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Opportunity to Help Two Fellow IBEW 110 Members - Posted November 30, 2023

At this time of the year we are often presented with opportunities to help those in need.  We were recently made aware of two fellow IBEW 110 members who could use our help. 

Dennis and Kim Reinhardt
In August of 2022, Kim was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and terminal brain cancer. When first diagnosed, she underwent two brain surgeries with difficult recoveries.  They recently learned of a new tumor that required an additional surgical procedure.  Her current radiation treatments and upcoming chemotherapy will require Dennis to take extra time off work to help care for and support Kim.  Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated by Dennis and Kim.

Frank and Andrea Phillipsen
In September of this year, Frank’s wife, Andrea, was rushed to the hospital following a severe asthmatic attack.  She suffered acute respiratory failure with hypoxia and cerebral edema (brain swelling).  In order to help her lungs heal, she was put on a ventilator while in a medically induced coma.  After surviving the ordeal, she spent several weeks in the hospital recovering.  Frank will need to be away from work to help care for Andrea and their young son while she continues to recover at home.  Any help you can provide Frank and Andrea would be greatly appreciated.

The Trustees of the St. Paul Electrical Workers Vacation and Holiday Trust have authorized the gifting of 2023 or 2024 vacation vouchers to benefit the families of Dennis Reinhardt and Frank Phillipsen through March 31, 2024.
If you’d like to make a huge difference to these families by donating some of your vacation vouchers, it’s very easy.

 Simply write “Dennis Reinhardt” or “Frank Phillipsen” on your voucher, and sign it, when submitting it to the Wilson-McShane benefit office.  You won’t be required to take the days off for the gifted vouchers, and these families will be very grateful for your kindness.

 “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

Toys for Tots Collection - Posted November 21, 2023

St. Paul Electrical Workers Brotherhood Calendar Raffle Winners - Updated November 30, 2023



TEAM "Wellness at Work" - Posted November 15, 2023

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

TEAM Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Stress and Vulnerability to Substance Abuse and Suicide

TEAM Critical Incident and Crisis Response Instructions

Dues Increase - Posted November 9, 2023


To all A and BA members, the fee paid to the International per capita general fund is going up $1.00 per month as of Monday July 1st of 2024. The result is LEA members currently paying $25.00 per month will increase to $26.00 per month. BA members currently paying $29.00 per month will increase to $30.00 per month. A members currently paying $46.00 per month will increase to $47.00 per month. In addition to this on January 1st of 2025  for all A members, the fee paid to the International PBF pension fund is going up $2.00 per month to $49.00. This is due to action taken in Chicago at the International Convention in May, of 2022.

 Employment Opportunity - Posted November 7, 2023

Anoka Technical College is looking to hire for a couple teaching positions for their Electrical Construction Program.

For more information or to apply please contact Anoka Technical College.

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 this position.

Supporting the Phillipsens Posted October 6, 2023

On Thursday, September 28th Frank called the ambulance for Andi to be taken in to the ER because her lungs were not properly working. Early Friday morning, Andi was admitted to Abbott hospital and put on a ventilator. Andi was moved to the Cardiovascular ICU and placed on ECMO. Her lung function started to improve, but then on Tuesday morning they noticed her brain had swelled. Measures were taken to counteract this and as of today, Thursday the 5th, Andi is responding to those who speak with her by nodding her head and she can open her eyes. There is still a long road of recovery ahead, but she is a fighter and is going to pull through.

To help support Frank and Andi Phillipsen please click the link: gofundme.
Thank you.

Blood Drive  - Posted October 2, 2023

Thank you to those who gave blood and volunteered for the IBEW 110 Blood Drive!  The next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Please call Brad Medved at 651-321-8275 to sign up early!

110's Safety Committee Report June 2023 - Posted June 8, 2023

Recently a member reached out to me to report an incident that occurred on the job that most would never consider when doing a routine installation. After cutting into an existing wall to install a vanity lighting outlet box, the member noticed an abundance of what appears to be used needles and syringes hidden behind the wall covering of a stud cavity. Appropriate action was taken without incident and working with the G.C. to irradicate the problem but it was a good reminder that many unforeseen health hazards can occur on the job that are very difficult to plan for. We wanted to share this with the membership to bring awareness of the dangers of blindly reaching in any space and I have provided additional information on some best practice procedures below on this incident but always be aware of your company’s safety policies and procedures to follow.,enforcement%20agency%20to%20report%20it

In Solidarity,
Shawn Weyer
110 Safety Committee Chair

Health Screenings  - Posted June 7, 2023 

Wage and Benefit Disbursement  - Posted March 22, 2023

Wages and Benefits voted on at our March 21, 2023 General Membership Meeting.

MNARC Auto Show - Posted March 21, 2023

OSHA 10 Card Update - Posted May 3, 2022

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.     

Thank you Habitat for Humanity Volunteers - Rice County Homes! - Posted January 17, 2022

"To Organize All Workers in the Entire Electrical Industry" - Posted November 16, 2021 

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.  


David J. Ruhmkorff

International Vice President

IBEW  6th District

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. 

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Photos to Share - Posted December 11, 2020

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