SCE Honors Its Lineworkers
Every day about 120,000 electrical lineworkers help power homes and businesses across the U.S., essential work that has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day and Southern California Edison honors its men and women who continue to safely provide electricity to 15 million people across a 50,000-square-mile service area.
On July 10, friends and family of lineworkers are encouraged to post pictures and messages on social media using the hashtag #thankalineworker.
California was the first state to designate July 10 as Lineman Appreciation Day, largely due to the efforts of IBEW Local 47 and Vacaville Local 1245.
The day was chosen to honor the legacy of Henry Miller, one of the founders of IBEW, on the anniversary of his passing. Miller was one of the original delegates to gather in St. Louis in 1891 to form the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Edison International is using $1 million shareholder funds for its recently launched four-year lineworker scholarship pilot to provide scholarships of up to $25,000 to expand diversity in its lineworker pipeline.
Below is a video thanking SCE lineworkers as they continue to repair and upgrade electrical equipment throughout the service area.