Claud Clary turns 90

One of our very important past members, Claud Clary, is celebrating his 90th birthday on November 22, 2015. There is a card shower for him and if you would like to send a card his address is:


Claud Clary

8032 E. Frito Dr.

Mesa, AZ 85208-5907


Claud was instrumental in securing our present Union hall and, as our treasurer, allowing us to be financially stable and secure for 40 years.


Key Facts About Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Nebraska

Social Security Works for Nebraska's Residents and Economy
*           Social Security provided benefits to 326,078 Nebraskans in 2014, 1 in 6 (17.3 percent) residents.
*           Nebraskans received Social Security benefits totaling $4.7 billion in 2014, an amount equivalent
            to 5.3 percent of the state's total personal income.
*           The average Social Security benefit in Nebraska was $14,411 in 2013.
*           Social Security lifted 101,000 Nebraskans out of poverty in 2013.

Union Made Candy

The following Halloween treats are union made and we strongly suggest you support these companies when buying your Halloween candy this year:

Baby Ruth


Candy House Buttons


Clark Bar

5th Avenue chocolate bar

Ghirardelli Chocolates

Halloween Candy Corn (Herman Goelitz Company)

Hershey's Products

Jelly Belly's Candy Company

Pearson's Candy Company

Nestle Company

Anabelles Candy Company

Frito-Lay (Some products made abroad, check the label for country of origin)

L.K. Emry Memorial Labor Education Scholarship

Applications are being taken for the L.K. Emry Memorial Labor Education Scholarship for the 2015-2016 School Year. There will be one $550 scholarship awarded and presented to the recipient at the Al Bauer Banquet. Any University of Nebraska or High School Student who is or has a parent, grandparent, or guardian who is a member of one of the recognized Nebraska AFL-CIO Labor unions is eligible to apply. Application deadline is December 1, 2015. Applications are available at your local union hall, 2448 "N" Street.

New Leadership for Communications Workers of America

At the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Larry Cohen retired after 10 years at the helm of the 700,000-member union of telephone, airline, broadcast, printing, journalism, and government workers, among others. Chris Shelton, the longtime leader of CWA District 1, in New York and New Jersey, succeeds Cohen as the incoming president, voted into the top spot at the union's 75th Convention in June. Shelton will be joined by Sara Steffens who was elected to the number two spot at CWA replacing Annie Hill as Secretary-Treasurer.




Chief Stewards Meeting - 2015

These guys are working hard for our money (and benefits). Show them some appreciation...tell them "thank you for all you do for working men and women!!" (Front row, left to right: Mike Pilypaitis, AT&T Mobility; Steve Maas; Ryan Donovan; Darren Donovan; Mike Arnold; Jon Pitt; Brett Wentz, Fairbury Police Department. Back row, left to right: Troy Kingsley; Doug Wheeler, Falls City; Bill Curfman; Jake Jacobson; Mark Butler; Rod Mertz; and Leonard Zeman)



PURPOSE:  To assist in the achievement of higher education.  The recipient must be a full time student carrying not less than 12 credit hours per semester, with the intent of receiving their Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree, and attending a recognized accredited college, university, or vocational school on a continuing basis, specifically a four year college or university or two year vocational. 

NECA/IBEW Local 265 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

This tournament will be a 4-person scramble format with a shotgun start. There will be food and pin prizes after the tournament. The food will be served and prizes awarded afterwards at IBEW Local 265's Meeting Hall at 6200 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE.

The tournament will be on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Pioneers Golf Course, 3403 West Van Dorn St., Lincoln, NE, 402.441.8966. Tee time is set for 8 a.m. sharp.

Join us for a Rally!!!

Please join us at a rally on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North at 4:30 p.m. We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid keeping us healthy, and also the 80th Anniversary of the Social Security Administration serving the public. We look forward to seeing you there.