We are excited to resume our annual Children’s Christmas Party this year! There are a few changes in order to make the event as safe as possible, so please read all the details on the flyer below. Remember to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Baltimore Metro Council’s food pantry. See you on Saturday!
AFL-CIO Union Night at Oriole Park at Camden Yard are now available for purchase at the Baltimore hall. Come on out and enjoy an evening at the ballpark with members of the many unions affiliated with the Baltimore Metro Council.
Please be advised that our annual Substance Testing and Tool & Boot Sale, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, 2020, has been canceled in light of the growing concerns around COVID-19.
Every effort will be made to reschedule this event once the state of emergency in Maryland has been lifted.
The annual testing for the Local 24/N.E.C.A. Substance Abuse Program is quickly approaching and your drug-free card may be due to expire. The following dates have been scheduled for the testing of Journeyman Wireman, Apprentices, VDV, CW and CE classifications:
THURSDAY MARCH 21, 2019, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2019, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
All testing on Saturday will be held at the Electrical Training Center
All Apprentices and CW’s will be tested at Electrical Training Center, 2699 W. Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD. 21230.
Journeyman, VDV, and CE’s will be tested at the Union Hall, 2701 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230.
This program is mandatory for the Apprentices and CW’s and voluntary for all others. If you wish to test at a time or site more convenient to your schedule or home please contact Mobile Medical Corp. @ 877-201-7474 to schedule your test. On any job where substance abuse testing is required, you must have a current Local 24/N.E.C.A. Card. If you were selected for a random test during the course of the year, you are not required to test again for one year from the random testing date.
For Local 24 members that participate in the Drug Free Program on these dates or have a current Drug Free Card, there will be cash only Tool/Boot Sale held in conjunction with the testing. The tools and steel-toed boots sale will be located at the Training Center on the same dates and times as the testing. The prices of all tools and steel-toed work boots have been subsidized by the Maryland Electrical Industry Labor Management Cooperative Committee (MEILMCC). Enclosed is a list of tools and steel-toed work boots with prices.
Again this year Carhartt products and accessories will be sold at discounted prices in the Training Center. A portion of sales benefit the 24Brotherhood Fund.
Should you have any questions regarding the testing or the program procedures, please contact John Rankin at the Local Union Office, 410-247-5511. Apprentices and CW’s should contact the JATC Training Center at 410-247-3313.
Break out your child’s adorable Christmas outfit and your Santa hat! The annual Local 24′s Children’s Christmas Party will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10 am-2 pm at the Baltimore office (2701 W Patapsco Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230).
This event is open to all children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of active and retired members of Local 24. The festivities will include visits and photos with Santa, a toy for every child, puppet shows, and fun for the whole family. Complimentary hot dogs, french fries and soft drinks will be served.
We hope to see you and your families there!
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Baltimore Central Labor Council food pantry.
Little bags of corn were flying across the blacktop at 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue on a recent weekend, as Local 24’s RENEW committee hosted its 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament on the afternoon of Saturday, September 22, 2018. The event drew 12 teams of fierce competitors along with lots of interested spectators.
When the tossing was done, the team of Dennis Barnhardt and Ray Gregory were at the top of the leader board and claimed the victory. They were rewarded with a cash prize of 50% of the entry fees (the other 50% went to event expenses and the RENEW treasury) and 2 quality laptop backpacks donated by the fine folks at Milwaukee Tools.
Hard on their heels was the runner-up team, Joe Doty and Nick Lynne. Their prize was 2 sets of vehicle floormats, also provided by Milwaukee Tools. Every entrant got a Milwaukee Tools swag bag, as well as plenty of burgers and dogs and a good time.
RENEW is an organization specifically focused on our members who are age 35 and under. The mission of the Reach out and Engage Next-gen Electrical Workers (RENEW) initiative is to inspire the next generation of IBEW workers to become active in their local union by focusing on issues important to younger workers, providing education about the IBEW and the labor movement, and fostering relationships with members and local union leadership.
Local 24’s RENEW committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, the same day as the regular membership meeting. RENEW meets at 5 pm and the membership meeting is at 7 pm. The next planned RENEW activity is a community service project in honor of Veteran’s Day. Members will be working with a veterans’ charity organization for that event. To get more details, follow Ibew Renew Baltimore on Facebook.
Held every August at Conrad’s Ruth Villa, Local 24’s Family Picnic is a beloved tradition. Active and retired members bring their families out for a beautiful day on the water, having fun and renewing friendships.
With carnival games, inflatables, clowns, face painting, horseshoes and corn-hole games, bingo and great food, our 19th annual Family Picnic was a great time for all. Many thanks to all who attended, and especially to the hard-working Picnic Committee volunteers.
Individual photos can be downloaded from our Facebook page – just click the Facebook button at the top right of this page and go to the photo album for the 2017 Family Picnic.
Doug Eichelberger, of Professional Contractor Supplies (PCS), was on hand at the April regular membership meeting to make one lucky member’s night.
During Local 24’s annual Tool & Boot Sale in March, PCS offered some extra incentive to shop by sponsoring a drawing for a TV. All IBEW customers were eligible to enter, and had to be present for the drawing at the April meeting to win.
Congratulations to Brother Jonathan Lewis, who took home the prize – we hope you enjoy it! And thanks to PCS for their sponsorship of the contest.