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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Vol. 11 No. 10 October 2017 IBEW News NAFTATPP Trump tweaks do little for American workers 3 Outlawi

2 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 Continued from page 1 In Missouri, Making the Case against RighttoWork average of about 6,000 less per year in states with a righttowor

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 3 NAFTA 2.0 Trump Plan Offers Little Relief for U.S. Workers T alks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement began late t

4 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 with SecretaryTreasurer Cooper It All Goes Back to Organizing I nternational SecretaryTreasurer Kenneth W. Cooper took over on May 1

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 5 EW What are things you want people to know about you that maybe they dont know KC Honestly, I grew up as kind of a poor kid. The IBEW ga

6 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 Quick Action by IBEW Member Saves Life of Another When someone is having a stroke, a few minutes make all the difference returned to the

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 7 NORTH OF 49 IBEW MEDIA WORLD In addition to your monthly issue of The Electrical Worker, check out the wealth of IBEWrelated informatio

8 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 CIRCUITS Success How to Make it as a Signatory Contractor Mike Duncan isnt the only contractor providing highquality craftsmanship in Ne

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 9 TRANSITIONS Members earning associate degrees were LaShawn DAndrea Miller, Chicago Local 21. David Done, Lakewood, N.J., Local 128. S

10 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Newly Elected Officers RENEW Gains Momentum L.U. 2 catv,lctt,o,tu, ST. LOUIS, MO Local 2 held its election of officers in

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 11 towering over the city at the beginning of July. Our work picture will remain strong for at least another two years. Currently, Seattle

12 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES given from the Yukna fund endowed by Tom Morton of LLD. Brandon Fritsch and Joe Montori have each completed two JATC traini

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 13 bers of both the IBEW and management committees. The IBEW construction workforce has been stretched thin this year due to an abundance

14 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 LOCAL LINES Strong Work Picture Picnic Golf Tournament L.U. 530 i,ortb, SARNIA, ONTARIO, CANADA Sunday, June 9, saw our members and

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 15 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in July 2017 Local Surname 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

16 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 In Memoriam July 2017 continued Local Surname Date of Death 625 MacInnis, J. R. 101116 640 Amador, F. R. 51317 640 Durbin, P. W. 6117 6

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 17 Notice to Employees Covered by IBEW Union Security Agreements Fee Payers Objection Plan for 2018 Many collective bargaining agreements

18 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 FROM THE OFFIC EDITORIALS E R S The Toughest Job We Have International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The Electrical Worker was th

T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 19 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Time for Action I just got my copy of the July issue of The Electrical Worker. I was thankful for the page 18 ed

20 T h e E l e c t r i c a l W o r k e r O c t o b e r 2 0 17 Losing Market Share Need to Grow Ask for Help. I n late 2012, Modesto, Calif., Local 684 needed to get bigger. Work was picking up,

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