International President Lonnie Stephenson Retires, Cooper Appointed to Fill Term


After seven years as International President of the IBEW, Lonnie R. Stephenson is retiring.

Boston Local Donates Van to Technical School


Students at Boston's Madison Park Vocational Technical High School can now practice their electrical skills in the community with a new van and supplies, thanks to Local 103 and the area chapter of the National Electrical Contractors' Association.

Idaho Strengthens Penalties for Assaulting Utility Workers


Idaho utility workers have been assaulted, threatened and shot at, and that's not everything. Now, they have a new law to protect them, and it's thanks in part to powerful IBEW testimony and a willingness to find common ground with a Republican-dominated Legislature that took the time to listen to unions.

Minnesota Member Wins Advocacy Award


St. Paul, Minn., Local 110 member Robin Chuhel has been advocating for women in the trades for her entire career. This year, she finally was recognized for it.

Railroad Branch Members Approve Tentative, Multi-Union Agreement with Freight Carriers


On Sept. 28, the IBEW’s Railroad Branch freight members voted to ratify a historic tentative collective bargaining agreement with the nation’s largest freight rail carriers, reaching an important milestone in a lengthy and contentious process that, toward the end of it, saw President Joe Biden taking a personal interest in moving the bargaining parties closer to a deal.

From 'Third World' to First Class:The New LaGuardia


The new LaGuardia Airport in Queens, N.Y., is one of the most complicated construction projects in American history and it is being completed two years ahead of schedule and 100% union built.