News From: IBEW

by Guest Post | on Dec 09, 2020

IBEW Trains Fire Departments on Dealing with Solar Power

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. It’s among a firefighter’s worst-case scenarios: An overnight call to a scene where the surroundings are dark and unfamiliar and...

by Guest Post | on Nov 12, 2020

Stadium Work Brings Good Union Jobs with Diversity

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. A strategic partnership between two IBEW locals in Massachusetts helped union electricians win work on a minor league baseball stadium while...

by Brian Young | on Nov 06, 2020

Union Organizing Wins in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia

Every week more and more workers begin the process of joining a union and giving themselves a voice at work. Across the country, these successful organizing efforts are continuing even with an anti-...

by Guest Post | on Nov 03, 2020

On the Front Lines of the West Coast Fires

This article was written by the IBEW Media Department. After 16 days working 16 hours a day, Medford, Ore., Local 659 member Colin Farrell took a break to make a phone call. Less than 200 yards...

by Guest Post | on Oct 22, 2020

IBEW Teams with the NAACP to Expand Solar Training

This post was written by the IBEW. Evansville, Ind., Local 16 has a long, proud history. The city sent one of the 10 delegates to the IBEW’s first convention in 1891 and Local 16 has been a...

by Guest Post | on Oct 14, 2020

Unions Increase Political Power for Poor People

This article was written by the IBEW Media Center. It's generally assumed that politicians are more responsive to their well-heeled and wealthy constituents than they are to the poor and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 12, 2020

UCOMM PAC Launches Energy Ad

With just a few weeks left before the 2020 election, UCOMM PAC has launched a new ad targeted at swing state electrical workers. The ad “When I Think of Climate Change I Think of Jobs”...

by Press and Media | on Oct 09, 2020

Biden Administration: Labor's Saving Grace

According to Politico, former Vice President Joe Biden is working with unions much more than any other Presidential candidate in recent memory, giving them hope that a Biden Presidency will mean good...

by Guest Post | on Sep 25, 2020

"I'm just a Lineman from Penelec"

Tom Whitehead has met heads of state and dined with Academy Award-winning actors. He’s consulted with some of the most respected doctors in the world. He’s traveled the globe and given so...

by Guest Post | on Sep 09, 2020

The Energy Future will be Union Built

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department Hundreds of IBEW members could be working as early as next spring on construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, a massive project that has union...

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