Today a petition was filed to seek representation for Area Wide Protective employees. A majority of the employees have signed "Authorization for Representation" cards allowing IBEW Local 1393 to start the process of assisting these Future Members as they seek a collective voice of reason with their employer. Everyday, somewhere within our jurisdiction, our Future Brothers & Sisters are watching our backs by providing traffic control as our line construction/utility crews are working. It's now our turn to help take care of them. For those of you who do work with these Future Members, please speak with them about the benefits that you enjoy as a union member, such as:
1) A contract between them, and their employer that outlines wages, benefits and working conditions.
2) That contract stops the company from taking things away on a whim.
3) It is their right to seek representation regardless of what Area Wide Protective wants.
What's the next step? The NLRB will conduct a vote of Area Wide Protective employees. Between now and when that vote happens (usually within 60 days) - our Future Brothers & Sisters will likely be facing a storm of opposition from their employer. Scare tactics, lies, and myths are a common occurrence during this time. Remind them to stay strong and let them know that the 2600 Members of IBEW Local 1393 will stand with them.
Our contract has been ratified. Go to your Member's section for details.
Read a little more about it here: IBEW at the Indy 500
On April 21st, 1944, Local 1393 was formed. We were originally part of Local #9 which dates back to January 9th, 1892. As Local #9 grew, "1393-B" was formed. As it stands today, we represent workers all over Indiana that work for a multitude of companies. If you like, you can read more about the history of the IBEW here.
IBEW Local #1393 Members work in a wide variety of skills and locations within Indiana. A large portion of our membership work in generating stations (also known as power plants). A generating station is where the process of powering your home & business begins. Here in Indiana, our Members provide up to 9300 Megawatts (approximately). That’s enough to provide electricity for almost 3,000,000 homes!
On Tuesday March 25, 2014 Brother Mike Davis suffered a fatal on the job accident at a Duke Energy substation in Carmel, Indiana. Brother Mike Davis was two months shy of being a 36 year Member of Local 1393.
Local #1393 lost a Member from Duke Energy today in the Carmel, Indiana while on the job. We'll post more information as we have it.
Fort Wayne , Indiana resident and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #1393 member Kayla Ripley, age 22, was honored in Washington D.C. on March 7, 2014 by the IBEW as the 2013 Hour Power Apprentice of the Year.
Effective April 1st, 2014: Unit 6 (Kokomo) meetings will now be held at 6:00PM. The location is still at the VFW in Kokomo, and it will still be on the first Tuesday of each month.
On Monday February 24, 2014 at approximately 12:00PM in the Bloomington, Indiana area on Duke Energy property two IBEW Local #71 members were involved in an accident while working on an energized 19.9KV line as travelers into IBEW #1393 jurisdiction. A donation fund has been started for the families.
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The Trustees of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF), the National Electrical Annuity Plan (NEAP), the National Employees Benefit Board and the National Retirement Board, have approved a temporary Return to Work Amendment to the Plan of Benefits for the NEBF and NEAP. This amendment permits certain eligible retirees to return to outside line construction covered and contributory employment only for a period of time without a loss of pension benefits from the NEBF or NEAP. Please read the following notice carefully as this amendment does not apply to all retirees or to all electrical employment.