Dear Brothers and Sisters
I am asking you to join with me as our hearts go out to the members, families and friends who have lost their battle or have been called home during this struggle.
During this crisis, we are not able to come together to mourn the loss of so many, however, know that your loss is felt deeply and you remain in my heart at all times.
I want to commend those of you who have been designated as essential workers who continue to keep this country running every day, as well as our first responders, doctors, EMT's, nurses, maintenance workers, and cooks, who put their lives on the line each day to keep America strong.
At the appropriate time, I will work with all the companies and government entities represented by IBEW members to set up memorial services so that we may come together to share our sorrow and show our respect and love for all those we have lost.
I urge you to take time to reach out to each other by phone, email, Facetime, or video chat to support one another and together we will make it through this crisis.
Check on our seniors and those in need of special care and help when you can.
I have joined with Governor Murphy to lower the flags at our IBEW Local 1158 Union Hall to half-staff and they will remain that way throughout this crisis.
Stayed together, stay unified, stay strong, and stay safe.
Joseph P Calabro
IBEW Local 1158