Labor News From Our Region
Electrical Connection (IBEW/NECA) supports rural and urban “Shop with a Cop” programs
Donates a total of $10,000 to St. Francois County and Ferguson law eEnforcement holiday giving programs
For the 26th year the Electrical Connection is a major supporter of the law enforcement community’s trust building program “Shop with a Cop.” The labor-management partnership contributed $5,000 each to St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” programs.
The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). This year’s donation raises the Electrical Connection’s 26-year commitment to “Shop with a Cop” to more than $75,000.
The St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” program is among the oldest and largest in the nation.
This year, it served more than 500 children on Dec. 18 when law enforcement throughout the state came to Farmington, Mo. to buy children holiday gifts they would not otherwise receive.
The following day, the Ferguson Police Department hosted its “Shop with a Cop” program at the Ferguson Community Center at 1050 Smith Ave., serving more than 30 children. The Electrical Connection has supported the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” for the past three years.
The Electrical Connection was joined by Saint Louis FC at both “Shop with a Cop” events.
Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world. For more information visit electricalconnection.org.