After much discussion we have decided to error on the side of caution and cancel the summer picnic. The picnic is by far the best attended event the local puts on and the decision to cancel did not come easy. The health and safety of our members, especially our retired members, and their families is the most importation factor to this decision.
Traveling in railroad boxcars, Henry Miller visited Evansville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Milwaukee, organizing as he worked. Unions were organized in Toledo, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Duluth. Other small organizations of linemen and wiremen in New York, Denver and on the West Coast were contacted.