Edwin D. Hill is President of the the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), an office he has held since 2001. As President of a union whose members work in all sectors of the economy, from utility companies to solar panel production plants, from building retrofitting to nuclear power facilities, Mr. Hill has a unique, hands-on perspective about the scope of challenges facing the country as it seeks to rebuild its industrial and energy infrastructure. In his role as President, he oversees the training of more electricians in the private and public sector than anyone else in the U.S. and Canada. The IBEW’s work force is committed to utilizing their skills and training to achieve maximum productivity as it leads the cutting edge of the most advanced technologies. As a member of the AFL CIO’s Executive Council, he is a leading voice for a balanced and practical approach to the nation’s pursuit of energy independence.
Patches Don’t Hold Forever
“I think we’ve lost sight over a period of years not paying attention to it, and if you will, patching here and patching there. I believe that no one really paid attention to it until it started to really get bad.”
It’s an Easy Formula: Investment=Jobs
“Every time, any time that we get involved in it they don’t look at it as us having the public interest at heart, they pass us off as just looking for jobs. “
Jobs, Get Out of the Way!
“I mean they talk about jobs, the last couple elections all you heard was jobs, jobs, jobs. I haven’t seen any yet.”