Ontario Local Begins Innovative Apprenticeship

 

For more than a century, the IBEW has been successful by adapting to changes in the electrical industry. Thunder Bay, Ontario, Local 402 Business Manager Glen Drewes is confident his local union has found an innovative way to build on that history.

 

Tennessee Electrician Invents an Equipment-Saving Lubricant

 

Steven Hood has worked for nearly a quarter of a century as an industrial electrician, so he’s seen his share of co-workers on jobs getting frustrated when friction would cause their drill bits and saw blades to stop cutting, seize up or snap.

 

Indiana Local, Signatory Contractor Partner with NAACP to Expand Solar Training Program

 

Evansville, Ind., Local 16 is helping to train the next generation of members through and innovative partnership with one of its contractors and the local chapter of the NAACP.

 

IBEW Members Restore Historic Bells at California High School

 

The bells at Salinas High School had been silent for 30 years, but with the help of a few Castroville, Calif., Local 234 members, the chimes are now back up and ringing.

 

Study: Unions Increase Political Power for Poor and Working People

 

It's generally assumed that politicians are more responsive to their well-heeled and wealthy constituents than they are to the poor and working class. But a new study shows how unions can shift that balance.

 

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.