News From: IBEW

by Guest Post | on Jul 10, 2019

July 10: Linemen Appreciation Day

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. An early summer thunderstorm had knocked out power in parts of northwest Washington, D.C.

by Guest Post | on Jul 03, 2019

Flawless Replacement at Nuclear Power Plant

This post was written by the IBEW. When back-up generators at nuclear power stations stop working, the clock starts ticking before federal rules require the main unit to shut down. So, when the 49...

by Guest Post | on Jul 02, 2019

IBEW Leads the Battery Revolution

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The North American electrical grid is the largest machine ever built by human hands. The interconnecting web of power plants, end users and...

by Guest Post | on Jun 20, 2019

IBEW Encourages Voter Participation

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. A major initiative is underway to ensure that every IBEW member eligible to vote is registered, aiming to educate members that participating in...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 31, 2019

Kamala Harris Talks Unions at South Carolina Town Hall

On Tuesday California Senator Kamala Harris sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who was hosting a town hall from Spartanburg South Carolina, a state with only 55,000 union members...

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2019

A Sunnier Forecast for Unions at the State Level

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. IBEW activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s statehouses this year. For many of them, last November...

by Guest Post | on May 09, 2019

America's Infrastructure Crisis Creates Opportunity for Gasworkers

Beneath nearly every American city, a crisis is unfolding. While talk of America's crumbling infrastructure focuses on bridges and roads, ports and airports, below ground the aging pipe networks...

by Guest Post | on Apr 29, 2019

Fastest Growing Jobs are in Green Energy

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The fastest growing jobs in nearly a quarter of U.S. states are IBEW jobs according to projections form the Bureau of Labor...

by Guest Post | on Apr 24, 2019

Trump's OSHA Cuts Put Workers at Risk

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department As the number of OSHA inspectors shrinks, enforcement action to safeguard workers is on the decline — at the same time that investigations...

by Guest Post | on Apr 09, 2019

Toledo Local Looks to Recruit from New Communities

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The Latino population in northwestern Ohio has risen steadily over the last 40 years. For Toledo,Ohio, Local 8’s Ricardo Jiménez, this...

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