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Dear Brothers and Sisters of IBEW Local 503,
    IBEW Local 503 has started a local chapter of the IBEW Motorcycle Club.  We are now accepting members in good standing who would like to join. There are a few rules that are NOT negotiable.  In order to be a member you must:

1.     Be a member of Local 503 in good standing, of fine character and a licensed operator of an “American Made” – “Union Made” motorcycle in excess of 880cc’s.

2.     You must purchase a patch set from Local 503 that must be installed on a black leather “American Made” vest. The patch set includes the large back patch, which is pictured above, and a breast patch with our local number and city. The patch set costs $75.00.

3.     Affiliating with any 1% club is forbidden. We are a Trade Union riding club.

    The annual dues will be $40.00, which will be due upon joining.  If you are interested in joining the IBEW riding club, contact me.

Ken Titland

IBEW 503 MC Secretary

(845) 597-8271 

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Gov’s Con Ed $hock: Demands probe of hurricane bonuses
Updated On: Jul 03, 2013


ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo has ordered an investigation into fat bonuses Con Ed executives hauled in as a reward for the their handling of Hurricane Sandy — a storm response that he called “a complete failure.”

In a letter sent yesterday and obtained by The Post, Cuomo told Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke that the state’s Public Service Commission will review “all documents associated with the approval of the bonuses.”

And Cuomo wants the PSC to make certain that the cost of paying out $614,000 in bonuses is not passed on to the utility’s rate payers in New York City and Westchester County.

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In the letter, Cuomo pointed out the abysmal performance by utility companies during the storm.

“Six months ago today, Superstorm Sandy hit New York, and in its aftermath we witnessed a complete failure by many of our state’s utilities to provide adequate service to the rate payers they serve,” Cuomo wrote Burke, who scored a $315,400 bonus, lifting his salary to $1.53 million.

Cuomo’s letter got quick action. Yesterday afternoon, Burke agreed to return his bonus.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to return the special bonus granted by our compensation committee, and funded by shareholders, for handling very challenging events in 2012. I continue to commend the work of all of our employees,” he said in a statement.

Burke was one of four Con Ed execs who split $614,400 in bonus pay — which the company claims they deserved for handling “significant challenges” last year, a Con Ed proxy statement to shareholders revealed last week.

The other three execs didn’t immediately join Burke in returning their bonuses, as of late yesterday.

Craig Ivey, president of the Con Ed subsidiary that provides gas and power to New York and Westchester, got a $146,100 bonus, bringing his pay up to $830,183.

Chief Financial Officer Robert Hoglund got an $82,900 bonus that boosted his pay to $721,300. The utility’s general counsel, Elizabeth Moore, got a $70,000 bonus that took her pay to $609,142.

More than a million customers lost power during the storm — nearly a quarter of those in lower Manhattan, where it took the company four days to restore most of the service. Parts of upstate New York had no power for upward of 10 days.

In November, Cuomo ordered an investigation — which is still ongoing — into the storm prep and management by the utility.

And in his 2013-14 budget, Cuomo expanded the authority of the Public Service Commission to levy tougher penalties for violations and to conduct more in-depth reviews of utility emergency planning and performance as well as creating tougher penalties for violations of state law, regulations or PSC orders.

Con Ed’s execs are getting off easy compared with officials at the Long Island Power Authority — who resigned under pressure from Cuomo after the storm.

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