News From: IBEW

by Guest Post | on Jul 20, 2018

IBEW Linemen Face Record Heat to Restore Power

The IBEW and others in the electrical industry celebrated National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. The timing was fitting in Southern California, where hundreds of IBEW members worked to...

by Guest Post | on Jun 29, 2018

Beating the Heat While on the Job

It's that time of year again. The days get longer. The sun rides higher in the sky. And heat-related illnesses start claiming lives and sending working people to hospitals at alarming rates....

by Ron Bauer | on Jun 13, 2018

IBEW 1049 Launches Voter Registration Campaign

The IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote in this year's primaries and the general election. Even within my union, Local 1049, we have a number of...

by Guest Post | on Jun 09, 2018

IBEW Local Triples in Size in Right to Work North Carolina

In 2007, Charlotte, N.C., Local 379 held its meetings in a two-car garage. Outside, the rumble and roar of NASCAR drivers doing practice laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway – located less...

by Guest Post | on Jun 04, 2018

IBEW Helps Make LA the Number 1 Solar City

The stars of Hollywood shine brightly in Los Angeles, but it is the city's world-famous sunshine that has catapulted the City of Angels atop the list of America's most solar-friendly cities...

by Brian Young | on Jun 04, 2018

Organizing Victories in Right to Work States

Organizing a union in a Right to Work state is difficult. Often these states are not friendly to unions and have created laws and an environment that make it even tougher than normal to organize. For...

by Guest Post | on May 02, 2018

IBEW Retrofits Homeless Shelters

Just north of Cincinnati, union activism, community service and politics go hand in hand. And Matt Von Stein hopes it stays that way. Von Stein is president of Hamilton, Ohio, Local 648. He...

by Guest Post | on May 02, 2018

Advocating for Women in the Male Dominated Trades

They’re advocates for their union and the building trades, mentors, volunteers and friends who understand what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry. New local women...

by Press and Media | on Apr 25, 2018

75% of Recruits Drop Out in the First Week

When Newsday heard that 75% of recruits drop out of IBEW 1049 and PSEG Long Island's training program, they decided to take a look at what makes this highly skilled profession so hard. Read below...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 24, 2018

Over 13,000 People Became Union Members Last Week

This past week alone, more than 10,000 working people chose to join together in union for the freedom to negotiate a fair return on their hard work. From flight attendants to...

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