IBEW 1997

IBEW Local 1997 - Vision Statement:

The vision of IBEW Local 1997 is to ensure that every Atlanta Gas Light worker's voice is heard, that the right to have your voice heard is not limited by your race, ethnicity, gender, class, or religion. And most importantly, as your organizing body we will not quit or leave behind a fellow employees in our efforts to bargain for transparency, job security, and wages.


LU 1997 2020 Election Results!

New Officers will be sworn in on 10/17/20. PresidentMark  Ellis Vice PresidentBrent Goring Financial SecretaryTimothy Kristich Recording SecretaryTimothy (Tim) Baker Business ManagerTimothy Dasher Executive Board Brett CopelandJesse CollinsChris FillingimJames HigginsWilliam Walker
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IBEW 1997 Membership

Hello Local 1997, Our membership drive is in full gear. We have a new digital membership application that will be available Friday, May 8th. IT WILL KICKOFF AT 8:30AM. Our local has been selected to be the first Local to experience this special moment. This application allows us to become members in just minutes. This …

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Contract Ratification Results

Congratulations!! The contract ratification date will be May 1st, 2020. Every employee will receive a one time $150.00 contract ratification bonus!
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Nearly 700 Atlanta Gas Light Workers Join the Brotherhood

Nearly 700 Atlanta Gas Light workers will join newly created Atlanta Local 1997 after a successful election held April 19. In the weeks before the vote, organizers and International Representatives from the Fifth and Tenth Districts campaigned across the state including Jeff Henderson, organizer Doug Williams, Brian Thompson and Ed Mobsby. The victory came after a yearlong organizing drive at 23 service centers of the largest natural gas utility in the Southeast from Rome in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to Savannah on the Atlantic coast, more than 350 miles away. “Reaching that many people spread out as much they were was always going to be hard, but the Volunteer Organizing Committee owned this campaign from the start and they delivered,” said Assistant to the International President for Membership Development Ricky Oakland.
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Another Organizing Victory in the South: IBEW at Atlanta Gas Light

Last week, working people scored another notable victory in the South, when 700 working people at Atlanta Gas Light voted to join the Electrical Workers (IBEW). Here is what organizers on the ground said about the victory. Jimmy Flynn, 5th District professional and industrial lead organizer for IBEW: The men and women of Atlanta Gas Light have …

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