Friday, May 20, 2022
Brothers and Sisters,
As IBEW members we work amongst one of the most diverse and inclusive brotherhoods. As such, the actions of the one individual that took place this past Saturday cannot derail us in our endeavor to pursue an ever better workforce.
IBEW Local 97 does not and will not support the views or actions of racism. It is disheartening that such deep rooted hatred was instilled in such a young individual that he felt the need to act out in such a violent manner.
Please continue to pray and support the families of all victims of such hate.
Not only as Union Brothers and Sisters but as members of our communities, we need to stand up and call out such behavior. Together we can help stop racism in all of its forms. Hate has no place in this Local Union, our communities, or in society as a whole.
We stand in solidarity with Buffalo.