‘Contactless Office’ Program Aims to Help Chicago Bounce Back


The Loop is Chicago’s heartbeat, 35 snug blocks of landmarks and skyscrapers that draw hundreds of thousands of workers, shoppers, diners and tourists on a normal day.


Severe Weather During COVID-19 Proves No Match for Iowa Lineworkers


Early weather forecasts for Iowa on Aug. 10 called for run-of-the-mill summer thunderstorms. But by midday, Cedar Rapids Local 204 Business Manager Dustin Stumma knew things had changed dramatically.


Quebec Locals Score Big Wins During Open Period


Montreal Locals 568 and 1604 once again racked up membership gains during the province's recent open period.


Rail Talks Continue Amid COVID-19 Concerns


Slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings remain underway to reach terms on a new national freight rail agreement—a pact that will directly affect the pay, benefits and working conditions of thousands of IBEW members.


In Federal Vacuum, Pro-Worker States Act To Protect Workplaces from COVID-19’s Spread


Labor activists and public officials are making strides at the state level to reduce workers’ risk of exposure to COVID-19, piecemeal but vital efforts in the absence of a national game plan nine months into the pandemic.


How Unions Help Workers During the Coronavirus – and How Employers Cripple Those Efforts


Recent reports from the Economic Policy Institute show how unions help working people during times like the coronavirus pandemic – and how they’re hobbled from doing more by anti-worker policies and practices. The massive six-week walkout planted the seeds of Canada’s labor movement.


From a Pennsylvania Field, a Monument to Fallen Linemen Is About to Rise


It wasn’t pretty at first glance. Some people would have seen an open field with trash strewn all over and thought Rae Johnson was crazy.

But eight years after she helped found the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen, she was convinced it would be the site of a national monument to permanently honored those fallen workers.


Long Island IBEW Members Power New Navy SEAL Museum

When members of Long Island, N.Y., Local 25 learned of a museum being built to honor a local Navy SEAL hero, they were all in.