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by Guest Post | on Jul 01, 2020

Prevailing Wage Boosts Homeownership

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center The benefits of a prevailing wage extend beyond just pay and benefits, according to a study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. Prevailing...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2020

1.5 Million Government Employees Laid Off

One hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, almost all states and local municipalities have begun to reopen. Even New York City, the hardest-hit area in the country, has entered Phase 1...

by Labor 411 | on May 15, 2020

Buy Online from these American Companies

This post was written by Labor 411 Shopping American-made is a great way to use your dollars to support good jobs at home. And with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many of us indoors and away from...

by Brian Young | on May 12, 2020

Rochester Lays-Off 198 Teachers

Near-record unemployment, falling revenue for state and local governments, and a huge budget deficit are causing more layoffs for teachers in Rochester, New York. Even before the crisis, the district...

by Brian Young | on Mar 20, 2020

Who We Deem Essential

From New York to California, states are shutting down and telling companies that only essential personnel should report to work. As in every emergency, whether it is a pandemic or a natural disaster...

by Guest Post | on Mar 17, 2020

Trump Budget Cuts Thousands of IBEW Jobs

This article was written by the IBEW Media Department President Trump’s 2021 budget cuts new ship construction by 20%, killing 10 new ships – some for this year – and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 04, 2020

TSA Bargaining Bill Gets Vote in Congress

Since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in November of 2001, employees have had limited union rights. Already as federal workers, they couldn’t negotiate things like...

by Brian Young | on Feb 27, 2020

Trump Issues Restrictive Joint Employer Rule

For the past three years, the Trump appointees on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been fighting to overturn the Obama era Joint Employer Rule. This rule held companies like McDonald...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 17, 2020

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Pensions

Trump has unveiled his proposed 2021 budget and just like his past three budgets, he is proposing huge cuts for federal workers.

by Guest Post | on Feb 14, 2020

AFSCME Sues Trump's DOL over Privatization

AFSCME filed a lawsuit today in federal court challenging a Department of Labor rule that allows states to skirt requirements to use a merit-based system when hiring Employment Service (ES) workers....