July 10 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the people who ensure that Americans have the safe and reliable electricity they need every day.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has joined the Edison Electric Institute, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Utility Workers Union of America to salute the nation’s nearly 75,000 electrical lineworkers today.
“Our lineworkers work every day to build the infrastructure that powers our homes, schools, hospitals and other critical facilities,” NECA CEO David Long said. “They are extraordinarily hardworking and committed to doing their jobs in extremely tough conditions, and they always stand ready to step forward in times of need. I am grateful for everything these men and women do for our communities and our nation.”
Wednesday afternoon, lineworkers will be honored at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Gold Room (2168 Rayburn House Office Building).