On Wednesday, April 28th the IBEW Utility Labor Council (ULC) of NYS held an election for the new Chair of the organization. After a vote, IBEW 1049 Business Manager Patrick Guidice was elected. Guidice replaces IBEW Local 97 Business Manager Ted Skerpon. We would like to thank Ted for his years of service to the organization.
"Utility workers are essential, frontline personnel who ensure that our homes and businesses --from Niagara Falls to Long Island - stay safely and reliably connected to power," Guidice stated in accepting this position. "As our state and our nation continues to move towards new technologies and new sources of energy, it is essential that our trained and dedicated IBEW members have a voice in these matters. I am honored to serve as that voice on behalf of 15,000 hard-working professionals."