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     Local 704, RJ Lee, and Kunkel and Associates will be holding special meetings Oct. 23rd and 29th at 4pm and 6pm.  These meetings are to discuss the changes in our healthplan for the upcoming year.  Spouses/significant others are encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions about our health plan you should attend one of these meetings.

    Once again it is election time.  Local 704 is encouraging everyone to get out to vote Nov. 4th.  If you need an absentee ballot contact the Union Hall.  If you have any questions on the issues or the candidates call the Union Hall.

    Toys for Needy Kids is having a fundraising breakfast on Nov. 9th at the Eagles Club from 8 to noon.  Local 704 purchased tickets.  If you are interested in attending contact the Union Hall.

    Local 704 is considering options for an OSHA 10 class.  If you are interested or need OSHA 10 contact the Union Hall.

    The Ginter Thanksgiving dinner is looking for volunteers to help out with their Thanksgiving dinner for shut-ins, homeless, and the elderly.  For more information contact Tom or Pete at the Union Hall.

    The ULPC is sponsoring Labor Night at the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey game on Dec 27th.  Tickets are available at the Union Hall for $11 each.  All profits go to the ULPC.

    The Salvation Army Labor Bell Ringing day is Sat. Dec. 20th.   Please contact the Union Hall to schedule the time you would like to Ring the Bell.

    The ULPC Christmas Dinner and Toys for Needy kids is Sun. Dec 21st.  If you would like to volunteer to help out contact the Union Hall. 

    Spahn and Rose is using a non signatory contractor to complete the electrical on their new building.  We urge all of our members to patronize the places in town that use our contractors to do their work.

     Local 704 has a new health insurance agent.  Kunkel and Associates will now be servicing the local health insurance plan.  If you would like more information check out their website www.kunkel-inc.com or contact the Union Hall.

     The next Union Meeting is scheduled for Thursday Nov. 20th at 4:30 pm.

     The next E Board Meeting is scheduled for Nov 6th at 4 PM.

     Local 704 is going to be changing Local Pension providers from Principal to BMO/Harris Bank.  We will be conducting seminars and training classes on the changes to our plan in the future.  If you want to check out BMO's website the address is www.bmo.com/mybmoretirement.

    Local 704 will be sending out a letter to all members to remind members if they are doing work on the side they need to notify the Union Hall.  Any member caught performing work on the side without informing the Union Hall will have charges filed against them.

    The last several projects bid at Mercy Hospital have gone to a contractor not signatory with Local 704.  If possible we would encourage our members to patronize the hospital that hires our contractors/members(Finley). Thank You.

     If you are on the Local Insurance plan, your doctor should not be charging you a co-pay.  If they are trying to charge you a co-pay please contact the Union Hall.

    We now have the ability for you to make payments to the Union Hall with a credit card.  If you have any questions contact Shelly.

    Just a reminder, if your status (married/single/kids), your address, or phone number changes, don't forget to notify Local 704 in a timely manner.  This information helps us ensure that problems with your insurance do not go without notice.  Thanks.

    Anyone who has information on Electrical Contactors, (other than Contractors Signatory with Local 704), working in our jurisdiction please inform the hall. 

    Anyone that wants information from Local 704 E-Mailed to them please send E-Mail address to Shelly(ibew704@live.com) or Tom(tom@ibew704.com).

                                           Our office is located at:

                                                1610 Garfield  Ave.
                                                Dubuque IA, 52001


                                                Local 704 Contacts

   Business Manager  
  Thomas Townsend
 cell # 563-543-4708
       Membership Development 
                   Peter Hird 
             cell # 563-542-5546
            Office Manager
           Shelly Freiburger