I hope that this email finds everyone enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Below you will find some updates from around the local about what we have been up to over the last few weeks. I am proud to say that thanks to the hard work of Local 97 and the Utility Labor Council, Governor Cuomo has signed the Utility Worker Assault Bill. You can read more about that below. I would also like to commend the great work that our Ignite Youth Committee did in building a new flag pole at the Albany office. They dedicated some of their free time to the project and it looks great outside of the office. In addition to the updates below, you will find a number of union events that are going on in September, including a golf benefit for Scott Collins, the Labor Day parade and Western Division Picnic. Thank you for your hard work and please remember to always make safety a daily habit.