Call for Action: Help Protect IBEW Apprenticeships

 

The House of Representatives voted 419-6 to repeal punitive taxes on many union health plans, a major win for union workers and a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington.

 

With Election Approaching, New Contract Secures Gains for Federal Workers

 

With the federal election on the horizon, Ottawa, Ontario, Local 2228 reached tentative agreement with the Treasury Board for a new four-year contract that will guarantee an 8% increase in salary for the more than 1,000 members covered.

 

IBEW, Unions Rally to Keep Pension Promises

 

Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth W. Cooper joined hundreds of labor activists representing the IBEW and other unions Wednesday to rally on Capitol Hill encouraging Congress to pass a bill aimed at rescuing troubled multiemployer pension plans.

 

Thanks to North America’s Lineworkers

 

On July 10, we celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. Now, there’s a renewed effort to make it official in the U.S. Congress.

 

Hitting the Legislative Jackpot: Nevada Unions Reap Rewards of Hard-Won Election Victories

 

Led by IBEW members, Nevada’s building trades unions hit a triple in the Legislature this spring, restoring prevailing wage and project labor agreement laws killed by the business lobby in 2015, and ensuring that apprentices from accredited programs fill a percentage of jobs at public construction sites.

 

Temps Heat up With No Federal Safety Standard

 

As summer temperatures soar to scorching heights, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is here with recommendations and tips to stay safe on the job, even a smartphone app, but no federal standard as to what “safe” actually means.

 

IBEW: Racing for the Next Generation

It's one of Canada's biggest motorcycle races. And the IBEW is showing it's support to help recruit the next generation of electrical workers.