Biden Celebrates Infrastructure and the IBEW in Historic Convention Speech

President Joe Biden electrified the convention floor Wednesday afternoon, drawing thunderous cheers for infrastructure projects that will employ IBEW members far into the future, championing unions like none of his predecessors, fighting to cut taxes for working families and make billionaires pay their fair share, among other historic progress and plans for a better, more just America.

Building Trades President Sean McGarvey: Unions Must Share the Good News

While many are forecasting economic and political headwinds, North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey took an opportunity to celebrate.

May 12, 2022

Find out everything you need to know for Day 4 of the convention, Thursday, May 12.

Illinois House Speaker Fires Up Crowd

Illinois Speaker of the House of Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch delivered a rousing speech that fired up the crowd on Wednesday morning.

IBEW-Led Helmets to Hardhats Creates Opportunities for Veterans in Trades

Martin Helms, a 16-year inside journeyman wireman from Akron, Ohio, Local 306 addressed delegates and guests on Wednesday on the importance of opening the doors of the building trades to veterans. A active-duty U.S. National Guardsman himself, last October Helms earned the distinction of being the first IBEW member to become the executive director of the Helmets to Hardhats program.

Debate on Convention Resolutions Continues

Convention delegates’ consideration of resolutions continued Wednesday, with the assembly acting on measures calling for opening access to the trades for veterans and backing existing business development initiatives. Delegates also voted to support pro-union White House policies, including support for the Biden Administration’s update to Davis-Bacon rules, and to support additional training for new union officers and election judges.

Industry Leader Thanks IBEW, Touts Nuclear As Best Tool to Battle Climate Change

Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Maria Korsnick told the convention Wednesday morning that enthusiasm for nuclear energy as a carbon-free solution to the climate change crisis continues to rise – and that is very good news for IBEW members.

‘Simple, Profound, True’: Manufacturing Employer Hails IBEW Code of Excellence

A human resources manager may seem an unlikely guest on a union stage, but Garan Chivinski of Ingeteam USA got a warm reception Wednesday as he touted his company’s Code of Excellence pact with Milwaukee Local 2150.