IBEW Local Unions Announce New Apprenticeship Initiative for Battery and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

IBEW Local Unions Announce New Apprenticeship Initiative for Battery and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

June 24, 2024 [San Francisco, CA] Local Unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the world’s largest union of workers in the electrical industry, today announced the creation of the Clean Transportation and Advanced Manufacturing Electrical Training Trust. This new apprenticeship training initiative draws on IBEW’s 133 years of electrical experience to prepare…

AB 2451: A crucial step toward closing wage theft loophole

AB 2451: A crucial step toward closing wage theft loophole

This article by David Sikorski originally appeared in Capitol Weekly: OPINION – California is poised to reap the benefits of historic infrastructure investments recently authorized in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento. Billions of dollars will soon be put to work restoring highways, repairing bridges, modernizing airports, bolstering our climate resiliency, and creating thousands of good-paying jobs…

IBEW Charging Forward in Its Mission to Lead a Green Energy Future 

IBEW Charging Forward in Its Mission to Lead a Green Energy Future 

A Conversation with IBEW IR Micah Mitrosky on Preserving the Planet and Creating New Union Jobs  A stubborn myth persists that environmental responsibility and job creation are somehow a zero-sum game – that you cannot achieve one while fostering the other – despite a wealth of data that convincingly proves the opposite.  Micah Mitrosky is…

Fighting to Keep IBEW Electricians on the Cutting Edge

Fighting to Keep IBEW Electricians on the Cutting Edge

A Conversation with Bernie Kotlier, head of Sustainable Energy Solutions for the California Statewide Labor Management Cooperation Committee. It’s Bernie Kotlier’s job to keep an eye today on the jobs of tomorrow. As the Executive Director for Sustainable Energy Solutions for the joint Labor Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC), he not only bridges the gap between…

Electrifying the Future: A Conversation with Dave Reaves, International Vice President of IBEW Ninth District

Electrifying the Future: A Conversation with Dave Reaves, International Vice President of IBEW Ninth District

“Leading the Ninth District of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is truly thrilling at this juncture. With our remarkable surge in membership, strong job market, and substantial federal investments for infrastructure and emerging electrical innovations, I project a significant increase in IBEW membership and career opportunities,” said Dave Reaves, the newly appointed International…

IBEW Supports Biden-Harris Administration’s Rule Strengthening Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages

IBEW Supports Biden-Harris Administration’s Rule Strengthening Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages

IBEW International President Kenneth W. Cooper issued the following statement commending theDepartment of Labor’s final rule to update Davis-Bacon prevailing wage regulations: “The Biden-Harris administration’s announcement updating Davis-Bacon is a victory forconstruction workers across the country. The rule, announced yesterday by Vice President KamalaHarris and Acting Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su, modernizes and strengthens…

State Union Electrical Association Endorses Adam Schiff for Senate

State Union Electrical Association Endorses Adam Schiff for Senate

Sacramento, April 17, 2023 – At its April Legislative Conference in Sacramento, the CaliforniaState Association of Electrical Workers (CSAEW), voted overwhelmingly to endorse CaliforniaRep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in his bid to become the state’s next senator. CSAEW represents83,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members from 27 differentLocals across California. “Adam Schiff has been a…