IBEW Local 15 Assistant Business Manager/Business Representative Michael Freeman and IBEW Local 15 Business Representative Fabian Vela held the Union’s first virtual site visit with Call Center employees on February 25, 2021.
With the majority of the Call Center employees working remotely and most of the monthly Unit meetings having been canceled since the pandemic began, this was the first time many of the remote workers had a chance to interact with Union representatives. The idea for the virtual visit came out of the desire to stay in touch with our members during a period of time when the pandemic has created numerous logistical issues with trying to do so. The virtual site visit involved an open Teams invite that was sent out to all call center employees, allowing them to drop in and out during their breaks or lunches as well as before or after their shifts. Most of the questions asked focused on the status of remote working beyond the pandemic period as well as the Exelon announcement on the split off of the generation segment and its possible impact on our members. IBEW 15 is planning on holding similar type virtual visits with other work groups in the future.