Local 1 News & Updates

The latest news and updates for electrical workers working in the geographic jurisdiction of Local 1

Safety Alert: Excessive Heat Warning – June 30, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

     An excessive heat warning has been issued for our region. Please review the following information on heat-related illness and take the appropriate precautions.

If you experience any of the following symptoms please take the appropriate action listed below (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also, please consider downloading the OSHA Heat Safety Tool app linked at the bottom of this email.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion 
– Heavy sweating
– Weakness
– Cold, pale, and clammy skin
– Fast, weak pulse
– Nausea or vomiting
– Fainting

What you should do:
– Move to a cooler location.
– Lie down and loosen your clothing.
– Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.
– Sip water.
– If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke: 
– High body temperature (above 103°F)*
– Hot, red, dry or moist skin
– Rapid and strong pulse
– Possible unconsciousness

What you should do: 
– Call 911 immediately — this is a medical emergency.
– Move the person to a cooler environment.
– Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
– Do NOT give fluids.

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In Solidarity,

Frank Jacobs
Business Manager

Sporting Clays Registration Form

Join us for the IBEW Local One 10th Annual Sporting Clays Classic!

When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday September 16, 2023

Where: St. Louis Skeet & Trap Club, 18854 Franklin Rd, Pacific, MO 63069
(636) 271-4210

Cost per person: $45.00

Teams: Minimum of 4-5 shooters per team, 1 IBEW member required per team. Youth under 18 welcome to shoot with adult supervision!

Firearms: Shotguns (12-or-20 gauge only) Pump & Automatic shotgun rental available on-site.

Ammo: Shells of shot size of #7 1/2 preferred, but size #8 or #9 will be allowed. Shells available on site cost less than most retailers.

Details: Each individual will be shooting at 12 different electronic stations, 5-8 sporting clays per station, 100 sporting clays overall. You may bring your own golf cart/ATV. Rentals Available but they go fast so please call in advance.

A check made payable to Local One, IBEW required by September 8, 2023. Mail to IBEW Local 1, Clay Shoot, Attn. Paul Reinheimer, 5850 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis MO 63110

NGA Federal Background Check

Brothers and Sisters,

     A Federal Background Check is required to access the National Geospatial Agency project in the City of Saint Louis, a process that may require three (3) weeks to complete. Though not a requirement, electrical workers who wish to accept a referral to work on the project may reduce or eliminate this delay by submitting the information required for the review in advance using this form.

In Solidarity,

Frank Jacobs
Business Manager
Local 1, IBEW




Brothers and Sisters,
     After 16 months of deliberation, on January 21, 2021, your Joint Labor-Management Committee reached an agreement on employer implementation of Fit-For-Duty (FFD) testing. As a result, any FFD tests or procedures must be approved by the Labor-Management Committee before implementation to ensure they comply with the requirements outlined in the agreement.

Sachs Electric Company, the only Local 1 signatory employer implementing FFD testing, has contracted with Athletico to administer their FFD test. Any member accepting a referral to Sachs Electric Company will be pre-screened by a medical professional to ensure they can safely perform the FFD test. If the FFD test exposes risk factors or limitations, members may request accommodations.

Please review the FITNESS FOR DUTY Memorandum of Understanding in the Members Area of this site and call us with any questions. A detailed letter was mailed to the construction membership regarding these changes.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

In Solidarity,

Frank D. Jacobs
Business Manager

Buy Union!

A reference for union made goods and services

Brothers and Sisters,

     The American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio, on December 8, 1886. Since that time millions of working men and women have fought to gain the workplace freedoms and dignified living standards we enjoy today. One surefire way to protect these gains and ensure our continued prosperity is to spend our hard-earned money on American, union-made products and services whenever and wherever possible.

We have compiled a reference of these goods and services in an attempt to assist you when making spending decisions, check out our Union-Made Buying Guide. Printed copies are available at your union hall.

The AFLCIO also maintains an up-to-date listing of Union-Made in America products and The Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, provides detailed information members may use to educate themselves on which products and services carry a Union Label. Please use the Suggest a Business on their UNION-MADE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES page to help support their mission.

In Solidarity,
Frank Jacobs
Business Manager