Department Sues Enron for Worker Pensions
Nearly two years after Enron collapsed upon itself, the
U.S. Labor Department is finally seeking to recover pension funds
for workers misled by the now-bankrupt energy trader....June 30, 2003.
House Committee Advances
On Wednesday, a key House of Representatives panel endorsed
a plan to provide Amtrak $2 billion a year for the next three
years, a framework for developing high-speed rail lines and additional
labor protections. ...June 30, 2003.
DOL Targets Overtime
Paychecks of more than 8 million workers in the United
States may be at risk by summers end if the Department of Labor
imposes new rules on how employers may compensate those who tally
more than a 40-hour work week....June 26, 2003.
Group Aims for More
Women in Construction
Although workers in construction make more money than
those in traditional female occupations, women still hold less
than 3 percent of jobs in the trades....June 25, 2003.
IBEW Joins The Battle
Each Fathers Day weekend the Dollars Against Diabetes
campaign is sponsored by the AFL-CIOs Building and Construction
Trades Department....June 25, 2003.
IBEW Wins Historic
On June 18, 2003, for the first time in its history,
a unit of Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) voted for representation
by an international union....June 20, 2003.
AT&T Contract Extension
The IBEW/CWA bargaining team reached a tentative agreement
with AT&T early in the morning of June 19, 2003, on a contract
extension/wage re-opener....June 20, 2003.
IBEW and Verizon
Launch Contract Talks
IBEW negotiations with Verizon kicked off yesterday with
a rally supporting union efforts for a fair contract attended
by six members of Congress in downtown Boston....June 18, 2003.
IBEW's Case Against Color
TV Dumping Moves Forward
The International Trade Commission on June 16, 2003,
agreed with the IBEW and other parties that there was a reasonable
indication that the domestic color television market has been
damaged by the illegal dumping of sets from the People's Republic
of China and Malaysia. The case now goes to the U.S. Department
of Commerce for investigation. To see the full press release, click
here....June 17, 2003.
IBEW Nuclear Plant
More than 200 members of Local 1289 in Lakewood, New
Jersey struck their employer at the at Oyster Creek nuclear power
plant on May 22 after months of ineffective negotiations....June 11, 2003.
Labor Prevails to
Defeat Comp Time Legislation
Late in the day before a vote was to be held on a sweeping
overhaul of rules that would have taken billions of dollars out
of the paychecks of American who work overtime, the leadership
of the House of Representatives yanked it from the schedule....June 11, 2003.
Face Loss of Protections
Approximately 10,000 IBEW members are among the 750,000
U.S. Department of Defense civilian workers who could be affected
if proposed legislation removing civil service protections and
collective bargaining rights passes Congress....June 5, 2003.
Avaya Reach Tentative Agreement ...June 3, 2003.