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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Vol. 11 No. 3 March 2017 IBEW News A Good Thing IBEW weighs in on possible New England FairPoint sale

2 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 Continued from page 1 Victory More Than 1,400 BGE Workers Join the IBEW around, the IBEW and BGE were bound by a past of loss and disappointm

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 3 when many BGE workers were taking time off to be with family, and those on the job would be needed at their posts, making forced antiunion meet

4 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 Victory More Than 1,400 BGE Workers Join the IBEW continued ... Then Bill Riales booming voice cut through the noise. I appreciate all the pr

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 5 Cautiously Optimistic IBEW Leaders See Reasons to Like Proposed FairPoint Sale F airPoints purchase of Verizons landline business in norther

6 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 Leadership, Determined Workers Lead to Vancouver Organizing Win Over Fake Union L eif Andersen heard fellow workers on a jobsite at the BC C

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 7 CIRCUITS IBEW Electrician Congressman Appointed to LaborFocused Committee New Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross the only active member of the IBEW i

8 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Tribute for IBEW Service L.U. 1 as,c,ees,ei,em,es,et,fm,i, mt,rts,s,se,spa,stws, ST. LOUIS, MO Special thanks and congratulations

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 9 and 53 miles of various piping. The threeyear project will peak at 140 staff and 800 craft workers, which will include 100 to 125 of our member

10 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES would not exist. Reexamine the IBEW Oath that you took upon earning your membership into this great union, so we can ensure that

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 11 Kathy DAlonzo, Conrad Schaffer and Andy Helsel. Bill Hosey, Pres. Career of IBEW Service L.U. 375 catv,eesi, ALLENTOWN, PA Local 375 extends

12 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES and the Willoughby womens health care center are reminders of how our political involvement helps to shape our paychecks and put

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 13 manager and was subsequently elected to that post. Under Dons leadership, Local 1049 has prospered, grown and flourished. The membership, in a

14 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 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 onl

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 15 RETIREES Politically Active Informed RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 1, ST. LOUIS, MO Greetings and good wishes to all for the year ahead now that the

16 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 RETIREES Local 53 will be celebrating its 100year anniversary in 2017. More details will be passed along as they become available. It is with

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 17 IBEW retirees Bob Morrison left and Tom Randall, founding members of Local 530 Pension Fund, with Bus. Mgr. Michael Cataford at podium. tion

18 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 FROM THE OFFIC EDITORIALS E R S International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Growing from the Ground Up fter years of trying, and four v

T h e E l e c t r i c a l Wo r ke r M a r ch 2 0 17 19 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Making America Great Its 2017 and we have a new president, maybe not our favorite choice but our president just the sam

20 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r M a r c h 2 0 17 Billion Dollar Texas Build Lays Path for Clean Coal New carbon capture technology could be the solution the struggling coal industry needs.

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