NATIONAL SISTERHOOD UNITED FOR JOURNEYMEN LINEMEN

Helping Families in Need, When they need us the most

aka NSUJL   |   Freeland, PA   |  www.nsujl.org

Mission

National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families of Fallen/Injured I.B.E.W. Journeymen Linemen, Utility Linemen, Apprentice Linemen, Groundmen, Operators, LCTT and the families thereof. It is NSUJL's mission to provide emergency financial, emotional and physical assistance, in cases of work related injuries or death.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mrs. Rachel L Johnson

Main address

555 Foster Ave

Freeland, PA 18224 USA

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EIN

45-4670118

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe in restoring some stability in the lives of our families while they cope with the harsh realities of a work related accident. Our financial support covers basic necessities such as but not limited to: Housing payment, electric, water, heat, food, trash, vehicle, insurance, and transportation and hotel rooms for out of area medical appointments and hospital stays. The average monthly benefit to a family has ranged from $3,000-$5,000. The support we have received through donations and memberships has made it possible for NSUJL to provide this level of assistance. As more individuals and organizations become aware of our programs the requests for assistance increase. It is only through the growth of our membership and the continued generosity of others NSUJL will be able to meet the growing need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Providing Financial assistance to families of fallen or injured powerline workers. This fund helps assist families with their months needs such as Mortgage/Rent, Utilities, Food, Personal Hygiene, Medical, etc.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

To provide financial aid to children of powerline workers who have been fatality injured while maintaining power lines.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Through "A Lineman's Child," NSUJL gives birthday gifts to minor children of permanently disabled and fallen lineworkers. NSUJL also sends each child to an appropriate camp of their choosing, with parental guidance, as part of this program.

Contact NSUJL for more information on A Linemen's Child or visit https://nsujl.org/a-linemans-child/.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

As times are financially tough for the families that NSUJL helps, our fantastic members go above and beyond to help their brothers and sisters of the line during the Holidays. NSUJL members sign up voluntarily to adopt a line-family in need and personally donate gifts to families who need support during the Holidays.

For more information or to register for this program, please contact NSUJL.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Families of fallen or injured Linemen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen's goal is to assist in keeping the family of a fallen/injured IBEW Journeyman Lineman, Apprentice Lineman, Groundman, or Operator financially stable between the date of an on the job accident, until other income sources such as Workers Compensation, death benefits, etc. are received. Also, an imperative goal is to provide emergency and constant moral support for these men, women, and children after an on the job accident has occurred.

In the event of an on the job accident, The National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen first contacts the appropriate IBEW Local Union Hall and verifies that the accident falls within our mission set forth in our bylaws. After verification, the NSUJL will contact the family to discuss their needs. If there is a monetary need, we will help them in filling out the financial assistance application. Upon completion of the application, the Board of Directors then reviews and holds a vote. Upon approval, all monies will be sent, or direct payment of bills will be processed, immediately. The NSUJL Representative (Officer, Director, or State Representative) will provide moral support from the day of the accident until there is no longer a need. Moral support resources include personal visits, private conversations, an invitation to our Sister to Sister support group, and the assistance of a local licensed therapist.

The National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen's ability to help IBEW families in need depends solely on public and individual member support, Associate Members, Corporate Sponsors, Volunteers and donations.

At completion of this report, the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen has successfully assisted more than 187 IBEW families in need after an on the job accident, and has provided aid in excess of $500,000.00 to those persons. We continually provide 24 hour moral support when a need arises.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NATIONAL SISTERHOOD UNITED FOR JOURNEYMEN LINEMEN

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

IBEW Local 126

Keri Ward

Ed Mings

IBEW Local 196

Kevin Peterson

IBEW Local 160

Bob Stuart

IBEW Local 53

Tiler Eaton

IBEW Local 104

Wendy Nelson

Service Electric

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/19/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/19/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.