January 2019
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Also In This Issue Auditor's Report read_more

Who We AreCool Heads, Big Hearts Prevail as IBEW Crew Races to Help
Injured Man read_more

TransitionsJoseph S. Davis;
Brian K. Thompson read_more






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Remembering IBEW 'Visionary' Ed Hill

International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill, a transformative trade unionist who modernized and shepherded his beloved IBEW through one of the deepest and most painful recessions in history, died Dec. 1. He was 81.

"The labor movement has lost one of its great visionaries and leaders," said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson, who succeeded Hill upon his retirement in 2015. "We join with President Hill's friends and family in mourning his loss.

"But while this is a moment of great sadness, we draw inspiration and joy from President Hill's nearly six decades of service to working families and the union that was the cause of his life: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers."

Under Hill's leadership, the IBEW held fast to its history and traditions while making key changes to modernize and preserve the Brotherhood's influence as one of North America's most powerful voices for working people.

Key to that influence was Hill's core belief that everything comes from organizing. When he ascended to the office of international president in 2001, he wrote:

"Some leaders in Washington revel in hobnobbing with the powerful. I recognize the importance of a strong presence in the halls of power, but I know that any power we wield comes from our strength in numbers and our solidarity as working people." read_more

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Officers Column Stephenson & Cooper:
Resolutions for a New Year read_more

LettersSolidarity in Office;
Renewable Energy Boom;
70 Years in the IBEW;
Remembering Ed Hill read_more


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