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The cover story of this month’s Electrical Worker stresses the importance of getting vaccinated in order to protect ourselves and each other on the job and at home. IBEW brothers and sisters explain why they got the shot and encourage everyone to do the same. It was also announced that IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson is encouraging all union leaders to begin effects negotiations immediately regarding vaccine mandates and to determine if members’ concerns rise to the level of legitimate exemptions.

Since the pandemic reached our shores in March 2020, over 700,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and variants. Today just over half of all Americans are fully vaccinated — a number that needs to keep increasing, as the evidence clearly shows that it works and is safe.

Click here for the full story from the IBEW.