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International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers * Seattle, Washington
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    2018 LU 77 General Election Endorsement List for Washington and Idaho

    LU 77 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter voted last week, have you??

    #IBEW77UnionStrong #GOTV2018

    Home-Grown System Rigging and How We Can Stop It

    Call to Action for Members of Local 77:  The General Elections for both Washington and Idaho are upon us, and YOU have a direct impact on the outcome!  Your IBEW Local 77 Political Action Committees have been working hard to review and endorse pro-labor, pro-UNION candidates from across our jurisdiction, and we need your help to push them across the finish line.  We are asking for volunteers to help with political member–to–member outreach, canvasing, and phone banking.  Any time you can donate would be greatly appreciated and will help protect your Union! For more information on how to volunteer, please contact LU 77 Political Director Sean Bagsby at 206 639-0748 or seanbagsby@ibew77.com.  


    State of the Worker

    Reese Hinkle was appointed to the vacant District I Executive Board position at the June meeting.

    Eddie Bromiley GoFund Me

    The Birth of the New American Aristocracy

     IBEW Local 77 Members Reese Hinkle and Steve Barnard with Business Representative Teri Kannor at the Mark Janus Picket on Tuesday, May 22nd in Bellevue, WA at the Washington Policy Center "Solution Summit."

    IBEW Local 77 members at the Mark Janus Picket on May 22, 2018.

     #unionstrong #ibewstrong #allin #77supporters

    Please contact Sean Bagsby for more information: seanbagsby@ibew77.com or (206) 639-0748.

    After a long voting battle we finally have a winner for our t-shirt design contest!  And the winner is......"After A Storm Comes a Call" design by Brick Strait and Jena McWhirter! Congratulations!

    We had more votes this year than ever before, and the contest was so close right up until the end!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and an extra special thank you to those who submitted a design this year. They were all great!

    The winning design will be in the IBEW store before too long and we will post a link once available!

    Local 77 Veteran Outreach Program

    Photo from the Thursday, February 15th Meeting. There were 12 attendees, including retired IBEW Journeyman Lineman Gary Eyler, a Vietnam Vet. The next meeting is scheduled for April 21st at 6:00pm at the Spokane Union Hall.


    Attention IBEW 77 Members


    Local 77 Veteran Outreach Program

    Our inaugural meeting was held Saturday, February 3rd in Spokane, WA with great success. We elected the following: Justin Bean, Chair; Frank Beatty, Vice Chair; and Jeff Reid, Secretary.

    The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at the Local 77 Spokane Union Hall, 1506 N. Washington St., Spokane, WA 99201, at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, we plan to continue developing the newly formed Veteran Outreach Program. We will be voting on submitted proposals for the program name, motto, and mission statement, along with planning our first steps toward getting a vital membership with veterans within our Brotherhood. Any potential motto's or committee names are to be submitted in person at the next committee meeting on the 15th. Also, at this time, we will approve the resources to give to members to hand out to interested veterans. We are inviting IBEW Local 73 and the Military Liaison Office from Fairchild Air Force Base.

    Participants at the meeting held on Saturday, February 3rd felt like this program is succeeding already and is full of the Brotherhood’s impactful energy. We want to make sure we are doing our part to help make the transition from active duty to an IBEW career easy for the men and women who have served and sacrificed for us.

    “We want every all interested veterans can have an opportunity to know someone in the trade and learn about careers.”

    “When I got out of the service I hadn’t heard of an Apprenticeship or the electrical industry.”

    “The idea of a stable career and a brotherhood meant something to me as a former service member.”

    Rick Johnson swearing in Helen Berglund as an Executive Board member with the IBEW obligation of office.

    Local 77 Executive Board and Business Manager (left to right):  Karl Freudenstein, Damian Hernandez, Walt Aho, Charlie Reyes, Rick Johnson, Helen Berglund, Lou Walter, Caelin Hickey, Lynne Moore, Rick Luiten, and Larry Becht.  Not pictured: Bill Meyer.

    The Importance of Paying Dues Until Retirement

    Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter has been reaffirmed in his trustee position on Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System Board with an overwhelming majority of the votes.  Brother Walter has been on the SCERS Board since 1998 and has done an outstanding job for all of the Local 77 members throughout the City of Seattle.  Please join Local 77 in thanking him for all of his hard work and dedication to the Retirement System.

    Sister Tracy Prezeau teaching Member-to-Member training on May 2, 2017 to IBEW Local 77 members

    Trading Power: The Cuban Embargo’s Impact on Linemen

    Letter from the International re: United Way

    Hanford Linemen demonstrate injured Lineman rescue

    National Lineman Appreciation Day

    At the R2W for less SB5692 hearing, 2000 Labor Supporters crowd the capital grounds & hearing rooms.


    Below, please find a letter from International President Stephenson regarding Electrical Workers without Borders North America.

    The delegates to the 39th IBEW International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri unanimously passed Resolution No. 8 supporting the Electrical Workers without Borders North America (EWWBNA).

    Anyone interested in traveling out of the country to volunteer helping with this endeavor, please see the questionnaire below.  Please send your completed questionnaire via email to ibew77@ibew77.com, or you can mail or hand deliver it to Local 77.

    We will make sure that all questionnaires are delivered to the International Office.

    EWWBNA Letter from President Stephenson

    EWWBNA Volunteer Questionnaire

    Please note, if not using Internet Explorer, you will need to save the PDF to your computer after filling out, and submit as an attachment thru email.  For questions, please contact the Seattle Union Hall.

    Attention Unit 152 Members

    The start time of unit meetings is changing to 6:00 PM while members are currently working 4-10's.  When members return to regular shifts, the start time will change back to 5:00 PM.

    Safety Alerts

    Fall from Transmission Tower

    Electrical Shock Injury


    Initiative becomes a Project!

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    2016 Local Union Leadership Training

    On August 30, 2016, Tracy Prezeau and Rick Hite instructed IBEW Local 77 Officers, Executive Board, and Business Staff at the SeaTac Unin Hall.

    Potelco Fleet Ballot Count




    Left to Right: Scott Barnes - Training Coordinator, NW JATC, Tim Barnett - Northern Lights, and Larry Lee - Avista

    These Local 77 Brothers, who teach in the Line Clearance Tree Trimming Apprenticeship, recently completed the IBEW/NECA Instructor Training from the Electrical Training Alliance in Ann Arbor, MI. This is the industry leading instructor training. We should all be proud of their dedication to helping the members in our local get safer and more effective on the job.

    2016 Political Endorsements

    Newly Elected Executive Board Officers & Members and Business Manager/Financial Secretary

    The Electrical Worker Online - Sam Chilia Article

    IT Negotiating Team

    Back Row (L to R): Assistant BM John Cunningham, Tom Shea, Eric VanCamp, BM Lou Walter

    Front Row (L to R): Julie Renick, Ann Robinson, Karla Oman, Business Rep. Steve Kovac

    Member-to-Member Training - February 16, 2016

    Fourteen members attended the training with Tracy Prezeau.  During the training we brainstormed on ideas on how to show the City that we want progress with our first negotiated contract.  One of the strategies we’re implementing is wearing red on Mondays and IBEW77 lanyards daily.  In one week, we’ve given out nearly 300 lanyards.  You can see by the photos below, we are experiencing success.

    Asplundh Ballot Count - April 18, 2016

    Business Representative Tad Iseminger and Brother Brady Hansen at Brother Henry Miller's grave site in Washington D.C.

    IBEW Local 77 representation at the WSLC Path to Power Political Candidate Training in Yakima, WA.

    Brothers Daryn Klinginsmith and Gordy Sibley

    New IBEW Local 77 Recording Secretary Damian Hernandez being sworn in by President Rick Johnson at the March 16th Executive Board Meeting.

    Newly organized Chehalis Generation Facility members with Organizer Matt Reese and Business Representative Steve Cant

    Bob Guenther received the Gail and Carolyn Industry Award, for his tenacious work in Lewis County.

    Please click on photo for full article.

    "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    IBEW 77 at the MLK Day Celebration - Debbie Smith (PSE), Union Rep. Rick Strait, and Ann Robinson (Seattle IT)

    IBEW Local 77 retiree Bennie Dooley, of Kennewick, was inducted into the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters Hall of Fame in November 2015.  

    Brother Dooley was a Shop Steward and actively involved in union matters while working at Hanford. Congratulations to Bennie!

    Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/sports/other-sports/article54599875.html#storylink=cpy

    "Brotherhood without Borders" from IBEW Local 125 Local Line

    Thank you to Avista for providing the following information regarding the November 2015 storm.  

    (Please click on picture for full article.)

    2015 Election Results

    IBEW Local 77 is happy to announce that our app is available for download in the iTunes & Android Google Play stores!

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