Since 1991, I have had the honor and privilege to be associated with Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, both as a member and leader.
I admire and respect the way the members of Local 1049 join together in unity whether in contract negotiations for a contract, a rally we feel is important to support or a solidarity event for members. The unity and family atmosphere a union brings is unparalleled.
Being a union member has many benefits. Good, fair wages, benefits, security, a career path, competence, dignity, a voice at work, a safety conscious job and fair treatment all through collective bargaining and activism.
I'm grateful to be a member of Local 1049 and feel truly blessed. The opportunity to represent more than 4000 IBEW members is such an honor. I am proud to be a part of a family that is a highly trained and skilled workforce that works safely and productively.
As Local 1049 members we stand together, always fighting for worker's rights.