Kevin Philbin is a 31-year-old IBEW member. He is currently working on the Riverside Project in New York City, which is being financed by union pension dollars through AFL-CIO-sponsored investment programs, and expects to be there for the next two years. Kevin has been a member of Local 3 since 2004.
Kevin is currently installing the conduit that goes before the concrete port on each floor at Riverside Drive, a 100% union-built property located along the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He and his team of electricians are always on the highest floor of the building; they install the pipe in place so the wires can be installed at a later date.
When asked about what this work means to him, Kevin explains, “This work is vital to my career, my life, and my family because it provides a stable income, weekly pay that I can count on, great benefits, and great camaraderie.”
Kevin is very proud to go to work each day and be able to see the inner workings of a building as it is being constructed, and how a job of this magnitude gets completed properly and safely.