March 2003 •  Published for the members of IBEW Local 18 and their families

Local 18 and Department of Water & Power Represented at
Annual National Safety Council, Utility Division, Conference

More than 200 people joined representatives from both IBEW Local 18 and DWP at the annual National Safety Council, Utility Division, Conference.

Local 18 was represented by Business Manager Brian D'Arcy, Union President and Joint Training Institute Administrator Frank Miramontes, and Joint Safety Institute Administrator Jim Barham. Susana Reyes, JTI Administrator and Chuck Kokoska, JSI Administrator were there for the Department. A comprehensive agenda of work-related safety and training topics were discussed at the gathering and numerous worthwhile ideas were noted for further study and use.


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Important Information for All Local 18 Members

In the past, we have encouraged all of our members to designate a physician prior to an on-the-job injury. In light of the new laws affecting workers’ compensation, it is understood that the physician is assumed to be correct in his/her medical opinion concerning you. The designated physician should know you, have examined you, and have your medical history. You should consider designating your primary-care physician if you do not have a specialist overseeing your medical condition or past injuries. Your designee does not have to sign your Designation of Personal Physician form, but be sure to keep a copy for your own records.

$2,000 College Scholarships for High School Seniors
In California State Federation of Labor Contest

California State Federation of Labor President Tom Rankin has announced that 39 $2,000 college scholarships are being offered to graduating seniors in public, private and parochial high schools. These scholarships comprise the State Federation’s 53rd Annual Scholarship Program.

The scholarship will highlight California’s first Labor History Week (March 31 – April 6). The contest poses an essay question: “How have unions been important to working people in California over the past 100 years?” Resources that can help students and their teachers, along with contest information, are available on the State Federation of Labor website,

The deadline for submitting the application form, essay and student’s transcript is Tuesday, April 8. All submissions should be sent to:

The California State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
600 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Attn: Alice Hobson

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