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…
It is with deep sadness that we must report that LU 614 Brother George R. Pirches III, ET, Del-Chester Region passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015. Please keep our Brothers family in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this difficult time. His arrangements are below.
George R. Pirches III of Sadsburyville George R. Pirches, III, 60, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Sherry Foy Pirches with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Edna Barrage Pirches and the late George R. Pirches, Jr. George was an area resident all his life and 1972 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School. He was employed, for 38 years, by PECO Energy in Coatesville. He was a member of the Coatesville PACC, Downingtown VFW Post #845 and the APA Pool League. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by two children; George R. Pirches, IV and wife Kristi of West Caln and Kristin N., wife of Adam Burkey of Sadsburyville; seven grandchildren, Mackenzie March, Kayla, Leah and Logan Pirches, Anthony, Morgan and Jordyn Burkey; three siblings, Kenneth W. Pirches of West Caln, Raymond A. Pirches of Sadsburyville and Carol L.Bisignaro of Sadsburyville; longtime family friend Theresa Herd; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Bruce Pirches. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1626 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
Lee Shelby Safety Event, Perfect Message, Perfect Time
As we transition into the spring season it is inevitable that our thoughts will begin to turn to the anticipated warmer weather, spring maintenance, summer activities and family vacation plans.
All are pleasant diversions. All are well earned and hopefully will be equally enjoyed. Yet, to all who witnessed Lee Shelby’s passionate and uncompromising story, all of the above can be abruptly and tragically dissolved in the twinkling of an eye, when the job at hand becomes a secondary focus.
This was a perfect message at a perfect time and a powerful reminder that life and health are a fragile gift to be cherished, shared and preserved..
LU 614 is grateful that PECO Energy has chosen to push ahead with a powerful reminder of that fact and provide our membership with a unique opportunity to hear one man’s journey through the devastating effects of an injury that forever changed not only his life but the lives of all those around him..
Scott Wagner has introduced SB500, which would amend the PA Constitution to block the collection of union dues, and Senator Eichelberger has introduced SB501, another “Paycheck Protection” bill that seeks to silence workers. In the co-sponsorship memo he circulated, Eichelberger claimed that his bill would only block the deduction of political money, but his actual legislation would block deductions of all union dues, including what’s known as the fair agency shop fee.
These bills are devoid of any benefit for the State budget, for taxpayers, or for workers. The lies that have been used to promote these attacks on workers must not distract from the reality; that these bills are nothing but a naked, opportunistic power-grab by opponents of union rights.
LU 614 Supports & Sponsors the Delaware County Veterans Memorial and Pays Homage to the Recent Recipients of the Freedom Medal Award.
“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.”
” 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!
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!
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
Tell them that you see through these games, and that you want them to oppose ANY Bills that will take away your collective bargaining rights; and to oppose ANY bill that includes these types of amendments.
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…
If you are tired of the double standard for unions and corporations, Click Here To Take Action!
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!
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…
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.”
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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:
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
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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