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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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Robert Reich, María Elena Durazo Headline IBEW 1245 Leadership Seminar

Robert Reich, María Elena Durazo Headline IBEW 1245 Leadership Seminar

At a leadership seminar this week with 56 Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 activists and Los Angeles labor leader María Elena Durazo, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich declared that the U.S. economy is “rigged” in favor of the rich.

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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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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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Workers Win Voice with AFL-CIO Unions

Workers Win Voice with AFL-CIO Unions

Emergency medical workers, massage therapists, bus mechanics and home health care workers are among the latest workers to choose a voice on the job with AFL-CIO unions. 

In California and Arizona, some 240 emergency medical services professionals voted recently to join United EMS Workers-AFSCME.

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Adopt-a-Park Keeps Virginia Trail Open for All

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) Adopt-a-Park initiative is ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts with mobility issues will be able take full advantage of a dedicated trail at Virginia’s York River State Park near Williamsburg.  

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Anchoring Effect: Union Members Key in Grand Canyon Tightrope Walk

Let’s say you want to walk on a tightrope across the Grand Canyon without a tether or a net—in whose hands would you put your life? If you are Nik Wallenda, a Guinness Book of World Records-holder seven times over for acrobatic feats—including walking across Niagara Falls on a similar tightrope—you turn to union members.

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IBEW Apprentices Rescue Seniors from Pittsburgh Nursing Home Blaze

IBEW photo

Pittsburgh Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 members are being credited with saving dozens of local senior citizens from a fire that tore through a nursing home June 25. Community College of Allegheny County instructor Tammy Miller was teaching a class of 24 IBEW members when some of the students spotted trouble at the senior living facility next door. Miller says:

We were on break and some of students were standing outside when they noticed smoke coming from the neighboring building. I then said, ‘Oh my God, that’s a nursing home,’ and they made off like a swarm of bees for the building.

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