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by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 18, 2020

COVID Positive Nurses Told to Go to Work

Across the country, COVID-19 cases are spiking. Harkening back to the dark days of March and April, hospitals are becoming overrun with sick patients. This is putting a strain on nurses and doctors...

by Brian Young | on Nov 18, 2020

Wind Energy Will Be Built Union

States across the country have begun to institute new rules aimed at lowering their carbon output from energy production. To reach this goal, investments need to made in renewable energy producers...

by Brian Young | on Nov 16, 2020

Federal Unions Seek Reset with Biden

For the last four years, federal unions have faced an onslaught of attacks from the Trump administration. Some have been huge, like his attempt to end federal pensions or his executive orders that...

by Brian Young | on Nov 13, 2020

Longshoremen Union Leaves the AFL-CIO

For 61 years the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) has been a member of the AFL-CIO. That partnership ended this week with the ILA voting to disaffiliate with the labor federation...

by Guest Post | on Nov 12, 2020

Stadium Work Brings Good Union Jobs with Diversity

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. A strategic partnership between two IBEW locals in Massachusetts helped union electricians win work on a minor league baseball stadium while...

by Brian Young | on Nov 06, 2020

Union Organizing Wins in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia

Every week more and more workers begin the process of joining a union and giving themselves a voice at work. Across the country, these successful organizing efforts are continuing even with an anti-...

by Guest Post | on Nov 06, 2020

CWA Responds to AT&T COVID-19 Outbreak

Despite 30 employees at an AT&T call center in Tustin, Calif. testing positive for COVID-19 and a probable fatality from the disease, AT&T has not agreed to allow all employees at the center...

by Guest Post | on Nov 03, 2020

On the Front Lines of the West Coast Fires

This article was written by the IBEW Media Department. After 16 days working 16 hours a day, Medford, Ore., Local 659 member Colin Farrell took a break to make a phone call. Less than 200 yards...

by Brian Young | on Oct 29, 2020

Police Unions Push Bill to Regulate Protests

During the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, Seattle Washington became a flashpoint in Trump’s campaign against protestors. He held up the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, an...

by Brian Young | on Oct 23, 2020

Vermont Strengthens Union Laws

Following the Janus decision in 2018, a number of states began instituting laws to strengthen unions' ability to collect dues and represent their members. These laws helped to keep losses to a...

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