January 2013
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Also In This Issue IBEW helps defeat municipal privatization
plan read_more

Powering the Navy's new amphibious ship read_more

New season of
Brotherhood Outdoors read_more

Members construct
D.C.-area subway line read_more

Court: Redding, Calif., must fund retiree health care read_more

Winning combination: college football and IBEW read_more

Sandy victims to receive Unity Fund assistance read_more

Wall-to-wall at Oak Ridge read_more

North of 49°
IBEW, Canadian Pacific Reach Five-Year
Agreement read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
La FIOE conclut une entente de cinq ans avec le Canadien Pacifique read_more





  Cover Photo

15th IBEW Photo Contest Winners

Like something out of science fiction, Folsom, N.J., Local 351 member Bill DeClement's stunning image of two IBEW members in a window lift above fog-drenched ocean entranced voters in this year's photo contest.

DeClement's shot earned top honors in the 15th year of the competition, from IBEW members and the public via online voting in December.

Judges considered nearly 400 entries sent from across the U.S. and Canada. Voters then picked their favorites from the 15 finalists. This is the fourth year the contest featured online voting, and hundreds made their voices heard after the finalists were announced onĀ www.ibew.org.

Seattle Local 77 member Bill Strite garnered second place accolades for his photo of a lineman team knuckling down to repair a broken cable in an icy wilderness.

Third place honors went to Charlotte, N.C., Local 962 member Paul Phillips for his visceral upward view of a lineman working in a snowstorm in a rural part of the state.

First Place Winner ($200)
Bill DeClement , Folsom, N.J., Local 351

Atlantic City's casinos, hotels, shows and attractions boast some stellar views. But few can match the perspective of what you see through the eyes of an electrician working on what is now the largest building in the city, the 48-story Revel Casino.

DeClement snapped this captivating photo of two members riding in a window rig at about 7 a.m. one morning when a blanket of fog rolled in, swaddling the ocean and city below.

"It was one of the eeriest things I'd ever seen," says DeClement, 42. "You could see just the tops of some buildings around us, and then there's the water in the background of the picture — it just felt unreal." read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Hill: Michigan's Big
Step Backward read_more
Chilia: No Time
to be Silent read_more

TransitionsLarry Neidig Jr.;
Brian Baker read_more

CircuitsIBEW Linemen Help Save
3-Year-Old read_more

Organizing WireBeefed-up Staff Boosts Membership Rolls in Ore. read_more

LettersThanks for the Assist;
Why We're Union;
Education as Inspiration;
Tool Discounts?;
100 Years of Brotherhood read_more

In MemoriamNovember 2012 read_more

Who We AreFund Helps Struggling Chicago Members read_more



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