Local 1 Volunteers Changing Lives One Home at a Time

 

IBEW electricians light up skyscrapers, stadiums and other mega-projects, but sometimes the most fulfilling job is as simple as rewiring a broken socket or brightening a dark room in an aging home Just ask any of the hundreds St. Louis Local 1 members who’ve volunteered over the years for their community’s annual Rebuilding Together project.

Free Course in B.C. Provides a Low-Barrier Introduction to the Electrical Trade

 

As job opportunities in the electrical and other building trades continue to expand throughout Canada, fears of a possible skilled-worker shortage continue to grow along with them. In British Columbia, for example, some estimates say that nearly 64,000 new tradespeople — including thousands of electrical workers — will be needed over the next 10 years.

The Data is in: A Majority of Workers Support Unionization

 

According to a new study, and others to back it up, most workers support having a union in their workplace.

IBEW-Backed EV Training Picked for National Charging Network

 

The task of building a national network of electric vehicle charging stations could soon fall primarily to IBEW members, thanks to a June 9 announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that recommends the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program as the preferred national certification standard for training the workers who will install $5 billion of EV charging equipment.

Colorado Apprentice Has a Unique Side-Gig: Modeling

 

When Pueblo, Colo., Local 12 member Tyshawn Nicholas posted some birthday photos to his Instagram account earlier this year, he had no idea it would lead him to a modeling gig at Denver's Fashion Week, but his post caught the right eyes and earned him an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

Ontario Local Partners With Area First Nations on Pre-Apprenticeship Program

 

In an effort to increase Indigenous youth membership, London, Ontario, Local 120 recently launched a pre-apprenticeship program in partnership with area First Nations groups.

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.