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August 2004

Members Die in Hurricane Charley Aid
Two IBEW members who had spent days repairing downed electrical lines in the wake of Hurricane Charley died as they were making their way home...August 31, 2004.

IBEW Joins Industry Groups, OSHA For Safety Partnership
Safety on the job has been a priority for IBEW members since the brotherhood was formed more than 100 years ago. Back in 1891, one of two line workers died on the job....August 26, 2004.

Overtime Pay Take-Away Stiffs Millions on Wages
ore than 100 million Americans were entitled to time and a half pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act until now, when new rules take effect. ...August 25, 2004.

Press Release: IBEW President Edwin D. Hill on the Kerry-Edwards Plan for Clean Coal ...August 19, 2004.

Press Release: President Hill on the 1 Year Aniv. of the Northeast Blackout ...August 17, 2004.

On Blackout Anniversary, Playing Politics with Reliability
A year after the largest blackout in American history, there is wide-ranging support for mandatory reliability rules governing the electric grid but the legislation is being held hostage by Republicans who control the House agenda....August 17, 2004.

IBEW Protests At Minnesota Nuclear Plant
With their contract negotiations stalled and a cost-cutting frenzy threatening their safety, members of IBEW Local 949 at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant in Red Wing, Minnesota, set up an informational picket line in late July....August 9, 2004.

AMTRAK Board Cut Amidst Dispute Over Funding
Disputes over Amtraks budget have become as regular as the seasons....August 9, 2004.

Wal-Mart: Delivering Value, Shirking Social Responsibility
A new study finds that Wal-Marts prices are no bargain for states forced to provide its low-paid workers with health care and public assistance....August 5, 2004.

IBEW Local Union 21 Members Ratify SBC Contract
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 21 announced today that its members have ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with SBC Communications, approving the contract with an 81% percent "yes" vote....August 2, 2004.
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