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Congratulations to our 2019 E.T.A.K. Journeyman Wireman Graduates!

Electrician Training Academy Knoxville graduates 22 new Journeymen Wiremen.

Apprenticeship Graduates:

Zachary Beard

Tyler Collier

Adam Crawhorn

Philip Daugherty

Billy Decker

David Farmer

David Fellows

William Gamble

Zachary Hawkins

Erik Hunt

Mitchell Jenkins

Rhonda Johnson

Clinton Jones

Abel Lupescu

Ryan Oakley

Christopher Phillips

Jacob Sercovich

Richard Smith

Wesley Smith

Austin Stinnett

William Watson

Joshua Welch

Seated (L - R) Committee Members: Larry Cole, Wayne Wojciechowski (A. J.. Pearson - center), Lonnie Hunley and Tim Oaks.
Seated (L – R) Committee Members: Larry Cole, Wayne Wojciechowski (A. J.. Pearson – center), Lonnie Hunley and Tim Oaks.
  • Five veterans were among the graduates:  Decker, Farmer, Fellows, Hawkins and Hunt.
  • Mother of 3, Rhonda Johnson had perfect attendance for all years.
  • David Farmer, outstanding graduate obtained a 95.5 average and great work reports.
  • Three new JWs (Fellows, Gamble & Wesley Smith) are already pursuing advanced training to challenge the EPRI Instrumentation Level A exam.

Congratulatory Remarks were presented by:  Tim Tate, BM LU760, Chase Pendergraft, Executive Director, East TN Chapter NECA.  Jack Rolling, Milwaukee Tool and Dr. Anthony Wise, President of Pellissippi State Community College along with JATC Chairman Wayne Wojciechowski and Secretary Larry Cole.

Milwaukee, Klein Tool and Ideal Industries provided gifts and special awards as did Tim Tate and Chase Pendergraft. Dr. Wise presented certificates to all graduates who have earned 45 semester hours credit toward an Associate Degree.  Many members are pursuing a two-year degree with PSCC. Sue Wojciechowski presented ETAK $990 to register each graduate for the 57 semester hours of “recommended” college credit with the American Council on Education.

Congratulations to each new JW and best wishes in keeping the IBEW Equipped.

June 2nd, 2019|

Andrews Electric Services

Local 760 would like to take this opportunity to welcome Andrews Electric Services as our newest signatory contractor. Andrews Electric Services has been a part of our local community for over 40 years. We look forward to partnering with them in the future providing quality craftsmanship and service!

March 27th, 2019|

Tell Congress: Protect Our Pensions

I am a Retiree and I Vote: Keep Your Hands off My Pension

On November 28, 2018 approximately 250 IBEW members from across the United States carried the simple message to Capitol Hill: say no to a circulating proposal that could decimate IBEW’s multi-employer pension plans like the NEBF. In person and in writing, the IBEW delegation warned against excessive fees and onerous taxes on pension plans and urged Congress to remember that workers and retirees put a lifetime of work into their pensions and reminded them of their obligation to protect families and communities from financial ruin. A day after IBEW members stormed Capitol Hill, the committee drafting the proposal announced it was unable to make a recommendation.   

We have won this battle, but we cannot stop there. History is known to repeat itself, so we should prepare for the unknown. Some or all of this damaging proposal could be released as legislation at any time.

That is why we are asking IBEW retirees to follow up the in-person mobilization with postcards or a handwritten letter to members of Congress. A handwritten note is the most powerful mail a member can receive.

How to contact your local TN representatives:

Local 760 Congressman Tim Burchett:

ATTN: Tim Burchett
1122 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-5435

Local 760 Senator Marsha Blackburn:

ATTN: Marsha Blackburn
357 Dirksen Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-3344

Suggested retiree postcard content to members of Congress

Dear Tim Burchett or Marsha Blackburn,
After ___ years of hard work, I rely on my monthly pension. It is a promise negotiated by my union, the IBEW, and my employer. I know some multi-employer pensions are in trouble, but Congress cannot resolve this problem by ruining healthy plans. If you tax my pension, raise premiums, and force burdensome requirements on my plan, my family and I will suffer.
Keep your hands of my pension. Remember: I vote, and I am following the issue.

Name and Address.

March 11th, 2019|