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2014 "IBEW Solar Dragons": Local 300 members participate in Dragon Boat Fundraiser.
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'Dragon Boat' Fundraiser
L.U. 300 (govt,i,mt&u), MONTPELIER, VT — Hello, brothers and sisters. Work has been good in our local. We've had several out-of-state signatory contractors come into our jurisdiction this year, and on occasion even employed travelers. Solar installations, whether residential or larger, ground-mount farms, have been our bread and butter again this year. I believe we will be very busy with multiple solar installations at the time this article is published.
The most exciting thing happening in the local is an increased level of membership participation. Not only are the members taking part in the events, but they're also dragging family and friends along. The best part is that the majority end up having a great time and look forward to the next event.
We've done several wellness events and two cancer research fundraisers — the latest being a Dragon Boat Sponsorship (see accompanying photo) captained by fourth-year apprentice Jazmine Thompson. These events were attended by the full range of our membership, from construction wiremen to retirees, with a large concentration of apprentices. To watch a video of Local 300 construction unit members in the annual Dragon Boat fundraiser for cancer survivors, go to http://vimeo.com/103521111.
Thank you, one and all, for proving that brotherhood is thriving in Local 300!
We said goodbye to Bro. Gary Chambers Sr., who passed away June 20. He will be missed.
Wishing everyone a great start to the holiday season!
Timothy LaBombard, Mbr. Dev.
On October 4th members of Local 300 celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Local 300 Charter. Special thanks to Brothers Rene Bachand, CharlesTubbs, Clyde Markey, Francis Labounty, Laurence Clark, Gerald Roberts, Robert Miner, Clifford Merchant, Charles Woodard and Myron Brooks for their efforts on September 1, 1939. Long live the IBEW and the sisters and brothers of LU 300. Cheers.
Out with the old (2014), and in with the new (2015). LU 300 is off to a great start with the construction group and look forward to a happy and healthy new year.
We also say good bye to a long standing partner - VT Yankee. VT Yankee powered down in December and is now in it decommissioning phase of its career. Best wishes and God speed to all the employees.
With Missouri, Pennsylvania and other states threatening to go the “Right-to-Work” route this year, Vermont stands out as one of the few states setting the opposite example. With what might be described as an “Anti-Right-to-Work” law, Vermont’s Senate Committee on Economic Development voted 5-0 to introduce a “Fair Share Bill” which would require state workers grandfathered out of paying “agency fees” to do so. Those fees go towards costs associated with negotiating and enforcing contracts as well as representation during grievances. They do not, however, go towards political activities. Read More