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Hello to everyone in our 424 Unit,

To start with, thank you all for your hard work and patience throughout everything we have all faced these last couple years. It has been a trying time with Covid and not being able to have regular Union meetings. You have all persevered and been a key factor in our ability to get our relationship with the Company back on track. This is instrumental in being able to advocate for you in negotiations and maintaining and striving for a better workplace environment. This was clear when we met with the Company for Bargaining and worked out the new CBA. We felt that they were appreciative of the work you all do and the dedication you have toward their Members. We have worked hard to have this working relationship, but it wouldn’t be there if they didn’t appreciate the value you all bring to the organization. I know there are still outstanding issues that you have brought up and we will continue working with 424.

We have worked hard to get the new CBA reviewed and signed so you could all get your retro pay. By the time this new website is running, and you all read this, that should all have been sorted with no discrepancies. 

We have had some meetings over Zoom and receive emails and calls from some of you regularly. While this is great, we would still like to set up more regular meetings and need to figure out what would be best for everyone. We will all together have to decide what is best for everyone, whether we have meetings at your workplace at the end of the day, meetings at the 1007 Hall, or virtually. Once we have settled Bargaining with EBFA, I think we can sit down as a group and decide what is best for all.

This is just a little info for this Unit but will be adding news of interest once we get the kinks ironed out on this new website. 

A lot has gone on here in the last year and a half since I took office. We are very successful in what we do. We are very effective in advocating for our Members and we do good work. I am glad that I am here, and you all had faith in me. It is my privilege to work for you through these most difficult times. As always, please call or email with your concerns.


Thank you,

Steve Southwood
Business Manager, IBEW 1007

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