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    • President / Business Manager / Financial Secretary Brad Stevens Announces Retirement

      RICHMOND, VA November 4, 2022 - President / Business Manager / Financial Secretary Brad Stevens has announced that after more than 36 years in Leadership of Local 50 and it’s predecessor Locals he will be retiring, effective February 1, 2023. Brad became a member of one of our predecessor Local Union’s under System Council U-1 – Local 699 in 1978. Brad has been in Leadership of this Local Union and one if it’s predecessors, Local Union 699 since 1986. Brad has dedicated his entire career to the Labor Movement. He has served in many capacities during his historic career as a Union Leader for almost four decades. He has served as Executive Council Member of the Virginia State AFL-CIO, President of the Northeast Utilities Business Managers, President / Business Manager of Local 699, Senior Business Representative - IBEW Local 50, Assistant Business Manager - IBEW Local 50, and President / Business Manager / Financial Secretary - IBEW Local 50.

      Brad has notified the Executive Board of his decision. Promptly after his notification the Executive Board met and Chairman Mark Flowers reports that the Executive Board has unanimously confirmed current Assistant Business Manager and Treasurer John Albert to succeed Brad for the remainder of his term as President / Business Manager / Financial Secretary, effective February 1, 2023.

      Assistant Business Manager John Albert has been a member of the IBEW since 1990, starting as a member of one of Local Union 50’s predecessor Local Unions, Local 980. Later, Local 655, and Local 216, under System Council U-1 and now Local Union 50. John has served as the Treasurer of Local 50 since 2009. During his career, he has served in many leadership roles, Steward, Chief Steward, Senior Chief Steward, Business Representative, Senior Business Representative, Virginia State AFL-CIO Executive Council, and currently Assistant Business Manager - IBEW Local 50. He has also served, in leadership roles, throughout various negotiations with all the companies that IBEW Local Union 50 represents, Craig Botetourt, Dominion Energy, Monongahela Power (First Energy), and Virginia Natural Gas (Southern Company).

      During a Staff Meeting today Stevens said, “I have worked closely with John for over 20 years in his many representative roles, and John’s passion for the well-being of the Local Union and it’s members is second to none. He will provide continued, consistent leadership for this Local Union. I am fully supportive and proud that the Executive board has unanimously decided to have him fulfill the remainder of my term. The Local Union will continue to flourish under his leadership. John has dedicated his career to the Local and will continue to serve the members well in the coming years.”

      With Albert’s promotion to President / Business Manager / Financial Secretary a vacancy was created in the position of Treasurer for the Local. The Executive Board, as reported by Chairman Mark Flowers, voted unanimously to fill the position with Eric Napier. Currently Eric is a Lead Business Representative and will remain in that capacity along with his new role of Treasurer effective February 1, 2023.

      Eric has served the Local Union in many different capacities throughout his tenure; Shop Steward, Chief Steward, Senior Chief Steward, Assistant Business Representative, Business Representative, and currently Lead Business Representative. Eric also represents Labor on the South Central Workforce Investment Board. During today’s staff meeting Stevens said, “Eric’s integrity, consistency, dedication, and attention to detail, will make him an outstanding Treasurer and he will represent the members well in that new role.”

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative. Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.


      Business Representative Glenn Dawson Retirement

      September 2, 2022

      As some of you may already be aware, longtime Business Representative, Glenn Dawson has retired. 

      Glenn started with VEPCO in 1977 as a Stockhelper, later he worked as a Groundman, Underground Lineman Trainee, and Underground Lineman. All in the Herndon District. He became a member of IBEW Local 699 which was one of eight Locals that formed the System Council U-1. Local 50 was formed in 1999 as a result of amalgamation of these unions. At one time there were nine Local Unions comprising the Council with the oldest dating back to the 1930's. Originally, the Locals represented employees of the Virginia Public Service Company and Virginia Electric & Power Company.

      For many years, Glenn has served the members of our Local Union in several capacities. As a member and Shop Steward he was always interested in doing more for the Local. After his promotion to Business Representative, he has been involved in grievances, countless investigations, settlement discussions, contract negotiations, and training sessions. President/Business Manager Brad Stevens said, “Glenn was one of the first people I met when I was hired in 1978. Our relationship as co-workers, crew mates, and Union Representatives has spanned more than four decades. I have valued his contributions to the organization and his strong commitment to providing a high level of representation to the members as well as being a valuable asset in contract negotiations. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.”

      Alban Dudley, IBEW, Local 50 Senior Chief Steward will now have representational duties in Fairfax, Herndon, Leesburg, and Warrenton districts as well as assisting Business Representative Chris Henderson as needed. 

      Please join us in congratulating Glenn on retirement after 45 years of service!


      Operational Structure Changes to Local Union 50

      RICHMOND, VA June 15, 2022 – Local Union 50 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, today announced changes to it’s operational structure.  The announcement was made by President/Business Manager/Financial Secretary, Brad Stevens in the following communication.

      To:  Members of Local Union 50, IBEW

      From:  Brad Stevens, President/Business Manager/Financial Secretary

      Subject:  Operational Structure Changes

      In my three roles I am constantly evaluating the policies, practices, and structure of the organization.  For several months I have been focusing on our representational structure and our adaptability to changing needs.  I have incorporated the best practices that I have observed during my thirty-six years in leadership roles in the IBEW.   

      Our Local is strong, and there is such great talent throughout our organization working for the best interests of our members and the Local, as a whole.   I am incredibly proud of each and every member of my team.  They deal with a vast array of issues daily, many of which are complex.  They do so with great focus, talent, and adaptability.

      The changes below build on the successes of the Local and will result in an even better representational model.

      I will continue in my current combined roles of President/Business Manager, Financial Secretary as called for in our founding documents.  Effective August 1, 2022:

      John Albert, Sr. Business Representative and Treasurer will take on the additional role of Assistant Business Manager working with me in handling matters with all 4 companies that we represent.  Reporting to John will be Sr. Business Representative Jason Davis (Dominion Energy), Business Representative Doug Williams (Virginia Natural Gas), Business Representative Jason Bradly (Monongahela Power), and a representative from Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative.

      Jason Davis, Sr. Business Representative and Vice-President will take on an expanded role, adding the non-generation (Electric Transmission and Distribution) segment of Dominion Energy to his area of responsibility along with Nuclear and Power Generation).  Reporting to Jason will be Lead Business Representative Eric Napier and newly appointed Lead Business Representative, Ryan Gettier.

      Eric Napier’s responsibilities in Power Generation will expand to include all generation facilities on Dominion Energy property.

      Ryan Gettier’s responsibilities will focus on all non-generation facilities (Electric Transmission and Distribution) on Dominion Energy property.

      I am excited to implement these changes which I believe will greatly enhance Local 50’s performance, response, consistency, and depth.

      Join me in congratulating John, Jason, Eric, and Ryan.

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative. Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.


      IBEW Local Union 50 Announces Recent Promotions
      RICHMOND, VA  April 6, 2022   Local 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President/Business Manager Brad Stevens has announced the recent promotion of three members of his staff.
      Chris Henderson has been promoted from Assistant Business Representative to Business Representative working with Senior Business Representative/Treasurer John Albert on Dominion Energy property.   His current locations of responsibilities include Peninsula and Williamsburg which will not change. Going forward his area will be expanded to include Gloucester, Norfolk, and Northern Neck. "Chris has shown continued leadership in the exercise of his daily duties and interaction with members in his current locations and elsewhere." said Stevens, "He is respected by our members and continues to exercise good judgment when working through issues with the company, through negotiations, grievances, investigations, etc. "
      Adam Howlett has been promoted to Business Representative from Assistant Business Representative.  He will continue to work primarily in Power Generation on Dominion Energy property along with Lead Business Representative Eric Napier and Senior Business Representative/Vice President Jason Davis. "He was an integral part of the Union's Power Generation team during our recent contract negotiations with Dominion Energy." said Stevens, adding "Adam provided candid feedback and great perspective on the difficult matters we faced.  Adam has shown continued leadership in the exercise of his duties and interaction with members at the various locations in Power Generation at the Greensville, Brunswick, Roanoke-Gaston Hydro Plant, Warren County, Yorktown, and Chesterfield Power Station locations”
      Michael 'Junior’ McLaughlin has been promoted to Assistant Business Representative from Senior Chief Steward at North Anna Nuclear Power Station.  He will continue to work primarily in Nuclear with Business Representative Bill Schwarz and Senior Business Representative/Vice President Jason Davis handling grievances, investigations, and other matters at Dominion Energy’s North Anna and Surry Nuclear Stations. Announcing the promotion, Stevens said, "Junior has done a remarkable job on every task that has been thrown at him as Steward, Chief Steward, and Senior Chief Steward through his continued leadership in various areas of responsibility.  He stepped up during our recent contract negotiations with Dominion Energy with great ideas and insight."
      “I look forward to working with Chris, Adam, and Junior in their new roles with the Local and I am excited to see them continue to excel in the performance of their duties.”, said Stevens.
      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative. Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.

      IBEW Local 50 Response to Dominion's Statement on Covid 19 Vaccine and Testing Standard

      Today we were notified that like many other Utilities, Dominion intends to move toward complying with the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard - 1910.501 (ETS).  As you may have seen a communication has come out from Dominion which included, among other items, weekly testing for those who have not received the COVID-19 Vaccine(s).  This Standard has been challenged in the Courts and the Supreme Court will be ruling on this Standard at some point. 

      While it is impossible to predict the outcome of the challenge before the Supreme Court, we are nonetheless working very closely with our legal group to monitor the Company’s ETS implementation plan. 

      In the meantime be safe, stay focused on the task at hand, and rest assured that Local 50 is fully involved as this issue progresses and will react as necessary.

      Local 50 Response to Dominion’s Quarantine Pay and Vaccine Incentive Announcement - October 28, 2021

      We have been approached by the company informing us that they will curtail paid leave for employees who are quarantined.  We strenuously objected and believe that the company is violating the agreement by making this decision.  We have discussed legal and other remedies with our attorneys and intend to take appropriate action regarding this unilateral move.

      The company has also informed us of their intent to offer a Voluntary Incentive Program to employees who choose, or have chosen, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  We have agreed to allow members to participate in the company's voluntary program.  This in no way changes the fact that we will review the potential DOL workplace COVID standard, once released, as I described in my message on October 15.

      The company has communicated their plans on both of these items in an email to employees this evening.


       

      IBEW Local 50 Membership Ratifies Tentative Contract with Dominion Energy

      October 26, 2021 -Richmond, VA    This afternoon, IBEW Local Union 50 President/Business Manager, Brad Stevens announced that the Ballot Committee reported that member votes have been tallied and, by a significant majority, have supported ratification of the Tentative Agreement with Dominion Energy.  The parties had been negotiating since February 9, 2021.  The Collective Bargaining Agreement between Local 50 and Dominion had been extended beyond its expiration of March 31, 2021.

      The deal, reached late on Friday, August 27, 2021, features a 13.5% pay increase over the 5-year term and retroactive pay to April 1, 2021.

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas (Southern Company), Monongahela Power (First Energy), and Craig Botetourt Electric Co/op. Members work in all aspects of the generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.


      President/Business Manager Brad Stevens' Statement on Potential COVID Workplace Standard from the Department of Labor

      As you are undoubtedly aware, President Biden recently directed the DOL to make a rule that addresses COVID vaccinations in the workplace.  The subject of vaccines is surely one that evokes diverse opinions among workers, most notably is an individual's ability to choose to be vaccinated, or not. 

      As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we are keeping fully abreast of developments.  This is no different.  I have already engaged our attorneys and tasked them with examining the DOL rule (once released), our contracts with all employers, and developing law and legal challenges to such mandates.

      For now, there is no change in the policies of the employers we have contracts with.  Once a DOL directive is made public we will carefully examine our options based on the companies proposed policy and implementation plans.

      We will communicate more as developments unfold.  For now, please remain focused on the task at hand and continue to make safety your primary goal.

      In Our Mutual Best Interest

      Brad

       

      Local Union 50 and Dominion Energy Reach Tentative Deal.  See A Summary of the Agreement in the Member Resources Menu, 2021 Dominion Negotiations Tab.


      Local 50 Gear Now Available !!!

      President/Business Manager, Brad Stevens has announced the start-up of  LOCAL50 GEAR.  Members are able to purchase a variety of apparel items directly through our website by clicking on the LOCAL50 Gear link on the Member Resources menu (LOCAL50 Gear).  All items are proudly Made In The USA and many are Union Made !  The imprinting is all done by Union Members. Over time there will be more products added to the list of available items.  

      In making the announcement Stevens commented, "I am very excited to announce this new process which is the result of the hard work and efforts of a number of people.This was a very important initiative to make quality apparel available directly to our members."  He went on to thank those involved in making this happen. "Many have contributed to this effort being successful.  Special thanks go to Business Representative and Executive Board Member (VNG), Doug Williams who spearheaded the effort and put in a lot of hours s and hard work managing all of the moving parts. "

      Local Union 50 Announces Promotion of Eric Napier to Lead Business Representative 

      August 21, 2020

      RICHMOND, VA - Today, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 50, President/Business Manager, Brad Stevens announced the recent appointment of Eric Napier to the position of Lead Business Representative.  Eric had held the position of Business Representative.  Eric previously served the members of Local 50 as Shop Steward, Chief Shop Steward, and Senior Chief Steward.

      Stevens commented on this appointment, saying "Eric has always answered the call to serve in any capacity needed.  His dedication and hard work on behalf of the Local have proven to be a valuable asset."  Stevens added, "Our members are fortunate to have an individual of Eric's character working on their behalf, and I am proud to have him on my team in this new role."  

      In his new position he will continue to report to Vice President and Senior Business Representative, Jason Davis.  Davis praised the move saying, "Eric does an outstanding job balancing all the many facets of his job from the handling of grievances, assisting with unit meetings, special projects, and other day to day matters.  It will be great to continue to work with him in his new role." 

      In his new position as Lead Business Representative, Eric will continue with the responsibilities he currently has in Power Generation for the members on the Dominion properties as well as assist in other matters as needed related to negotiations, benefits, and special projects.  

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas (Southern Company), Monongahela Power (First Energy), and Craig Botetourt Electric Co/op. Members work in all aspects of the generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.

      Updates on COVID-19 Located in Member Resources Menu @COVID-19

      Passing of Brother Robert "Brad" Hollingsworth

      We received very sad news on Wednesday November 6, 2019 that Brother Robert “Brad” Hollingsworth passed away. He was 48 years old, a member of the Local Union since 2000, and worked as a Mechanic at Mt. Storm Power Station. This is a very tough time for all who knew him. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

      IBEW Officers, Representatives, and staff send their most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brother Hollingsworth.

      OBITUARY

      KEYSER, WV- Robert Bradley “Brad” Hollingsworth, 48, of Keyser, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, WV.

           Born on April 4, 1971 in Keyser, WV, he was the son of the late Joseph Ronald and Winnie N. (Campbell) Hollingsworth.

           Brad graduated from Keyser High School, Class of 1989 and was an employee of Mount Storm Power Station, Dominion Energy as a Mechanic. He was a member of the Keyser Volunteer Fire Department #33 and helped children at the Mineral County Fair Livestock Association and the FFA.

           Surviving are his wife, Kelly Denise (Rohrbaugh) Hollingsworth; his son, Jacob Seth Hollingsworth; two sisters, Kimberly W. Hollingsworth and partner Mike Saville of Keyser and Tami J. Shepherd and husband Craig of Dayton, Ohio; three uncles, Donald K. Hollingsworth and wife Felicia, Walter Williams Hollingsworth and wife Jeanette and Lester Hollingsworth and wife Rita; a special niece, Katelyn Jo Hollingsworth; father-in-law, David Rohrbaugh and wife Lois; sisters-in-law, Beth Kesecker, Mitzi McGreevy and husband Terry and his brothers-in-law, Kenneth Rohrbaugh and wife Donna and Jim Kesecker. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended families.

          Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser on Tuesday November 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Markwood Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Donna Leatherman officiating. Interment will follow services in Potomac Memorial Gardens.

           Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Brad to the Mineral County Youth Livestock Association, 541 Harley O. Staggers Drive, Keyser, WV 26726.

      President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Appoints Chris Henderson as New Assistant Business Representative

      President Stevens recently announced the addition of an Assistant Business Representative, Chris Henderson, to his staff effective September 1, 2019. Chris Henderson is currently a Lineman in the Norfolk District and working as a Senior Chief Steward for Local 50 assisting Business Representatives Mike Barclay and Ryan Gettier with day to day business, grievances, unit meetings, investigations, etc. primarily in Eastern Division, Dominion Energy property.

      In Chris’ new role as Assistant Business Representative he will continue to perform his current duties and take on the day to day business as needed in the Peninsula and Williamsburg Districts.

      President/Business Manager Stevens said, in a meeting with staff this morning, “Chris has shown his dedication to our members and this Local Union through his hard work, determination, and tireless effort to take on new issues. I am extremely pleased in his willingness to take on this new and exciting role serving our members".

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Co/op. Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.

      President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Promotes

      Ryan Burtner to Business Representative

      August 5, 2019

      RICHMOND, VA - President Stevens has recently announced the promotion of Ryan Burtner to the position of Business Representative effective August 1, 2019.

      Ryan Burtner is a Serviceman in the Blue Ridge District and currently serves as Assistant Business Representative in Blue Ridge, Augusta Facility (Panel Wiring/Recloser Shop, Substation, and Transmission groups), Rockbridge/Alleghany, and Shenandoah. Ryan’s new role will be to assume the areas of Charlottesville, Castlewood Road, Charles City Road (Automotive & Transmission), East Richmond, Midlothian, Orange (Transmission), and Richmond. 
      In making his announcement Stevens said “I am extremely pleased with Ryan’s commitment to the men and women that we are privileged to serve. Ryan has worked tirelessly and plays a critical part in addressing a wide variety of issues for our members.”

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Co/op. Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.

      Business Representative Greg Utz Retiring

      July 26, 2019

      RICHMOND, VA - Recently, as many of you are aware, over 300 IBEW Local 50 represented employees of Dominion have or are taking advantage of the Voluntary Retirement Package or VRP. When events like this occur, it is hard to anticipate the many changes that may follow. Effective August 1, 2019, a long time Representative will be retiring.
      Greg started with the company February 1986 in the Charlottesville District. He soon became a member of IBEW Local Union 655 which was one of 8 Locals that formed the System Council U-1. Local 50 was formed in 1999 as a result of the amalgamation of these unions. At one time there were a total of 9 Local Unions that comprised the Council with the oldest going back to the 1930’s. Originally, the Locals all represented employees of the Virginia Public Service Company and Virginia Electric and Power Company.

      For many years Greg has served the members of our Local Union in one capacity or another. Active member, Shop Steward, and Officer of Local 655. Chief Steward, Assistant Business Representative, and Business Representative of Local 50. Each time the Business Manager called on him to take on a new task he never hesitated. He has played an integral part of Contract Negotiations, Settlement Agreements, Grievance Presentation and research, and simply being available for the many unique situations our represented folks are involved in daily. President/Business Manager Brad Stevens said “Uttie can go into any situation, gather the facts, understand whatever the circumstances may be and carry out his representative role to the fullest. He will be missed by all. Uttie always has an upbeat way of getting whomever through some of the most concerning situations”.

      Please join us in congratulating Greg on his retirement!

      Message From President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Regarding Dominion's Announced Closure of Orange District Office (May 16, 2019) 

      Dominion informed me Tuesday evening, May 14, of their intentions to close the Orange District Office (Except for the System Transmission Department – Orange Locality) proposed for September 2019.  It is my understanding that management met with the affected employees early Wednesday morning, May 15, to announce their intentions.

      No doubt, employees have many questions about the company’s plans; potential job opportunities, reduction in force among them.  My intention is to meet with the company at the earliest opportunity to discuss the impact of this closure on the bargaining unit.

      Unfortunately, closures are not infrequent occurrences in recent years.  I can assure you that as in past closures, I will focus my utmost attention on the situation.  Information will be communicated in a timely and appropriate manner.  A representative of Local 50 will be visiting the Orange office in the near future to meet with members.

      In the meantime it is of paramount importance that employees remain focused on the task at hand and give heightened attention to safe work practices.

      Message From President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Regarding Dominion Voluntary Retirement Program

      Sisters and Brothers,

      This morning Dominion has announced a Voluntary Retirement Program for it's non-union employees.  The company has reached out to me regarding Local Union 50 participating in the program.  From what I understand from the high level call with the company that the program very closely mimics the Voluntary Separation Package that we participated in during 2010.

      I requested documentation from the company regarding the program in order to adequately evaluate the program and perform my due diligence in determining our participation in the program.   I received that information this morning and have engaged in that exercise of review including, if necessary, legal review.

      I appreciate your patience during this process and I will communicate my decision to you as soon as possible.

      In Our Mutual Best Interest,

      Brad Stevens

      President/Business Manager

      President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Announces Addition of Ryan Gettier as Business Representative

      President Stevens today announced the addition of Ryan Gettier to his staff ss Business Representative.

      Ryan is a Substation Electrician in the Portsmouth District and has served the members in a variety ways.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Norfolk Unit and Shop Steward, Portsmouth District. Previously, he has served as Chief Steward - Chesapeake Energy Center, Senior Chief Steward - Chesapeake Energy Center, Yorktown Power Station, and Small Combustion Turbine Fleet, and Shop Steward Chesapeake District. In his new role with the Local, Ryan's primary responsibilities will include representative duties throughout, but not limited to Eastern Division. 

      Stevens, while on a conference call with senior staff,  said he is "excited to have Ryan join the staff". He went on to say, "Ryan brings an exceptional level of experience to the Local and has worked extremely hard in the representation of our members for years, in all of his roles".

      Local Union 50 represents over 3,000 workers in all phases of the generation (gas, coal, hydro, pumped storage, nuclear), transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of gas and electric utility systems.  We represent workers at Dominion Energy, Monongahela Power, (First Energy), Virginia Natural Gas (Southern Company), and Craig-Botetourt Cooperative.

      President/Business Manager Brad Stevens Appoints New Assistant Business Representatives

      President Stevens has recently announced the addition of two new Assistant Business Representatives, Adam Howlett and Ryan Burtner, to his staff.

      Adam Howlett is a Mechanic at Chesterfield Power Station and has served the members as Steward and Chief Steward at Chesterfield, and Sr. Chief Steward of Chesterfield, Roanoke Rapids, and Yorktown Power Stations.  Adam’s new role will be to assist  Business Representative Eric Napier with business at all non-nuclear generation facilities on Dominion Energy property.

      Ryan Burtner is a Lineman in the Blue Ridge District and has served the members as Chairman of the Bridgewater Unit, Steward at Blue Ridge, and Sr. Chief Steward of Blue Ridge, Augusta Facility (Panel Wiring/Recloser Shop, Substation, and Transmission groups), Rockbridge/Alleghany, and Shenandoah. Ryan’s new role will be to assume a more active role in business at the current locations he services.

      In making his announcement Stevens said “I am extremely pleased that these two exceptional individuals have stepped up to take on a larger role in representing the men and women that we are privileged to serve.  Both Adam and Ryan have worked tirelessly and play a vital part in addressing a wide variety of issues for our members.”

      Local Union 50, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents more than 3,000 employees of Dominion Energy, Virginia Natural Gas, Monongahela Power, and Craig Botetourt Electric Co/op.  Members work in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, and repair of electrical and gas utilities including two nuclear power stations.

      Passing of Brother Michael Tinsley

      Union Family,
      We have more sad news to announce tonight. Pastor Michael Eugene Tinsley Sr. 60 of Aroda, Madison County, VA passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 in Orange County. Micheal was a Meter Servicer at the Orange Local Office.

      Micheal was known for his love of sports. Especially UVA women’s basketball where his granddaughter plays. On the job, Micheal or “Kitten” was well liked and known as a source of knowledge and guidance to other employees. He will be greatly missed.

      Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Wayland Blue Ridge Center, 15044 Ryland Rd., Rixeyville, VA 22737 with visitation one hour before the service. Also there will be a family visitation from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. The interment will follow the service at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Woodville, VA.

      IBEW Local Union 50 Representatives, Officers and Staff send their sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Mr. Tinsley.

      Passing of Brother Travis Whitley

      Sisters and Brothers,
      We have sad news to announce tonight. Member Travis Lee Whitley, 29 of Colonial Heights, passed away September 6, 2018. Travis was a Substation Electrician Traniee at the West Broad Local Office.

      Travis or “Shaggy” was known by his coworkers as being a excellent worker and friend. A colleague shared that Travis came to work eager to learn and with a good attitude everyday. He was proud of the work he performed and had a passion for his job. He will be greatly missed.

      The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Petersburg Chapel of the J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, 103 South Adams Street. Where the funeral service will immediately follow at 7 pm. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

      IBEW Local Union 50 Representatives, Officers and Staff send their sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Mr. Whitley.

      https://www.jtmorriss.com/m/obituar…/Travis-Whitley/Memories

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