November 2012
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Also In This Issue A pipeline into the trades in Kentucky read_more

Wyoming, Oklahoma working under recovery agreements read_more

Public service calls IBEW members read_more

New video production studio at I.O. read_more

A green revolution in California read_more

North of 49°
IBEW Sees Growth
in Quebec read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
La FIOE fait des gains au Québec read_more

August International Executive Council
meeting minutes read_more




UAW Made Consumer Buyers Guide


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Courage & Innovation
Mean Growth

Every member of our union should take pride in the IBEW's reputation for facing changing circumstances with courage, innovation and confidence.

At this printing, we don't know the results of the 2012 elections. We do know that whether the candidates supported by our union win or lose, we have always focused on holding our elected leaders accountable to the needs of working families across North America, earning their respect through our deeds, not just our words.

In this issue of the Electrical Worker, we feature some local unions and leaders that exemplify the forward-looking style and achievements of a union that is growing, adapting and always learning from its broad experience and membership.

We start with an IBEW deeply committed to building North America's renewable energy sector. Against the majestic backdrop of 6-million-acre Denali National Park, home of Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America, members of Anchorage Local 1547 are constructing the largest wind energy project in the state of Alaska, a giant step toward energy independence and a superb stage for the skill and dedication of our members.

At the last IBEW International Convention in 2011, delegates rallied around the need to deepen our ties with our surrounding communities. This issue highlights some brothers and sisters who took their own bold steps into the political arena in 2012, organizing grassroots campaigns in their cities and precincts and challenging opponents who see organized labor not as a key ingredient of our democracy, but as a check on the power of the wealthy. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Hill: Defending our Democracy read_more
Chilia: Government Aid for Manufacturing or Dangerous Sell-Outs? read_more

CircuitsNJATC Partnership Enhances Training read_more

LettersPoint, Counterpoint;
Everyday Heroes read_more

In Memoriam JulyJuly 2012 read_more
August 2012 read_more
September 2012 read_more

Who We Are2012 Founders' Scholarship Winners read_more