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Innovation @Work: Rattle-Proof

In the latest article from the AFL-CIO's @Work site, we take a look at how the Electrical Workers (IBEW) are trying to make San Francisco more earthquake-proof:

Eighty percent of San Francisco was leveled by a major earthquake in 1906. The magnitude 6.9 earthquake in 1989, caught on live television as the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants prepared for the third game of the World Series, severely damaged the city and its people again, caused an estimated $6 billion in property damage, killed 63 and injured thousands.

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This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.

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What Happens When You Build a State-of-the-Art Training Center? The City Names Part of the Highway After You

George Bove poses with the new IBEW highway sign.

Knoxville, Tenn., is pretty proud of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Electrician Training Academy. So proud, in fact, it renamed 2 miles of Interstate 75 after the union training facility. 

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Sutter Nurses, Sports Broadcasters and More Join AFL-CIO Unions


Nurses at Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus in San Francisco officially had their voices heard—and recognized—when the National Labor Relations Board certified their December vote to join California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).

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IBEW Father and Daughter’s Long Journey to Sochi Short Track

Photo from U.S. Speedskating

UPDATE: Scott finished second in her 1,000-meter heat Tuesday morning in Sochi and qualified to advance to Fridays quarterfinals. On Saturday, Scott made it to the finals in the 1,500 meters, when another skater crashed and wiped out Scott who was able to get back in the race, but finished in fifth place. She failed to qualify for the 500 meters last week.

Springfield, Mo., Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 453 member Craig Scott is in Sochi, Russia, this week watching his daughter Emily compete for Olympic gold in several short track speed skating events.  But it wasn’t an easy journey for father or daughter.

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IBEW Member Hits the Ice in Sochi

IBEW Member Hits the Ice in Sochi

This is a cross-post from the Electrical Workers (IBEW).

Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.

And halfway across the world in central Massachusetts, her brothers and sisters from IBEW Local 96 in Worcester are tuning in to root her on.

When not in skates, Pashkevitch, known as Kat, works as a journeyman electrician. Born in Moscow, she moved to Massachusetts in 1994 after visiting the area during a North American tour with the Russian team. 

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No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

Photo via NFLPA

Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

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Innovation @Work: An Open and Shut Case

Photo by Joe Kekeris/AFL-CIO

In early December, Eric Gulan strode across a drop cloth on the carpeted office floor of AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler, overlooking Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C.

He and three of his fellow union glaziers hammered out caulking to remove the room’s old windows—original quarter-inch panes from the building’s 1953 construction. Another three glaziers drilled through the solid steel of the window frames to prepare for the installation of new aluminum frames and a set of energy-efficient double-paned windows.

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Sunoptics Workers Choose IBEW

Sunoptics workers and IBEW organizers celebrate the election victory. Photo by Eileen Purcell

In a classic union representation election that pitted anti-union managers and consultants against an energetic organizing team, workers at Sacramento-based Sunoptics chose to be represented by Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245.

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Best in Show: Pick Winners in IBEW Photo Contest

Photo from the IBEW image contest.

The 15 finalists in the Electrical Workers (IBEW) annual photo contest have been selected, and you can choose who takes home the top honors. The photos, shot by IBEW members, showcased an array of stunning images—displaying that talent extends far beyond the tool belt.

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