International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers News
Bernie Sanders Stands With Verizon Workers on Strike
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who are on strike in New York City after the communications company and unions representing the workers failed to reach a labor agreement. “Brothers and sisters, thank you for your courage in standing up for
Detroit Teachers Stage Massive Sick-Out to Protest School Conditions
Dozens of Detroit schools closed today as teachers protest the district's overcrowded schools and rundown facilities.
'Cowards' Billboard Lights Up Boston Skyline in Wake of Blasts
Less than 10 miles from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and more than 170 injured in dual blasts on Monday, lies a billboard with a one-word message: “Cowards.” The billboard, located off the I-93 expressway that crosses the...
Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities
In reversing President Obama's position on accepting corporate sponsors for this weekend's official inaugural festivities, the official inaugural committee has permitted a number of companies with interests pending before the federal government to donate. They include such familiar blue chip names
Belmont's a Go for Triple Crown as Strike Is Scratched
A tentative agreement has been reached between union workers and the New York Racing Association, ending a two year labor dispute that could have disrupted I’ll Have Another’s quest for the Triple Crown on Saturday. “I don’t know the details of it. I just know...
Triple Crown Try For I'll Have Another Threatened By Belmont Labor Dispute
A labor dispute threatens to scratch I'll Have Another's triple crown try at the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday. Workers for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 have been authorized to go on strike at any time after they were unable to reach an agreement with the New
The Presidential Planner: Obama Meets With Jobs Council
President Obama will spend today pitching his $447 billion jobs bill and hearing recommendations from his jobs council on how to spur the economy and create jobs. At a meeting this afternoon in Pittsburgh, the president’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council will present five “targeted proposals...
Verizon Workers Decide to End Strike, Even Without New Contract
The 45,000 Verizon wireline workers will end their strike and return to work beginning Monday night, even though no new contract has been reached, the company announced today. According to a statement from the company, the Verizon and the unions have made headway in negotiating a number of local
Verizon Strike 2011: A Sign of the Times as Americans Go Wireless
Twenty-Seven Percent of Americans No Longer Have Landline Phones; Strike Does Not Involve Cellular Service Workers
45,000 Verizon Union Workers Strike in Contract Dispute
From Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of Verizon Communications workers went on strike early today, after unions for phone repair technicians, customer service representatives and cable installers failed to agree on a new contract with the telecommunications company. The