Sisters and Brothers,
We have received and counted the ballots from those who participated in the CE/CW contract ratification. The membership overwhelmingly approved, by a vote of 131 in favor of, 2 against and 2 ineligible, the one-year agreement with NECA. Thank you to all who voted.
I would like to take this opportunity to assure the CEs and CWs that IBEW 11 and the representatives are working hard to bring you all up to speed with schooling and upgrades. We were on track to start when COVID-19 hit. Remember, the CEs and CWs are all IBEW members and have all the rights of all other classifications. You are a vital part of the continued success of the Union and signatory contractors. You are merely on a different path to become a Journeyman Wireman. We look forward to representing the CEs and CWs and hammering out another contract next year.
The key to getting future upgrades is keeping dues current, reporting work hours to ETI and making sure you are available to continue school once it is up and running. Stay in contact with your agents and work safe.
IBEW 11 Business Manager