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https://www.ibew683.org/Uploads/UploadedFiles/2020_Sample_BallotMay 20, 2020
OFFICIAL NOTICE - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

The nominations for officers of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 683, will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  Due to the ongoing restrictions of the Ohio Department of Health, which prevents IBEW Local 683 from having Union meetings, the process for nominations has changed because the Union Meeting scheduled for June 11th has been cancelled.

Nominations will be conducted Thursday, June 11, 2020, during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the IBEW Local Union 683 Meeting Hall.  A member in good standing, desiring to nominate a member for office, must deliver a written nomination to the Election Judge in person on that date and during those hours.  Members can nominate themselves for office and no member may be a candidate for more than one (1) office.  Anyone nominated to more than one office must choose the office for which they will be a candidate; however, this does not apply to offices which have been combined.  Members may be nominated for an office and as a delegate to the International Convention.

Offices for nomination will be those listed in the I.B.E.W. Constitution whose term of office shall be three (3) years
President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Treasurer
Business Manager/Financial Secretary/Delegate to the International Convention
Executive Board (6)
Examining Board (3)
Delegate to the International Convention (6) 

In order to be nominated, a member must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous good standing in Local Union 683.  Good standing means that the member is current in the payment of dues and has been for the two (2) years preceding the nominations.  No Apprentice shall be eligible to hold office in the Local Union. 

The President has appointed Jeff Deckard as Election Judge and will appoint as many Tellers as are required, who shall serve as the Election Board to conduct the election.  No candidate for any office shall be eligible to serve on this Board.

Following the close of nominations and those nominated are found to be qualified, the Election Board shall have ballots prepared, listing in alphabetical order the names of all candidates for each respective office, beginning with President and continuing in the order named in the I.B.E.W. Constitution. 

Absentee ballots shall be available to any member upon written request to the election judge.  Such requests will be accepted at any time within thirty (30) days, but not less than five (5) days prior to the date of the election.  No one receiving an absentee ballot will be entitled to vote at the polls without first presenting the election judge with the unused ballot and the envelope used in the mailing.  Absentee ballots received at the post office box after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, will not be counted. 

To make requesting an absenting ballot more accessible the Executive Board has approved the use of a self-addressed, stamped post card to be mailed to all members eligible to vote at a later date.

Candidates shall be entitled to an observer at the polling place and during the counting of the ballots.  Observers may not interfere with the orderly procedure of the election.  There shall be no campaigning or electioneering at the polls or within fifty (50) feet from the entrance to the polling place.  No postings, except for instructions, shall be permitted at the polling place. 

The election of officers shall take place between the hours of 1:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at IBEW Local Union 683, 939 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio.  The ballots will be counted and the results certified and announced immediately following the closing of the polls. A complete listing of the results shall be posted on all union bulletin boards by the close of business on the day following the election. 

In the event a runoff election is required, it will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at IBEW Local Union 683, 939 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio.  The same rules shall apply to the runoff election as were applicable to the regular election.  Members who requested an absentee ballot for the regular election will automatically receive same for the runoff.

All officers shall be installed and begin their three (3) year term at the regular meeting of the Local Union on Thursday, August 13, 2020.  If unable to hold a regular meeting, officers will be sworn in 30 days after the Election.

Any member who believes a protest of the election is warranted during the conduct of the election is urged to contact the election judge.  Further protests of the election may be filed in writing with the International Vice President, 4th District, within thirty (30) days following the election.  The decision of the International Vice President shall conclude the processing of a protest within the I.B.E.W.  In the event the protesting member is not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President, the member may submit his/her protest to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The election will be held in the manner as prescribed in the Local Union By-Laws, Article III, and the I.B.E.W. Constitution, Article XVI.

Fraternally,
John E. (Ed) Moore
Business Manager/Financial Secretary


May 13, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

At the present time we find ourselves in a unique situation with conducting Local Union business, but complying with the Stay at Home Order issued by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health.  The Order prohibits activities of any gatherings of more than 10 individuals, which is the reason for the cancellation of Union Meetings.

IBEW Local Unions across the State of Ohio are in the same predicament as we are with regards to conducting Union business and paying Standing Bills.  The IBEW Constitution addresses this issue in Article XVII, Section 9.  "The Local Union Executive Board shall meet between regular meetings of the Local Union.  It shall have the power to take any action that the Local Union can take, and which should be taken prior to the next regular meeting of the Local Union."

This is the final year of the three-year contract that began May 27, 2018 and ends May 31, 2021 with $1.75 to be allocated effective June 1, 2020.


At the Executive Board meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after careful consideration, the Executive Board unanimously agreed with the IBEW Local Union Benefit Trustee's recommendations for the following allocations to the wage package under the Inside Construction Agreement:
           Wage - $1.00 per hour
           Health & Welfare - $0.50 per hour ($0.45 to Health & Welfare / $0.05 to HRA)
           Pension - $0.25 per hour  

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy throughout these uncertain times and appreciate your cooperation as we work through this unique situation.

Fraternally,

I.B.E.W. LOCAL UNION 683

John E. (Ed) Moore
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Dan G. George
Chairman/Executive Board


May 13, 2020 
Dear Brothers and Sisters: 

At the present time we find ourselves in a unique situation with conducting Local Union business, but complying with the Stay at Home Order issued by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health.  The Order prohibits activities of any gatherings of more than 10 individuals, which is the reason for the cancellation of Union Meetings.

IBEW Local Unions across the State of Ohio are in the same predicament as we are with regards to conducting Union business and paying Standing Bills.  The IBEW Constitution addresses this issue in Article XVII, Section 9.  "The Local Union Executive Board shall meet between regular meetings of the Local Union.  It shall have the power to take any action that the Local Union can take, and which should be taken prior to the next regular meeting of the Local Union."

This is the second year of the three-year contract that began May 27, 2019 and ends May 29, 2022 with $1.25 to be allocated effective June 1, 2020.

At the Executive Board meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after careful consideration, the Executive Board unanimously agreed with the IBEW Local Union Benefit Trustee's recommendations for the following allocations to the wage package under the Sound and Communication Supplement: 

          Wage - $0.90 per hour
          Health & Welfare - $0.35 per hour ($0.15 to Health & Welfare / $0.20 to HRA)

 We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy throughout these uncertain times and appreciate your cooperation as we work through this unique situation.      

Fraternally, 

I.B.E.W. LOCAL UNION 683
 
John E. (Ed) Moore                  
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Dan G. George
Chairman, Executive Board


2020 Dues Rates
Inside JW-CE/CW-Apprentices                                              

Quarterly - $126.09                                                            
6-Months - $252.18                                                             
Yearly - $504.36      
Tele-Data JIT-Cable Pullers-Apprentices              
Quarterly - $126.09                                                            
6-Months - $252.18                                                             
Yearly - $504.36 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents thousands of members in the US and Canada. IBEW Local Union 683 provides highly skilled electricians and technicians serving all of Columbus and central Ohio. Since 1891, we have been providing quality workmanship in the residential, commercial, industrial electric and telecommunications industries. Contact us today and let us show you what we have to offer and how we can help you and your company succeed. IBEW Local Union 683 received it's charter from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 5, 1924. Since then, IBEW Local 683 has provided quality craftsmanship to central Ohio. We are proud of our membership for the dedication, knowledge and skilled experience that they continue to provide. Are you an Electrician? Find out why you should join a Winning Organization where your talents will be appreciated and rewarded with fair pay and benefits.