Happy Fourth of July to you all. We hope you and yours have a happy, safe, holiday weekend as you celebrate Independence Day.
As you do, take a minute to reflect on the independence you enjoy as a member of Local 10 IBEW. You have financial independence, union workers make thirty percent more than non-union. There is independence from injury, your union is constantly working to make our jobs safer. You have independence from being silenced at work, your union gives you a voice in the workplace. Independence from being wronged at work, the grievance procedure helps to correct contractual violations. Legislature independence, your Local Union works to pass legislation to help us and block legislation that would hinder us as a group. Independence if you become ill, your local union bargains for benefits for us all.
Independence can be a very good thing. It must be protected. We as a group and organization can do just that.