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IBEW Apprenticeship: One of the Most Rewarding Decisions I Ever Made

Photo of Hannah Cooper.

Over the next few months, we'll be following the story of Hannah Cooper, an apprentice with Electrical Workers (IBEW). Check out her first entry below:

My entire life my mother has been a union electrician—a fact of life I never thought to question. It was where she spent her days while I was growing up, and it gave her the means to support our family. Although I understood and in my own way appreciated this fact, it never once occurred to me when considering potential career paths. I had this idea that I was going to make a career for myself in the arts and spend my time traveling the world as a dancer—maybe do some part-time modeling for supplemental income—acquire a bachelor's degree at a four-year university back East and maybe try to join a dance company. This was the plan anyways, from my early years of childhood up through the first half of my senior year of high school, when I realized I didn’t want to be a dancer anymore. I stopped showing up to my college auditions, completely throwing a wrench in the plan.

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Fairpoint Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement

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After a 17-week strike that began in October, unions representing workers at FairPoint Communications have reached a tentative agreement with the company to go back to work. Following six weeks of federally mediated negotiations, the two sides agreed on a deal that members of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) will vote on starting today. Member briefings will be held before the votes. If the deal is approved, workers will return to their jobs on Wednesday

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We're Lovin' It: IBEW Members Renovate New York Ronald McDonald House

We're Lovin' It: IBEW Members Renovate New York Ronald McDonald House

Just like workers are stronger together, so are families. Ronald McDonald Houses ensure children who receive treatment at a hospital far away from home can have their family close by without the burden of hotel expenses during a long hospital stay. 

A Ronald McDonald House in Albany, N.Y., was in need of repair, and Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 236 pitched in to renovate the facility. 

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

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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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