December 7, 2022
By Samantha Sprole
I do not come from a lineage of tradespeople, nor did I ever think as a young person that I would find a home in construction. Instead, I wandered through a thousand interests, a hundred places, multiple schools, and several career paths before arriving at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 429 in Nashville, Tenn. Here, with my brothers and sisters in the trade, I’ve discovered how a good livelihood can intersect with one’s innermost values, become a duty to one’s community, and have the siren call to build a better future.