June 2023
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Also In This Issue 5 Things Locals Must Do
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Local 134 Reaches Out Attracting New Talent read_more

North of 49°
Organizing Plan Ignites Growth at Newfoundland and Labrador Local read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
Grâce à ses efforts de syndicalisation, le local de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador a connu un succès rapide read_more

The Meter $2.1 Trillion
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My IBEW Story Alex "Archie" Alcantara read_more

Grounded in HistoryOrganizing Canada:
The National Brotherhood Becomes International read_more




Change of Address


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Promises Made. Promises Kept.
Joe Biden's Winning Record
for Working Americans

Construction is booming. Jobs are soaring. Manufacturing is returning to American shores for the first time in a generation. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested to modernize the grid and employ electrical workers for decades to come. Labor laws have a new bite. Multi-employer pensions are safe.

For workers broadly and the IBEW specifically, it is a White House track record unlike any compiled in nearly a century.

IBEW leaders say President Joe Biden met every goal they set for him on behalf of the union's 775,000 members and retirees during his first two years, and they are confident he can achieve even more.

"We've had friends in the White House, but no one has ever had our backs like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," International President Kenneth W. Cooper said April 25 after the candidates announced their run for a second term.

"It's impossible to count the ways they have made workers' lives better. Imagine what they can do with another four years," he said. "The IBEW couldn't be prouder to endorse them for re-election in 2024."

As Biden stressed that afternoon to an audience of thousands of building trades unionists, the administration's work isn't done.

"I look at the world through the eyes of Scranton and Claymont, Delaware, where I grew up," Biden told the legislative conference of North America's Building Trades Unions. "Through the eyes of the working people I grew up with. Through the eyes of people like you who have been able to make it because you're union.

"We had to fight hard to get prevailing wage, Butch Lewis [pension security], Davis-Bacon project labor agreements," he said. "We had to fight like hell, and we made a lot of progress because of you. But there's more to do, so let's finish the job." read_more

  Local Lines & Retirees

Officers Column Cooper & Noble:
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TransitionsDavid Mullen read_more

PoliticsPrevailing Wage Laws Work, Multistate Study Finds;
'We Never Stopped Applying Pressure': Hard-Fought Success on Rail Sick Days read_more

CircuitsPanasonic Battery Plant Means Work for Busy Kansas City Local;
'Lead by Example': Oklahoma Members Help Feed Needy Kids read_more

Spotlight On SafetyHeat Safety in Focus as States Seek Emergency Federal Standards;
A Test That Could Save
Your Life read_more

In MemoriamApril 2023 read_more

Who We Are'Like the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the IBEW': After 58 Years, Hockey Tournament Remains a Beacon of Brotherhood read_more