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October 24, 2014
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In accordance with Article IX of the IBEW Constition, the International portion of the monthly dues will increase for all members by $2.00 per month beginning with the January, 2014 dues. The Local Union will be required to send an additional $2.00 per month for each member to the International for per capita payments. The Local Union portion of the monthly dues will not be increased, only the portion going to the International Office. Please make this adjustment when paying your monthly dues in 2014. Thank You.
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The blood screening program is for Inside Wireman and will be held on the following dates:

Fargo Blood Screening        October 18, 2014       7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Grand Forks Screening        October 25, 2014       7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cavalier AFS Screening       October 18, 2014       7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


We are in need of volunteers to do some phone banking from now until election day.  Andrew from the ND AFL-CIO has times set up on Tuesdays so far from 6-8, Thursdays may be an option also.

Our nights and weekends are precious and are very much appreciated when given the cause of electing labor friendly candidates. This election is probably one of the most important of our time. There are a lot of important issues affecting working families at stake and with historical low voter turn out in the midterm elections we simply need our people to get out and vote.  So if you can volunteer a little time to the labor cause, if you cannot consider helping a labor friendly candidate with a contribution. At the very least please remember to vote on November 4th.

Contact me for dates or times you can help 701-412-8932,  in the future we will also do some door knocking with those times and dates to come.


We had a good turn out this year, more then last year anyway. We would like to thank those that helped out during the event. We had Ray Peda, Keith Wickstrom, Kevin Dahlen and Glenn Korynta insuring none of are members went thirsty. Keith Swenson manned the grill cooking up all the good eats after a long day of golf at the Hillsboro Park. We also want to give a special thank you to Tim Hughes for setting up all the arrangements for this event.

The skills contest winners were Derek Sondreal for longest put, Ben Haarstad won longest drive and closest to the pin.

The team the won this years golf tournament (Ben Haarstad, Derek Sondreal, Jim Kurtz, Greg Hoveland) had a score of 64 after 18 holes, that is 6 under par.

We also want to thank those that brought their families to the park after the tournment. It is always nice to have the families participate, it gives us a gentle reminder of the importance of Solidarity and Brotherhood.

Thank you all!!

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In compliance with the resolution passed at the IBEW Convention ALL resigns will now be made from the 10th of each month through the 16th of each month.  This will take effect immediately.

North Dakota AFL-CIO 2014 Labor-Endorsed Candidates

Statewide Endorsements:

U.S. Senate                                       George Sinner
Attorney General                              Kiara Kraus-Parr
Agriculture Commissioner               Ryan Taylor
Secretary of State                             April Fairfield
Public Service Commissioner          Todd Reisenauer
Public Service Commissioner          Tyler Axness
Tax Commissioner                           Jason Astrup

Initiated Measures:
We oppose Constitutional Measure #3, which would repeal the existing Board of Higher Education and create a three member commission on higher education that would be appointed by the Govenor.

We oppose Constitutional Measure #4, which would make it harder to place initiated measures on the ballet.

The North Dakota AFL-CIO feels that these candidates have earned the support of working families in North Dakota.

Please support these candidates with yoru time and resources in the November 2014 election to ensure working families have a voice in North Dakota.

State Legislative Endorsement:

District 1 Senate Barbara Vondell
Representative Joseph Adducci
District 3 Senate Lisa Wolf
Representative Lee Snyder
Representative Cindy Wilhelmi
District 5 Representative Heidi Rintoul
District 9 Representative Marvin Nelson
District 11 Senate Tim Mathern
Representative Kris Wallman
District 13 Senate Landis Larson
Representative Scott Brand
Representative Jaci Stofferahn
District 17 Representative Edward Grossbauer
Representative Terry Berg
District 19 Senate Robert "Tork" Kilichowski
Representative Carol Gierszewski
District 21 Senate Carolyn Nelson
Representative Kathy Hogan
Representative Mary Schneider
District 23 Senate Joan Heckaman
Representative Austin Langley
Representative Ben Vig
District 25 Senate Perry Miller
Representative Alisa Mitskog
Representative Richard Grosz
District 27 Senate Warren Solberg
Representative Logan Heinrich
Representative Jess Roscoe
District 29 Senate Jeff Piehl
Representative Charles Linderman
Representative Lori Carlson
District 35 Senate Erin Oban
Representative Darrell Miller
Representative Tracy Potter
District 37 Senate Keith Fernsler
Representative Mandy Kubik
District 39 Senate Stehanie Pretzer
District 41 Senate Evelyn Quigley
Representative Pamela Anderson
Representative Sheila Christensen
District 43 Senate JoNell Bakke
Representative Lois Delmore
Representative Kyle Thorson
District 45 Representative Ed Gruchalla
Representative Brenda Warren
District 47 Senate Bradley Bergstad

Fritz Electric - 1 regular call working 5-8's in the F/M area.  ND license required. 
Rick Electric   1 regular call working 5-8's doing service truck.  ND & MN license required.  
 MEI Technologies - 1 regular call for a System Integrator working 5-8's in the F/M area.
MEI Technlogies - 1 regular call for a Master Tech working 5-8's in the F/M area. 
MEI Technologies - 1 regular call for a Senior Tech working 5-8's in the F/M area. 
Wright Tree Service   1 regular call for a Tree Trimmer in the Grand Forks area.

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