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Local 614 is a utility local representing members employed by Exelon/PECO Energy and Veolia Energy.
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P.O. Box 32 Woodlyn, PA 19094 – Office: 610-876-4912 – Fax: 610-876-4913

Brothers and Sisters,

LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

We want to remind everyone that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that no modern, technological medical miracle can ever fully restore us to that condition whereupon we first entered the world. Please let LIFE and SAFETY  be your first and lasting choice throughout this busy day. For without Life; Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are mere vapors in the wind…

LU 614 Supports & Sponsors the Delaware County Veterans Memorial and Pays Homage to the Recent Recipients of the Freedom Medal Award.

Viet Nam combat veterans Brothers Ray Mowday and Bill Pratt (retired) at the Freedom Medal Awards. Brother Bill was recognized from the podium as a recipient of the Bronze Star. (Read his citation below.)

Viet Nam combat veterans Brothers Ray Mowday and Bill Pratt (retired) at the Freedom Medal Awards. Brother Bill was recognized from the podium as a recipient of the Bronze Star for valor. (Read his citation below.)

“Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism”

“For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of VietNam: Corporal Pratt distinguished himself by valorous actions on 12 May 1967 while serving as a member of a highway security patrol during an ambush by a Viet Cong force. With fearless determination, Corporal Pratt exposed himself to the hostile machine gun fire by leaving his vehicle to assist wounded patrol members. He quickly moved between vehicles to help injured drivers and became instrumental in moving the patrol to a safe area. Upon reaching safety, Corporal Pratt immediately began administering first aid to his wounded comrades and then led them to the nearest hospital.  Corporal Pratt’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army. By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.”
Brothers Bill Pratt, (Viet Nam, retired) and Larry Anastasy, ALM Baldwin SB, Enduring Freedom, representing two generations of combat veterans from LU 614 and PECO Energy who attended the Freedom Awards Dinner as guests of LU 614. Also attending was Jorge Rivera, combat veteran Enduring Freedom, and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor. (read Jorge's citation below)

Brothers Bill Pratt, (Viet Nam, retired) and Larry Anastasy, ALM Baldwin SB, Enduring Freedom, representing two generations of combat veterans from LU 614 and PECO Energy who attended the Freedom Awards Dinner as guests of LU 614. Also attending was Brother Jorge Rivera, combat veteran Enduring Freedom, and recipient of the Bronze Star. (read Jorge’s citation below)

” TO ALL WHO MAY SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, 24 AUGUST 1962 HAS AWARDED THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL TO STAFF SERGEANT JORGE RIVERA, TASK FORCE WARRIOR FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE: while serving as a member of the Combined/Joint Task Force – 180 in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Rivera’s technical and tactical proficiency, selfless service and commitment to mission accomplishment in a combat zone, under the most extreme of circumstances, greatly contributed to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sergeant Rivera’s outstanding performance of duty reflects great credit upon him, The Combined/Joint Task Force – 180, and The United States Central Command.”

 

 

LU 614 is grateful to all who have sacrificed in service to our nation and those who are still active and on station at home or abroad. God Bless you and keep you until you safely return!

 

Brother Dan Dawson and a fellow Airman proudly display the IBEW LU 614 flag on station in Kuwait. The flag was presented just before his departure. Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired service members!

Brother Dan Dawson and a fellow Airman proudly display the IBEW LU 614 flag on station in Kuwait. The flag was presented just before his departure. Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired service members!

 LU 614 Honors  Brothers Eric Maisch and Dan McIntyre for their extraordinary personal action on June 25, 2014, that resulted in saving the life of brother Eric Krauss at the November 12 General Meeting at LU 654. !!!

Make sure to reach out one last time to your State Representative, thank them for standing with labor, or urge them to continue to do so! E-Mail Your Representative Now!

 

Take Action!

Take Action! Push Back Against The Ongoing Threats To Our Collective Bargaining Rights In PA!

Your collective action so far in 2014 has played a huge role in keeping HB1507 from getting a vote on the House floor.  This so called “paycheck protection” bill, as you know by now, is nothing but a power grab by out-of-state billionaires who want to bankrupt unions so they can pass a whole buffet of anti-worker legislation without opposition.  Read More

Unbelievably, the other side is trying to attach these attacks to bills that provide funding for special education or safe schools, or relief for distressed municipalities.

Tell them that you see through these games, and that you want them to oppose ANY amendments that will take away your collective bargaining rights; and to oppose ANY bill that includes these types of amendments.

Take Action! Push Back Against The Ongoing Threats To Our Collective Bargaining Rights In PA!

Have you heard of the 4th verse of the National Anthem? This former marine stuns the crowd and bursts them into thunderous applause! Please view the photo/link below lest we forget…

Marine Sings Forgotten Verse of National Anthem

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LU 614 Brother Dan Dawson, Preventative Maintenance Tech, Facilities at his send-off celebration. Dan's ANG Unit is being deployed overseas for 1 year. Standing with Dan from left to right: Emil Meyer LU 614 President / Business Manager, Tim Conroy Vice President / Asst. Business Manager, Dan Dawson and Larry LeMaitre President EMAC who presented Dan with a $100 phone card. We wish Dan a safe journey both to his destination and back home again once his deployment is completed.

LU 614 Brother Dan Dawson, Preventative Maintenance Tech, Facilities at his send-off celebration. Dan’s ANG Unit is being deployed overseas for 1 year. Standing with Dan from left to right: Emil Meyer LU 614 President / Business Manager, Tim Conroy Vice President / Asst. Business Manager, Dan Dawson and Larry LeMaitre President EMAC who presented Dan with a $100 phone card. We wish Dan a safe journey both to his destination and back home again once his deployment is completed.

Dan Dawson is presented with an IBEW LU 614 banner to post at his deployment station by his Brothers in the Facilities group including Steward and Executive Board Member Bob McGourn, Vice President / Asst Business Manager Tim Conroy and President / Business Manager Emil Meyer. Dan and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout his deployment.

Dan Dawson is presented with an IBEW LU 614 banner to post at his deployment station by his Brothers in the Facilities group including Steward and Executive Board Member Bob McGourn, Vice President / Asst Business Manager Tim Conroy and President / Business Manager Emil Meyer. Dan and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout his deployment.

LU 614 State Legislative Update:

Just a sampling of the Tuesday, January 28th turnout at the Harrisburg AFL-CIO News Conference / Rally opposing HB 1507 and SB 1034 the so called “paycheck protection legislation” that is being pushed by “the Commonwealth Foundation,” ALAC, and every other enemy of the working man whether organized or not. Proud to be Union!

Harrisburg Rally

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E-Mail Your State Legislators Now!  Tell Them NO WAY On HB 1507!

House Bill 1507 is what ALEC and the Koch brothers call a “Paycheck Protection” bill.  They have already been targeting direct mail into the state to spread lies in support of this bill, claiming that taxpayers are paying for union dues collection for public employees, and that teachers and state workers are forced to contribute to political and legislative activism.

The facts are clear, even though you won’t hear them in the commercials that the Koch brothers are financing.  Automatic payroll deduction of dues is not mandated by any law, rather it is bargained for during contract negotiations.  This deduction does not cost taxpayers money.  Unions already agreed to reimburse the state for costs associated with deductions of PAC funds, but according to the State of Pennsylvania, there is no measurable cost to be reimbursed.

While the reasons that the other side gives for pushing this legislation are dishonest, their true goal is obvious.  It’s simple.  This legislation would force unions to spend resources to collect union dues, and make it nearly impossible to collect the fair share fees that non-members must pay to cover their union representation.  At the end of the day that means unions will be weakened, and have less ability to advocate for employees in the workplace and in the legislature.  This would open the flood gates for a wide range of anti-worker legislation that would be sure to follow.

There is no doubt that the passage of HB 1507 would mean that Pennsylvania would become the next right to work state.  Don’t be silent on this issue.  We expect this bill to move very quickly, with significant resources flooding into Pennsylvania to back this latest attack on the middle class.

 

Please tell Congress NOT to DESERT UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS.. Call Congress now at 845-809-4509 and tell them to get to work and EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS!  Our economy is fragile – millions of people remain without work and good jobs are still hard to come by. Now isn’t the time to leave jobless workers out in the cold…

Jobless benefits advance in Senate

Oppose undermining Prevailing Wage!

“Now it’s time to practice hanging tough. That’s a necessity, because every accomplishment, every success, has to go through tough times… Patience is the possibility thinker’s all-powerful secret weapon.”
Robert Schuller:

Read more about Right to Work (For Less)…

 

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THE IBEW COPE FUND
Unions across the country are under attack!
HAVE YOU JOINED?
Download a CARD and…
Give it to your Shop Steward or an Officer or:
Mail it to:
LU614 IBEW
P.O. Box 32
Woodlyn, PA 19094

Raising Political Money – The name of the game in political action is fundraising.
The bigger IBEW-COPE gets, the bigger our voice in Washington, D.C., as well as in the State Houses.
Contributions to the IBEW C.O.P.E. FUND help gain passage of favorable legislation; support candidates for office who demonstrate concern for working men and women and objectives of the entire trade union movement.

The International IBEW recommends that each member contribute only $3 per month….$36 per YEAR!!
Contact your shop steward to sign a COPE card and hand it back today
Truly a …. “if we all do a little, no one has to do a lot” situation
JOIN TODAY

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The IBEW Code of Excellence

The IBEW Code of Excellence is turning heads around the industry. In this video feature, President Hill talks about using a common language to deliver on our promise to the customer – quality, professionalism and giving 8 for 8.

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