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FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1893 Printed in the USA INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS Vol. 6 No. 7 July 2012 IN THIS ISSUE 2 3 4 5 6 Americas Second Bill of Rights Pressing DirecTV to respe

2 The Electrical Worker July 2012 MAINSTREAM VALUES, ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR ALL Introducing Americas Second Bill of Rights or Wall Street and the 1 percent, life in postrecession America means that

The Electrical Worker July 2012 3 MasTec Workers Call on DirecTV to Stand up for Workers Rights P In the aftermath of the recession, many feel that working families are being scapegoated by rightw

4 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Indiana Local, Travelers Tackle BP Refinery Modernization N o project is without its challenges. But, at a time of agonizingly slow construction starts, it is ex

The Electrical Worker July 2012 5 Back from the Brink Auto Recovery Boosts North American Manufacturing, Good Jobs F or Bay City, Mich., resident Jack Tobias, the General Motors Corp. Powertrain

6 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Verizon Announces More than 600 Layoffs in New England and New Jersey V erizons announcement of more than 600 layoffs in New England and New Jersey is a blow to

The Electrical Worker July 2012 7 North of 49 Au nord du 49 parallle Flash Mobs and YouTube Creative Tactics Win Fair Contract for Manitoba Local I n June, Manitoba Hydro workers overwhelmingly

8 The Electrical Worker July 2012 IBEW MEDIA WORLD In addition to your monthly issue of The Electrical Worker, check out the wealth of IBEWrelated information in cyberspace. ITS BACK 12 20 www.i

The Electrical Worker July 2012 9 Circuits NLC Degree Track Key to Success for IBEW member At a time when many Ivy League grads have duct taped the words hire me on their mortar boards, its clear

10 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Local Lines Members Hold Public Office L.U. 1 as,c,ees,ei,em,es,et,fm,i,mt,rts,s,se,spa,st,ws, ST. LOUIS, MOIn early April, volunteers from Fire Fighters Local 2

The Electrical Worker July 2012 11 clearance tree trimmers to just over 700. The work picture for our Commercial Agreements is also steady at this time. Our Tree Jamboree and Local 17 picnic are sc

12 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Local Lines Hospital Construction Projects L.U. 103 csi, BOSTON, MALocal 103s Annual Sports Night was held Saturday, March 17, at UMass Boston. The journeyman vs

The Electrical Worker July 2012 13 are conducting an onslaught against working people and trying to bust the unions, affecting the way we make a living. We cannot compete with the massive funds cor

14 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Local Lines The students are bused in, given a hard hat and a brown bag lunch, walked through all the booths and given insight into a possible uniontrade future.

The Electrical Worker July 2012 15 Collective Bargaining Rights L.U. 557 i,mt,rtsspa, SAGINAW, MICollective bargaining is at the forefront of a fight to save our way of life. A petition to get coll

16 The Electrical Worker July 2012 Local Lines Celebration for Brothers L.U. 681 i,ospa, WICHITA FALLS, TXWe recently had a retirement celebration luncheon at the Lake Kickapoo Tracking Station. T

The Electrical Worker July 2012 17 efforts have produced substation and wind tower work. It seems for the moment most of our local is employed. We have a new threeyear contract and things are looki

18 The Electrical Worker July 2012 FROM THE OFFICERS Time to Change the Conversation International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The Electrical Worker was the name of the first official publi

The Electrical Worker July 2012 19 Letters to the Editor Thanks for the Assist I would like to personally thank Business Manager Timothy Frew, his staff and all of the members of Tangent, Ore., Loc

20 The Electrical Worker July 2012 In Memoriam Members for Whom PBF Death Claims were Approved in May 2012 Local Surname Date of Death 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 6

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