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The Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Committee will be celebrating the lives of the six workers who died and dozens who were injured at the Kleen Energy explosion twelve years ago.

         Kleen Energy remembrance

         Sunday, February 6, 2022

                   11:00 a.m.

         Kleen Energy memorial

         1349 River Road

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order four (4) at-home COVID-19 tests.  The tests are completely FREE.

Simply go online to to order your tests now so you have them if you need them.


Please note that the Per Capita Dues for 2022 are as follows.

1 qtr            $120.10

2 qtrs             240.20

3 qtrs             360.30

4 qtrs             480.40


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The Department of Consumer Protection has sent out notification regarding renewing your electrical licenses.

Please be advised that the Governor has extended the deadline for taking the 4-Hour Continuing Education Class to December 31, 2020 rather than September 2020.

When you receive your renewal notice, please go ahead and send in your payment to renew.

The CSCU Foundation is again offering the Ted Martocchio Scholarship to children of Building Trades members.  The scholarship is available to those applying to Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut colleges.  Please note that the deadline is May 13, 2021.

Click on the following link to access the application.

The scholarships link is :


Please see the following link for Unemployment Information -

Thank you.

Business Manager William Moriarty


Please be advised that the Continuing Education class has been cancelled.

The class has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Local 42.  

Hours are 8:00 am - noon.  Please arrive a little early for registration.


Please be advised that the Continuing Education Class scheduled for Saturday, May 14th is cancelled.

It will be rescheduled as soon as we get confirmation of availability at Local 42's hall.

I will call everyone who had signed up to reschedule.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities group announced that the Ted Martocchio Scholarship is available to children of building trades members.  The scholarship may be used at Central, Easter, Southern or Western Connecticut State Colleges.  

The deadline for the application is Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The scholarship link:

Please join us on Saturday, March 5th at theReslife Union Rally at the North and South College of Wesleyan beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The address is 237 High Street in Middletown.  See attached flyer.

This rally is in support of the Wesleyan Union of students.  They are going to support us in our push to get a PLA, so we are trying to support them in their fight.

Please be advised that the Retirees Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th, has changed it's location.

The meeting will be held at Michael Angelo's restaurant located at 825 Cromwell Ave L in Rocky Hill.  It is next to the Elk's Club where we normally meet.

The meeting will begin at 12:00 noon.

Please join us!

We have scheduled another Continuing Education class.  It will be held at the IBEW Local 35 Training Center.

Friday         March 11, 2022             8:00 am - 12:00 pm


The apprenticeship application period will be open from Monday, January 24, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022 and Monday, January 31, 2022 - Friday, February 4, 2022.  Applicants may apply in person between 8:00 am - noon Monday - Friday.  In addition, they will be taken on Fridays between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

The Children's Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 11th beginning at 12:00 noon.

There will be pizza, entertainment, and a visit with Santa Claus.

Please make sure to send in your responses by December 1st.  You may also e-mail me with the response at

Hope to see you there!

Tim Smith is May's Apprentice of the Month,  Tim is a second year apprentice working for Dinto on the UHart project.  Tim's hard work in the classroom has certainly not gone unnoticed.  Great work Tim!  Keep it up!

I.B.E.W. Local 25 will be hosting the 50th Annual Softball Tournament this August.  The dates are August 20, 21, and 22nd.

If anyone is interested in playing on Local 35's team, please contact Steve Sanford at (860) 287-1656.


April's Apprentice of the Month is Jeffrey Kent.  Jeff is a 4th year apprentice that has been working with Anderson Electric since June of 2018.  Because Anderson is smaller shop, you may not have run into Jeff, but everyone that does, has something positive to say about him.  I get a lot of calls from journeypersons who worked for Anderson at one point or another just to compliment his skills and demeanor.  Keep up the great work, Jeff!

Congratulations to Macpherson Eghianruwa Jr., our Apprentice of the Month for March 2021!

Macpherson, or Mac, is currently a fifth-year apprentice in our program.  Mac came from Norwich Tech, class of 2015, and was highly regarded by his instructor.  His instructors report he is a solid student and he has a great work ethic.  I get the pleasure of seeing him a lot as he is always early for class!  If you see Mac around, congratulate him onhis great performance.

Please note that there is a $1,000.00 scholarship available from the Connecticut State College University Foundation.  The scholarship was created in 2000 in memory of Ted.  It is available only to children of a Connecticut State Building Trades member.  It is only available for attendance at Eastern, Western, Southern, or Central State Universities.  The deadline for applications is May 3, 2019.

The Golf Committee has decided to cancel the Annual Local 35 I.B.E.W. Andy Weigert-Ted Martocchio Memorial Golf Tournament this year.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they felt it was in the best interest of all those involved to follow the recommendations to maintain social distancing.  Hope to see everyone again in 2021.

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