The Code is Turning an Up-and-Down Relationship Around at This Southern Maryland Co-Op


Waldorf, Md., Local 1718's relationship with the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has had its ups and downs over the years, not dissimilar to many local utility unions. But Business Manager Rick Mattingly and others noticed the local's 270 members at SMECO were consistently getting hit hard by disciplinary issues.


Whitmer Reinstates Michigan's Prevailing Wage Amid Nonunion Outcry


Thanks to a new order from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, prevailing wage has been reinstated on certain state-funded construction projects, a move that largely undoes a Republican-led repeal of the wage standard in 2018.


Bienvenidos, Hermanos: Puerto Rican Utility Workers Choose the IBEW


The 650 members of an independent union representing Puerto Rico's utility workers merged with Orlando, Fla., Local 222 in June, giving the IBEW a permanent presence on the island for the first time in decades.


No New NAFTAs: Blinken Pledges Pro-Worker Approach to Trade, Foreign Policy


At an unprecedented roundtable with union leaders stung by NAFTA and other trade deals the past three decades, Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged that new trade pacts and related foreign policy will help, not harm, American workers.


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.


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.