Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday, December 22, 2017
The holidays are here and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Another year has passed, we have grown a year older, and I am proud to represent the members of Local 97. As always, you have done great work this year, showcasing the professionalism and skill of our union. Both on the job and in the community you have exemplified what it means to be a member of the IBEW.  I hope that everyone gets some much needed rest and relaxation over the next week. For our members who will be working, whether you are keeping the Christmas lights on, the Gas flowing or answering the phones, I thank you. For those in Puerto Rico taking part in the restoration effort your selfless dedication to the trade is greatly appreciated. 

With just a few days left in the year, I ask that everyone stay focused on their work. I know that some may want to rush to get the job done so they can get home and enjoy some time off, but please don't give into this. When we rush, injuries and mistakes happen, some that can not be changed. Please keep up your vigilance and remember that no job is so important that you risk your safety. Once again Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.