IBEW 113
All posts by Brian Bradley

May 3, 2010

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Posted on May 03, 2010 at 19:48 PM

It’s been almost two years since the beginning of what was called our financial meltdown, and the government is just now getting around to debating the issue of financial reform. So far, there have been absolutely zero steps taken (as in measures passed into law) to prevent the sort of financial manipulation and fraud, which […]

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April 13, 2010

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Posted on April 13, 2010 at 19:50 PM

It’s Still A Big @#$%^&! Deal I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Only on some rare occasions do I even pretend to be a reporter. I write a column, which is more OP ED than anything else. That’s just the way things worked out, and where I appear to be most comfortable. […]

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March 9, 2010

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Posted on March 09, 2010 at 19:52 PM

After an experiment with a once-a-week, five hour school day, which lasted about nine years, IBEW Local 113 apprentices will be returning to a night school format in August. Francis Vigil, the Apprenticeship Director, says the decision was not made lightly, and one that the Apprenticeship Committee had been mulling over for a while. Like […]

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February 1, 2010

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Posted on February 01, 2010 at 19:53 PM

The Supreme Court recently decided that it’s OK for corporations (and Unions) to express their freedom of political speech by lifting the campaign contribution restrictions that were in place to keep special interest groups from having too much influence over the outcome of elections. While it’s only fair – that Labor be granted the same […]

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January 1, 2010

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Posted on January 01, 2010 at 20:00 PM

I spent 2009 watching things die. I suspect, in 2010, many of them will. My dog, a very good friend, has started to leave little gifts on the floor, on a semi-regular basis. For a medium-sized, Samoyed-mix, who could be as old as 17, I guess he’s had a real good run. Still, it’s a […]

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December 7, 2009

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Posted on December 07, 2009 at 20:03 PM

It’s been quite an eventful year. As I look back on it, I wonder where the time went… Between Michael Jackson, Sarah Palin and Tiger Woods, it’s been so hard to concentrate and keep track of what’s really happened. Remaining well-informed (about anything) has become real work. Even without a job, I’ve done a miserable […]

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November 12, 2009

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Posted on November 12, 2009 at 20:05 PM

It’s not too often that I get to write about huge labor victories within the jurisdiction of IBEW Local 113 (and by not too often, I’m pretty sure I mean that I have never written about a huge labor victory, of any kind, since I began writing this column, over five years ago.) So while […]

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October 8, 2009

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Posted on October 09, 2009 at 20:16 PM

A Bailout For Colorado Springs What sad times are these, when passing charlatans can suddenly get directions to, and attend, an Area Labor Council meeting to spread a message of gloom and doom for the city of Colorado Springs and seek Labor’s support for anything… That’s what I thought, when I met Councilwoman, Jan Martin, […]

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September 10, 2009

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Posted on September 10, 2009 at 20:17 PM

I haven’t been paying too much attention to the make-believe news lately. I’ve simply lost interest. I started watching reruns of Family Guy, instead, and realized that made me a happier person. (If I manage to stay awake until Craig Ferguson’s monologue, I even go to sleep happy.) I’ve also slacked off on the way […]

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August 12, 2009

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Posted on August 12, 2009 at 20:19 PM

While I try not to make a habit of writing about television shows, every once in a while I see something worth while (usually on PBS, as is the case here) that makes a public issue as clear as it can possibly be made. Of course, the only problem is that maybe 5% of television […]

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