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.