Posts Tagged ‘IBEW’

Aug
2015
26

IBEW Local 1245 Members Aid Firefighters to Contain Voracious Wildfires in CA

IBEW Local 1245 Members Aid Firefighters to Contain Voracious Wildfires in CA
  In California, wildfires brought about by drought conditions have made national news. Perenially, the story turns to firefighters risking their lives in an attempt to contain the damage.  More than 14,000 firefighters have bravely worked to manage the string of fires across the state, which have caused the U.S. Forest Service to spend...
Aug
2015
6

Verizon SpiOS™: New App Allows Non-Union Workers to Report Union Counterparts to Security

Verizon SpiOS™: New App Allows Non-Union Workers to Report Union Counterparts to Security
  Last week, 38,000 Communicatons Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members decided to begin working without a contract at Verizon while negotiations continue, rather than striking. For their gracious behavior, Verizon has released a new smartphone app that allows non-union workers to record...
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Aug
2015
3

IBEW, CWA Decide to Work Without Verizon Contract Rather Than Striking (For Now)

IBEW, CWA Decide to Work Without Verizon Contract Rather Than Striking (For Now)
  On Midnight of August 1st, the contract between Verizon and its unionized workforce expired. 86 percent of the 39,000 workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), previously authorized a strike but both unions announced that they would remain on the job...
Jul
2015
29

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept
  On August 1st at midnight the contract between Verizon and 39,000 of its workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will expire. Both sides are bracing for a strike.  The bargaining units involved represent workers in Verizon’s landline and FiOS...
Jul
2015
15

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic
  Verizon is moving forward with a contingency plan to train 15,000 replacement workers in the event that contract talks with 38,000 wireline workers represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) don’t turn out how the company would like.  Verizon is currently...
Jun
2015
29

Decorated Military Veteran and IBEW Organizer Honored in Sacramento

  Ramon Castro, a decorated war veteran and journeyman electrician and organizer with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), was honored at a ceremony last week after being named the California 56th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year.  Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia was on hand to present the award at the Veterans...
Jun
2015
26

Verizon Offers 38,000 IBEW and CWA Workers a Pair of Annual, 2% Pay Increases

Verizon Offers 38,000 IBEW and CWA Workers a Pair of Annual, 2% Pay Increases
  Verizon Communications has offered a pay raise to its 38,000 East Coast wireline employees after starting its first negotiating session with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).  The unions represent employees in nine eastern states and Washington D.C. who were covered...
May
2015
13

National IBEW President, Local 47 Urge DOL to Investigate H-1b Visa Abuse by Massive CA Utility

National IBEW President, Local 47 Urge DOL to Investigate H-1b Visa Abuse by Massive CA Utility
  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47 has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate possible H-1b visa abuse by Southern California Edison.  The IBEW is accusing the utility of laying off American information technology (IT) workers and replacing them with outsourced employees of the Indian firms Tata...
Apr
2015
15

Female Military Specialist Turns IBEW Apprentice Through Helmets to Hardhats, Soldier for Life Programs

Female Military Specialist Turns IBEW Apprentice Through Helmets to Hardhats, Soldier for Life Programs
  Former Maryland National Guard member Kevin Burton is a proud veteran who has transitioned well to civilian life, becoming an electrician with the help of the Helmets to Hardhats program.   She spent six years in the military repairing ammunitions radar and left as a Specialist with a deep knowledge of electronics and troubleshooting...
Feb
2015
23

2013: ADT Employees Join IBEW – 2014: They Work Without a Contract – 2015: ADT Locks Them Out

2013: ADT Employees Join IBEW - 2014: They Work Without a Contract - 2015: ADT Locks Them Out
  Security company ADT has locked out 19 of its workers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and replaced them with “outside contractors.”  In 2013, the workers voted to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 342 and had been working while attempting to negotiate their first contract since.  Union...
Feb
2015
20

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds
  A tentative agreement has been reached between FairPoint Communications and more than 1,700 union members affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The workers had been on strike against the telecom giant since October 17th.   On Thursday, the unions and the...
Jan
2015
14

FairPoint, Unions Meeting with Federal Mediators; No Public Comment Allowed

FairPoint, Unions Meeting with Federal Mediators; No Public Comment Allowed
  Almost 90 days into their strike against FairPoint Communications, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are meeting in Washington D.C. with management at the behest of federal mediators.  A similar November gathering failed to produce a contract, and...