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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Vol. 11 No. 8 August 2017 IBEW News Play Ball IBEW saves Little League season 4 From Zero to 100 Per

2 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 Continued from page 1 From Zero to 100 Percent Boston Sports Broadcasts are Now All IBEW Photo used under a Creative Commons license fro

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 3 Audio producer Steve Katsos, top, was the lead organizer for the campaign that brought in Fenway Audio Assistant Jon Lukason opposite page a

4 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 With Season on the Line, St. Louis Local Lights up Youth Baseball Programs Diamonds longtime youth baseball and softball program in Missour

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 5 Code of Excellence SPARQs Turnaround at Troubled Arkansas Nuke Plant GOP Health Care Bill Disastrous for Older Workers, Retirees hile Senat

6 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 Supreme Court to Decide Future of Public Sector Unions T he same antiworker groups who brought a 2015 California unionbusting case to the

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 7 Wage Freezes Signal Bad Times Ahead for Manitoba Unions P ublic employees in Manitoba are under attack, but in July, they petitioned the c

8 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 CIRCUITS Earn and Learn DebtFree, IBEW Tells Congress The IBEW apprenticeship program took center stage before the Democratic Steering and

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 9 TRANSITIONS RETIRED Larry P. Reidenbach After 38 years of service to the IBEW, Senior Executive Assistant to the International SecretaryTre

10 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Contract Negotiations L.U. 2 catv,lctt,o,tu, ST. LOUIS, MO Local 2 has been busy negotiating contracts, with several due in 2

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 11 Anniversary Party Sept. 23 Graduates Scholarship Awards L.U. 26 ees,em,es,govt,imt, WASHINGTON, DC Local 26 is extremely proud to have a

12 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES their families for coming out and making it a great day. Our local is also excited to announce we have signed a new contractor

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 13 Leming, Zach Buchanon and Kanen Reed. Kudos to all on your success. Welcome to the 14 incoming apprentice wiremen Cody Beckman, Zachary Cul

14 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Local 364 class of 2017 inside apprenticeship graduates with Bus. Mgr. Alan Golden far right. Local 306 congratulates the loc

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 15 failed miserably due to fraudulent signatures, double signatures and nonexistent signees. The State Board of Canvassers determined that of

16 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES IBEW MEDIA WORLD In addition to your monthly issue of The Electrical Worker, check out the wealth of IBEWrelated information

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 17 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in June 2017 Local Surname 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

18 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 FROM THE OFFIC EDITORIALS E R S The Possible Dream International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The Electrical Worker was the name of

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 19 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A National Strike I am tired of reading the Electrical Worker where we, as union members, are told over and over how

20 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A u g u s t 2 0 17 IBEW Members Power the Motor Citys Renaissance BEW members have been an integral part of the Motor City for more than 100 years, and now

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