Jason Leary 2017-03-09T11:56:05-05:00 March 9th, 2017|
The I.B.E.W’s 39th Annual International Convention is only a few weeks away, and The I.B.E.W is returning home to St. Louis, Missouri where it all began with Henry Miller and the founding fathers. Donations are now being accepted to help preserve the Henry Miller boarding house at http://www.nbew-ibewmuseum.org/ . With your donation, you can receive a commemorative T-Shirt, Brass, Copper or Silver coins, or even Decorative bricks to be displayed at the historical site. The I.B.E.W. has a proud history and has stood up for working men and women since 1891. The goals and objectives are the same today as they were back then and can still be found at the beginning in the Declaration of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Constitution. Let us continue to keep history alive. To learn more, the Henry Miller story can also be found on youtube.
National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of America
“The NBEW was founded in the Saint Louis boarding house where Miller was living, that building still stands today”
President Edwin Hill, The Henry Miller Story, December 14, 2009
The Union Auto Program provides members with an easier and more affordable way to buy a new or used vehicle, including a no-hassle experience and guaranteed low price. It’s also available to both family members and close friends of union members.
“I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.” Mother Jones
The future of any organization is always dependent on the members who come up through the ranks and carry on the traditions. The IBEW is no different. With the RENEW program, the IBEW is always looking to keep their younger members involved and informed and to retain the highest standards in the trade. Just like in the days of Henry Miller, we look to our younger members to carry on the fight for better wages and benefits, safety standards, and to have the best quality training available for our members.
We don’t stop going to school because we graduate. Usually a graduation ceremony is an event where a speaker tells many students who all wear identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success.
When you develop a passion for an idea or just to learn in general, you will never stop growing. Today marks when your training tells you that there are no more excuses. You have accomplished a goal and earned a title; but none of this is any good without wisdom.
Confucius said there are 3 ways to learn wisdom. First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is bitterest.
So celebrate today and take pride in the fact that you have a new chapter to build upon in your lives. You have spent your time learning a trade skill that involves your hands as well as your mind.
YOU ARE NOW IBEW JOURNEYMAN WIREMAN ELECTRICIANS!!
GOOD JOB EVERYONE!!
The Southern Electrical Retirement Fund has helped finance the new student housing project off of Cherokee Trail. IBEW Local 760 members are demonstrating their skill and workmanship, and as a team, are helping build a better Knoxville close to the University of Tennessee campus. Pictured from left to right are: Back Row( Kenny Glandon, Jerry Medley, Jamie Clifton, Tim Durbin, Jerry Hembree) Front Row( Dave Hoque, Robert Draper, Gaven Stover, Billy Forester, Sheena Kopczynski) not pictured (Nathan Finchum, Tim Daugherty)