Entries by ckatzung

Free Food Give Away!

IBEW Local 343 will be helping the Southeast Area Labor Council and Southeast Minnesota Building Trades with a free food give away, this Sat Feb 20th at the Operating Engineers office located at 1765 County Highway 16, Rochester, MN Thirty-pound boxes of food will be given away to anyone free of charge. While supplies last.

April 10th Awards Banquet Canceled

  Dear Members, With the uncertainty, if the current COVID restrictions will be removed in time to hold our banquet, I regret to announce that the April 10th, 2021 Awards Banquet will need to be canceled. It is never an easy decision to cancel an event like this, but in the interest of keeping our […]

State of Minnesota Apprentice of the Day Travis Hawley

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 Travis Hawley Travis Hawley is an electrical apprentice with the South Central Minnesota Electrical JATC. After serving in the U.S. Air Force he took the advice of his father, also an IBEW Local 343 electrician, to pursue the trade via a registered apprenticeship program. Hawley is a strong advocate of the benefits […]

Temporary Book Signing Policy

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID and help to keep the office staff safe, IBEW Local 343 office will be closed. We will not be allowing book signing and re-sign in person. Book signing will temporarily be done by email. Re-signs will be done on-line, fax or mail, not in person. […]

Notice of Vacancies for State Board of Electricity.

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public service. The newest vacancies are listed below, and the full list of 456 vacancies can be found on their website Open […]

Minnesota Unemployment update

Minnesota is now approved by the federal government to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA is a short-term emergency program. It will provide an additional $300 per week to most unemployed UI applicants due to COVID-19. States have the option to provide an additional $100/week benefit from their own Coronavirus Relief Fund. […]

Executive Orders

President Trump signed several executive orders on Saturday. Workers earning less than $2,000 pre-tax dollars a week will have Social Security and Medicare taxes suspended. This will amount to 7.65% of your wages and will be in effect from September 1 – December 31, 2020. The president’s order also directs the Secretary of the Treasury […]