News From: IBEW Local 3

by Guest Post | on Sep 24, 2018

Unions are not Special Interests

Amanda Bertram, vice president of public affairs for the Empire State chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, plays fast and loose with the facts in her letter "Take a closer look...

by Guest Post | on May 25, 2018

Our Nation Needs More Thomas Van Arsdale's

The IBEW regrets to announce the death of former International Treasurer Thomas P. Van Arsdale, one of the giants of the Brotherhood from a family of icons. He was 94. “Tom was a legend,...

by Guest Post | on Feb 27, 2018

Troy Walcott: "Taking More and More Until We Have Nothing"

On Saturday, Local 3 IBEW member Troy Walcott spoke at the Working People’s Day of Action rally in New York City. Troy has been on strike at Spectrum for nearly a year. Below were his remarks...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 29, 2018

"Keep fighting the good fight, hit the GoFundMe page, let's keep this going..."

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"9969","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]] Find out why IBEW Local 3's Chris Erikson Jr, is supporting UCOMM...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 03, 2018

Listen: LaGrange on America's Workforce Radio "He's a Fighter"

While UCOMM Blog may have been closed for Christmas, Kris LaGrange spent December 26th talking to one of our favorite labor radio hosts, Ed “Flash” Ferenc, on America’s Workforce...

by Brian Young | on Dec 21, 2017

Santa's All Year Round

The union movement teaches us that we are all brothers and sisters, regardless of trade or job status. Union members know that thanks to their bargaining power they are often better off than non-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 05, 2017

“They Rejected our Offer to End the Strike”

Since March 1,800 telecom professionals at Spectrum have been out on Strike fighting for a fair contract and their very survival. While the Local 3 bargaining team and union leadership continue to...

by Guest Post | on Nov 10, 2017

Striking Spectrum Workers Losing Their Homes

When Tanisha Smythe started at Time Warner Cable in New York a decade ago she was living in a shelter with her newborn son. Seven months after Smythe and nearly 1,800 other members of New York Local...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 04, 2017

Local 3 Brings Strike to Airwaves

The 1,700 members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 at Spectrum have been on strike for the last six months. With Spectrum receiving renewed scrutiny over their...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2017

A Tale of 3 Strikes

Workers around the world are being taken advantage of by companies that will stop at nothing to make a quick buck for their executives and shareholders. While employers are looking to cut corners and...

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