As we close in on our most important National holiday, International President Lonnie Stephenson wants to take a moment to spread his wishes for a great 4th of July! This is a great time of year – the days are long and the weather is hot. Many of us spend more time with our co-workers than we do our own families, so we hope this weekend you get the chance to take a break from the hard work and spend time with the ones you love. Through all the festivities, don’t forget to take a minute or two to give thanks for all that you have. Yes, these are some rocky times, but here at the IBEW we believe there is more that unites us than divides us. So fire up the grill, raise a cold one, and toast our country and all that she provides. Happy 4th of July brothers and sisters!