Elections have been completed for our local unions in the 8th District and once again our members exercise the right of workplace democracy. Congratulations to those officers that were reelected and to those newly elected. I look forward to working with you to accomplish the goals you have both personally, as a local and in delivering the promises of membership in the IBEW.
We completed the request of President Hill and have developed and sent out for implementation an 8th District Recovery Memorandum to go after the work we are not currently doing. Some of the variances to this memorandum are pretty extreme, however, if we are to increase our market share, expand work opportunities for our unemployed members and secure the health and pension plans promised to our members it will require some radical change. I look forward to invitations from our local unions to meet with, explain to and answer any questions the membership have in regards to this new memorandum.
Once again thanks for all you do to help the IBEW maintain its position of prominence in families, in communities and across North America.