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IBEW Local #1003 – the KOOTENAYS  was established in 1947 in Nelson, BC, where our office is located at 101 Baker St. in the Duke Hyslop Labour Center. We represent workers in our region in construction, manufacturing and maintenance, as well as employees of Nelson Hydro, the local Utility.

Members of our local have constructed electrical installations ranging from the Hydro-electric dams on the Kootenay, Columbia and Pend’Orielle rivers to the Elk valley’s coal mines.COE_CS2-NoFrame-480-300x272

Primarily an industrial local, we have also built many of the institutional and commercial projects  throughout the Kootenay Region, and are also active in residential construction.

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The Stronger With Labour campaign

The Stronger With Labour campaign

July 21, 2017 Call to Action: To All Local Unions Greetings: In the 2015 Federal Election, IBEW Sisters and Brothers put boots to the ground to get out […] Read the whole post.

 

Wage Freezes Signal Bad Times Ahead for Manitoba Unions

Wage Freezes Signal Bad Times Ahead for Manitoba Unions

Public employees in Manitoba are under attack, but in July, they petitioned the courts to help them strike back. At issue is a law pushed by Premier Brian […] Read the whole post.

 

President’s Message: Business Development Update

President’s Message: Business Development Update

Click on the video to watch … “Evidence” is a critical element anyone uses when trying to make their case. It’s obviously important in a courtroom and there’s […] Read the whole post.

 

Code of Excellence and COMET courses went very well.

Code of Excellence and COMET courses went very well.

The Code of Excellence courses and the COMET course went off without a hitch. Thank you to all the people that gave up part of their weekends to […] Read the whole post.

 

Video: This is Geothermal.

Video: This is Geothermal.

A short production about Geothermal Energy.     Click on the video below to watch … Read the whole post.

 

News Brief: Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

News Brief: Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

This news brief is in video form. Click on the video below to watch it … Read the whole post.

 

In Canadian Schools, Prioritizing On-the-Job Safety

In Canadian Schools, Prioritizing On-the-Job Safety

In Canada, young workers are three times more likely to be injured or killed in a workplace accident than their more experienced counterparts. That’s why an organization called My […] Read the whole post.

 

IBEW Members Finish Work on World’s Most Powerful Telescope, send it to Texas to Prepare for 2018 Launch

IBEW Members Finish Work on World’s Most Powerful Telescope, send it to Texas to Prepare for 2018 Launch

After more than a decade of planning and construction –and watchful attempts at destruction—the most advanced space telescope in history left the hands of members of Baltimore Local […] Read the whole post.