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    Jan 22, 2019
    Rustin Kraenzel is from the Great Falls area, Rustin works for NWE as a Journeyman Lineman. The one thing that Rustin enjoys the most about his job is the it is different every day and that he is always learning something new! Rustin is your RENEW Sargent at Arms.
    Jan 04, 2019
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    Dec 03, 2018
    IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on the occasion of the passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill: “The labor movement has lost one of its greatest visionaries and leaders. We join with President Hill’s friends and family in mourning his loss.
    Nov 20, 2018
    Trevor is from Great Falls, MT. Trevor was elected to RENEW Secretary-Treasurer. Trevor works for NorthWestern Energy as a Maintenance Electrician he is a Inside Wireman.  Trevor proudly served in the US Army. One thing that Trevor likes the most about his job is always being on the Missouri River! Trevor enjoys the Links as a good way to enjoy a sunny day.
    Oct 18, 2018
    Dear Sisters and Brothers: All seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for election in three weeks. The nonpartisan organization FairVote has found that only 10% ofthe 435 seats are competitive. Why? Because of unfair congressional map drawing known as redistricting or gerrymandering. With your support, we can take important steps toward a fair system of representation.
    Oct 07, 2018
    Class schedule will be posted on the calendar for all 3 years. Dwight
    Oct 01, 2018
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    Sep 06, 2018
    Brothers and Sisters,  help is needed! Brother Bill Kipp was recently involved in an accident while trail riding near Helena. It was a sever accident he has multiple injuries and the Doctors in Montana had him life flighted out to Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle.
    Aug 25, 2018
    Meet James "Russ" Williams Great Falls Unit Chair 104,  Russ lives in the Electric City and works as a Electric Meter Foreman for NorthWestern Energy. Russ enjoys working for the customers, when Russ is able to take time away from keeping the customers satisfied you might catch Russ teeing up on the course listening to 80's music rocking the CASBAH.
    Aug 06, 2018
    Here are the facts: Imyres is a French-owned company. Their most profitable plant is in Three Forks, Montana where they make over a $1 million in profits a month.
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    Aug 06, 2018
    Here are the facts: Imyres is a French-owned company. Their most profitable plant is in Three Forks, Montana where they make over a $1 million in profits a month! Despite making huge profits, Imyres wants to gut their employees' contract, eliminate overtime, and erase retirement plans.
    Jul 23, 2018
    Top Overall team Utility Tanner Jossi, Josh  Krzan and Rustin Kraenzel 2nd Place team utility Bob Bandy, Carson Merkle and Myles Kelly 2nd place team construction Shane Bykonen, Mike Lafountain and Brendan Nichols .
    Jul 23, 2018
    Top Overall team Utility Tanner Jossi, Josh  Krzan and Rustin Kraenzel 2nd Place team utility Bob Bandy, Carson Merkle and Myles Kelly 2nd place team construction Shane Bykonen, Mike Lafountain and Brendan Nichols .
    Jun 29, 2018
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER July already, we still have a few Lineman, Operators and Groundman on the books.  Not too shiny for this time of year, but we have been filling calls every week as they come in.  I think over all we are a little bit down from the last two years but close.  Woody is out and about trying to visit as many crews as possible.
    Jun 21, 2018
    Lawrence lives in Missoula and is a Journeyman Lineman and is a Line Foreman. Some of the perks and or challenges that Lawrence enjoys about his job is foremost to be able to be outdoors and the everyday challenges of linework.
    Jun 04, 2018
    JR lives in Bozeman and is the Unit 102 chair, JR works for Northwestern Energy as a working  journeyman Lineman foreman. What JR likes the most about his job is Helping oput  people with something that they really need and cannot do it for themsleves. On Sundays you might catch JR cheering on the Denver Bronco's.
    May 23, 2018
    For a century, Holter Dam has stood 110 feet above the Missouri River. The fortress of concrete spans more than 1,300 feet, holding Holter Reservoir upstream from a blue ribbon stretch of trout water below. On Tuesday, NorthWestern Energy recognized those who constructed the dam and the 100 years of service it has provided.
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    May 23, 2018
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER This last month was a very busy month here at 44.  We negotiated four contracts and are still working on another.  The first one was with Vigilante Electric Co-Op, the negotiating team members were, Chase White, Vance Forsman, and Chuck Romero.  They did a great job and negotiated a solid three-year agreement.
    May 19, 2018
    David Friede is the Missoula (unit 108) chair as well as a Journeyman Lineman, during the day David works for Missoula Electric Coop. One of Davids favorite part of the job that he does is completing tasks, keeping America Powered! David enjoys following the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Bobcats.
    May 06, 2018
    Cory Kanta is the E-Board representative for 101 Billings, Red Lodge and 107 Lewistown. Cory lives in Billings is a Journeyman Lineman for NorthWestern Energy. What Cory likes the most about his job is the challenges of the different trypes of weather. Cory Enjoys football and follows America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
    May 01, 2018
    Contract ratifications vote Saturday May 5th. Construction members of Local 44, 532, and 768 with paid up dues receipt travelers working in area for at least six months. This package come out with a do pass recommendation from the negotiation team you elected.
    Dec 22, 2017
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER Hope everyone took time out this last month to say Thanks to our Veterans and hopefully enjoy the freedoms they have preserved for us.  Personal thanks to all of you from the Hall. There are still 13 calls for Journeyman on the board in the Hall.  With the year end being right around the corner the push is on to get err done.
    Nov 13, 2017
    HOT ROD Drag Week 2017, powered by Dodge and presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive Strictly speaking, the Spirit of Drag Week award is defined as someone who “most demonstrates a do-or-die attitude while helping others, showing good sportsmanship, and spreading the good will of Drag Week,” and this year we’re heavy on the latter.
    Oct 30, 2017
    Congratulations to Spencer Petersen! At the 2017  International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo Spencer took second place in the contractor apprentice division. Spencer just missed the top spot by 4 points. You can check out his finish here: https://scoring.linemansrodeokc.com/results/2017/div-2-4.
    Oct 27, 2017
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER Good morning or good afternoon depending on when you are reading this, it’s a beautiful Fall day and hunting season.  And while the weather is cooling off, the work scene is not cooling off yet and still looks good.  We have at least 9 open jobs on the board that could use some help.
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    Oct 06, 2017
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER Greetings, it is now definitely that special time of year.  In mid-September we had extreme fire danger warnings and winter storm warnings at the same time for the same area.  Doesn’t that beat all?  On the 15th of September we had lots of snow in the Butte area with 1 inch of moisture falling.
    Sep 22, 2017

    Aug 28, 2017
    All 3 Lineman's Rodeo winners are now all retired! The last to retire Marty Simon joined the other team mates recently on January 12.
    Nov 20, 2018
    Thank you all very much for the Silverbow gift card and supportive words. It was very sweet and greatly appreciated. It’s a pleasure being a part of this Brotherhood.
    Oct 22, 2018
    Eric Cheney Executive Board Unit 102  Eric Lives in Belgrade works as a Journyman Lineman for NorthWestern Energy, Eric is a 17 year member of the IBEW. What Eric enjoys most about his job is working with his coworkers doing a job well done as they finish up projects.
    Sep 17, 2018
    Member highlight Cory Kanta Excutive board member for Units 101 & 107. Cory lives in Billings Montana proudly serving the members of the Billings, Red lodge and Lewistown. Cory is a Journeyman Lineman, what Cory likes the most about his job is working outside in all types of weather. During the Football season you will catch Cory watching America's Team! the Dallas Cowboys.
    Aug 03, 2018
    Meet Myles Kelly a Journeyman Lineman from Missoula Montana. Myles and his team mates recently competed at the 26th annual Montana's Lineman's Rodeo.  Myles is the Executive Board Treasurer proudly serving IBEW 44! Myles enjoys the challenges of linework, it brings a passion to him to keep the power on for customers.
    May 15, 2018
    In early May Upper Missouri Water Shed Alliance (UMOWA) took on a stream bank restoration project near Wolf Creek on the Missouri river. We Planted about 140 shrubs to help stabilize a bank that cattle had beaten down. The trees, with the help from of a couple of Helena Boy Scout troops and IBEW were planted and fenced to keep them safe from deer and beavers.
    Apr 27, 2018
    Mountain States Upgrade Schedule Stan Dupree Training Center May 12, 2018 - First Aid/CPR - 8:00 A.M. June 1, 2018 - J/L upgrade - 1:00 P.M. August 3, 2018 - J/L upgrade - 1:00 P.M. August 11, 2018 - First Aid/CPR - 8:00 A.M. October 5, 2018 - J/L upgrade - 1:00 P.M. November 3, 2018 - First Aid/CPR - 8:00 A.M.
    Apr 23, 2018
    Lives in Missoula, Mt  is a Journeyman Lineman. Bob enjoys being out doors and "doing a job many people are scared to to try". Bob also enjoys following the Montana Grizzlies when he is not out hunting, camping or horn collecting. When it comes to listeing to music Bob is pretty easy going and will listen to a little bit of everything.
    Apr 11, 2018
    Online dues pay, new online store is going through some changes will be available shortly. Classified ads to see your items on the left hand side Member Resources.
    Nov 15, 2017
    RENEW PROGRAM ReNew, attendees selected. Several months ago the executive board approved sending two representatives to the National ReNew Conference this September.
    Nov 15, 2017
    Butte Copper City Kings Squirt team recently finished in second place at the state Hockey tournament in Havre. The squirts beat Bozeman Ice Dogs, Missoula Bruins and Havre Ice Hawks.  The squirts lost to Glasgow Ice Dogs for the state crown. In the squirt division there are currently 12 teams in the division.
    Download: Colt Hassler far right side Squirt state B tournament MVP.docx

    Dec 20, 2018
    FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER This last month was a very busy month here at 44.  We negotiated four contracts and are still working on another.  The first one was with Vigilante Electric Co-Op, the negotiating team members were, Chase White, Vance Forsman, and Chuck Romero.  They did a great job and negotiated a solid three-year agreement.


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