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April 2018
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To the editor:

My name is Paul A. Lipyanek and I retired in December after 36 years. To the leadership, staff and my brothers and sisters of the IBEW, I'd like to say thank you. I'm a proud member of Local Union 94. It's been such a great ride. I've worked with some beautiful people and lots of good times were had, but it was all because of the leadership, staff, stewards and membership of Local 94. To business manager Kenneth "Buddy" Thoman and his staff, who do a great job keeping the members gainfully employed, thank you. The IBEW is a great union because of leaders like Buddy, and I wouldn't be enjoying my fine retirement without them. Long live the IBEW. Brothers and sisters, please support your local union and, most importantly, get involved!

Paul A. Lipyanek, Local 94 retiree
Cranbury, N.J.

IBEW_Facebook  From Facebook: Every month the IBEW Facebook page receives thousands of comments from our dynamic and engaged community of members and friends.

Virgin Islands Hero Lineworkers

Thanks to all IBEW Brothers and Sisters that have been working so hard to help these folks [in the Virgin Islands — See "Rebuilding Paradise" in March's Electrical Worker]. Take care and be safe.

Michael Moore, Local 481 retiree

It's great to see my IBEW brothers at their best! Thanks, from a 60-year member.

Louis Vahamonde, Sr., Local 3 retiree
New York

Janus Case Threatens Us All

[Responding to "Bankrolled by Billionaires, Anti-Union Lawsuit Lands at Supreme Court" on]

Not only do union members need to take action against this, but so does anyone else who is not represented by a union. When unions fail, it affects everyone's wages and conditions.

Wake up and pay attention, people!

Andy Abbett, Local 302 member
Martinez, Calif.

Cheers to the Canadian Women's Conference

What a blast that conference was [held Nov. 17-19, 2017 in Toronto]! I felt very fortunate to have been able to attend representing Local 230 from Vancouver Island. Looking forward to [the IBEW Women's Conference, June 6-9] in Minneapolis!

Jackie Oh, Local 230 member
Victoria, B.C.