IBEW Local Union 68

Biden’s Speech on Clean Energy and Good, Union Jobs

President Joe Biden and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis had their eyes trained on Julian Aguilar as the Denver Local 68 journeyman wireman explained how he came to be standing at a podium on a dusty road fronting a solar array at the foot of the Flatirons.


Julian Aguilar: “Yesterday, I got a phone call from my business manager, Jeremy Ross, and he said, ‘Hey, do you want to introduce the president tomorrow?’”

“I was like, yeah, I’ll introduce Morgan,” Aguilar said, referring to the local’s president, Morgan Buchanan. “And he said, ‘No, Joe Biden, president of the United States.’

Aguilar was stunned. “Whoa, for real, me?”