This will be a class geared towards our JW members that have an interest in acquiring their Master’s licenses in Minnesota. Classes will be held twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with Mondays taking place via a ZOOM meeting format, and Wednesdays will be held in-person at the IBEW Union Hall in Rochester. This class is free for all 343 Journeyworkers. If you would like to attend these classes, send an email to Mike Bambrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (507) 529-7721.
WHEN: FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 31 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed Nov. 12, 2020, Women in Apprenticeship Day as part of Apprenticeship Week in Minnesota.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
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 of registered apprenticeship and encourages others to explore it as a pathway to a fulfilling career. His goals are to become a journeyworker electrician and to pursue a master electrical license and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Check out all the apprentices honored by the Department of Labor.
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. New book signing directions and forms will be located in the pickup box by the front door. Resign forms can be found there as well. Once filled out, place them in the dropbox. The new book signing rules can be found in the link below. All daily activities will continue as usual.
If you have any questions feel free to call anytime.
Union Dues: Due the first of Every Quarter (January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1)
*2021 RATES* $123/quarter for “A” members and $66/quarter for “BA” members ~
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Wednesday, January 13, 2021 meeting is CANCELLED.
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 Positions.
Applications may be submitted online, and must be submitted within 21 days of the “Publish Date” listed on their Open Positions page, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after the 21 day application period.
See their new instructions on HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.
Below is a list of agencies with new vacancies.
Please visit their website for complete descriptions.
Board of Electricity
Vacancies: 1 Seat — Electrical Supplier In Rural Area
Vacancies: 1 Seat — Journeyworker Electrician
Vacancies: 1 Seat — Master Electrician – Contractor
Vacancies: 1 Seat — Power Limited Technician/Tech Sys Contractor
Vacancies: 1 Seat — Registered Consulting Electrical Engineer
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Open Positions page.
Scroll down to find the correct Agency/Board/Council.
Choose the correct seat type, and click button that says APPLY
The system will walk you through creating an application profile.
Page 2 of the application will now allow you to attach the following documents:
• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Biography
Applicants are encouraged to use the online application as the Appointing Authority will have access to your information as soon as it is submitted.
Applications submitted via downloadable application may experience some delay in reaching the Appointing Authority.
Paper applications may be submitted by email to: Open Appointments or by mail or in person to:
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299
The local union will be closing the lobby starting Monday, March 30. and remaining closed until the stay home order is lifted by the Governor. In doing so, 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. New book signing directions and forms will be located in the pickup box by the front door. Resign forms can be found there as well. Once filled out, place them in the dropbox. The new book signing rules can be found under the news tab on our web site. All daily activities will continue as usual.