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Manulife Information Video

Manulife Information Video

Manulife / Ibew 1003 online tools explained in this short video. Learn how to access your retirement account online and see about various online tools and information available. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

e-Transfer dues payments

e-Transfer dues payments

There is a new way to pay your Basic Dues via your online banking. Local 1003 now accepts e-Transfers for the Basic Dues. The email address for this […] Read the whole post.

 

 

It's great to belong to a union. But what are you giving back?

It’s great to belong to a union. But what are you giving back?

ALMOST EVERY UNIONIZED TRADESPERSON can list all the advantages that come with union membership: benefits, pension, priority given to safety, training, mentorship and someone to watch your back. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Annual Picnic 2017 went well.   (w/photos)

IBEW Annual Picnic 2017 went well. (w/photos)

Thanks to everyone that came out to the annual 1003 picnic. Turn out was pretty good, just a few less than last year. We had lots of food […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Job Tip – GFCI Sticker

Job Tip – GFCI Sticker

Another handy tip from IBEW Hour Power Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

Ladder Safety 101 - Electrician Talk

Ladder Safety 101 – Electrician Talk

  Ladders are in play for so much of an electrician’s daily routine that using them becomes second nature. On one hand, this is good — if you’re […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Henry Miller - Founder of the IBEW

Henry Miller – Founder of the IBEW

Henry Miller, who died more than 110-years ago, was the founder, first president and driving force behind the first union of electrical workers in North America the International […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Absenteeism is bad for all of us.

Absenteeism is bad for all of us.

Recently, there has been a great deal of attention given to the problem of workplace absenteeism. According to the most recent information from Statistics Canada, the average Canadian […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Step Potential - Information Video

Step Potential – Information Video

Keep your distance and learn how “step potential” can injure or kill you just by walking near downed wires. Click on the video to watch about step potential. Read the whole post.

 

 

WorksafeBC - Roles, rights & responsibilities of Workers

WorksafeBC – Roles, rights & responsibilities of Workers

On a worksite, everyone has varying levels of responsibility for workplace health and safety. You should know and understand your responsibilities — and those of others. If you’re a […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW NextGen ... the next generation of Electricians

IBEW NextGen … the next generation of Electricians

The next generation of IBEW members needs to be ready to take the helm. Click on the video to watch …   Read the whole post.

 

 

The Birthplace of a Union to  Be Reborn as a Museum

The Birthplace of a Union to Be Reborn as a Museum

The man who sparked a movement is getting a museum to honor his memory. At a time of terrifyingly high mortality rates and paltry pay in the new […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW local union #1003 Annual Picnic was fun and there was lots of food.

IBEW local union #1003 Annual Picnic was fun and there was lots of food.

Thank you to everyone that showed up for the IBEW 1003 Annual Picnic !! Thank you especially to those that helped out, Logan Lynn and Tim Lucas the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Does it Pay to Work Union? Yes. And Here’s Proof.

Does it Pay to Work Union? Yes. And Here’s Proof.

A new study says union construction members in Minnesota get $5.59 back in income for every $1 they pay in union dues. The findings come in a new […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW What About the Non-Union

IBEW What About the Non-Union

Canadian electricians talk about their experiences before coming to the IBEW. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW: The Henry Miller Story

IBEW: The Henry Miller Story

Henry Miller, who died more than 110-years ago, was the founder, first president and driving force behind the first union of electrical workers in North America the International […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Safety - Always wear your Safety Glasses on the job

Safety – Always wear your Safety Glasses on the job

Safety eyewear for workers who wear glasses or contact lenses If your work exposes your eyes to hazards such as dust or chemicals, or to the risk of impact […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Lineman Gloves and How They Are Made - IBEW HourPower

Lineman Gloves and How They Are Made – IBEW HourPower

Click on the video to start it playing … Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power - Rope eyelet

IBEW Hour Power – Rope eyelet

How to make a rope eyelet for pulling. Present by Jim Knotts (really). Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power -  Job Tip

IBEW Hour Power – Job Tip

Save your hands when pulling in nylon pull string …   Read the whole post.

 

 

Ensuring Proper Fall Arrest Harness Fit

Ensuring Proper Fall Arrest Harness Fit

Just a short video from IBEW Hour Power.   Read the whole post.

 

 

 

 

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Ladders are common but also dangerous Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment on a work site. Did you know they can also be […] Read the whole post.

 

 

safety - lockout

safety – lockout

every jobsite where you are potentially exposed to live equipment ,should implement a lock-out procedure to ensure that you are protected from electrocution hazards. this is a guide […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Union Strength is up to You

Union Strength is up to You

Labour Day warning: If you want your union and your rights in the workplace, you’d better be prepared to fight to keep them By David J. Climenhaga | […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Waneta Dam and Sub

Waneta Dam and Sub

Some pictures from the Waneta Substation construction and the old substation demolition projects Read the whole post.

 

 

Brilliant Dam Expansion Project

Brilliant Dam Expansion Project

Some pictures from Brilliant Dam Expansion Project Read the whole post.

 

 

Safety Bulletin: GFCI

Safety Bulletin: GFCI

Safety on the Job – Extension cords, power tools and grounding Many of our workplaces utilize ground –fault circuit interruptors (GFCI) to protect workers using power tools from […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Drug and Alcohol policy

Drug and Alcohol policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy By now most, if not all of you are aware that the Building Trades and CLRA have implemented a jointly negotiated D&A policy. We […] Read the whole post.