IUOE LOCAL 825 announces its 2021 scholarship contest winners

THE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS have been selected. They will receive up to $10,000 over four years of schooling, the beneficiaries of Local 825’s fundraising events held throughout the year. This year’s ten winners are:

Three of the ten won awards in specific categories. Seven were awarded scholarships based on academic criteria. Here are this year’s winners.

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2021 Middlesex & Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship

This program offers three awards: First place, $2,500. Second place, $1,500. Third place, $1,000.

Students are eligible if they have a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing in a local union which is affiliated with the Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council or if the applicant is a union member.

In addition, applicants also must:

  1. Provide verification of acceptance at a post-secondary educational institution and verification of a B average or above in the graduating class.
  2. Write an essay of not less than 250 words on the subject of the Labor Movement detailed on the application form. Instructions are found on the application form.

Completed application and essay must be postmarked by Thursday, April 15, 2021 and mailed to Frank Burke, whose address is found on the application.

Middlesex-Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship Application Form

9th Annual Golf Outing is Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Golf slots are sold out but that SPONSORSHIPS are still available. Click here for sponsorship info.

For eight straight years, the Local 825 scholarship fund-raising golf outing has taken place, even through last year’s virus-related shutdowns. The ninth annual outing is scheduled for May 9 and it is not too early to register to play or participate as a sponsor. We’ve attached a flyer with all the details so save the date for another great year, all for the benefit of our scholarship fund and our children and grandchildren.

Where

Gambler Ridge Golf Club
121 Burlington Path Road
Cream Ridge NJ 08514

When

Saturday, May 8th, 2021
11:30 AM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Shotgun Start
(Lunch and Dinner included)

Click here for registration and sponsorship form.

2021 Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council Scholarships

The Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council offers two separate scholarships: The Frank Thompson Jr. scholarship and the George L. Pelletteri scholarship. The amounts are $500 for the George Pelletieri scholarship and $2,000 for the Frank Thompson scholarship.

For both, applicants must be a high school senior and the child of a current or deceased member of the Union affiliated with the Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Required proof of eligibility includes:

  1. Verification of class rank and SAT scores
  2. An essay of no less than 200 words on the subject “What the American Labor Movement has meant to my family.”

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Frank Thompson Jr. Scholarship

George L. Pelletteri Scholarship

Register for two important webinars to make the most of your retirement plan

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Jan. 25, 2021

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Set up your account and log in at: www.prudential.com/explore-login and follow the directions on the screen.

Once you’re registered with Prudential, they will send a link to click for next steps.

These and other important links are sent to members periodically, which is why it’s important that you update your Local 825 profile. Add your cell phone number and your email address and you will be included in future email blasts to members.

Local 825 Earns Certification from NJ Business and Industry Association

Local 825 has earned the healthy and safe workplace certification from the NJ Business and Industry Association following the successful completion of an NJBIA training course. It teaches

  • How to develop a step-by-step Healthy Workplace Environment Guide
  • The best cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • On-site health screening procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Social distancing strategies
  • Protocols for isolating employees who become ill at work

The course adheres to the standards and regulations set by OSHA, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to make sure all employees function in a healthy work environment.