March 2019
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Also In This Issue The State of Democracy
Will Your Vote Count? read_more

Hoover's Labor Legacy
Ohio Union Hall Gets a
Second Act read_more

North of 49°
New Law in Ontario Threatens Jobs,
Worker Safety read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
La nouvelle loi en Ontario menace les emplois et la sécurité des travailleurs read_more

IEC Minutes
August 2018 read_more






Change of Address


Cover Photo

Snowed In
20th Annual
Photo Contest Winners

To get a picture of just how much snow fell on Lake Tahoe in January 2017 you'd need NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal; and then another to stand on his shoulders; and one more. Two elephants stacked one atop the other would come close.

Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 member Nicholas Rains and three of his IBEW brothers standing on one another's heads would still have been buried three feet from view.

From New Year's Day to Feb. 1, more than 25 feet of crystal mountain powder fell out of the sky, burying everything, including the electrical grid connecting South Lake Tahoe's 21,000 residents to the rest of the world.

"The storm was so violent," Rains said. "The trees were so snow-loaded, it was so cold out, your nose was purple, any exposed skin was hurting so bad."

But, he said, this is why being a lineman is the best job in the Brotherhood.

"Everyone made the best of it," he said. "We were really loving our job."

Rains' image of that moment created an avalanche of support that won him the 20th Annual IBEW Photo Contest.

Over the last 20 years, hundreds of images capturing the life and work, the people and places of the IBEW have been submitted, first to the Journal and now The Electrical Worker. They show the artistic vision and skill of our members behind the camera and document their varied lives and interests. read_more

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Officers Column Stephenson:
We Stood Up read_more
Cooper: Better Benefits, Lower Costs read_more

PoliticsAgency Created to Protect Federal Workers' Rights Slams Door on Staff Union;
Canada's Building
Trades Union Pushes for Expanded Maternity Leave read_more

Organizing WireLongtime Illinois Member Tells New Southern Colleagues:
We Need the IBEW read_more

CircuitsIBEW Collaborates with Entertainment Unions To Fight Harassment
on the Job;
Same Care, Less Time
and Money read_more

Tribute to an IBEW Legend;
Gratitude for
Longtime Members;
Thanks for Mentors read_more

In MemoriamDecember 2018 read_more

Who We AreThe Rising Tide Lifting Women into Leadership read_more