The International is equally thoughtful as it is insightful when it comes to your future and the future of the IBEW. So what does it say about the IBEW 697 that the International has chosen another member of the team to join their leadership ranks? Moreover, what does it say about the individual chosen? Volumes, Thats what it says!

Personally, I don’t think they could have chosen anyone better.


My first car. Man, I loved it. Got it in high school. With it the world was my oyster. That’s because that car, like oysters or for that matter, minds, tended to be better when opened up. But I digress….

The great quality of that car was that provided you took care of the essentials; it would never let you down.


Coordination of Benefits - If you, or a covered dependent, has other insurance coverage, make sure to revisit the Health and Benefit Plan’s SPD, to learn what your responsibilities are and what you need to do and do timely, in order to coordinate the other insurer’s benefits with that of the 697 Health and Benefit Plan.


We are very grateful to be in an economy where there is work to be had within our craft and trade. What is equally gratifying to report is because of the current work situation there is a considerably lower call for this benefit. What’s the end result? Participants are refiling their S.U.B. Fund balances.

Important Benefit Information for Retired Participants Who are Enrolled within the United HealthCare Medicare Advantage Program with Part D and Supplemental Coverage through SavRx

The HouseCall and Annual Wellness visit benefits that are available through your UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage Plan are designed to help the most infirmed of our retired population stay on-top of their health between regular doctor visits. In other words, to help to close any “gaps” in care.


September 8th marks the opening of the 2022 NFL season. That means it’s time to get your NFL Football Pool picks in. I know, I know. You are only in a confidence pool and the only reason you play is for bragging rights. Riiiiggghhhttt! Regardless the Fund recommends making some picks right now, you know, just in case you get busy.

“Either you like Bacon, or you’re wrong”.

Over the summer, an amendment to The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act was added that essentially placed the nation’s prevailing-wage law for construction workers, The Davis-Bacon Act, under attack.

For those who are not familiar, the Davis-Bacon Act ensures that workers on federally subsidized construction jobs of $2,000 or greater to be paid no less than the wages tradesperson’s and craftsperson’s would be paid for similar work performed within their jurisdiction.


Okay, sure, at first glance, I can see why you wouldn’t be that interested in reading any further. So let me start all over and retitle this piece with a title that is a bit sassier and more thought provoking: