Following Deadly Tornados, Kentucky Local Gets Special Help from Ohio, West Virginia Neighbors

 

Just two weeks before Christmas, two deadly tornados tore across the heart of the U.S. Among the hardest hit areas were the 14 western Kentucky counties covered by Paducah, Ky., Local 816.

 

IBEW Upgrades to Ontario War Memorial Were Professional and Personal

 

For nearly a century, a statue representing a World War I Canadian Army soldier — affectionately known as “Tommy” — has famously stood at attention and largely undisturbed in Sarnia, Ontario’s Veterans Park. But after someone vandalized the statue last year, IBEW members from this city on Lake Huron’s southern shore took charge of the effort to protect the beloved sculpture from future damage.

 

Stronger Together: Washington Utility, Workers Embrace Code of Excellence

 

The Grant County PUD in Washington state already had a reputation as a good workplace when Local 77 and management began exploring a Code of Excellence program to make it even better. After pandemic delays, they rolled out their signed agreement last fall with shared enthusiasm.

 

‘A Sense of Purpose’ Work, Brotherhood, and Resolve Give Injured Lineman a Fresh Start

 

After a disabling injury in 2018 put an end to John Pruitt’s young career scaling poles and towers as a journeyman lineman, an IBEW brother helped him get back on his feet. Today, Pruitt helps protect others as a utility safety specialist.

 

Organizing the Work: PLAs Create Jobs, Job Security for Northern California Local

 

Members of Martinez, Calif., Local 302 are getting ready to tackle one of the biggest mixed-use development projects in the local’s history. The upcoming transformation of the massive Naval Weapons Station Concord is expected to translate into career-spanning work for scores of current and future IBEW electricians across northern California.

 

Delta Star: IBEW Manufacturing in the Industrial South

 

Delta Star manufacturing and #IBEW Local 2173 are shattering antiunion stereotypes every day. Check out this union success story right in the heart of the right-to-work South.