anywhere on the voucher

Thank you.

OSHA 10 Card Update - Posted 5/3/22
 

More of our contractor's customers are requiring employees to have an OSHA 10 Card in hand when reporting for work.  If you do not have one or cannot locate yours, consider taking an OSHA 10 Class to get a new or updated card.  Not having an OSHA 10 Card does not exempt you from receiving a strike if you do not take a job.     

TEAM "Wellness at Work" - Posted 4/29/22

Free, confidential service to all members / staff that have 110 insurance
Need to speak to a TEAM counselor? 800-634-7710 day or night


https://www.startwithteam.com/


TEAM Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Stress and Vulnerability to Substance Abuse and Suicide

TEAM Critical Incident and Crisis Response Instructions

2022 Minnesota AFL-CIO & Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarships - Posted 4/29/22

Applications are available under the Links tab then Scholarships.


Wage and Benefit Disbursement  - Posted 3/16/22

Wages and Benefits voted on at our March 15th General Membership Meeting



Thank you Habitat for Humanity Volunteers - Rice County Homes! - Posted 1/17/22



Coverage of At-Home Covid-19 Tests as of January 15, 2022 - Posted 1/14/22

ST. PAUL ELECTRICAL WORKERS’ HEALTH PLAN

SUMMARY OF MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS

 To:                   Plan Participants
 

From:               Board of Trustees – St. Paul Electrical Workers’ Health Plan
 

Date:                January 15, 2022
 

Re:                  Coverage of At-Home Covid-19 Tests as of January 15, 2022
  

Introduction: On Monday January 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance that health plans are required to cover at 100% the cost of at-home Covid-19 tests, effective January 15, 2022, through the duration of the declared public health emergency related to Covid-19.

Plan Coverage of At-Home Covid-19 Tests: As required by the Department of Labor guidance, the Plan will provide coverage for at-home Covid-19 tests subject to the provisions further detailed below.

  • At-home Covid-19 tests are covered if purchased on and after January 15, 2022 and through the end of the declared public health emergency related to Covid-19.

  • Only FDA-approved tests will be covered under this program. Please go to www.fda.gov to learn which tests are currently FDA approved or check the packaging on the test before purchasing.

  • The Plan will cover the cost of the at-home Covid-19 tests without cost-sharing (no deductible or coinsurance).

 

  • Coverage is provided for up to eight (8) tests per covered individual under the Plan in a 30-day period.

  • For example, a family of four covered under the Plan, may receive at no cost up to 32 tests (8 per covered person) in a 30-day period.

  • Covered tests include only those for at-home medical use by you or your covered household family members. Tests for employment purposes or resale will not be covered or reimbursed under this program.

Reimbursement for Tests: At this time, the Plan has not yet established a process for you to be reimbursed for the costs of at-home Covid-19 tests. We expect to have that established in the coming days.

In the meantime, and until a reimbursement procedure is established, if you do purchase such tests on and after January 15, 2022, please keep your receipts. The Plan will send out an additional notice with instructions once it has established a reimbursement process.

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact the Plan Administrator, Wilson-McShane Corporation, at 952-851-5949.

 Thank you.  

A Message from the International Office - Posted 11/18/21 

Click on the link - Vaccine Mandates - Legal Issues

"To Organize All Workers in the Entire Electrical Industry" - Posted 11/16/21 

Greetings Brothers & Sisters,

The first object of the IBEW is “To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions,”.  On his Sunday night show, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight took time to expose companies that use union buster as a strategy to detour us from attaining our goals. 

Take 25 minutes, click on the link below and enjoy a hilarious commentary by Oliver.  It is worth the watch.  




Enjoy!

David J. Ruhmkorff

International Vice President

IBEW  6th District

Working Dues Increase Notice /  Death Benefit Assessment / Health Insurance Update - Posted October 19, 2021

NOTICE:

IBEW LOCAL UNION 110 MEMBERSHIP

Our working dues are changing per our bylaws on 1-1-2022 from 3% to 3.75%. Per our bylaws, the working dues change to 3.75% when we work less than 2.3 million hours at the end of the trust fund plan year (September 30th). The working dues change back to 3% when we work more than 2.5 million hours. Your employer deducts working dues from your check. We are notifying all the employers of this upcoming dues change. Please look for this change on your 2nd pay stub of 2022. Notify your employer’s payroll department immediately if you do not see this change of working dues on your check. We ask you to do this as these working dues are ultimately owed by you to the Union Business Office and will need to be settled up by you if your employer fails to make this change.
 

 The $42 per month basic dues A members pay are not changing on 1-1-2022.

 A $4.00 Death Benefit was assessed to all Local 110 members in October 2021 pursuant to Article XIII, Sec. 9 of IBEW Local Union 110 Bylaws which states: “Whenever the balance in the Death Benefit Fund falls below $5,000.00, an assessment of $4.00 shall be levied on all members.  The Financial Secretary shall notify such members by card or letter.”

 If you have not paid this assessment, please remit four dollars ($4.00) to: www.ibew110.org (under “Dues Payment” tab) or mail to Local Union 110, 1330 Conway Street, Ste. 110, St. Paul, MN 55106.

 The trustees of our medical plan are making provider changes on 1-1-2022. Please watch your mail box for details from Wilson McShane on these important provider changes. In short, we are changing Health Insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield MN to United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO Network. Our pharmacy network is changing from Prime Therapeutics to CVS Caremark and you do not have to use a CVS pharmacy unless you are on a specialty drug. There is no fee increase associated with these changes on 1-1-2022. I want to encourage you to get your current prescriptions filled before January 1st to give you time to get your doctor to write new prescriptions to your pharmacy with your new card information after January 1, 2022. The welcome packets should be coming in late November to mid December and your new insurance / pharmacy card will come in late December. Both health and pharmacy will be on the same card.

 I’m encouraging members and their families who can get vaccinated for COVID to get vaccinated. I also think no one should make you get vaccinated if you do not want to. Legal council has advised us that customers or contractors can require people coming onto their property or job sites to be vaccinated. COVID is an issue that is starting to divide our membership. I’m concerned if COVID does not subside, unvaccinated members will have less and less opportunities to work.

 Fraternally,

Jamie M. McNamara

Business Manager/Financial Secretary

IBEW Local Union 110

TWIC Card Reimbursement - Posted September 17, 2021

Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local 110

 The 110 membership approved reimbursement for 110 members who obtain a new TWIC Card or renew their TWIC Card from September 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022.

If you choose to take this opportunity, to get reimbursed from Local 110, you will need to  follow this procedure. Once you have your new or renewed TWIC Card in hand, bring that card and your receipt from the TSA to our office and our staff will make a copy of both the card and your receipt for our records and begin the process of reimbursement. A check will be mailed to you within 3-4 weeks. You can start this process of obtaining or renewing your TWIC at this website - www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

St. Paul Park Refinery 2022 - Posted September 17, 2021

PEC / Parsons Electric has been awarded the work for both turnarounds at St. Paul Park Refinery in 2022. IBEW Local 110 is encouraging our members to maintain or get their TWIC Card to be available to take a call at St. Paul Park Refinery.  For information on renewing or getting a TWIC Card please click: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.  

Unions Get It App Update - Posted September 16, 2021

Our Unions Get It App recently had updates that will affect any members who have an Android phone and who have downloaded the Unions Get It App from the Google Store prior to September 13th, 2021. This was to improve user experience and fix minor bug issues. We encourage our members who have the App installed prior to September 13th to delete the current Unions Get It version and download the newer version from the Google Play store.

 Below is a link you can to download the latest version.

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webconnectivity.unionsgetit2

LEA Apprentice of the Year Award - Posted August 2, 2021

This year's Limited Energy Outstanding Apprentice Award was presented to Brynn Kirtland, who completed her apprenticeship this year. Congratulations Brynn we are proud to have you as a member!


Employment Opportunity - Posted July 16, 2021

Looking for a career in an exciting, fast-paced workplace?  Excellent collaborative team. WestRock is hiring for Electrician/Maintenance positions.

This position is not under the Local 110 Inside Agreement.  Wage and benefit packages are different than the Inside Agreement.  Please do not contact the Local 110 / Referral Office for information or to apply for these positions.  For additional information or to apply, please click above link. 

 

IEC Resolution and Cover Letter - Posted March 17, 2021

Please read the IEC Resolution and Cover Letter.

A Message from David Ruhmkorff - 6th Districe IVP - Posted February 17, 2021

Greetings Brothers & Sisters,

 At the recent IBEW Officers Meeting President Biden shared a video message with us. 

https://youtu.be/QngYDkixP30

In Solidarity,

 

David J. Ruhmkorff

International Vice President

Sixth District IBEW
 

Opt in? - Posted December 11, 2020

Local 110 has a group of email addresses that receive notification (bcc) when there is an event that involves one of our brothers or sisters.  This is sometimes good news about a member or family, a picnic or party reminder, and sadly, funeral notices from the paper or family members letting us know.  Many members have requested we share the obituary when we know about it so they can try to attend.  We do not spam you or share your email address with anyone.  If you would like to be added to the group, please click the link below. 

  Sign up with Doug Suchanek - dsuchanek@ibew110.org

 Thank you!!!

Photos to Share - Posted December 11, 2020

Local 110 members if you have any pictures (110 members at work or play) you would like us to use for upcoming calendars/postcards please submit the photo with a brief description to April - apettis@ibew110.org

 


 


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