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I.B.E.W., Local 1439

St. Louis, Missouri  


Celebrating 65 years of utility jurisdiction

service and commitment

Representing employees in the utility industry



2121 59th Street

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 644-6111

E-Mail:  local.1439@ibew1439.com


Ameren is looking for anyone interested in an

AC/DC class or  Schematics class this Fall.

If interested, contact the union office to get your name on the list.

Class options are 4 hrs. on Sat. morning for 16 wks.

or 4 hrs. on a weeknight for 16 wks.



IBEW position in the Labor Day Parade


North side of 16th and Olive

3rd in line





ACE HARDWARE  -  Made in the USA  - Very Encouraging
    Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost  h alf the price   that you will pay
on the outside and they are made in the U.S.A.
Read and do the following..
Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's (GE etc) have
pushed for trade to China and
Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work. Did
You Know that there is no
electric coffee maker made in the US and that
The only kitchen appliances made in the US is
CARDS WERE MADE IN  CHINA ! That is also why I
don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore, They are
Made in China and are more expensive!
I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA
I have
Been looking at the blenders available on the Internet.  
Kitchen Aid is MADE IN
The  US . Top of my list already...
Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a  
wastebasket. I found some made
in  China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked
the lady if they had any others.  
She took me to another department
And they had some at $2.50 made in  USA . They are  
Just as good. Same As a kitchen
rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in
the  USA - what a concept! - and they were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being
brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from
China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.
I was in
Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked
At the hose attachments. They were all
made in China . The next day I was
In Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I
checked the hose attachments there. They were made in  USA  ...
Start looking, people . . ...In our current
economic situation, every Little thing
We buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job.
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is
Now Marked  "made in  Mexico .."
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in  Mexico ..
now I have switched to Crest.
You have to read the  l abels on everything.
This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed
60W light bulbs and Bounce dryersheets
I was in the light bulb aisle,
And right next to the GE brand I
Normally buy -- was an off-brand labeled,
"Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and
                                     compared them: they were the same
except for the price . . .
the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value
Brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was
the GE was Made in MEXICO
And the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it.
the  USA at a company in Cleveland , Ohio ..
It's way past time to start finding and buying products you use
Every Day that are made right here.
So, on to the next Aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... Yep, you guessed
it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada.  
The Everyday Value Brand cost Less,   and was MADE IN THE  USA !
I did laundry yesterday AND the dryer sheets
performed just like the Bounce Free I have been
using for years, at almost half the price.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS to start reading the labels
when you shop for everyday things and
see what you can find that is made in the USA.
The job you save may be your own or your neighbor's!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to  
OTHERS in your Address Book so we can  
ALL start buying American, one light bulb at a time!
Stop buying from overseas companies - you're sending the jobs there.
(We should have awakened a decade ago....)
Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans
keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA ..
I passed this on .. ... . will you???  
If you care about American workers, you will pass it   on.


When Calling V.S.P. for vision care discounts,

please use the last four digits of your

social security number as the code.

The 2015 Dental/Optical Expense

Reimbursement Plan Allowance

Available to all Ameren members

is:  $1,635



Go to: www.JointheUSA.com and register

to get a chance to win a $5,000 gift card to Cabela's.

Membership has been paid for by the IBEW,

all it takes is for you to go to the website and sign up, no cost to you.







St. Louis Regular Monthly Meeting

Tues. Sept. 8, 2015

4:30 PM




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