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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Vol. 11 No. 12 December 2017 IBEW News Electron Evolution Two for Two Will IBEW members be doing the

2 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 Continued from page 1 Everything about the Electrical Industry is Changing The Trends Driving the Future of the Electric Industry Since

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 3 40 35 U.S. Energy Use, by Source In the United States, natural gas use is up and market forces are dragging coal down. Renewables, led

4 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 Continued from page 3 the EIA predicted that up to 25 percent of current nuclear capacity will retire by 2050 and will not be replaced.

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 5 THE FRONT LINE POLITICS JOBS Massachusetts IBEW Member Wins State Senate Seat Brother Paul Feeney is the newest member of the Massachuse

6 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 Trudeau Demands RighttoWork Rollback I n the United States, President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap the North Americ

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 7 TRANSITIONS APPOINTED Jammi Juarez Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 organizer Jammi Juarez has been appointed the Membership D e v el o pme

8 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES 2017 Notable Projects Kudos to IBEW Members L.U. 8 as,em,i,mar,mt,rts,sspa, TOLEDO, OHIO 2017 was an exceptional year for

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 9 Stewart Powell, Rob Hild, Mike Christ, Mike Hall, Barry Campen, Lester Peeples, Steve Gardner Sr., Larry Hamilton, Mike Dean, Dennis Yesk

10 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Fight for Workers Rights L.U. 124 ees,em,i,mar,rts,se,spat, KANSAS CITY, MO The Missouri governor signed into law a right

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 11 include Grand Rhonde, Salem, Turner, Woodburn, Sheridan, Silverton, McMinnville and Colton. Mass. Electric has partnered well with Local

12 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES 70Year Service Award L.U. 350 i, HANNIBAL, MO Congratulations to Local 350 retired member William Oltman, who received hi

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 13 Ameren Contract Ratified Sportsmens Alliance Dinner L.U. 702 as,c,catv,cs,em,es,et,govt,i,it,lctt,mo,mt,o,p, pet,ptc,rtb,rts,se,spa,st,

14 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 RETIREES and representatives passed socalled right to work legislation and the Republican governor couldnt wait to sign it. Through a l

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 15 Merry Christmas to All RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 212, CINCINNATI, OHIO Our Club Picnic and the Local 212 Annual Summer Picnic have both com

16 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 RETIREES Years in the Trade RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 666, RICHMOND, VA One of the best parts of regularly attending union meetings is he

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 17 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in October 2017 Local Surname 3 3 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 D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 FROM THE OFFIC EDITORIALS E R S Energys Future 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 D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 19 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wanted for Higher Office You The presidential elections of 2016 should be a wakeup call for all of us, along with

20 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r D e ce m b e r 2 0 17 Suffering Spectrum Strikers Stand Strong hen Tanisha Smythe started at Time Warner Cable in New York a decade ago she was living in a s

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