Mobilizing IBEW Members: Election 2004
The exercise of our democratic rights to vote and participate in the political process is always important. For working families in 2004, however, the stakes are even higher.
Building Trades to DOL: Reform Shoddy Apprentice Programs
The 15 unions of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, are challenging the Department of Labor to establish graduation requirements by craft for construction apprenticeship programs....April 30, 2004.
Bush Admin Turns Down Petition on Workers Rights Violations
On April 28, 2004 the Bush administration rejected the AFL-CIOs petition, filed with the U.S. Trade Representative in March, calling for trade sanctions against China for that nations widespread violation of worker rights....April 30, 2004.
President Hill Addresses City Club of Cleveland. Online webcast of event is available. International President Ed Hill addressed the Friday Forum of the City Club of Cleveland, the oldest continuous free speech forum in the United States, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion....April 23, 2004.
IBEW, Unions Fight New Defense Rules
Imagine if the U.S. Department of Defense, the government agency that administers the military, eliminated veterans preference in its employment system....April 16, 2004.
U.S. Majority Disapproves of Government's Trade Approach
A poll released by the University of Marylands Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) shows that Americans are critical of the U.S. governments trade policy....April 13, 2004.
Railroad Labor: Bill No Relief For Asbestos Victims
The Senate will take up next week an asbestos bill that labor unions argue is weighted in favor of corporations and insurers instead of victims suffering from diseases caused by the deadly material....April 13, 2004.
Members Reject Rail Freight Agreement
In mail balloting that was completed on April 5, 2004, members of IBEW railroad locals rejected the tentative collective bargaining agreement with the freight rail carriers....April 12, 2004.
IBEW Members Join "SHOW US THE JOBS" Tour
Jeff Deckard, an unemployed member of IBEW Local 683 in Columbus, Ohio, traveled to Kentucky for his last job. Boyce Christensen, Vice President of Local 354 in Salt Lake City, Utah has only had twelve months of work since 2002....April 7, 2004.
Study: ABC Apprentice Programs Graduate Few, Overlook Minorities
A Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFL-CIO, study has prompted two lawmakers to call for a formal investigation into construction apprenticeship programs run by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)....April 6, 2004.
Press Release: U.S. - Canadian Power Systems Outage Task Force ...April 5, 2004.
IBEW Construction Conf. Focuses on Excellence, Political Action
The 2004 Construction and Maintenance Conference, the IBEWs largest annual meeting, opened in Washington March 26 with a roster of lively and motivating speakers....April 4, 2004.