'QUOTE OF THE WEEK'
A random draw was made on February 28th, 2014 at the First District Office for the 2013/14 IBEW 1st District Scholarship Awards, and the winners are:
Meagan MacIvor – Local Union 37, Fredericton, NB
Kaeli Coleman – Local Union 2067, Regina SK
Yan Ning Zang – Local Union 424, Edmonton, AB
Hassam Hasan – Local Union 636, Mississauga ON
Kelly Chiasson – Local Union 37, Fredericton, NB
Congratulations to these five applicants!!!
Thank you to everyone who submitted their
names and essays.
The following are excerpts from the winners’ essays:
“‘To work as a team to improve the lives of our members and their families.’— this is the mission of the Local 37 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This statement alone shows how a union’s goal is to support its members in the work place is its number one priority.”—Megan MacIvor, Local Union 37 – Fredericton, NB
“Being a part of the IBEW can benefit your life greatly by increasing your yearly income, having great healthcare benefits, access to medical coverage, and fair treatment in the workplace. Many non-union workers are not able to enjoy the same benefits as those who are a part of a union.”—Kaeli Coleman, Local Union 2067- Regina, SK
“Being a member of the IBEW is not only beneficial to the employee, but also to his/her family. I believe this is one of the most important aspects in being part of this union. It is very reassuring to know that not only will the member feel the advantages; his family will also be able to enjoy the health benefits.”—Yan Ning Zang, Local Union 424 – Edmonton, AB
“The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is a union which represents workers in different industries. IBEW offers a variety of benefits for their union members, such as better wagers, improved healthcare benefits, disability, and enhanced care for members”—Hassam Hasan, Local Union 636 – Mississauga, ON
“The union members have a better chance of receiving better wages, better benefits and fair treatment in their workplace when the union bargains for them.”—Kelly Chiasson, Local Union 37 – Fredericton, NB
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