News From: Local 3 IBEW

by Brian Young | on Nov 22, 2019

Bright Power Fires Workers for Organizing

Solar is one of the fastest-growing electrical industries in the country. As the effects of climate change become clear, consumers have made the decision to add solar panels to their homes. Cities...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 22, 2019

Fired for Unionizing at Solar Facility

The 2020 election is almost here and Mike Bloomberg is spending $100M on Anti-Trump ads. We have exclusive information from the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse and we ask why the Mayor is so dead set on...

by Guest Post | on Feb 26, 2019

The Rising Tide Lifting Women into Leadership

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Sally McKleinfeld has been helping female friends with their résumés for years. Now she’s developed a program to help even more women within...

by Brian Young | on Oct 19, 2018

UCOMM Live: Trump to Ban Union Pickets / IBEW Union gets Mayor & Gov to Boycott NY1

Power is being restored in Florida as tens of thousands of IBEW union professionals responded just hours after Hurricane Michael. NY1 in NYC might have a problem getting guests after Governor Cuomo...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2018

City & State: Erikson's a Winner!

This week UCOMM wrote about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined together to support Local 3 IBEW’s strike at Spectrum. With the announcement that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2018

Governor Cuomo Calls for a Total Boycott of NY1

If you live in the Empire State and you even loosely follow politics, you know that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio don't get along. The union workforce at...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 15, 2018

NYC Mayor Cancels NY1 Segment over Spectrum Strike

For the last 19 months, Local 3 IBEW members at Spectrum have been on strike. As readers of UCOMM Blog know, in that time Local 3 has held rallies, elected officials have pressured the company, and...

by Guest Post | on Sep 11, 2018

Rebuilding a Notorious Bridge in New York

The Hudson River crossing between Nyack and Tarrytown, N.Y., is a terrible place to build a bridge. The river is three miles across, one of the widest spots on the entire river, where, in places, the...

by Brian Young | on Jul 03, 2018

How Trump Directly Hurt Local 3 IBEW NYC

Readers of UCOMM Blog have seen the recent attacks on organized labor from Trump. While 42% of union members voted for him, he has repeatedly attacked unions through his executive orders, policies,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 25, 2018

NY City Council May Pull Spectrum Agreement Over Strike

Union workers at Spectrum Communications in New York City have been on strike for the past 16 months fighting for better wages, benefits and the protection of their retirement plans. With the company...