We push dirt. We push pencils. We fix leaks, fix food, and fix patients when they fall ill. We lift the steel beams for our skyscrapers, and lift up our children when we teach and care for them. We break our backs because we have put our families and our futures upon them. That future deserves to be bright.
For too long, working families have been under attack in America. We’ve worked harder, and have been asked to do more with less, but the only people who ever seem to get a raise are our bosses. Many of us lost our savings, and some of us lost our homes, when Wall Street tanked the economy. A decade later, we have yet to recover. Politicians tell us “right to work” will cure us, but it’s a poison that only makes us sicker.
In 2018, we fight back. We are staging a workers’ revival in Kansas City, where we will resist greedy businesses and politicians. All power lies in our labor and in our hands, and we can and will take that power back. We will commemorate a year of work to raise the Missouri minimum wage, get dark money out of state politics, and get ready for the fight ahead. And we will celebrate one another, and the work we do.
On May 11 and 12, bands, speakers and activists will come together in Kansas City to celebrate work in all forms. We will teach one another how to stand up to corporate power, support working people and come together to demand higher pay and a better quality of life. The Workers Revival Fest, sponsored by Jobs With Justice, Black Site Records and others, will include two days of workshops, speakers and music at record Bar, Kansas City’s best live music venue. For more information, or to propose a workshop or speaker, email us at
Join MAVERICKS on March 17 for Union Night as we take on the Tulsa Oilers at 7:05 p.m.
Doors Open at 6 and parking is always free!
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Brothers and Sisters,
This was passed to us from the I.A.T.S.E. They are needing some help with a few of their shows such as setting up for the car show and some concerts that are coming to KC. They are wanting to hire AFL CIO brothers and sister if possible. Check this out if are in need of a little help in this time of unemployment.
For more information, or to RSVP please contact: Merri Berry, Missouri AFL-CIO
HB 2185! Click Here For More Info
Tim Bleil is a 45 year old Inside Wireman for Local 124 initiated into the union in August of 1999. In 2000, Tim was diagnosed with a rare heart condition which causes the muscle to be defective by continuing to add more cells. Much like a person lifting weights the muscle continues to get bigger. Tim has a lot of great doctors who have worked to carefully manage his condition over the years, but they always knew his health would continue to deteriorate and eventually be fatal. His condition finally became critical in December of 2017 and Tim was admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital on the 29th of December. On December 31st he got the call that he was going to receive a new heart and on January 1st, the transplant was successfully performed. This was not exactly the way he had planned to ring in the new year, but what a great gift for Tim and his family. They are very grateful for his second chance to live a long life.
Since the transplant was performed at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee the transplant team requires them to stay in Nashville until they feel comfortable with him coming home to Leavenworth, KS. As you can imagine, they have acquired a lot of medical expenses and lodging expenses by having to stay in Nashville. They are working with a Non-Profit organization called NFT. Their website is www.transplant.org. If anyone would like to donate to help this Brother and his family they could really use it. They are a proud family with a second chance at life, so any small amount would help them to get back on their feet.
Thank You Brothers and Sisters
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Last year’s tournament winners:
3rd Place – John Mackey – Laborers Retired #264
2nd Place – Kevin Williams – Teamsters’ Guest
1st Place – Todd Smyly – Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 Guest
All union members are invited to join the Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council in standing up for middle class Missourians and fighting against so-called “right to work” and all anti-labor legislation that puts our wages and rights at risk.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
10:00-11:30 AM: Talk with your local legislators
12:00 Noon: Rally, High Street and Jefferson
Jefferson City, Missouri
CONTACT IBEW LOCAL 124 (816) 942-7500, or the KC Building Trades (816) 836-8485 to sign up!
Brothers and Sisters,
We need our members to contact their legislators in Jefferson City about the negative impact of
reducing Unemployment Benefits to 13 weeks. (HB1409)
You can call, email, write a letter, or make an office visit to express your concern of this bill.
This bill will be on the House floor as early as Monday, January 29, 2018 and then off to the senate.
We can only hope for an amendment to soften the blow.
Our members MUST at some point engage in this process or we will continue to get picked apart.
Below is the link for you to look up your legislator:
So-called “Right to Work” laws lower wages for all of us–while also allowing politicians to do the bidding of out-of-state CEO’s by interfering in the workplace and dictating how employers interact with their own employees.
“Right to Work” is WRONG for Missouri. We hope you’ll join us today to protect Missouri jobs and families.
July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 21
at 8:00 a.m.
Open for 1 hour and will close promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday. July 21 at 9:30 a.m. Riders meeting place to be
Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Riders leave
Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa for the ride.
Saturday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Gifts given out
and buffet style dinner with free refreshments.
For the monthly Union Meeting on January 10, 2018, the Renew Committee will be cooking chili and hot dogs. Please feel free to introduce yourself if you haven’t already met them. They are an amazing group of individuals dedicated to inspire the next generation of IBEW workers to become active in their local union by focusing on issues important to younger workers, providing education about the IBEW and the labor movement, and fostering relationships with members and local union leadership. If you have interest in being involved with RENEW, please contact Kevin Smith @ (816) 489-6951.
On Nov. 7, 2017, Kansas City, Mo. residents voted in favor of building a new single terminal at KCI, with 75% saying yes to the project.
Next steps involve finalizing an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Edgemoor Infrastructure, the developer selected through the city’s procurement process. The City Council would approve the MOU, as well as the final contract. Additionally, Edgemoor has scheduled design open houses to gather community input for the terminal’s final design. The plan calls for constructing the new terminal at the site of the closed Terminal A, with the new terminal opening by the end of 2021.
Read the City’s news release for quotes from Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte.
The New KCI page has migrated to its own site, where you can find the FAQ and other valuable information.
Here is the link to the actual events with their dates, times and description.
Content taken from IBEW.org