Posts Tagged ‘IBEW’

Jun
2014
24

CA Passes Affordable Veteran Housing Measure With a Little Help From Union Friends

  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11 has continued its goal of assisting military veterans transitioning to civilian life by supporting the effort to pass Proposition 41, a California affordable housing bill.  According to a 2013 survey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 22 percent of...
Jun
2014
16

At Low Point, Idaho Unions Have High Hopes

At Low Point, Idaho Unions Have High Hopes
  An article in Friday’s Idaho Statesman detailed the struggles unions have had in the state since the passage of “Right-to-Work” in 1985.  Between 1985 and 2012, AFL-CIO membership in the state dropped from 41,300 to 11,000.  Currently 29,000 Idahoans are members of unions, though 7,000 of those members choose not to pay dues. A...
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Jun
2014
5

Connecticut Utility Company Limiting Union Member Work Hours Despite Contract

Connecticut Utility Company Limiting Union Member Work Hours Despite Contract
  In Connecticut, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 420 is going toe-to-toe with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), claiming a newly formed workforce violates the company’s existing collective bargaining agreement with the union.  As repairs are being done throughout the state, union workers are...
May
2014
30

Union Workers Being Wrongly Blamed for Insane Cost Markups on Philly Convention Center Job

  In Philadelphia, union workers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center are becoming scapegoats as large global companies mark up labor costs using what they call a “standard industry practice.” Philly.com reports that union riggers setting up last week’s National Homeland Security Conference earned $152.25 a piece when in reality they...
May
2014
21

Mayoral Veto Threat May Not Be Enough to Avoid Destruction of Collective Bargaining in Fort Wayne

Mayoral Veto Threat May Not Be Enough to Avoid Destruction of Collective Bargaining in Fort Wayne
  The fate of collective bargaining for 1,300 union employees in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana lies in the hands of the city council after two of its members introduced legislation that would make drastic changes to the current system.  Mayor Tom Henry has promised to veto the ordinances if they to reach his [&hellip...
May
2014
8

VIDEO: IBEW Local Launches Model Program for Boosting Its Youngest Organizers

  In the wake of the 2008 recession, with attacks on labor taking shape in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 made a commitment to the youngest members of their union. They pulled together a core group of organizing stewards to spread the word about issues that affect workers in [&hellip...
Apr
2014
25

Intel Relying on IBEW Workers for Expansion Efforts in Oregon

Intel Relying on IBEW Workers for Expansion Efforts in Oregon
  Computer giant Intel’s partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has been instrumental in the success of their expanded semiconductor fabrication plant which will bring close to 8,000 new jobs to Oregon.  The second phase of the $3 billion...
Mar
2014
25

New IBEW Ad Links Union Pride, American Advancement

  A new ad from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) began running on channels such as ESPN and CNN recently. The spot touts the accomplishments of unionized electricians and their contributions to the American economy.  “Proudly American, Proudly Union” shows the value of quality work and puts a face to the...
Mar
2014
5

IBEW’s RENEW Program Pulling Younger Generation into the Electrical Trade Before It’s Too Late

IBEW's RENEW Program Pulling Younger Generation into the Electrical Trade Before It's Too Late
  “There are more people retiring than people coming into the pipeline,” Caleb Long, a second generation electrician with a B.S. and M.P.A. from the University of Tennessee, tells The Chattanoogan. And the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), along with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), want to...
Feb
2014
13

Russian Women’s Hockey Team Features an IBEW Member from Massachusetts

Russian Women's Hockey Team Features an IBEW Member from Massachusetts
  As the women’s Olympic hockey tournament moves through the preliminary round in Sochi, Team Russia is witnessing some unlikely support from way across the world in Worcester, Massachusetts. The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 60 is rooting on one of its own, center Ekaterina Pashkevitch....
Nov
2013
13

Banner Organizing Year for IBEW Results in 7,000 New Members, 72% Campaign Win Rate

  As 2013 winds down, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is looking back with a sense of satisfaction. Despite falling unionization rates and a continuous flow of anti-worker attacks from the far right, successful professional and industrial organizing campaigns were plentiful this year for the union.  As noted in...
Sep
2013
30

IBEW Spearheads Return of Jobs to Texas (from China) Through Partnership with Lighting Manufacturer

IBEW Spearheads Return of Jobs to Texas (from China) Through Partnership with Lighting Manufacturer
  A recent video from The Electrical Worker Online shows how the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and John Higgins, CEO of Neutex Advanced Energy Corporation, worked together to bring jobs to Texas which had been previously outsourced to China.  The untraditional business-labor relationship, spearheaded by organizer...