April 2023
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Also In This Issue Mentors Build Solidarity
Lifelines for
New Members read_more

Biden Visits Local 26
President Heaps Praise read_more

Workers' Rights Bill
PRO Act Reintroduced read_more

IBEW Works Super Bowl
31st Year at Big Game read_more

Benefit Funds'
New Leader

'Quite a Visionary' read_more

North of 49°
In Ontario, Electrified Ferry Offers Glimpse of Future Marine Work read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Le traversier électrifié en Ontario donne un aperçu du travail maritime à venir read_more

My IBEW Story Michael Rollerson,
Denver Local 111 read_more

Grounded in History Local 1 and the
Wings of Brotherhood read_more

NEBF 2023 read_more

PBF Summary
Annual Report

IEC Minutes
December 2020 read_more

IEC Minutes
August 2022 read_more





Cover Photo

2022 Photo Contest Winners
Your Work, in Focus

For a quarter-century, The Electrical Worker has asked you to send in pictures that showing how we are all bound together, and then vote on your favorites.

The editors looked at hundreds of submissions and picked out just a few that we believed were visually interesting and told us something important about the Brotherhood in 2022.

Most years, there is a balance in the submissions: members at work; IBEW events, such as parades; or beautiful places with no one around, framed by transmissions lines or turbines built and maintained by IBEW members.

Not this year. Every picture selected as a finalist, and most of the ones submitted, held a member at work in its frame.

This year's finalists showed members working alone and together, in the air and underground, sometimes in stunning landscapes and sometimes in a dusty concrete cube, but always at work.

One other truth told by our finalists, and especially the winner you chose, was that the work never ends. There is no minute of the day or night when the members of the IBEW are all at rest.

Detroit Local 17 journeyman outside lineman Richard Przybylowicz (pronounced sheh-va-LO-vitch) was working the "afternoon shift" for utility DTE.

He was reporting for work at 3:30 p.m. for a 16-hour shift that didn't end until 7:30 the next morning. That's a lot of time to look at the moon.

It was one day after the full moon, called the "waning gibbous" phase.

"I'd heard somewhere that there was some kind of a weird deal with the moon that night," he said.

When he pulled up to the job — a truck had clipped a cable line, and the primary had fallen off a cross arm near Newport, Mich. — his partner, Local 17 member Jerry Tarjeft, was already up in his bucket to get an overview. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Cooper:
Bringing Chip Plants
Back Home read_more
Julie Su: A Workers' Champion for
Labor Secretary read_more

TransitionsFrank Cloud read_more

PoliticsIBEW Sister Shines as Ambassador for Pre‑Apprenticeships at State of the Union;
IBEW Members Answer
Call for National Electric Vehicle Program read_more

CircuitsIBEW Joins Landmark
Labor Deal to Help Build
and Run High‑Speed Rail From L.A. to Vegas;
Federal Labor Report
Shows Union Strength, Growth Opportunities read_more

In MemoriamFebruary 2023 read_more

Who We AreFred Ross Jr.: One of
Labor's Great Organizers, One of Our Own read_more


Change of Address