News From: IBEW

by Guest Post | on Aug 20, 2019

DirecTV IBEW Local Makes Big Gains

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. About 3,000 employees at DirecTV facilities across 13 states voted for IBEW representation and approved contracts in 2016, a major organizing...

by Guest Post | on Jul 29, 2019

Senate Energy Bill Supports Union Jobs

This post was written by the IBEW. An IBEW-backed bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would ensure that the country’s growing number of clean energy construction jobs will be filled by...

by Guest Post | on Jul 22, 2019

Trump's Watered-Down Apprenticeship Program

This post was written by the IBEW. The IBEW urgently needs your help to protect our training programs from a pending federal rule that would let businesses run shoddy apprenticeships with minimal...

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...

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