August 2022
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Also In This Issue The Future of the Fed
Q&A with
President Shuler read_more

Agree New Deal

Positive Relationship Delivers for Members read_more

All In for EVITP
Administration Embraces
IBEW EV Training read_more

North of 49°
Ontario Local Partners
With Area First Nations
on Pre-Apprenticeship Program read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Le local en Ontario s'associe avec les premières nations read_more

My IBEW Story Brian Lewis read_more

Grounded in History Joseph Berlovitz &
James Dorsey read_more

IEC Minutes
February 2022 read_more





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Liz Shuler Elected First Woman, First IBEW Member to

FROM her seat on stage at the AFL-CIO convention in June, Liz Shuler could see her father standing next to International President Lonnie R. Stephenson and the IBEW delegation behind them ready to cheer.

"Today we're going to make history by nominating the first woman president of the AFL-CIO," Stephenson said. "We're also going to make history by nominating the first IBEW member to be AFL-CIO president.

"We could not be prouder of our sister, Liz Shuler."

For the self-described worker bee who never aspired to leadership it was surreal, Shuler said.

She flashed to the business manager who hired her three decades ago; the political director who brought her to IBEW headquarters; the president, Edwin D. Hill, who made her his executive assistant; and the chance that the late AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka took asking her to run on his ticket as secretary-treasurer in 2008.

In every case — hired, promoted, elected — Shuler was the first woman through the door.

The mentors and colleagues she impressed along the way, who talk about her in glowing terms, are unequivocal: she earned it. And now she was about to shatter the labor movement's highest glass ceiling.

"You can't help but think, 'Is this really happening?'" she said. "It was just incredible pride and an overwhelming sense of gratitude."

On the convention floor in Philadelphia, Stephenson shook Lance Shuler's hand and introduced the retired power lineman from Portland, Ore., Local 125 — the same home local as his daughter's. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Stephenson:
Our Sister, Our Leader read_more
Seizing the Moment read_more

TransitionsJames Conway;
Donald J. Funk;
Tom N. Griffiths;
Russell N. Shewchuk;
Ricky Oakland;
Jammi Ouellette;
Mark Brueggenjohann;
Tiler Eaton;
Jennifer M. Gray;
Denise Johnson;
Matthew H. Paules;
Matthew Spence;
Areana Tate;
Tim Dixon;
Dave Hoque read_more

In MemoriamJune 2022 read_more

Who We AreColorado Apprentice Has a Unique Side-Gig: Modeling read_more


Change of Address