Nate Fairman

Nate Fairman has spent the last decade of his life developing his skills as a Journeyman Lineman constructing and maintaining high-voltage power lines. At the age of nineteen, he began a four-year apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers which included 8,000 hours of on the job training in one of the most dangerous fields of work. He sits on the Executive Board of IBEW LU 465 and has founded an IBEW Young Worker group focused on volunteer work and building community-labor partnerships.

Nate is a native of San Diego and was raised by his mother whom he lost as a teenager after a difficult battle with cervical cancer. At a young age he provided for his family and worked at a fast food restaurant while attending high school where he developed a tremendous respect for working families from all walks of life. Shortly after graduating he began his apprenticeship and found a passion for the construction trades and organized labor.

After attending the AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers leadership training he has enrolled in the Labor Studies program at San Diego City College and is planning on continuing his education and strengthening the local labor movement.

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