Happy Holidays Brothers and Sisters.
As 2013 comes to an end, I want to first thank and commend the generosity and hard work of our members, once again, for another successful food drive and toy drive this year. What a fine way for our organization to be part of the Hudson Valley community by reaching out to our neighbors. Our members participation in the community and charitable organizations has been solid throughout the history of Local 320. In fact, Companies such as Central Hudson raise hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for the United Way thanks in large part to contributions made by IBEW Local 320 members. We are proud of that legacy of caring and sharing so please keep up the good work.
We have accomplished much in the past year and navigated through many challenges as well. In the new year, dynamics of the Affordable Health Care Act, transmission power line upgrade initiatives, re-powering, re-starting, and upgrading generating facilities will be the sobering issues as well as the look of the ever changing telecommunications industry. 2014 brings new opportunities for us to make the right choices and to secure longevity in our future. With the skilled craftsmanship, professionalism, and integrity of our members, we will accomplish this and more. Thank you to all of our Officers, Executive Board members, Stewards, and staff for all that you do to keep this union strong. Thank you Local 320 members for your continued support, help, and solidarity.
Reminder: Our general membership meetings will move to a new start time of 5:30 pm beginning with the January 9th meeting.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Yours in Solidarity,
John P. Kaiser
President & Business Manager
80 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel. (845) 471-3232 Fax (845) 473-2218