Organizing success at Atlanta Gas Light

On the heels of last year’s victory with Baltimore Gas and Electric, we headed south. Hoping to maximize our partnerships and use all of our technology to its fullest potential, we set out to organize the employees at Atlanta Gas Light. See how we’re using apps and people to keep our momentum going.

IBEW Members on Pension Plan


Ed Hill, IBEW President Emeritus, 1937-2018


IBEW Help Rebuilds Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone but it's devastation remains. Here's how our Houston IBEW brothers and sisters are helping out their neighbors in need during these tough times.

IBEW Helps Gateway Arch Makeover

It's one of America's most iconic monuments. Now it's getting a makeover thanks to the IBEW.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don't See

The AFL-CIO is delighted to host Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint water crisis whistleblower, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, TEDMED speaker and “pediatrician turned detective,” as she releases her new book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Flint was once the embodiment of the American Dream. The birthplace of General Motors Co. A city of possibilities. A hotbed of union activism. But then came disinvestment, unemployment, privatization, racism, poverty, violence, the decline of unions, crumbling schools and, ultimately, poisoned water. With its citizens at risk of lead poisoning and worse, Flint needed a hero. And the city found it in a courageous pediatrician from a UAW family who spoke truth to power and saved countless lives in the process. Follow the AFL-CIO: https://www.youtube.com/aflcio

IBEW Members in Office

The IBEW doesn't just need more allies in elected office. We need more IBEW members in elected office. Elected IBEW brothers and sisters - from the local waterboard to Congress - explain why they ran for office and how it can make a big change in the lives of working families.

St Louis: IBEW Local 4 Code of Excellence

Members of IBEW Local 4 in St. Louis, who represent broadcasting professionals throughout the region, explain how the Code of Excellence is making their jobs and local better.

Success Story - Modesto / Sacramento Organizing

They say it will be the Grand Central Station of the West. The TransBay Transit Center will connect eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transportation systems. Meet some of the IBEW members behind this ambitious project.

Job Fair South Bend RADIO May 2018.mp4


West Jordan, UT - Job Fair - May 11th


The IBEW and Milwaukee Tool partner to help Puerto Rico

The IBEW and Milwaukee Tool are teaming up to help Puerto Rican electrical workers get the tools they need to bring their home back from the brink

Organizing success at Baltimore Gas & Electric - Part 3

The final installment of the organizing success at Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Rising! Winning! Join A Union! | Organizing | AFL-CIO Video

Something's happening in America. We are rising! When we stand together, we have the power. Join a union! Follow the AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org http://facebook.com/aflcio http://twitter.com/aflcio https://www.youtube.com/aflcio

2018 IBEW Women's Conference

Women members of IBEW came together in St.Paul, Minnesota earlier this year to share stories, learn skills and get inspired as they work to grow the labor movement and the power of working women.

Rep. Donald Norcross: "That's Our Pension. We Earned it."

Rep. Donald Norcross speaks with IBEW members on Capitol Hill fighting to protect our hard-earned pensions.
The Memphis sanitation workers’ strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Fifty years after his assassination, hear the untold story about Bonnie Blair and her 33 letters. Photographs provided by the Memphis Public Library, The University of Memphis, Richard Copley and Getty Images. Subscribe to the AFL-CIO: https://www.youtube.com/aflcio

IBEW builds historic Seattle tunnel

Despite an onslaught of attacks on the freedom to organize, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, working people are joining together on a scale we haven’t seen in years. From teachers marching for raises to young workers signing union cards, a wave of collective action is sweeping across the country and securing a better economic deal for working families. This panel of workers and organizers will discuss recent organizing victories as well as ongoing campaigns, sharing on-the-ground insights about what’s working and what comes next. Follow the AFL-CIO: www.youtube.com/aflcio

IBEW/AEP National Ad

Tefere Gebre is the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, and in 2013 became the first immigrant, political refugee, black man and local labor council leader elected as a national officer of the AFL-CIO. This is part of his story. Follow the AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org http://facebook.com/aflcio http://twitter.com/aflcio https://www.youtube.com/aflcio
Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5a99m-ab550e Julie and Tim talk to the co-chairs of the House Blue Collar Caucus. Boyle and Veasey both come from union families and formed the caucus in the aftermath of the 2016 election to better connect with blue collar workers. They say the path to a stronger America runs through the labor movement and any plan to rebuild our economy must include the working people who make it go.

Job Fair Local 379 VIDEO 2018.mp4

Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c29t2-a3ca1c With the government shutdown in its third week, Julie and Tim talk to J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees. Cox says his members are being held hostage by extremist politics and is calling on all working people to demand that Congress and the White House reopen the government and put federal employees back to work.
Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x9a4i-a63686 Julie and Tim talk to Kooper Caraway, the dynamic 28-year old president of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO. Caraway offers his ideas for how the labor movement can reach young people, recalls his own history with activism and informs Tim that millennials don't use the word "cool."

How the IBEW is Building A Green Power Future

California's increasing reliance on solar energy means utilities need to find new ways to store excess power. That's why advanced battery storage facilities are so important to our energy future. And members of the IBEW are leading the way.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler speaks the truth about the Republican tax bill that will benefit the wealthy and hurt working Americans. Call 844-899-9913 and tell Congress to vote NO on this tax bill. Follow the AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org http://facebook.com/aflcio http://twitter.com/aflcio https://www.youtube.com/aflcio

Tell Your Senator: Hands off Our Pensions

Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on retiree pension benefits and put catastrophic burdens on union retirement plans, according to documents released last month.Under cover of a “rescue” for a few endangered multiemployer pensions – primarily troubled Mineworkers and Teamsters plans – Senate Republicans are preparing to raise taxes on all retiree pension benefits by nearly 10% and raise expenses on healthy plans by 500%. The sweeping changes would almost guarantee reduction of benefits for millions of union retirees, IBEW members included.International President Lonnie R. Stephenson is calling on every IBEW member to immediately contact their senators, whatever their party, and demand they kill the plan before it’s even filed as legislation.
One person, one vote. That's how democracy works, right? Not if you live in a gerrymandered district. Here's what gerrymandering is and what we can do about it.