May 2011
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N.Y. IBEW partnership nets new members

Members awarded for excellence

What’s next for nuclear power?

North of 49°
Federal Elections 2011: Activists Keep Spotlight on Jobs

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Élections fédérales 2011 : Les emplois dans la mire des militants!

New York Local Trains War-Bound Service Members in Electrical Safety

Oregon Local Saves Prevailing Wage in

Ontario Wireman Nets Community Award





Lindell Lee Retires

International Secretary-Treasurer Lindell K. Lee retired May 1, bringing a career spanning more than 40 years with the IBEW to a close.

Announcing his retirement at this year's Construction and Maintenance Conference in March, Lee told attendees, "I've been your Secretary-Treasurer through very difficult times, but with your support and cooperation, and that of my staff, we have gotten through it. I will leave this job knowing that I have done my best."

A Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri, Lee was initiated into Kansas City, Mo., Local 124 in 1969, after four years in the U.S. Navy. He was first elected to Local 124's executive board in 1981.

Salvatore 'Sam' Chilia Named Secretary-Treasurer

Salvatore "Sam" Chilia has been appointed International Secretary-Treasurer to replace Lindell Lee, effective May 1.

A former business manager of Cleveland Local 38, and Third District International Executive Council member, Chilia has served as Fourth District International Vice President since succeeding Paul Witte, who retired in 2007.

Chilia, who has two sons in the IBEW, says he learned early on about the value of the Brotherhood. After his father died in 1956, his mother joined Cleveland Local 1377 and worked in a manufacturing plant building alternators for automobiles. Now 90, she still collects an IBEW pension.


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Chilia: An Honor and a Solemn Duty

Super Job; Honored to Serve; 55 Years and Counting

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