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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS Vol. 5 No. 11 December 2011 IN THIS ISSUE 2 3 4 Sears techs overcome distance, resistance to organize S

2 The Electrical Worker December 2011 BootsBlogs Organizers Combine Old, NewSchool Tactics to Win Voice for Workers Continued from page 1 Ill. Sears Service Techs Win Innovative Organizing Campaig

The Electrical Worker December 2011 3 BootsBlogs Online Savvy, Shoe Leather Organizing Win Satellite Workers S atellite installation technicians in the Northwest won a big victory Sept. 14, votin

4 The Electrical Worker December 2011 From Coast to Coast, Canadian Shipbuilding Contracts Mean IBEW Jobs T he shipbuilding industry on Canadas Atlantic and Pacific coasts got a big boost from th

The Electrical Worker December 2011 5 North of 49 Au nord du 49 parallle New Training Program Sets Standard for Canadian Solar Industry A n IBEW partnership launched the first ever Canadawide p

6 The Electrical Worker December 2011 IBEW MEDIA WORLD In addition to your monthly issue of The Electrical Worker, check out the wealth of IBEWrelated information in cyberspace. Transitions ELECT

The Electrical Worker December 2011 7 handling grievances. Im proud of the fact that our locals stood out in their efforts to promote good labormanagement cooperation, Ray said. Outside of the IBEW

8 The Electrical Worker December 2011 Local Lines Winter Work Scheduled L.U. 8 as,em,i,mar,mt,rts,sspa, TOLEDO, OH Hello, brothers and sisters. I hope all is well with you and your family as we mo

The Electrical Worker December 2011 9 Local Updates L.U. 42 catv,em,govt,lctto, HARTFORD, CTOn Saturday, July 23, Local 42 held a benefit deepsea chartered fishing trip on the Frances Fleet. The bo

10 The Electrical Worker December 2011 Local Lines outcome of next years political races are decided. The GOP Republican candidates have promised that if elected, they will do everything in their

The Electrical Worker December 2011 11 IBEW Apprentice Graduates L.U. 234 imt, CASTROVILLE, CAOur local offers our heartfelt congratulations to all of the successful graduating apprentices of the I

12 The Electrical Worker December 2011 Local Lines as for now, but that changes from time to time. We have three lock and dam systems in our area. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is discussing mak

The Electrical Worker December 2011 13 Annual Events a Success L.U. 530 i,ortb, SARNIA, ONTARIO, CANADALocal 530 held our annual summer picnic on July 24. This event saw members and their families

14 The Electrical Worker December 2011 Local Lines Retirees Apprentices Graduate L.U. 776 i,o,rtsspa, CHARLESTON, SCOver the summer, work was steady and has now leveled out after the fall shutdown

The Electrical Worker December 2011 15 Attending Local 26 Retirees Clubs crab feast are foreground, recent retiree Donald Simmel left and wife Danette Simmel, joined by recent retiree Ed Higgins ba

16 The Electrical Worker December 2011 Retirees Schedule for Meetings RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 223, BROCKTON, MAOur quarterly meeting was held Sept. 7. After the reading of officers reports, a moment

The Electrical Worker December 2011 17 few lessons from our Canadian brothers and sisters. Our political and economic situation is a mess Fueled by greed and choked up with cash from lobbyists, ele

18 The Electrical Worker December 2011 FROM THE OFFICERS A Winning Formula International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The Electrical Worker was the name of the first official publication of

The Electrical Worker December 2011 19 Letters to the Editor A Good Deed in Tuscon My husband, James Timlin, was recruited as an inside apprentice by Tuscon Local 570 to work the Agua Caliente sola

20 The Electrical Worker December 2011 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in October 2011 Local Surname Date of Death 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 6 6

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