BUILDING AMERICA BACK BETTER
BIDEN’S AGENDA IS WORKING FOR THE IBEW
HOW PRESIDENT BIDEN’S ACTIONS BENEFIT WORKING FAMILIES AND IBEW MEMBERS
With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the biggest infrastructure investments in U.S. history. Its size and scope ensures that it will rebuild both the country’s weakened infrastructure and the middle class. Touching nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, the bill was touted on a level comparable to the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century and the interstate highway system in the 1950s.
“I could not be more proud of IBEW members who have long called for transformative investments in infrastructure, and are now ready to get to work rebuilding this country,” said IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson. “The long-overdue upgrade America has been waiting for has finally arrived.”
Check out the November newsletter from the IBEW to see other great engaging initiatives taken up by the IBEW along with the Biden-Harris Administration and members of the US Congress.
IBEW Political/Legislative Affairs Department newsletter archives can be found here: Building America Back Better Newsletter Archives
IBEW POLITICAL ACTION FUND CONTRIBUTION
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO THE IBEW POLITICAL ACTION FUND. MAKE IT A REOCCURING CONTRIBUTION. THIS MONEY GOES TO SUPPORT LABOR FRIENDLY CANDIDATES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU!
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MINNESOTA ALLOWS TIME OFF TO VOTE
As a reminder, Minnesota Law allows workers to take time off to vote without losing pay.
From the Secretary of State Website:
You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time:
- Your employer must pay you for the time you need to vote, if it falls within your scheduled work time. Your employer cannot require you to use personal leave or vacation time (see Minnesota Statutes 04and 204C.08 subd. 1d).
- Take only as much time as you need to vote and go to work.
- Your employer cannot directly or indirectly refuse, limit, or interfere with this right, including what time you choose to vote.
- Your employer can ask that you tell them when you will be gone and ask that employees coordinate their absences to minimize workplace disruptions.
Find more information about time away from work to vote: HERE
TO PROVIDE POLITICAL EDUCATION FOR IBEW LOCAL 292 MEMBERS, THE BELOW LISTED CANDIDATES ARE PROVEN FRIENDS OF THE IBEW AND HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY THE IBEW LOCAL 292 COPE COMMITTEE. (CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES)
PRECIENCT CAUCUSES TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2022 7PM
A Precinct Caucus is a meeting of your community members who get together to begin reviewing candidates for office and shaping the direction for the 2022 elections. This is how politics start at the ground level and your participation is extremely important to help shape the positive working family outcomes we need to see for the 2022 Elections.
Below is the link to the Secretary of State’s website which provides more information about the Precinct Caucuses. On the Secretary of State’s website, you will also find a link to the major political parties which includes information on where to find your precinct caucus location.
February 1st 2022: MN Precinct Caucuses.
Secretary of State Website:
ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 8th
Who you vote for is your own business. You should know that after careful consideration and selection, the above candidates have been endorsed by the IBEW Local 292 COPE Committee; they are candidates that will fight for Labor and the values of working men and women and our families if they are elected to office. This list of candidates is for the education of IBEW Local 292 members and is not published in cooperation with any candidate for office, candidate committee or other political fund or group.
IBEW LOCAL 292 ENDORSEMENTS
Ryan Winkler Hennepin County Attorney
Ray Zeran Connexus Energy Director District 2
Check on this page frequently for any updated and new endorsements.
If you have any questions about the candidates listed or not listed here or any candidates outside of the IBEW Local 292 geographical area, please go to the affiliated labor organizations endorsement websites for a list of Labor friendly candidates:
MRLF Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation
MBCTC Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council
Andy Snope email@example.com or 612-617-4238.