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Staffing Changes Announced at Local Union 50, IBEW
September 6, 2016   Richmond, VA

 

Several staffing announcements were made this morning by Local 50 President/Business Manager Brad Stevens:

 

Retirement

 

     Senior Business Representative, Roger Sulenski has retired.  Roger has served the IBEW in a number of roles through the years.  Prior to the merger creating Local 50 in 1999, Roger was the President/Business Manager of Local Union 905.  Following the merger he served as Treasurer of Local 50, Business Representative, eventually promoting to Senior Business Representative.

 

     Remarking of Sulenski's retirement, Stevens had the following to say, "Roger has been an ally in the Labor Movement for many years.  I have worked with him in the trenches through many tough negotiations with several employers.  Roger's sharp eye and unique perspective has been a great asset to the organization and to me.  He recently received his 40 year service award from Dominion."  Stevens went on to add, "I wish him the absolute best for a very long and healthy retirement."
Promotions  
  
     Stevens also announced the promotions of Jason Davis and Eric Napier.

 

     Jason Davis (Mechanic - Chesterfield Power Station) is promoted to the position of Senior Business Representative.  Jason is currently Business Representative and Vice-President of Local 50.  In his new role he will continue to have primary responsibility for all generating facilities on Dominion property.  His past service to the Local was Steward and Chief Steward at Chesterfield Power Station.  Jason also served a key role in the creation of the Local's RENEW committee (Re-EnergizingNext Generation ElectricalWorkers).  Jason has been on the Local 50 Bargaining Committee since 2013.

 

     Eric Napier (Mechanic/Welder - Clover Power Station) is promoted to the position of Business Representative, reporting to Sr. Representative Jason Davis.  His responsibility in his new role will be to all generating assets on Dominion property.  Eric was most recently Assistant Business Representative.  Among is past service to the Local were the position of Steward and Chief Steward at Clover.  He has also served as a member of the Local 50 Bargaining Committee.

 

     During his announcement of the promotion of Davis and Napier, President Stevens made the following remarks, "I have had the honor of working with Eric Napier for many years and am fortunate to have such a committed member to tap for this vital position within our Great Brotherhood.  Jason Davis brings his energetic and dedicated work ethic to my staff and represents the new, younger generation of Union Electrical Workers. I have enjoyed working with Jason in his role of Vice-President as well.  I look forward to working with them both going forward."

 

     Local Union 50 represents over 3,000 employees of Dominion, BARC Cooperative, Craig-Botetourt Cooperative, Monongahela Power (First Energy), and Virginia Natural Gas (Atlanta Gas Light Resources).  Our members work in all phases of gas and electric generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair including two nuclear power stations in Virginia (North Anna and Surry).
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Updates available for Members in 2016 Dominion Negotiations Tab

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Organizing at it's Roots

Richmond, VA May 26, 2016:

Brothers and Sisters, Organizing new members is the life blood of any Local Union. Building our Local Union not only gives us all strength collectively, it also creates solidarity. It takes education from a strong existing membership, dedication from Shop Stewards and other factors to come together. Over one hundred fifty (150) new members have joined our ranks in 2016 alone. All of these new brothers and sisters have had some type of positive interaction with existing members and the Steward at their location which offered assistance in a variety of ways.

IBEW Local Union 50 President/Business Manager Brad Stevens recognizes and truly appreciates the hard work of all involved. He sends his sincere Thank You to our existing members and especially our Shop Stewards.


 
                                                                                                                                                           

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About Local 50

Local Union 50 has a history that dates back to 1936 when the first Local Unions were formed on the properties of the Virginia Electric and Power Company and the Virginia Public Service Company. Over time, a total of nine Locals formed on the two properties. The nine Locals formed the System Council U-1. In 1999 all Locals merged to create Local 50.

 

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