January 2022
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Also In This Issue Stronger Together
Washington Utility, Workers Embrace Code of Excellence read_more

Organizing the Work
PLAs Create Jobs, Job Security for Northern California Local read_more

Moving Ontario
Light Rail Project Transforms Midtown
Toronto with an Eye to
the Future read_more

North of 49°
IBEW Upgrades to Ontario War Memorial Were Professional, Personal read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Les bénévoles de la FIOE restaurent un monument commémoratif de guerre
en Ontario read_more

My IBEW Story Matthew Ostrowski read_more

Grounded in History Remembering Brother James T. Kelly read_more




Change of Address


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Infrastructure Law
IBEW Jobs Ahead
Let's Get to Work

A top priority for the IBEW and the AFL-CIO became reality Nov. 15 when President Joe Biden signed the historic $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law.

International President Lonnie R. Stephenson and 11 other IBEW members attended the White House ceremony, which fulfilled Biden's campaign promise to address America's pressing infrastructure needs while using skilled union workers to do it. It will be the nation's largest infrastructure investment since at least the construction of the federal interstate highway system, which began in the 1950s.

Roads will be improved. More Americans will have access to high-speed internet. Fewer will have to worry about unsafe drinking water. And those projects just touch the surface.

IBEW members will be there every step of the way, in construction, utility, telecommunication, railroad and wherever there is a need. The wave of work will open the brotherhood to more American workers and make it an even stronger union.

"I could not be prouder of the IBEW members who have long called for transformative investments in infrastructure and are now ready to get to work rebuilding this country," Stephenson said.

"Our IBEW brothers and sisters will lead the way in modernizing our nation's electric grid, building out the charging infrastructure needed for the wide-scale adoption of electric vehicles, buses, trains and trucks, ensuring that broadband reaches every corner of this country, and continuing our critical work as the power professionals who build and maintain the grid that makes life in America possible."

Stephenson thanked members and allies for contacting senators and representatives urging them to vote for the bill. It passed in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support, a rarity in today's national politics. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Stephenson:
Building Paths to the
Middle Class read_more
The Year of the Worker read_more

TransitionsCharles "Bob" Davis;
Harold Ebersole;
Steven R. Moulin read_more

PoliticsUnion Apprenticeships
Rival Four-Year Degrees, Says New Study;
New Federal Worker Guidelines Announced on Union Rights at Work read_more

Organizing WireThe Drive to 100% Market-Share: One West Virginia Local's Push to Take Back Residential Work read_more

CircuitsCalifornia Local Delivers Thanksgiving Feasts to Families in Need;
Newfoundland and Labrador Local Donates $30,000 to Afghan Refugees read_more

LettersWhat a Union is All About;
Verse for the Brotherhood read_more

In MemoriamNovember 2021 read_more

Who We Are'A Sense of Purpose'
Work, Brotherhood and Resolve Give Injured Lineman a Fresh Start read_more