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    Nov 20, 2017
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    Dec 11, 2017
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    Dec 12, 2017
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  • Work Outlook
    Updated On: Nov 17, 2017

     As an important note, The Local 697 Business office has moved to a new location at 7200 Mississippi St., Suite 200, Merrillville Indiana.

    November 6, 2017. The work picture has improved in the industrial sector. We have manned the initial need for manpower with the outages at US Steel that began the first week October. I anticipate there will be a need for additional manpower in the Industrial sector that will get into book 2. The fall turnaround work at BP was small in electrical scope and did not require a lot of additional manpower. The 14 day or less outage work in the Steel industry is going through book 2.  To date 78 on book I; 184 available on book II.

     Sign-in 7:30 -4:00 M,T,Th,Fri, 7:30-4:30 Wed; Re-sign from the 10-16th of the first month of each quarter. Jan,April,July Oct. Jobs update daily on our Website: IBEW697.org  ..Note: 3 turndown rule is in effect. If you are registered on the Out of Work list, you can bid on jobs on the website, leave a voice message or you may still call in between 7:30 and 9 am. Please! watch the double booking!