McGarvey (IUPAT), Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Building Trades
Restores Davis-Bacon To Katrina-Stricken Areas
Public pressure from union members, worker advocates
and lawmakers in both parties has forced President Bush to announce his intention
to rescind his September 8 suspension of the Davis-Bacon wage rules in parts
of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
California Turn Out the Lights on Utility Deregulation?
The state that became the poster child
for the ill effects of utility deregulation might reject the concept
once and for all at a special election on Nov. 8.
Responding to Heat
More U.S. consumers are fighting Wal-Mart's
plans to expand into their neighborhoods. The company's policies
on workers, the environment and global investment are under increased
Ballot Measure Antiunion; Limits Voice of Workers
Today, public employee union members
have the same collective voice in government affairs that is enjoyed
by those in other organizations.
Contact Nets Tennessee Organizing Victory
The plea for help arrived via e-mail
at the IBEW International Office in June 12: "I am a foreman
for Asplundh Tree in Rockwood, Tennessee, and we need your help.
Our rights are being trampled and our pay is too low. We have no
Tactics Defeated By Oregon Trimmers
When Jerry Casterline, an IBEW line
clearance tree trimmer working 200 miles away, heard
that workers at a nonunion contractor near his hometown
of Eugene, Oregon wanted a union, he offered to move
back home to help their organizing efforts.
Goes "Wall to Wall" at MA Electric Utility
Bob Ellston, operations division manager
of the municipal electric utility in North Attleborough,
Massachusetts, is the kind of employee newspapers write
about when they talk about the "changing face" of
unions in the U.S.
UnitedHealthcare Announces Open GA-23111 Enrollment
Enrollment is open to all eligible Plan F railroad retirees
regardless of their state of health.
IBEW Members Booted Off Project for Nonunion Labor
For a disaster-torn community, this job
looked like a gift from the heavens that had rained down death
and destruction two weeks before.
County: Wal-Mart Must Pay Share
The latest grassroots battle to require
low-paying big-box retail stores to provide employees health
care coverage is being waged in a populous Long Island county.
Local 21 Wins Five-Year Comcast Struggle
An epic five-year contract campaign
ended on September 25 in a union victory at Comcast in Merrillville,
Indiana when members of IBEW Local 21 overwhelmingly approved
a new agreement, slamming the door on the company's drive
to decertify the bargaining unit.