President’s Message – January 2023

Good Record Keeping Pays Off

Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to talk to you about keeping good records. We all get paid weekly and it is very important that we keep our paystubs. Look at them and make sure your deductions are correct. Local 11 emails each member an “email receipt” when you pay your membership (Yellow) dues. At years end, the Local sends each member “Yearend Report” of total working dues and total basic dues paid.

Keep all these records! You’re absolutely going to need them for filing your tax returns. Also, the Pension and Health Trust mails out quarterly contributions reports. READ THEM! In the event that the reported hours and contributions don’t agree with your paystubs, you will need them to verify any errors or omissions.

If you’re on a jobsite, and have some disagreement or are possibly involved in some issue or dispute with a member or with a contractor, write it down! Be as detailed as you can be about what the issue is, who it’s with, who possibly witnessed the issue, who was notified, the date, and even what the weather conditions were like. Write it down while it’s fresh in your memory.

Good record keeping will pay off. It has been proven time and time again that when “done right,” you’re likely to win!

As always, if you have any questions please contact any of the Local 11 Agents or give any of our offices a call.

In Solidarity,

Gaylord R “Rusty” Roten
President IBEW Local 11

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