News From: Community

by Kate Hogan | on Jul 31, 2017

Black Women Equal Pay Day

April 4th is the traditionally “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. This day is meant to pinpoint the additional amount of time it would take a woman to reach the same earning amount a...

by Guest Post | on Jul 20, 2017

Saving Kids Lives

Last October, the Media Department told the story of Johnstown, Pa., Local 459 member Tom Whitehead, his wife Kari and daughter Emily, who was in remission from leukemia after undergoing a...

by Gary Bonker | on Jul 18, 2017

American Electrical Cooperatives

I'd like to make you aware, if not already, of America's Electric Cooperatives. L.U. 10 IBEW services Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Otsego County Electric Cooperative, Oneida-Madison...

by Kate Hogan | on Jul 12, 2017

Working While Female (WWF)

Imagine that your company has a brand-new CEO, with new ideas, that they are looking to implement within the company. If that CEO is a man, he is seen as “the boss”, ambitious, driven,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 23, 2017

Rochester's Diversity Hiring Goals

Across the country, many communities are struggling.  Jobs have left, homes are vacant and wages haven’t gone up. This plight is especially felt in many minority communities.  For...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2017

Something Outsiders Will Never Understand

I used to hate golf outings. I suck at golf and in a sociopathic way I dislike good golfers. In the past I felt that golf is an old, rich, white man's game and if you're good at golf then you...

by Brian Young | on Jun 21, 2017

Memorializing a Music Teachers Legacy

In 2012, the Amityville Teachers Association (ATA) lost a beloved member, Chris LaMarca.  Chris was a well-liked music teacher within the district and his death, right around Thanksgiving, shook...

by Guest Post | on Jun 20, 2017

The Harriet Cleveland from Alabama Story

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a group that is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. They seek justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using methods like litigation, education,...

by Press and Media | on Jun 07, 2017

Grumpy Workers Make Good Workers

We have always been taught that as workers we should grin and bear it at work.  The ideal employee is a happy one, but new research shows that it may be ok to be grumpy at work, especially if...

by BIll Dobbins | on May 29, 2017

A Memorial Day Message

It's hard to believe that it is Memorial Day already. Some consider this to be the kick off to summer. There is no doubt that we are all looking forward to the warm weather, barbecues, going to...

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