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by Press and Media | on Aug 10, 2021

$15 is Becoming the New Average

This story was originally written by Truthout. New data show that, as wages have risen across much of the economy, the average pay for restaurant and supermarket workers has risen above $15 an...

by Guest Post | on Jul 21, 2021

Jury Awards $125 M to Worker Illegally Fired by Walmart

An eight-member jury in Green Bay, Wisconsin returned a verdict of $125,150,000 in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on three claims of disability discrimination...

by Brian Young | on Jun 28, 2021

Bill Would Give Apprentices College Credit

A new bill in the United States Senate seeks to help people in apprenticeship programs get college credit for their work. The bill, called the Apprenticeships to College Act, was introduced by...

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2021

IBEW Builds World's Largest Grid Storage

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The twin smokestacks of Moss Landing power station have been a landmark on the Monterey Bay coast for more than 50 years. They tower over the bright...

by Brian Young | on May 10, 2021

American Workers Flex Their Muscle

Over the last few weeks, a lot of attention has been paid to the difficulty that employers are facing in finding people to work for them. While pictures of help wanted signs seem to be filling...

by Daniel Hinton | on May 10, 2021

Clean Transit for America

Following the lead set by the Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio have proposed the Clean Transit for America plan to...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 05, 2021

White House Strategizes Jobs Plan with IBEW

Last month, President Biden introduced the American Jobs Plan. This is an ambitious multi Trillion-dollar plan to rebuild the Country’s infrastructure and put Americans to work. Biden has been...

by Press and Media | on Apr 30, 2021

Walsh: Gig Workers are Employees

US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has signaled that changes could be coming to the classification of gig workers. Find out more below from Reuters.

by Brian Young | on Apr 27, 2021

Biden Increases Minimum Wage to $15 for Federal Contractors

After failing to raise the federal minimum wage, President Biden is making good on his promise to help raise wages for workers by issuing an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal...

by Guest Post | on Apr 26, 2021

Biden Picks Union Leader for TVA Board

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate retired Tenth District International Vice President Robert P. “Bobby...