• Member Spotlight: Melissa Reyes (IBEW)

    Photo of Melissa Reyes, a member of IBEW Local 379 in Charlotte

    Our union is changing big-time, and that’s what motivates me. When I was in the apprenticeship program, I was the only woman in the program all four years. We’re intentionally working to become more diverse by opening up the doors for everybody because we are the future of the labor movement.

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  • Locked out ADT workers in Winston-Salem hold first picket

    On Saint Patrick’s Day, about a dozen community members and workers, who have been locked out of their jobs since February by ADT Security Alarm Company in Winston-Salem, NC, walked an information picket line for four hours at the busiest intersection in town to raise awareness of the company’s illegal behavior.

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  • ADT Locks Out NC Security Techs

    Employees – installation specialists and service technicians who provide home and business security service – voted for representation by the IBEW in 2013 and have been negotiating for a first contract ever since.

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  • ADT Locks Out Winston-Salem, N.C. Employees

    We’ve received troubling news from our IBEW affiliate in Winston-Salem, NC where, instead of bargaining in good faith on a first contract, ADT has left 19 workers locked out in the cold.

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  • CWA, IBEW reach deal with Verizon

    After 15 months of bargaining and one strike, CWA and IBEW have reached a tentative deal with Verizon that could finally, with membership approval, result in a new contract.

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  • Organize Sitel

    Some 600 call center workers, employees of the customer service provider Sitel in Asheville, got a big boost this week in their struggle to organize a union and bargain a contract for a better life.

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  • IBEW is organizing against the odds in NC

    In North Carolina, IBEW local organizer Keith Rivers finds personal satisfaction in helping his home-state electricians discover a better life for themselves and their families through union membership.

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  • Hundreds in rural N.C. win jobs, opportunity thanks to IBEW

    When the world’s largest social network picked Rutherford County, NC as the site of its newest data centers, Facebook turned to IBEW to get the job done right. Now workers are earning a living wage in a county with high unemployment, and IBEW is winning new members grateful for the union difference.

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  • Tell Verizon: Stop Attacking America’s Middle Class

    As of midnight August 7, more than 45,000 Verizon Communications Inc. workers from New England to Virginia—members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW)—went on strike to stop the company’s attacks on the middle class.

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