March 2011
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States pass new wage theft laws

How tax policies affect

IBEW 101: Trainings enhance membership

NASA's deep space members

December 2010 Executive Council Meeting

North of 49°
Ontario Energy Plan Means New Jobs, Investment

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Le Plan énergétique de l'Ontario prévoit la création de nouveaux emplois ainsi que de nouveaux investissements






Favorites Draw Record Votes

With his colorful image of a member carefully welding conduit, Blain Logan of St. Joseph, Mo., Local 545 showcased the muscle and nose-to-the-grindstone effort it takes to get the job done—netting the grand prize in the 2010 IBEW Photo Contest.

His entry was the runaway favorite in online voting by members and the public in January.

Judges previewed more than 360 submissions for the competition. The finalists garnered a record 12,000 votes for the 15 images that appeared at in December and January.

Voters awarded Casper, Wyo., Local 322 member Ezra Kelly second place for his vivid rendering of power lines gliding over an icy landscape.

Mike Muscat of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Local 320 placed third with a tongue-in-cheek underwater shot of a fellow lineman who coupled safety garb with scuba gear to "fix" a downed pole.

First Place Winner���($200)

Blain Logan, St. Joseph, Mo., Local 545
Last summer, while schoolchildren beat the record Midwestern heat with ice cream and trips to air-conditioned malls, wireman travelers Logan and Jim Amos suited up in bulky fire-retardant gear and face shields to weld carbon steel conduit at the Conoco refinery in Alton, Ill.

On a particularly hot day, Logan snapped his photo of Amos—a Jacksonville, Fla., Local 177 member—putting the full weight of his body on a pipe to secure one of the trickier welds.


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