Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Tag Archive: IBEW

  • Big Labor Pushes “Monopoly” on Local Politics

    Posted on Jun 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    We’ve noted before the impact of union spending funded by members’ dues money on national and state elections, but union political cash trickles all the way down to the local level. The latest example is the Los Angeles city elections being held this year, into which unions have poured significant sums. Our Executive Director outlines […]

  • Want to Help? Join the Union

    Posted on Nov 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    President Obama’s plea for “no red tape” in the response to Hurricane Sandy was a memo that the electrical unions in New York and New Jersey might have missed. New documents appear to reveal labor’s interests in keeping the red tape tangled. Electrical utility workers from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia have all complained that they faced delays, confusion,  and miscommunication that forced […]

  • A Brouhaha Over Who Represents Two Employees

    Posted on Jun 20, 2012 by J. Justin Wilson

    There is an ongoing dispute between two unions over which should represent two Port of Portland workers, and now it has become so acrimonious the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has intervened. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) dispute which union has the right to represent the […]