CCO Secures Major Funding Grant to Strengthen NCS Training

 

Modern buildings increasingly need to be “smart” to meet customer demands, packed with building automation and power-over-ethernet systems alongside voice and data networks. This requirement has created a critical need for qualified union network cabling specialists to handle these installations.

 

Wisconsin Sisters Come Together to Build Solidarity

 

All across Wisconsin, IBEW women are coming together in important ways, from recruitment and retention to leadership and visibility, and ultimately making the IBEW stronger for it.

 

Apprentice’s Gratitude Earns Pentagon Award for West Virginia Local

 

Thanks to an unexpected nomination by one of its apprentices, Charleston, W. Va., Local 466 recently was honored by the Defense Department for its strong support of its military-serving members.

 

New England Locals Get New Contract with Consolidated Communications

 

Three New England locals managed to avoid a strike and ratify a new contract with Consolidated Communications.

 

Ohio Local Lights Up Baseball's Historic Handshake

 

The "handshake for the century" has a new statue in Youngstown, Ohio, and Local 64 members helped make it happen.

 

Missouri Local Graduates First Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer

 

Amanda Pratt recently became Kansas City, Mo., Local 53's first woman journeyman tree trimmer, but she won't be the last. Nor is she done taking on more roles.

 

IBEW Members in Illinois Helped Save Nuclear Jobs, Again

 

On Sept. 15, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, the culmination of nearly three years of intensive effort by members of the IBEW and other organizations to save hundreds of nuclear power plant jobs in the Land of Lincoln.

 

What Happened in Texas? The Texas Power Crisis of 2021, and What Comes Next

 

Experts are now saying that Texas could be in for a long summer because the state's power grid isn't ready to deal with the heat. Here's what went wrong last winter and what needs to be done to prevent another energy catastrophe.