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by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Jul 12, 2016

Pride and tradition

Throughout history, the bagpipes have represented a number of things in a number of different cultures – the serious and dangerous nature of military regiments being lead into battle by a piper...

by Guest Post | on Jul 11, 2016

Only Union when he needs to be

This article originally appeared in the IBEW Media Center. At the height of the real estate boom in 2005, Donald Trump announced a colossus would rise in central New Orleans. The 70-story...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 27, 2016

They did it, you can too!

The union movement is coming off a big high with the recent contract agreement between the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and...

by Alexis Barrau | on Jun 21, 2016

Dignity that is delicious

Starting with an abandoned industrial site, Tastykakes has built the foundation for a successful bakery.  Based in Philadelphia with 20 store locations, Tastykake has taken over the...

by Buddy Thoman | on May 13, 2016

A great time to give

On Friday, April 29th, NxtUp94, the young workers’ committee of IBEW, Local 94, donated over $6,500 of food to Rise Food Pantry, located next door to Local 94 headquarters in...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 10, 2016

Curbing violence against meter readers

Today, utility workers and New York utility company representatives joined members of the NYS legislature to speak out at an Albany press conference about the violence encountered by utility workers...

by Press and Media | on Apr 29, 2016

The future of solar payouts

This article first appeared in the Buffalo News.When Mike Rott installed 34 solar panels on the roof of his Getzville home in August 2014, he did it to save money on his electric bill.He has.His...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 13, 2016

CWA strike making headlines

For once, when you opened up your news browser, imagery was not dominated by an orange faced billionaire.  Instead, we saw men and women in red, manning picket lines, demanding their fair share...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 11, 2016

Everybody's doing it

Public employee union's aren't the only organizations under attached by the Conservative right. Organizations like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) funded by wealthy corporate...

by Buddy Thoman | on Mar 09, 2016

Security to 2021

We have some exciting news. After 5 months of negotiations, we have a 4 year tentative agreement with Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) NJ that will take us out to 2021. It calls for a 3% wage...

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