IBEW, Entergy ‘Sticking’ with Code of Excellence


A simple sticker on the side of a work truck could be easily overlooked, but for IBEW members at Entergy Arkansas, that bit of plastic represents something more: a sign of growing pride on the job and an improved relationship with management; a symbol of the values embodied in the IBEW’s Code of Excellence .


Union Plus Scholarships Awarded to 11 IBEW Family Members


A commitment to the values of the IBEW and organized labor, as well as academic achievement, personal character and financial need each were all factors in determining this year’s IBEW recipients of the Union Plus scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.


Washington, Tennessee Harden Penalties for Assaults on Utility Workers


Rick Luiten didn’t have to rely on abstract statistics or second-hand anecdotes when he testified in favor of Washington state’s new law imposing tougher penalties on people who assault utility workers.


New Senate Energy Bill Supports Union Jobs, Priorities


An IBEW-backed bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would ensure that the country’s growing number of clean energy construction jobs will be filled by unionized electrical workers and by highly trained brothers and sisters in other union trades.


In Boise, New Telecom Unit Sees Membership Rise in Right-to-Work’s Shadow


About 3,000 employees at DirecTV facilities across 13 states voted for IBEW representation and approved contracts in 2016, a major organizing win for a telecommunications industry that has weathered remarkable change over the last decade.


IBEW Effort Helps Move ‘Butch Lewis’ Closer to Passage


Intensive lobbying by activists from the IBEW and other labor unions paid off on July 24 when a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pension Act by a vote of 264 to 169.


Crisis in a Bottle: Opioids and the Construction Industry


Opioid deaths in the U.S. and Canada are at epidemic levels, ravaging communities across regional, ethnic and socioeconomic divides. But no industry suffers higher rates of addiction and death than one of our own: construction.


‘It Was Magic How Nine Electricians Meshed So Well’


Five thousand miles from the building codes and safety rules of Ontario, Canada, the team of IBEW electricians had never seen anything quite like the dormitories for older students from a Guatemalan children’s home.


2019 LAMPAC Awards Ceremony

This year, National LAMPAC honored two congressional leaders Reps. Doug LaMalfa of California and Kurt Schrader of Oregon for their bipartisan leadership passing the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, which improves the safety and reliability of the energy grid on federal lands.