By Chris Matthews, Local 103 IBEW member
For 25 years, I’ve been an electrical engineer with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103, and I couldn’t be prouder to raise my children within the union community that saved my life.
As we honor the many contributions of Black Americans to our nation, our industry, our union, and our communities throughout Greater Boston, we must also recognize the importance of diversifying the union construction trades and creating pathways to success for Black workers. The best way to honor and uplift Black Americans is to continue our fight for a diverse and equitable industry and workforce. Investing in the career advancement of Black union workers is critical to bringing true equity and inclusion into the field and ensuring families like mine have the tools and resources to enjoy family-sustaining careers.
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