November 2022
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Also In This Issue The Presidential Spotlight
Boston Member Introduces Biden at White House read_more

Rail Agreement Reached
Members Vote to Ratify read_more

Serving Our Veterans
VEEP Expands to
California read_more

North of 49°
Canadian Women Find Solidarity in Embassy Visit read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Des Canadiennes trouvent la solidarité lors d'une visite à l'Ambassade read_more

My IBEW Story Mackenzie Grammer read_more

Grounded in History The End of
Company Unions read_more






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Investing in America's Future
Ohio Chip Plant Soars
to $100 Billion After
Biden-Backed Legislation

The largest private investment in Ohio history and the largest project labor agreement in IBEW history broke ground just east of Columbus on Sept. 9.

Intel Corp. expects 7,000 construction workers, including up to 3,000 electrical workers, will be on site for at least a decade, and likely far, far longer.

The $20 billion Intel semiconductor manufacturing campus was just a rumor last December when Newark Local 1105 Business Manager Bill Hamilton first heard about the project.

"It was the best kept secret," Hamilton said, comparing it to the silence that preceded the D-Day invasion during World War II. "It is mind-blowing that we went from whispers in December to President Biden name-checking International President Stephenson at the groundbreaking in September."

Hamilton has been business manager of Local 1105 since 2001 when he represented about 225 members. When the announcement was made, a decade of data center-driven growth had doubled his membership.

Now, he was looking at a single project that could easily put nearly four times that number to work for a decade.

Intel wasn't done.

CEO Patrick P. Gelsinger had a message in public and private throughout the spring: If the CHIPS and Science Act passed in Congress, Intel would quintuple the size of the fabrication facility to $100 billion.

"They did not mince words. It was that direct connection between the CHIPS Act and the investment," Hamilton said.

After an immense lobbying campaign spearheaded by the IBEW, the CHIPS Act passed and President Joe Biden signed it in August, with International President Lonnie R. Stephenson and Fourth District International Vice President Gina Cooper at the White House for the celebration. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Stephenson:
Giving Thanks read_more
Honoring our Vets
With Action read_more

TransitionsFrank J. Furco;
Donald Finn;
Norman Sachse read_more

PoliticsAT&T Members Earn Big Gains in New Contract;
Mid-Season Training
Helps Boost Football Broadcast Crews read_more

CircuitsQuick-Thinking Linemen Honored for Saving Two
Co-Workers Lives;
LA Local Offers
Second Chances to Marginalized Community Members;
DOL Apprenticeship Ambassador Program Taps IBEW Talent read_more

LettersSupport IBEW History read_more

In MemoriamSeptember 2022 read_more

Who We AreGeorgia Member Runs for Secretary of State read_more


Change of Address