Time To Take Action

As we all know, Utility Workers in the state of Ohio face increasing risk of assault, intimidation, and threats of bodily harm with each passing day. Utility Workers are often First Responders; running into unsafe situations with airborne natural gas, unsafe electrical lines, or ruptured water lines in every community we serve at all hours […]

G-555 Heads to Columbus

This week, Executive President, Eddie Hall and Executive Treasurer, Paul Talboo took part in a meeting in Columbus with a group of senior executives and governmental affairs officers from the major utility companies in the state of Ohio, including Dominion Energy, Dayton Power & Light, Columbia Gas, AT&T, Spectrum Cable, First Energy, and the Ohio […]

American Income Life AD&D Policy

All G-555 Members have been provided a $4,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy from American Income Life Insurance, whose representatives are members of OPEIU Local 277. This benefit is provided to you free of charge, and there is nothing you need to do to receive it. However, if you’d like to look into other insurance policies that may fit […]

Through Teamwork, G-555 and Local 69 Form ‘Bond of Brotherhood’

    Last week, UGWU Local 69 held its Annual Representative Counsel, where amongst other things, they provide internal training for Stewards and Directors (similar to our Representatives). They, like us here at G-555, have many new officers and felt it would be a great tool to share, so President Craig Bradford invited some of our members to attend. Executive President Eddie […]

Family Fun Days 2017

The members of G-555 work hard every single day – not only to provide a service to our customers, but to keep them, the general public, and ourselves safe. Today, that hard work was recognized when Dominion CEO Tom Farrell sent out a letter announcing Dominion Family Fun Days 2017: “…We greatly appreciate all you have […]

2017 Elections: The Votes Are In…

Today, we held Elections for eight Union Representative positions and one Sergeant-At-Arms position. Congratulations to the successful candidates listed below: *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, THESE ARE 3-YEAR TERMS* Akron District Union Rep EASTWOOD – Kristi Grossholz WILBETH – J.J. Popio Ashtabula District Union Rep Nate Nelson Cleveland District Union Rep EASTERN (1-year term)- Todd “Skip” Mitzo NORTHEAST – Eddie Hall […]

Local 69 Ratifies Contract, Thanks G-555 For Support

  Congratulations to our Sister Union, UGWU Local 69, who today voted to ratify a Contract Agreement after lengthy and difficult negotiations with the Company.  Local 69 President, Craig Bradford, made a point to thank G-555 and also to offer some insight in regards to our upcoming Elections: “I can attest with UGWU Local 69 we would like to enact […]