Retro Pay Update

April 17, 2014

The Company is communicating to the Union that they are planning to pay the FL Union retroactive pay on the biweekly paycheck dated 6/13/14. 


Email correction for Company address when filing grievances via email

April 1, 2014

Please take note:

The Company’s email address is for those choosing to file with email. The address on the document in our forms section of the website doesn’t have this correction. I will correct the address on that document as soon as possible. Regular mailing of the grievance by US Postal service is always an alternative. Please also send the grievance to the System Council Office at and also to .

Thank you,


Contract between the IBEW System Council U-8 and Duke Energy has been RATIFIED!!

February 28, 2014

Brothers and  Sisters,

The contract between the IBEW System Council U-8 and Duke Energy has been RATIFIED!!

The collective bargaining agreement between the parties will cover the time frames as follows:

Effective December 2, 2013 – December 7, 2014

Effective December 8, 2014 – December 6, 2015

Effective December 7, 2015 – December 4, 2016 (Subject to Re-opener)

I would like to thank all of you brothers and sisters who manned the polling locations for your dedication to the cause. I would also like to thank all of the members of our local for their commitment to excellence and to the IBEW as was evidenced by the overwhelming turnout for the contract vote tonight.

Fraternally yours,

Scott Demetree

Business Manager, IBEW Local 682

Retirement information 2014-02-26

February 26, 2014

Membership considering retirement:

If you call 888-465-1300 and speak to an Aon Hewitt employee, they will be able to help you on your numbers for retirement. You have to specifically ask for the “Retirement Specialist” to get the help you need. Aon Hewitt is a contractor that services Duke Energy’s retirement and benefit programs. The Retirement Specialist should be able to break the numbers down for you and provide that information in hard copy mail if you request it.

Thank you brother Don Chill for this information.

Scott Demetree

Clearwater Operations after hours meeting (posted 2014-02-25)

February 25, 2014

Brothers and Sisters,

There will be a contract explanation meeting at the Clearwater Operations Center on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. The door to the Line assembly room opens up to the dock on the south side of the Line Department building.

This meeting is for the shift/operations workers that could not attend prior meetings in South Coastal and anyone else that missed the original meetings. The meeting will take approximately 2 hours. With the exception of the Zephyrhills Line Department meeting, this will be the last meeting before the vote on Friday.

In brotherhood,

Scott Demetree

Contract Voting Date (posted 2014-02-23)

February 23, 2014


Brothers and Sisters,

Voting for the 2013-2016 proposed contract will be on Friday February 28th, 2014. The System Committee has unanimously recommended ratification of the contract.

Local 682 contract voting locations

Local 682

Dunedin-Clearwater, FL  Elk’s Lodge No. 1525
1240 San Christopher Dr.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Time: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Unit 682.1 (Beverly Hills)

System Council U8 Office (Back building)

5396 N. Lecanto Hwy.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Time: 07:00 am to 08:00 pm

Unit 682.1 Remote site

Magnolia Hall

5946 Southeast Magnolia Road

Belleview, FL

Time: 12:00 to 07:00 pm

Unit 682.2 (Monticello)

Monticello Women’s Club

975 E Pearl Street

Monticello, 32344

Time: 07:00 to 20:00

Unit 682.2 Remote site **West side

Carrabelle Pavilion on the river

Call Bob Hanna for directions if you need directions.

Time: 12:00 to 07:00 pm

Unit 682.2 Remote site **Southeast side

Trenton Park

132 Southeast 5th Avenue, Trenton, Florida (east of SE 5th Ave & S Main in Trenton)

Call Chris Laneau for directions if you need further directions.

Time: 12:00 to 07:00 pm

Please note:

In order to vote a ballot you must:

  1. be a member of the IBEW in any of the System Council U8’s component Local Unions; 433, 626, 682, 1412, or 1491 and,
  2. have had dues deducted from your February 2014 paycheck (or have paid through personal draft) to your Business Manager or Financial Secretary.

Times for the balloting locations may be updated in the next few days. Please check back for finalization. Payroll deduction lists and membership rosters will be on site for verification of eligible voting.

The proposed contract language for 2013-14 negotiations.

February 12, 2014

The proposed contract language for 2013-14 negotiations.

Use the above link to find the proposed contract language.