Earlier this week the executive board of IBEW Local 1928 received notice that Business Manager Leo Doran intended to step down from the position of Business Manager. This afternoon, the Local executive board met to appoint an interim Business Manager until the Local's election in June of this year. At that meeting, Local President Jimmy Sponagle was the successful candidate of the nominees from the floor. Brother Ernel Henwood accepted the nomination for President, vacating the Vice President position. Brother Leo Doran accepted the nomination for Vice President. We appreciate Brother Sponagle and Brother Henwood stepping up to assume added duties with the Local, which will allow Brother Doran to turn his mind to important personal matters. The staff in the Local's office will do its best to make the transition a seamless one.
The employees of Covered Bridge Potato Chips in Hartland, NB have entered into a legal strike with their employer.
Please support the members of UFCW Canada Local 1288P by not purchasing Covered Bridge Potato Chips until the strike is over .
Click HERE for the official media release from the UFCW Canada.
Retired International Secretary Jack Moore died on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the age of 88. Memorial donations may be made to the Jack F. Moore/IBEW, 11th District Scholarship Fund at MSU, 300 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65806, or to Fairhaven Children's Home, 3132 N., Fair Haven Loop, Stafford, MO 65757.
This is the time of year when many people in communities around Nova Scotia and PEI rely on their local food bank to get through the holidays. On Thursday, November 26th, Nova Scotia Power employees at the Point Tupper and the Port Hawkesbury Biomass generating stations will be trying to fill a half-ton truck with non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank in Port Hawkesbury. You can drop off your donation in the plants' store rooms. Point Tupper is leading the way; let's see whether other units around Nova Scotia and PEI can help make Christmas easier for those who are less fortunate than we are.
Please note that the regular Unit 5 (Halifax) meeting will take place Wednesday November 18, rather than Wednesday November 25, due to work travel of the Unit Chair. (For clarity, this is not a quarterly meeting that that Business Manager attends.)