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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Vol. 11 No. 4 April 2017 IBEW News CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Remember the Great Recession Reckless

2 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 Continued from page 1 Construction Roars Back Post Recession ing to do is get the locals to put in place programs that not only will fill o

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 3 December International Executive Council Meeting Minutes and Report of The International Executive Councils Regular Meeting The regular mee

4 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 In Win for Working Families, New Hampshire Says No to RighttoWork Even with GOP majorities, the land of Live Free or Die holds firm against

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 5 IBEW Members Chosen for Leadership Conference aron ZbochAlves and Greg McFarlane are following a tradition of new leadership in the IBEWs Fi

6 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 CIRCUITS Record Snow Turns Out Calif. Lights IBEW Turns Them Back On With winter comes snowstorms, and with normal snowstorms come power out

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 7 TRANSITIONS DECEASED IBEW MEDIA WORLD roles traditionally reserved for journeymen, including serving as a steward and on a standing committ

8 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Technology Updates L.U. 2 catv,lctt,o,tu, ST. LOUIS, MO IBEW Local 2 has been making some technology improvements. We have adde

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 9 Union Craftsmanship Community Partners in Success L.U. 34 em,i,mt,rtsspa, PEORIA, IL The value of union versus nonunion construction, meas

10 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES 29, 2017, at a new location. For the first time we will have our picnic at the local Khedive Temple. We hope to see everyone th

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 11 expect to clear the books. So, despite a disappointing national election outcome, we look confidently and optimistically forward and wish e

12 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES In our area, city and county elections held in November 2016 were great successes with the election to office of every single l

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 13 make it their priority to legislate with working families in mind. And for those politicians who dont remember the union members who voted

14 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 Annual Funding Notice for the National Electrical Benefit Fund Introduction This notice includes important information about the funding st

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 15 In Memoriam Note Due to an editorial error, this list wasnt published last year. We apologize for the oversight. Members for Whom PBF Death

16 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 In Memoriam In Memoriam Members for Whom Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in Xxxx 2017 PBF Death Claims were Approved in Jan

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 17 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in February 2017 Local Surname 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 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 k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 FROM THE OFFIC EDITORIALS E R S Filling the Gap International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The Electrical Worker was the name of the

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r A p r i l 2 0 17 19 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR How Clean is Nuclear After reading the February cover article, First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off Atlantic Coas

20 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r ke r A p r i l 2 0 17 What IBEW and Congress Can Do About the Future of the Energy Grid mericas energy infrastructure is on Capitol Hills agenda, and the IBEW was

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