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The Miracle Fueled by IBEW Generosity

What an amazing story [the video on a Johnstown, Pa., Local 459 member Tom Whitehead and his daughter's battle against leukemia, viewable at] I went through the same situation with my son. Local 191, along with other union brothers and sisters, helped my family in ways you can't imagine. My son is now six years removed from his transplant. He just graduated from high school and works at the hospital that twice saved his life. I worked there along with my other son, too. I am a facilities electrician and union proud forever.

Travis Patterson, Local 191 member
Everett, Wash.

God bless the Whitehead family and the IBEW. Changing lives every day.

Cissy Hill Morgan, Local 1516 member
Jonesboro, Ark.

Reflections on the 39th Convention

Three members of my household are Local 47 members, including myself. I couldn't be more proud. Going to St. Louis was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

Dawn Sullivan, Local 47 member
Diamond Bar, Calif.

It was a great convention. Proud to be an IBEW member and local officer for the last 28 years.

Dianne Whitten, Local 984 Vice President
Richland, Wash.

What a great convention. The delegates from Portland, Ore., Local 125 did a journeyman's job of representing our membership. We have a lot of work to do. We need to educate, organize, spread the Code of Excellence and get everyone involved.

Larry Browning, Local 125 President
Portland, Ore.

What an honor to represent the sisters and brothers of Phoenix Local 266. What an awesome convention and a great feeling of brotherhood.

Tom Olivas, Local 266 President

The Latest in IBEW History

[The Henry Miller Museum] definitely is a must-see if you are in St. Louis. It was awesome to stand in the building where our founding fathers started this great union. God bless the IBEW.

Michael K. Daley, Local 99 Business Manager
Providence, R.I.

What a wonderful renovation and it was all done by IBEW members and members of other union trades. I'm sure Henry Miller would be proud. I'm proud to have been an IBEW employee for 51 years.

Nancy Cleary
Washington, D.C.

Nuclear is Effective Alternative to Fossil Fuels

I have worked on nuclear facilities seven times at four different plants. I'm convinced it is the cleanest, most efficient way to generate electricity. If the goal is to wean ourselves off fossil fuel completely, nuclear is the way to go.

Andrew Sanfosso, Hartford, Conn., Local 35 retiree
Sea Isle City, N. J.