News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 3k per COVID Death

What is the value of a worker’s life during the COVID-19 crisis? The answer from OSHA seems to be $13,494.

by Guest Post | on Sep 09, 2020

The Energy Future will be Union Built

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department Hundreds of IBEW members could be working as early as next spring on construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, a massive project that has union...

by Guest Post | on Sep 08, 2020

In a Pandemic, Unions Matter

On this Labor Day, with our economy struggling under the weight of a spreading deadly virus, America’s workers need more of what inspired the holiday to begin with: we need more unions...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 04, 2020

Union Approval Hits 17 Year High

Support for labor unions continues to grow according to the latest Gallup poll. The latest poll, which is released annually right before Labor Day, shows the highest approval rating since 2003....

by Brian Young | on Sep 04, 2020

Companies Issue COVID Gag Orders

As companies bring their staff back to work, some big companies are beginning to institute new procedures. In addition to wearing masks, socially distancing, and adding things like plexiglass...

by Guest Post | on Sep 03, 2020

IBEW Swears in First Female International VP

This article was written by the IBEW Media Center. Fourth District International Representative Gina Cooper has been appointed the district’s vice president, making her the first woman to...

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Understanding the Hatch Act

With the conclusion of the non-union Republican National Convention, there has been a lot of talk about how the Trump campaign violated a law called the Hatch Act. While this law is well known to...

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Boss Can Fire You For Posting on Facebook

As social media has exploded over the last decade, many companies have come up with policies that govern both what employees say on official company pages as well as their private page. The National...

by Brian Young | on Aug 24, 2020

Successful Union Organizing Drives

With the National Labor Relations Board now open to conduct union elections, union organizing wins are happening at a rapid pace. From San Francisco to Pittsburgh to Macon Georgia, workers are...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2020

Trump's NLRB Bans Bargaining for COVID-19 Safety

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19. These decisions are the first guidance that the board has given since the pandemic started in March.