IBEW VP, Eighth District
Jerry Bellah is IBEW VP for the Eighth District (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming).
If you were wondering why the lineman braves the elements, and sometimes drives the truck across states to join the fight, read on. It'll be easy to see then that they are truly the passion of power.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What is your role, and what is your typical day like?
Jerry Bellah: With the virus, I'm on the phone most of the day. As the Vice President of the Eighth District of the IBEW, I'm assigned the five mountain states, which are Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Idaho.
The IBEW local unions in those five states represent linemen, utilities, construction linemen, and inside wiremen as well as many other classifications. In Montana we even represent the lottery workers. We're diverse just like all the districts in the IBEW. It's not just electricians and linemen, rather, it's a little bit of everything.