Congress designates July 10 as Lineworkers Appreciation Day
Traditionally, every spring, a day has been set aside to celebrate our industry’s lineworkers. This day typically fell in mid-April, but there was never really an official date set nationally.
That has changed. This year, a congressional resolution passed dedicating July 10th as Lineworker Appreciation Day. The resolution, sponsored by Representatives Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and David McKinley (R-WV), recognizes lineworkers who “put their lives on the line every day to assure safe and reliable power for the American people.” The date was chosen to honor the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) founder and first president, Henry Miller.
We’ll join industry partners, including EEI, to celebrate July 10th as Lineworker Appreciation Day going forward (In 2016, National Grid observed Lineworker Appreciation Day in April. Read our press release). We are proud to celebrate our electric lineworkers who bring skill, passion and a commitment to safety to the job every day.
National Grid will join in with the rest of our partners today to spread the word about this new official date on social media – please join us by posting your own message of recognition today or on July 10th using the hashtag #ThankALineworker.