Message from President Stephenson

Friday, October 23, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

On behalf of I.P. Lonnie Stephenson, the Utility Department is providing the attached message below:

In just over a week I.B.E.W. members have an opportunity to elect a president who will stand by our side and fight with us to restore a country ravaged by an ongoing pandemic and economic devastation.  Joe Biden served as vice president for Barack Obama, helping take the United States from the depths of a recession and job loss to a historic streak of prosperity and economic growth.  Once again, Joe Biden has a plan to get the country on the right track, to create tens of thousands of new jobs by rebuilding our electricity grid, roads, rail lines and other transportation networks.  He plans to increase broadband capacity and invest in advanced nuclear technologies, battery storage and carbon capture and sequestration, all while strictly enforcing prevailing wage laws, workplace protections and supporting the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively.  Biden also has a detailed plan, with significant input from the I.B.E.W. and organized labor, to invest in America’s ingenuity and reinvigorate our manufacturing sector.  He recognizes that given the chance, it is working families who will once again build America back stronger than ever before.

How you vote is a personal decision, but the I.B.E.W. has carefully reviewed Joe Biden’s record and because of his strong support for labor throughout his entire career, the I.B.E.W. made the decision to endorse him in February.  Joe Biden is a man of decency and good character who knows the challenges faced by working families.  He listens to, and is shaped by, the counsel of others. 

Theodore J. Skerpon

President/Business Manager

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