Speaking Out, Fall 2016

What do you want to see President Trump do for utility workers?

Brian Butler, Vice President Local 604

Brian Butler

Brian Butler, Vice President Local 604

“I expect trade agreements that will protect and keep American jobs from going overseas. I expect reduced regulation that will allow American businesses and industry to compete in the world markets. And, I expect that he will treat other countries in the world the same way they treat America.”


Craig Mathis, Local 604

Craig Mathis

Craig Mathis, Local 604

“I expect President Trump to stop letting jobs go overseas. He will quit trying to get rid of coal and keep workers employed in the coal industry. Solar and wind are not cost effective, reliable alternatives at this point in time.”


John Dziurzynski, Local 287

John Dziurzynski

John Dziurzynski, Local 287

“I expect the new administration will protect our jobs. I also believe the new administration will do much to better protect the safety of working families by securing the borders and taking more action to fight terrorism. We have many freedoms that were built upon the traditional American values of hard work and opportunity that made us great, and the new administration will protect those.”


Charles Cofer, Secretary Local 121

Charles Cofer

Charles Cofer, Secretary Local 121

“With the new administration, we can only hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

 


Mike Stewart, President Local 601

Mike Stewart,

Mike Stewart, President Local 601

“I expect President Trump will create jobs, rein in illegal immigration, repeal the Clean Power Plan, eliminate EPA regulations that needlessly increase costs and cause jobs to go overseas, and stop the assault on the 2nd Amendment.”


Scott Swiger, Local 304

Scott Swiger

Scott Swiger, Local 304

“My expectations of the new administration are exactly what Trump promised: putting people back to work, lifting regulations on coal red stations, and bringing union jobs back to our country.”

 


Trent Meador, Local 604

Trent Meador

Trent Meador, Local 604

“I expect the new administration will very clearly put American jobs first as the most important issue. I am a 30-year lineman from Florida, and although the coal industry doesn’t exist here, I believe it has been the backbone of our energy generation for many years. I believe the Trump Administration will protect my union brothers and sisters in that industry. I also believe that, because Donald Trump is a businessman, he will not negotiate trade agreements that will outsource American jobs, so more jobs will be kept here at home.”


Wayne Elliot, Local 604

Wayne Elliot

Wayne Elliot, Local 604

“I expect tax reduction for the middle class. Money in the hands of the working class is spent more e ciently than money in the government’s hands. I believe this administration will bring jobs home and close our borders to illegals. I expect this administration to re-industrialize the rustbelt.”