Through a mail-in voting process, the members of Local Union #24 I.B.E.W. strongly approved the tentative agreement for the Baltimore Inside CBA.
Congratulations to all Local 24 members, Local 24’s negotiating committee and the MD Chapter NECA team on the new contract!
The agreement has been sent to the International Office for approval. Once we receive an approval, we will have booklets printed and mailed to the members.
This morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took the next step to “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-19 when he announced his order to close all non-essential businesses in our state. Most trades people already know it, but in case there is any doubt, we are in the essential category. Therefore, our signatory contractors and work sites are not required to close under Gov. Hogan’s latest order.
In fact, there is a wide range of occupations and businesses that fall into the “essential” category – a lot more than we would think of, until we were forced to live without them. To help clarify the categories, the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel has issued this Interpretive guidance , which is based on federal definitions of essential services.
To all of our Local 24 members and the other essential workers who will continue to provide services to their community, we send our gratitude and ask that you remember to take all of the necessary steps to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19.
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.
On Saturday, June 15, 2019, Local 24 I.B.E.W. held its triennial election for all local leadership positions, as well as delegates to the I.B.E.W. International Convention. The election results were announced in the letter below, mailed to all Local 24 members.
These local leaders will be sworn in at the regular membership meeting on July 23, 2019 at 7 pm.
Beginning in 2019, Local 24 Construction Electricians (CEs) will follow the same hiring hall rules as our Journeyman Wiremen (JWs). Available jobs for CEs will be announced on the jobline (410 247-5737) and filled using the daybook process.
Members were notified of this change in the following letter from Business Manager Pete Demchuk, which was mailed to members’ homes in late November. Below the letter, you will find links to the complete referral policies for Baltimore and the Eastern Shore. If you have any questions, please call the Hall at 410 247-5511.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This letter is to inform you of a few changes to the Local 24 Hiring Hall rules that will only affect Construction Electricians in Baltimore and Eastern Shore.
The ENCLOSED REVISED HIRING HALL RULES will go into effect January 1, 2019. (Construction Electrician’s) “CE’S”, will now follow the same Referral Policy as the Journeyman Wireman. Manpower request for Construction Electrician’s will be posted on the job line and will be filled the following business day. Please read them carefully and should you have any questions contact me or one of the agents in the hall.
I will continue to monitor the “out of work” list and will continue to get our people to work in the electrical industry. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for support in this matter.
Peter P. Demchuk
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.
Congratulations and hats off! to the following Local 24 members, who recently celebrated significant service anniversaries:
Ernest M. Mills, Jr.
Robert P. Fifield
Richard B. Harrison
David A. Hodge
Timothy W. Tacka
These loyal members opted to be among their union brothers and sisters as they were recognized for their long-time allegiance to IBEW Local 24. Local 24 President John Rankin and Business Manager Pete Demchuk were pleased to acknowledge these brothers and publicly present them with their milestone service pins and certificates at the May 2018 regular membership meeting.
The certificates that each member received reads:
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
in sincere affection and deep gratitude,
presents this citation and pin
in honor of loyal and faithful years
of membership in our Brotherhood.
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.