The cover story of the IBEW’s Electrical Worker (July 2020) features Local 3 during the darkest hours of the pandemic. Local 3 has responded in times of crisis before, from 9/11 to Superstorm Sandy, but the current one presents a unique set of challenges.
“Harry [Van Arsdale Jr.] instilled in me that the only purpose of the union is to serve the membership,” Business Manager Chris Erikson said. “Work is getting done. I’m proud of that.”
The article focuses on the personal experiences of Local 3 members Sean McDonald, Len Copicotto Jr., Erin Sullivan, Kenny Cohen, Tom Mohan, Louis Sanchez, as well as stories from E-J Electric and the Javits Center. Read more from across the IBEW.