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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.

 

 

As world energy leaders meet in Beijing, clean energy optimism trumps Trump

As world energy leaders meet in Beijing, clean energy optimism trumps Trump

As you might expect, on Day 1 of the Clean Energy Ministerial gathering in Beijing, the hallways were filled with discussions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Saskatchewan Did What?! Province OKs Canada's First Geothermal Power Plant

Saskatchewan Did What?! Province OKs Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

Saskatchewan has developed a bit of a negative reputation on the environmental front lately. Guess that’s what happens when a premier threatens to sue the federal government over mandated carbon […] Read the whole post.

 

 

The work we do.  IBEW Local 47 San Gabriel Mountains Helicopter Job

The work we do. IBEW Local 47 San Gabriel Mountains Helicopter Job

A few months ago, wildfires across the San Gabriel Mountains torched thousands of acres, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. When the inferno was past, and […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Preferential Treatment The History and Cost of Tax Exemptions, Credits, and Loopholes in Canada

Preferential Treatment The History and Cost of Tax Exemptions, Credits, and Loopholes in Canada

Preferential tax treatments such as tax exemptions, credits, and loopholes have become a cash cow for Canada’s rich. This report analyzes the country’s 10 costliest preferential tax treatments, […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Canada can be Cleantech Leaders (video)

Canada can be Cleantech Leaders (video)

This is from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

$15 minimum wage and fairer employment coming to Ontario

$15 minimum wage and fairer employment coming to Ontario

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 The Canadian Labour Congress joins workers’ advocates celebrating today’s announcement that the Ontario government will raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Saskatoon Public Library laying off 20 workers

Saskatoon Public Library laying off 20 workers

Library says province restoring grants doesn’t make up for City of Saskatoon restraints.   Layoff notices have gone out to workers at the Saskatoon Public Library and more […] Read the whole post.

 

 

10 Potential Game-Changers in B.C.’s NDP-Green Agreement

10 Potential Game-Changers in B.C.’s NDP-Green Agreement

After three weeks of nail-biting, British Columbians finally have a clearer sense of what’s in store for the province as the NDP and Greens released their cooperation agreement today. The 10-page agreement establishes […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Seven lessons from the world’s clean energy ambassador

Seven lessons from the world’s clean energy ambassador

  The transition to clean energy, it turns out, may not actually be that controversial. Two-thirds of Canadians now say we ought to prioritize growing our economy in […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Sister Wins 2017 AFL International Women’s Day Award.

IBEW Sister Wins 2017 AFL International Women’s Day Award.

IBEW Local 424 Sister Robyn Schaapman was awarded the 2017 International Women’s Day Award by the Alberta Federation of Labour in May of this year. The award was […] Read the whole post.

 

 

PTSD Needs to be Taken Seriously in the Workplace

PTSD Needs to be Taken Seriously in the Workplace

Workplace mental health is beginning to get the attention it deserves, but one area that we still need to work on is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Evidence […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer Chilia to Retire; VP Cooper Appointed

Secretary-Treasurer Chilia to Retire; VP Cooper Appointed

After nearly 50 years of service to the IBEW and the North American organized labor movement, International Secretary-Treasurer Salvatore J. Chilia announced his retirement March 20. “We all […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Members Campaign Hard, Push Liberals to Minority Government in BC

IBEW Members Campaign Hard, Push Liberals to Minority Government in BC

The election results came in late Tuesday night, showing the Liberals had narrowly won a minority government, elected in 43 of British Columbia’s 87 ridings, compared to 41 […] Read the whole post.

 

 

How the IBEW is Building A Green Power Future

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 […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Unarmed civilian peacekeeping at Selkirk College hosts Peace Cafes

Unarmed civilian peacekeeping at Selkirk College hosts Peace Cafes

Selkirk College is the first college in the world to offer training in nonviolent peacekeeping.   Selkirk College holds the honour of being the first college in the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Safety Week 2017 to focus on hand injuries

Safety Week 2017 to focus on hand injuries

TORONTO – On May 1 to 5 the construction community will celebrate their shared commitment to jobsite safety as part of Safety Week, an industry-wide education and awareness […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Every year workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Nuclear Physics Gets a Boost from the IBEW

Nuclear Physics Gets a Boost from the IBEW

Scientists from across the globe may soon be uncovering the secrets of the universe, and they’ll have hundreds of IBEW members to thank. That’s because IBEW electricians from […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Leslie Canavan, plan advisor for Manulife,  to attend next General Meeting

Leslie Canavan, plan advisor for Manulife, to attend next General Meeting

Les Canavan, plan advisor for Manulife, will attend our next General Meeting. He will give a presentation regarding our group RRSP plan including details about a reduction in […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Construction Firm, Also a Liberal Donor, Not Adequately Punished for Worker’s Death, Says BC Fed

Construction Firm, Also a Liberal Donor, Not Adequately Punished for Worker’s Death, Says BC Fed

Government ‘cares more about big business’ than worker safety, says Irene Lanzinger. A company that the British Columbia Federation of Labour says got off too lightly after a […] Read the whole post.

 

 

In Wisconsin, Bill to Limit PLAs is Another Shot at Labor

In Wisconsin, Bill to Limit PLAs is Another Shot at Labor

The Wisconsin GOP and Gov. Scott Walker have become the poster children in recent years when it comes to an anti-working family agenda. They’re about to strike again.  […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Mapleview Electric Employees Vote to Join IBEW

Mapleview Electric Employees Vote to Join IBEW

The IBEW CCO would like to welcome the 200 electricians and apprentices from Mapleview Electric, who have just voted to join the IBEW family. They are now proud […] Read the whole post.

 

 

This is Your Call to Duty IBEW: 2017 Construction Conference

This is Your Call to Duty IBEW: 2017 Construction Conference

    IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson opened the 2017 Construction and Maintenance Conference with a strong message around growth and recruiting new talent into our union. Diversity […] Read the whole post.

 

 

What Budget 2017 means for working Canadians

What Budget 2017 means for working Canadians

Compared to the significant announcements made in the 2016 budget and fall economic statement, Wednesday’s federal budget is much more modest, lacking the same ambition to address the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

United Way applauds giving community: IBEW Recognized

United Way applauds giving community: IBEW Recognized

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex recognized nine different community-boosting individuals and organizations on March 29 at the 2017 I Believe in My Community awards at Caesars Windsor. About 300 people […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Attention IBEW Sisters: Bursary Opportunity

Attention IBEW Sisters: Bursary Opportunity

The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Effective safety committees cornerstones of healthy workplaces

Effective safety committees cornerstones of healthy workplaces

On April 3, changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation will come into effect that require employers to make some changes to how their joint health […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Texas Members Join Effort to Rebuild State Park

Texas Members Join Effort to Rebuild State Park

Four members from Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas, Local 20 took time out to help make improvements to a nearby state park as part of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Work Boots […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Boston IBEW Members Hailed for Helping to Save a Life

Boston IBEW Members Hailed for Helping to Save a Life

Three members of Boston Local 103 resuscitated a passenger on the platform of the city’s subway system March 2. Boston Local 103 members Ed Reynolds, Kevin O’Brien and […] Read the whole post.

 

 

CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

The Canadian Labour Congress says today’s federal budget takes positive steps on a few key issues for working Canadians and their communities. “We are pleased to see today’s […] Read the whole post.

 

 

10 things unions are looking for in Budget 2017

10 things unions are looking for in Budget 2017

After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Secretary-Treasurer Chilia to Retire; VP Cooper Appointed

IBEW Secretary-Treasurer Chilia to Retire; VP Cooper Appointed

After nearly 50 years of service to the IBEW and the North American organized labor movement, International Secretary-Treasurer Salvatore J. Chilia announced his retirement March 20.   “We […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Members Chosen for Leadership Conference

IBEW Members Chosen for Leadership Conference

  The two members were accepted to the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, a two-week training designed to develop young leaders who have the potential to hold senior […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Members Chosen for Leadership Conference

IBEW Members Chosen for Leadership Conference

March 15, 2017 Aaron Zboch-Alves and Greg McFarlane are following a tradition of new leadership in the IBEW’s First District.  Greg Wright, then business representative of Fredericton, New Brunswick, […] Read the whole post.

 

 

In Washington, D.C., Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump

In Washington, D.C., Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump

March 8, 2017 An IBEW signatory contractor filed suit against the Trump organization for skipping out on $2 million of work done on the luxury Washington D.C. hotel […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW President Stephenson on Approval of Rover Pipeline

IBEW President Stephenson on Approval of Rover Pipeline

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Rover Pipeline. “FERC’s approval of the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Become More Than Bystanders: Ending Violence Against Women in Resource Industry Workplaces

Become More Than Bystanders: Ending Violence Against Women in Resource Industry Workplaces

The electrical trade is also a male dominated field. We as Electricians could also take this to heart and try to improve things by being more than bystanders. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Dispelling Minimum Wage Mythology - Jordan Brennan and Jim Stanford

Dispelling Minimum Wage Mythology – Jordan Brennan and Jim Stanford

About the authors: Jordan Brennan works as an economist for Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, and is a research associate with the CCPA. He holds a PhD […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Saluting Women in the Electrical Industry

Saluting Women in the Electrical Industry

IBEW  Salutes Women in the Electrical Industry March 7, 2017 Kathy Choquette, IBEW member and construction and maintenance electrician. OCOT photo. As International Women’s Day is coming up […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8, and provides an occasion to reflect on the progress we have made toward achieving fairness, equality and justice for women […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Rifle Regional Water Purification Facility

Rifle Regional Water Purification Facility

Water is the most essential component of all life. It covers 70% of the earth’s surfaces and makes up 65% of the human body. Healthy water carries nutrients […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Watts New – Pipe Bender Bench

Watts New – Pipe Bender Bench

A handy video from IBEW Power Hour. Click on the video below to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

Labour Relations Board

Labour Relations Board

Note: Although this video talks about contacting the LRB if you have questions or an issue, the preferred method of dealing with jobsite issues is to work things […] Read the whole post.

 

 

RCMP 'union in waiting' opens first office in Canada

RCMP ‘union in waiting’ opens first office in Canada

RCMP members’ struggle to unionize has been going on for decades By Rafferty Baker, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2017 7:49 PM PT Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Current Disputes STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

Current Disputes STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

Please respect the unions’ picket lines in the following disputes,and do not patronize these businesses until the dispute is settled. BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU) vs Justice Institute […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW President Stephenson on Approval of Rover Pipeline

IBEW President Stephenson on Approval of Rover Pipeline

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Rover Pipeline. “FERC’s approval of the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

FI-500 FiberInspector - By Fluke Networks

FI-500 FiberInspector – By Fluke Networks

Fiber optic connector end-face contamination is a leading cause of fiber failures. Dirt and contaminant cause insertion loss and back-reflection that inhibits optical transmission and causes havoc with […] Read the whole post.

 

 

On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe

On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe

BC Federation of Labour January 31, 2017 | Health, Safety, and Compensation Vancouver – The BC Federation of Labour is renewing its call for the BC government to […] Read the whole post.

 

 

BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

January 25, 2017 | News Release Vancouver – Yesterday, Premier Clark announced more than $13 million in funding to expand and renovate trades apprenticeship training facilities at North […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Strength, Safety in Numbers: Local 424

Strength, Safety in Numbers: Local 424

Unions are based on the concept that there’s strength in numbers, but there’s safety in numbers too — especially during challenging times. When the going gets tough, the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Local 529 Receives Accolades for a Job Well Done!

Local 529 Receives Accolades for a Job Well Done!

Local 529 received accolades from a contractor/project manager commending a great job by local union members on the Saskatoon Civic Centre project. Project Manager Andrew Fettback, an IBEW […] Read the whole post.

 

 

** Important **   MANDATORY TRAINING TO BE DONE BY MAY22nd - New electrical trades memorandum -  Article 1009

** Important ** MANDATORY TRAINING TO BE DONE BY MAY22nd – New electrical trades memorandum – Article 1009

The following was included in the new electrical trades memorandum Article 1009 The Employer and the Union both recognize it is in the best interest of all parties […] Read the whole post.

 

 

It's great to belong to a union. But what are you giving back?

It’s great to belong to a union. But what are you giving back?

ALMOST EVERY UNIONIZED TRADESPERSON can list all the advantages that come with union membership: benefits, pension, priority given to safety, training, mentorship and someone to watch your back. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Tradesman TV: Hollow Nutdriver Overview

Tradesman TV: Hollow Nutdriver Overview

In this episode of Tradesman TV, Barnaby learns about an overview on Klein Tools Hollow Nutdriver. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

The Healing Powers of the IBEW Brotherhood

The Healing Powers of the IBEW Brotherhood

Art Diaz of IBEW Local 11 has been an IBEW brother for some time now and always knew that the brotherhood was special, but after being in a […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Would you take on the Shop Steward position at your jobsite? - IBEW Shop Steward Handbook

Would you take on the Shop Steward position at your jobsite? – IBEW Shop Steward Handbook

IBEW Local Union #1003 needs a few members that are prepared to be Shop Stewards on our jobsites. This position is one of the most vital in the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

‘Cautiously Optimistic:’ IBEW Leaders See Reasons to Like Proposed FairPoint Sale

‘Cautiously Optimistic:’ IBEW Leaders See Reasons to Like Proposed FairPoint Sale

January 23, 2017 FairPoint’s purchase of Verizon’s landline business in northern New England eight years ago was beset by problems from the beginning.    That’s why IBEW leaders […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Builds Historic Tunnel Project

IBEW Builds Historic Tunnel Project

The State Route 99 tunnel is one of Seattle’s most ambitious infrastructure projects in city history. Take an inside look at how IBEW members are working to make […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Fired While His Wife Was in Labor, Man Rejects Countless Offers for IBEW Apprenticeship

Fired While His Wife Was in Labor, Man Rejects Countless Offers for IBEW Apprenticeship

Lamar Austin became an unwitting public figure when he was fired because he missed work to attend the birth of his son on New Year’s Day. News of […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Construction worker’s death sparks questions about government, WCB commitment to worker safety

Construction worker’s death sparks questions about government, WCB commitment to worker safety

Vancouver – The tragic death of a Victoria construction worker on the weekend raises questions about whether the provincial government is doing enough to enforce rules to keep […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Attention IBEW Members: Your Chance to Win a Harley

Attention IBEW Members: Your Chance to Win a Harley

Each year, the IBEW Canada holds a raffle for IBEW members. With tickets at a cost of $100 each, and only 500 tickets being sold – IBEW members […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Watts New – Clamp Meter with Thermal Imaging

Watts New – Clamp Meter with Thermal Imaging

A new handy combination meter. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

Job Tip – GFCI Sticker

Job Tip – GFCI Sticker

Another handy tip from IBEW Hour Power Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

Why We March - Women’s March on Washington

Why We March – Women’s March on Washington

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Three hundred electrical trades workers vote to join the IBEW to gain the union advantage

Three hundred electrical trades workers vote to join the IBEW to gain the union advantage

BURNABY – The BC Federation of Labour is extending a warm welcome from the broader labour movement to more than 300 electrical trades workers who recently chose to […] Read the whole post.

 

 

A Union Electrician talks with Jeffrey Skinner about his non-union experience.

A Union Electrician talks with Jeffrey Skinner about his non-union experience.

Jeffrey Skinner, Organizer for IBEW Local Union #2085 talks with brother Ryan, 2 years after Ryan was organized into the IBEW. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

Tradesman Pro High Visibility Tool Bag

Tradesman Pro High Visibility Tool Bag

Tradesman Pro High Visibility Tool Bag Video from Klein Tools Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

You might see us in hardhats. But we wear a lot of other ones.

You might see us in hardhats. But we wear a lot of other ones.

The hospital you stayed at for the birth of the child? We were there from the building’s conception through to delivery of the final finishing touches. That hockey […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW HourPower

IBEW HourPower

IBEW Local 357: Traffic Signal Training Lab Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

UNIONS AND POLITICS - Why Should We Get Involved?

UNIONS AND POLITICS – Why Should We Get Involved?

Engaging people in politics is a difficult task. Many people are politically apathetic. In the majority of provincial and federal elections, nearly 40% of eligible voters do not […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Mother of Waylon Edey sues RCMP officer who shot and killed her son

Mother of Waylon Edey sues RCMP officer who shot and killed her son

by  Chelsea Novak – Castlegar News  posted Jan 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM The mother of a man who was shot and killed by RCMP in 2015 is […] Read the whole post.

 

 

‘We’re in a Union … We Have All We Need’: Why These Members Give Back

‘We’re in a Union … We Have All We Need’: Why These Members Give Back

This crew of young, volunteer-oriented IBEW members is making their mark, one can of yams at a time. “We want to be visible in the community,” said Alexander […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Canada's top CEOs earn 193 times average worker's salary

Canada’s top CEOs earn 193 times average worker’s salary

Salary of highest-paid CEOs jumps 7% in 2015 The compensation of Canada’s highest-paid CEOs jumped seven per cent between 2014 and 2015, to a record high average of […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members - Forum for Young Canadians

Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members – Forum for Young Canadians

December 15, 2016 TO ALL IBEW FIRST DISTRICT LOCAL UNIONS RE: Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members – Forum for Young Canadians Greetings: As part […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson wishes you a Happy Holidays!

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson wishes you a Happy Holidays!

From coast to coast and north to south, the IBEW and our partner NECA contractors donate their time, and often their money, to make everyone’s holiday just a […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Earthquake Safety: Building the world’s first “flexible” bridge

Earthquake Safety: Building the world’s first “flexible” bridge

Seattle’s newest bridge is built to do much more than withstand an earthquake – it’s built with columns designed to move with the ground and flex back into […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Update to Working in Washington developments.

Update to Working in Washington developments.

The following is from this months WA Electrical Current Newsletter. It states that anyone with a red seal is now eligible to write the WA license exam after […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Facing domestic violence shouldn’t mean losing your job - Canadian Labour Congress

Facing domestic violence shouldn’t mean losing your job – Canadian Labour Congress

To mark December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to follow […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Ladder Safety 101 - Electrician Talk

Ladder Safety 101 – Electrician Talk

  Ladders are in play for so much of an electrician’s daily routine that using them becomes second nature. On one hand, this is good — if you’re […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Historic trial on Sinixt rights nears conclusion

Historic trial on Sinixt rights nears conclusion

U.S. hunter Richard Desautel is seen here outside the Nelson courtroom where the closing arguments for his trial took place this week. He was charged in 2010 for […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Irene Lanzinger Re-elected as Head of BC Federation of Labour

Irene Lanzinger Re-elected as Head of BC Federation of Labour

The BC Federation of Labour re-elected its president Irene Lanzinger and secretary-treasurer Aaron Ekman at its convention in Vancouver on Thursday. The BCFED represents more than 500,000 union […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Canadian Labour Congress - Liberals must implement committee recommendation on proportional representation.

Canadian Labour Congress – Liberals must implement committee recommendation on proportional representation.

  Thursday, December 1, 2016 Canada’s unions are calling on the Liberal government to keep its election promise on electoral reform and introduce legislation for a made-in-Canada proportional […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Wins Communications Awards

IBEW Wins Communications Awards

Writers and video producers from the IBEW Media Department won 18 International Labor Communications Awards including the Steinbock Award, the single highest honor for journalistic excellence. Len Shindel […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power - Klein Tools Conduit Locknut Wrench

IBEW Hour Power – Klein Tools Conduit Locknut Wrench

Click on the video to start it playing … Read the whole post.

 

 

National Elk Refuge: the Shed Shed Project

National Elk Refuge: the Shed Shed Project

Click on the video to start it playing … Read the whole post.

 

 

BC FED - Current Disputes STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

BC FED – Current Disputes STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

Please respect the unions’ picket lines in the following disputes, and do not patronize these businesses until the dispute is settled. United Steel Workers (USW) vs Kootenay Savings Credit […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Clean and Green, Nuclear Gets a Makeover

Clean and Green, Nuclear Gets a Makeover

  When most people think of clean energy they probably think of wind and solar. What doesn’t come to mind is the source that supplies the United States […] Read the whole post.

 

 

B.C. Federation of Labour: Health, Safety, and Compensation

B.C. Federation of Labour: Health, Safety, and Compensation

Every worker deserves to return home from work healthy and safe every day. Every worker has the right to full and complete compensation for workplace injury and disease. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

VIDEO: B.C. labour leaders release Temporary Foreign Worker white paper

VIDEO: B.C. labour leaders release Temporary Foreign Worker white paper

VANCOUVER – On Oct. 6 several of B.C.’s labour leaders gathered at a press conference held in downtown Vancouver to release and discuss a white paper examining the impact […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Henry Miller - Founder of the IBEW

Henry Miller – Founder of the IBEW

Henry Miller, who died more than 110-years ago, was the founder, first president and driving force behind the first union of electrical workers in North America the International […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power Video -  NTI First Responders Training

IBEW Hour Power Video – NTI First Responders Training

First Responders are often involved in hazardous situations. When it comes to electricity they need to know about it before ever becoming exposed. Issues like arc flash, loss […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Absenteeism is bad for all of us.

Absenteeism is bad for all of us.

Recently, there has been a great deal of attention given to the problem of workplace absenteeism. According to the most recent information from Statistics Canada, the average Canadian […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power – 3rd Quarter News Brief

IBEW Hour Power – 3rd Quarter News Brief

Click on the video below to see and here the 3rd Quarter News …   Read the whole post.

 

 

Step Potential - Information Video

Step Potential – Information Video

Keep your distance and learn how “step potential” can injure or kill you just by walking near downed wires. Click on the video to watch about step potential. Read the whole post.

 

 

International President, Stephenson, Closes 39th International Convention  ‘I am a member of the greatest union in the world. I am IBEW.’

International President, Stephenson, Closes 39th International Convention ‘I am a member of the greatest union in the world. I am IBEW.’

The 39th International Convention was gaveled to a close by International President Lonnie R. Stephenson on Friday, Sept. 23. The seventh IBEW convention in the union’s home town […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Leveling the Field A Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades

Leveling the Field A Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades

  Many employers, when asked about the benefits of employing women in the trades, note that it doesn’t matter who they hire as long as they are qualified […] Read the whole post.

 

 

WorksafeBC - Roles, rights & responsibilities of Workers

WorksafeBC – Roles, rights & responsibilities of Workers

On a worksite, everyone has varying levels of responsibility for workplace health and safety. You should know and understand your responsibilities — and those of others. If you’re a […] Read the whole post.

 

 

John Horgan’s PowerBC plan: create jobs and save money

John Horgan’s PowerBC plan: create jobs and save money

1. Create jobs with a bold new program of energy efficiency retrofits to public buildings such as schools and hospitals. Energy efficiency retrofits create twice as many jobs […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Shocking Report on Indigenous Child Poverty

Shocking Report on Indigenous Child Poverty

WEST VANCOUVER, BC – COAST SALISH TERRITORY – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report on Indigenous child poverty rates made possible by the availability […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Finding Ghost Voltage - Hour Power

Finding Ghost Voltage – Hour Power

This meter helps to determine the true voltage when you get inductive effects. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW NextGen ... the next generation of Electricians

IBEW NextGen … the next generation of Electricians

The next generation of IBEW members needs to be ready to take the helm. Click on the video to watch …   Read the whole post.

 

 

The IBEW works in mysterious ways.

The IBEW works in mysterious ways.

Watch this touching story of an IBEW family who went through the unimaginable and the brotherhood that stood behind them the entire time. Click on the video below […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Low Voltage - Premise Cabling course is in the works.

Low Voltage – Premise Cabling course is in the works.

We are gathering up names of those members interested in an upcoming Premise Cabling course including Cat5/Cat6 . There seems to be more of this work coming and […] Read the whole post.

 

 

The Birthplace of a Union to  Be Reborn as a Museum

The Birthplace of a Union to Be Reborn as a Museum

The man who sparked a movement is getting a museum to honor his memory. At a time of terrifyingly high mortality rates and paltry pay in the new […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Celebrating 50 Years - Selkirk College has been inspiring lifelong learning and transforming lives through education for 50 years.

Celebrating 50 Years – Selkirk College has been inspiring lifelong learning and transforming lives through education for 50 years.

The college began the 1966-1967 school year with 458 charter students based in Castlegar and has grown ever since. For five decades, Selkirk College has provided learners with […] Read the whole post.

 

 

TERRESTRIAL ENERGY USA HAS BEEN INVITED BY US DOE TO SUBMIT PART II OF ITS APPLICATION FOR LOAN GUARANTEE SUPPORT TO LICENSE AND BUILD A 190 MW(E) IMSR™ POWER PLANT

TERRESTRIAL ENERGY USA HAS BEEN INVITED BY US DOE TO SUBMIT PART II OF ITS APPLICATION FOR LOAN GUARANTEE SUPPORT TO LICENSE AND BUILD A 190 MW(E) IMSR™ POWER PLANT

NEW YORK, NY – September 13th, 2016 – Terrestrial Energy USA has been notified by the US Department of Energy (USDOE) that its Loan Programs Office (LPO) has […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Misha Saliken memorial page on Facebook

Misha Saliken memorial page on Facebook

There is a wonderful memorial tribute to our Brother,  Misha Saliken, whom we lost much too young. Click the link below to go to the Facebook page … […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW local union #1003 Annual Picnic was fun and there was lots of food.

IBEW local union #1003 Annual Picnic was fun and there was lots of food.

Thank you to everyone that showed up for the IBEW 1003 Annual Picnic !! Thank you especially to those that helped out, Logan Lynn and Tim Lucas the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement

Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement

Water is vital when it comes to sustaining life, we all know this, so for an area like the desert southwest, having a source of water that you […] Read the whole post.

 

 

President’s Message – Labor Day 2016

President’s Message – Labor Day 2016

A union is more than just a brotherhood. It means livelihood, positive working conditions, and access to benefits. Thanks to our fore fathers, unions are a way of […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Wolf Point West Chicago - AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust Project

Wolf Point West Chicago – AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust Project

Wolf Point West is an AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust project that contributes to the future of IBEW brothers and sisters across the nation and beyond. This project, which […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Does it Pay to Work Union? Yes. And Here’s Proof.

Does it Pay to Work Union? Yes. And Here’s Proof.

A new study says union construction members in Minnesota get $5.59 back in income for every $1 they pay in union dues. The findings come in a new […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW What About the Non-Union

IBEW What About the Non-Union

Canadian electricians talk about their experiences before coming to the IBEW. Click on the video to watch … Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW: The Henry Miller Story

IBEW: The Henry Miller Story

Henry Miller, who died more than 110-years ago, was the founder, first president and driving force behind the first union of electrical workers in North America the International […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Builds Lower Churchill Falls Hydro Project

IBEW Builds Lower Churchill Falls Hydro Project

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Thousands of Canadian IBEW members are working on the largest hydro project in North America. Workers will lay close to 2,000 kilometers of […] Read the whole post.

 

 

More info regarding working in Washington.

More info regarding working in Washington.

Here is some preliminary information so people can start getting ready. Surely there will be more to this so watch for more info to be posted.     […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Opportunity for WORK in Everett Washington, a letter from the Business Manager

Opportunity for WORK in Everett Washington, a letter from the Business Manager

from: Ray Keen, Business Manager Brothers and Sisters, I have just received a letter from Brother Joseph Lorenzo, Business Manager of Local #191, Everett Washington. He informs me […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Reccomended Exam for Everett, Wash. calls.

Reccomended Exam for Everett, Wash. calls.

    or use the following link to download the PDF file: https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=382&bulletinurl=.pdf Read the whole post.

 

 

Consulting with Canadians - Employment Insurance Service Quality Review

Consulting with Canadians – Employment Insurance Service Quality Review

Millions of Canadians rely on the Government of Canada to provide them with easy access to the services and benefits to which they are entitled. They expect quality […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Have your say !

Have your say !

Sisters and Brothers, From time to time each of us may have issues with how various topics are being handled by our local union. Ibew local 1003 would […] Read the whole post.

 

 

DAD's Day (Dollars Against Diabetes) was a success !

DAD’s Day (Dollars Against Diabetes) was a success !

BC Building Trades and IBEW local union #1003 collected over $1200 for diabetes research on Saturday, June 18th. A big thanks to everyone that contributed. People really opened […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Trade Talk Magazine - Spring 2016

Trade Talk Magazine – Spring 2016

Trade Talk Magazine – Click on the link below to read: Trade Talk Magazine Read the whole post.

 

 

DuPont Residential Tower - Building the Future of the IBEW

DuPont Residential Tower – Building the Future of the IBEW

Click on the video to watch …   Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Canada - The Future Is Electric

IBEW Canada – The Future Is Electric

Click on the video to play …   Read the whole post.

 

 

Safety - Always wear your Safety Glasses on the job

Safety – Always wear your Safety Glasses on the job

Safety eyewear for workers who wear glasses or contact lenses If your work exposes your eyes to hazards such as dust or chemicals, or to the risk of impact […] Read the whole post.

 

 

First Voices - Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

First Voices – Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

Check out this site and learn about the languages of our local First Nations people and those of the other First Nations of Canada. Click the link below: […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Lineman Gloves and How They Are Made - IBEW HourPower

Lineman Gloves and How They Are Made – IBEW HourPower

Click on the video to start it playing … Read the whole post.

 

 

On Their Own - Low Income Seniors

On Their Own – Low Income Seniors

What does retirement look like for Canadians today? For far too many seniors, it means struggling in retirement. There is an increasing reliance on both workplace and public […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Corrections to June 1st Newsletter

Corrections to June 1st Newsletter

There are some typos in the June 1st newsletter, Page 2, line #5, reads: By May 22, 2107: should read: By May 22, 2017: Page 2, line #10 […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Minimum wage stats show we need $15 and fairness across Canada - CLC

Minimum wage stats show we need $15 and fairness across Canada – CLC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Minimum wages have been getting a lot of attention lately. And for good reason. Workers earning minimum wage often struggle to get enough hours, […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Bill Maher Full Interview with Nick Hanauer On Raising the Minimum Wage June ,3, 2016 (warning ... coarse language)

Bill Maher Full Interview with Nick Hanauer On Raising the Minimum Wage June ,3, 2016 (warning … coarse language)

Nick Hanauer is right on target here with the truth about corporations and minimum wage. Read the whole post.

 

 

Ktunaxa Nation and Regional District of East Kootenay Focus on Reconciliation

Ktunaxa Nation and Regional District of East Kootenay Focus on Reconciliation

Cranbrook/ʔa·kisk̓ aqǂiʔit – Over 70 elected officials and senior management from Ktunaxa Communities, the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the Regional District of East Kootenay gathered on March 10th […] Read the whole post.

 

 

BC Federation of Labour - What Unions Do

BC Federation of Labour – What Unions Do

 Making life Better for You The Canadian trade union movement is all about improving the everyday lives of all working people. It’s about better wages and benefits. It’s […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Human Rights in British Columbia: Discrimination against people with physical or mental disabilities

Human Rights in British Columbia: Discrimination against people with physical or mental disabilities

British Columbia has a law to protect and promote human rights. It is called the BC Human Rights Code or the Code. The Code protects you from being […] Read the whole post.

 

 

I'm a Union Apprentice. Now Where's My New Truck?

I’m a Union Apprentice. Now Where’s My New Truck?

by Mark Breslin: How many dozens of times have you seen it? As a Contractor, Agent, Trainer or Business Manager you see apprentices in the program and then immediately […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Yaqan Nukiy - Lower Kootenay Band

Yaqan Nukiy – Lower Kootenay Band

Yaqan Nukiy Historically and since time immemorial, the Lower Kootenay Band, locally known as Yaqan Nukiy were the original inhabitants of the Lower Kootenay area. The name Yaqan […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Human Rights in BC : Racial Discrimination

Human Rights in BC : Racial Discrimination

This fact sheet has been created to help you understand racial discrimination in B.C. If you have any questions, please contact the BC Human Rights Clinic. Contact information is available […] Read the whole post.

 

 

A letter from Bill Daniels re: Fort McMurray Forest Fires and Red Cross Appeal for Support

A letter from Bill Daniels re: Fort McMurray Forest Fires and Red Cross Appeal for Support

May 6, 2016 TO ALL IBEW FIRST DISTRICT LOCAL UNIONS RE: Fort McMurray Forest Fires Greetings: I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to our […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power - Rope eyelet

IBEW Hour Power – Rope eyelet

How to make a rope eyelet for pulling. Present by Jim Knotts (really). Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Hour Power -  Job Tip

IBEW Hour Power – Job Tip

Save your hands when pulling in nylon pull string …   Read the whole post.

 

 

Enhancing The CPP - Canadian Labour Congress

Enhancing The CPP – Canadian Labour Congress

    Information about the Canadian Labour Congress movement to enhance the CPP and take Canadians out of poverty retirement. The Canada Pension Plan provides a monthly benefit […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Human Rights in British Columbia: Age Discrimination

Human Rights in British Columbia: Age Discrimination

This fact sheet has been created to help you understand age discrimination in B.C. If you have any questions, please contact the BC Human Rights Clinic. Click the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

BC Day of Mourning - April 28

BC Day of Mourning – April 28

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. Every year workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Making History: IBEW Builds First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Making History: IBEW Builds First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Three miles off the coast of Block Island – and 16 miles off the Rhode Island mainland — will stand the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters, […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Add Your Voice

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Add Your Voice

Canadian Labour Congress on the TPP  The TPP is a Conservative deal that’s bad for Canada. Click here to learn more about the reasons why. The government needs to […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Canada - The Future is Electric

IBEW Canada – The Future is Electric

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Les Canavan to speak at Gen Meeting

Les Canavan to speak at Gen Meeting

RRSP money manager and consultant to Manulife, Les Canavan, will make a presentation at our General Meeting Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm. Come and learn more about your RRSP’s. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Tesla Model 3 - Is this your first electric car ?

Tesla Model 3 – Is this your first electric car ?

Watch the video. Will you be driving one of these soon? Read the whole post.

 

 

Facts about Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

Facts about Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

Many of the problems associated with Nuclear Reactors are solved with Thorium Molten Salt Reactors. They were built and developed by a team led by Alvin Weinberg over […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Economic Impact of Nuclear Construction

Economic Impact of Nuclear Construction

Another short video from IBEW Hour Power  … Read the whole post.

 

 

Ensuring Proper Fall Arrest Harness Fit

Ensuring Proper Fall Arrest Harness Fit

Just a short video from IBEW Hour Power.   Read the whole post.

 

 

BC Now Has Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada

BC Now Has Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada

Despite strong public support for a significant pay raise for British Columbia’s worst paid workers, as of Friday the province will have the lowest minimum wage in the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Liberals Unveil Budget: IBEW Brief

Liberals Unveil Budget: IBEW Brief

Tuesday, the newly elected Federal Government tabled their first Budget. The 269 page document wasn’t a surprise to many, as the Liberals stuck to many of their campaign […] Read the whole post.

 

 

2015 Electrical Code upgrade course.

2015 Electrical Code upgrade course.

We are now taking names for a 2015 Electrical Code Upgrade course to be run April 17th  providing there is enough interest. It will be a 1/2 day course, […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Climate Change

Climate Change

The labour movement is essential to making the transition to a sustainable green economy, which includes good, family supporting, community sustaining, green jobs. “We have an opportunity. British […] Read the whole post.

 

 

 

 

A timeline of Nelson’s hydropower history

A timeline of Nelson’s hydropower history

A look inside the powerhouse in the first decade of the 20th century. — Image Credit: Courtesy Touchstones Nelson April 23, 1892: Nelson Electric Light Co. is incorporated with […] Read the whole post.

 

 

 

 

IBEW - We're there for you ! since 1891

IBEW – We’re there for you ! since 1891

We’ve always been there – for Canada – and for you The late 1800s saw a huge surge in public demand for electricity. That meant the need for […] Read the whole post.

 

 

IBEW Joins Siemens Dialogue, Looks to Neutrality

IBEW Joins Siemens Dialogue, Looks to Neutrality

When unions and management work together to level the playing field in today’s global market, workers win. That was the message IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson took […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Code of Excellence

Code of Excellence

The Code of Excellence is a program designed to bring out the best in our members and demonstrate to our customers that IBEW members: Exercise safe and productive […] Read the whole post.

 

 

International Women's Day - March 8

International Women’s Day – March 8

Everyone – men and women – can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly, whether to help women and girls achieve their […] Read the whole post.

 

 

 

Arc Flash Fatality Video

Arc Flash Fatality Video

Every Electrician should see this video. Please watch it and learn. Read the whole post.

 

 

Sister Greeley Discusses the Importance of a Respectful Workplace

Sister Greeley Discusses the Importance of a Respectful Workplace

(WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE) Imagine for a moment you’re a 30-something female. It’s your first day at a new job as a construction worker. You drive […] Read the whole post.

 

 

23% SAFER: The Union Safety Effect

23% SAFER: The Union Safety Effect

The Ontario Construction Secretariat has prepared this quick info sheet to help our industry share the positive results of this research with our partners, clients and stakeholders. Read the whole post.

 

 

Why Unions?

Why Unions?

Unions make a difference both at work and in the quality of life you earn. We call that difference the union advantage. The labour movement was created by […] Read the whole post.

 

 

CLC ... Safe and healthy workplaces – it’s the law

CLC … Safe and healthy workplaces – it’s the law

Monday, January 11, 2016 Canada’s health and safety laws have more clout today, following a landmark court ruling in Ontario that saw, for the first time, a manager […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Feds introduce new legislation to kill bills C-377 and C-525 !!!

Feds introduce new legislation to kill bills C-377 and C-525 !!!

The federal government has introduced legislation that, if passed, will repeal two highly controversial anti-union laws passed by the former Conservative government. Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Canada Tried Guaranteed Income Once, and It Worked

Canada Tried Guaranteed Income Once, and It Worked

Our 1970s social experiment proved a tonic for unhealthy inequality. Let’s hope it spreads. By Crawford Kilian It’s said: nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, but […] Read the whole post.

 

 

National Energy Board Slammed by Federal Government Audit for 'Inadequate' Regulation

National Energy Board Slammed by Federal Government Audit for ‘Inadequate’ Regulation

Agency failing to properly track ‘deficiencies in company compliance,’ audit finds. By Andrew Nikiforuk A federal government audit has slammed the National Energy Board, the agency responsible for policing […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Canada's Top Court Will Hear BC Teachers' Bargaining Rights Case

Canada’s Top Court Will Hear BC Teachers’ Bargaining Rights Case

The B.C. teachers’ union is taking its long fight over class size and composition to the Supreme Court of Canada. This morning, the country’s highest court granted the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

 

Update on Bill C-377 from Bill Daniels IVP

Update on Bill C-377 from Bill Daniels IVP

Greetings, Earlier today the Minister for National Revenue, Hon. Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., announced that the reporting requirements for labour organizations and labour trusts, arising from Private Members […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Lynne Fernandez,  Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues

Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues

Unions Boost Democracy and Prosperity for All On any given day across Canada, thousands of unionized workers are engaged in making their workplaces, communities and country better. They may […] Read the whole post.

 

 

FIGHT FOR $15 MINIMUM WAGE IN BC

FIGHT FOR $15 MINIMUM WAGE IN BC

It is time to increase the minimum wage and address poverty and income inequality in BC.  BC’s minimum wage is one of the lowest in Canada. As the […] Read the whole post.

 

 

2015-2016 IBEW 1st District Scholarships

2015-2016 IBEW 1st District Scholarships

Season’s Greetings: Please find attached correspondence from IVP Daniels pertaining to the 2015/2016 First District Scholarships and an application form. These are to be shared with your members. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Ssssss… BC's Economy Is Leaking Jobs

Ssssss… BC’s Economy Is Leaking Jobs

Checking in on our deflating market, punctured by Christy Clark’s big plan. By Will McMartin Ssssss…like air slowly escaping out of a bicycle tire, British Columbia’s economy is […] Read the whole post.

 

 

John Horgan’s PowerBC plan will create jobs and save money

John Horgan’s PowerBC plan will create jobs and save money

November 17, 2015   —    B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan today launched PowerBC, a sweeping energy plan that creates jobs in every community in B.C. while […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Trudeau recommits to repealing bills C-377 and C-525

Trudeau recommits to repealing bills C-377 and C-525

First time, in 50 years, a PM has met with the CLC OTTAWA (10 Nov. 2015) – The National Union of Public and General Employees is congratulating Prime Minister Justin […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Babine Forest Products inquest underway

Babine Forest Products inquest underway

From The Interior News, Smithers BC posted Jul 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM By Bill Phillips For some reason, the week before January 20, 2012, Maureen Luggi had […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Let's Build Canada 2015

Let’s Build Canada 2015

We’re 500,000 strong – working to build a strong and fair Canada. Let’s Build Canada is a coalition of Building Trade Construction Unions representing workers from thousands of […] Read the whole post.

 

 

2015 Federal Election: Why we vote ...

2015 Federal Election: Why we vote …

IBEW votes 2015 On Monday, October 19, 2015 (or as early as this Spring), Canadians are presented with an important opportunity – to elect our next Federal Government. […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Green Energy Construction Photos

Green Energy Construction Photos

Brothers and Sisters, IBEW Canada is looking for your photos of “green” construction the IBEW is involved in. We in BC sometimes forget that hydroelectric dams definitely qualify […] Read the whole post.

 

 

POLITICAL ACTION: UNIONS AND POLITICS

POLITICAL ACTION: UNIONS AND POLITICS

An excerpt from the IBEW PAC Toolkit: The IBEW Canada grassroots political program of growing Political Action Committees (PAC’s) in our Local Unions has been a key element […] Read the whole post.

 

 

PUBLIC INQUIRY NOW

PUBLIC INQUIRY NOW

SIGN THE PETITION In 2012 two sawmill explosions rocked the province of British Columbia. Four workers were killed, others were seriously injured by the inferno. The workers complained […] Read the whole post.

 

 

We’re always there for you. Even during commercials.

We’re always there for you. Even during commercials.

We could go on and on about what we’ve been up to in Canada for the last 115 years. But we think it’s more interesting to see it […] Read the whole post.

 

 

International President Edwin D. Hill Retires  May 27, 2015

International President Edwin D. Hill Retires May 27, 2015

In a brief email to his International Office staff, Hill said, “I came to this decision after much thought and reflection, concluding it was the right time for […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Semi-skilled Electrician Fight-back

Semi-skilled Electrician Fight-back

July 31, 2013 Semi-skilled electrician initiative in British Columbia meets fierce opposition RICHARD GILBERT staff writer A broad cross section of the electrical industry in B.C. is urging […] Read the whole post.

 

 

More on Bill 377

More on Bill 377

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/09/06/union-debate-more-open-than-you/ some further explanation on the Merit (anti-union) organizations attack on your benefits and services which you receive through your union dues. Read the whole post.

 

 

Bill 377-the latest government attack on the union organizations.

Bill 377-the latest government attack on the union organizations.

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Docid=5303183&file=4 Read the whole post.

 

 

Its time to take action.  READ THIS!

Its time to take action. READ THIS!

Take Action! Follow the link … www.workersbuildcanada.ca Read the whole post.

 

 

Time to butt-out?

Time to butt-out?

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pharmacare/stop-smoking/ Read the whole post.

 

 

safety first, remember the right tool for the job can save your life.

safety first, remember the right tool for the job can save your life.

February 3, 2012 Toronto hotel fined over worker using metal pliers in electrical panel The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced Friday that an Ontario court fined the Sheraton […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Some "smart" meter information.

Some “smart” meter information.

This is some information on “smart” meters, which makes it fairly simple to understand what the program is supposed to deliver. one of the major concerns. putting aside […] Read the whole post.

 

 

stop smart meters

stop smart meters

How to Refuse Smart Meter Installation Tuesday, October 18, 2011 ——————————————————————————– As many of you know, COPE 378 represents nearly 400 meter readers at BC Hydro. Starting early […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Ladders are common but also dangerous Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment on a work site. Did you know they can also be […] Read the whole post.

 

 

safety - lockout

safety – lockout

every jobsite where you are potentially exposed to live equipment ,should implement a lock-out procedure to ensure that you are protected from electrocution hazards. this is a guide […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Union Strength is up to You

Union Strength is up to You

Labour Day warning: If you want your union and your rights in the workplace, you’d better be prepared to fight to keep them By David J. Climenhaga | […] Read the whole post.

 

 

A lesson from our American Brothers

A lesson from our American Brothers

Greetings, Attached below is an article written by Ray Buursma that is addressed to American workers.  We, in Canada, are going down the same path as our US […] Read the whole post.

 

 

What the EI bureaucrats don't want you to know

What the EI bureaucrats don’t want you to know

from the CCPA – check the links page for more Labour market exodus and other unhappy math Friday’s labour force survey numbers from Statistics Canada were another nail […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Waneta Dam and Sub

Waneta Dam and Sub

Some pictures from the Waneta Substation construction and the old substation demolition projects Read the whole post.

 

 

Brilliant Dam Expansion Project

Brilliant Dam Expansion Project

Some pictures from Brilliant Dam Expansion Project Read the whole post.

 

 

A Safety Moment

A Safety Moment

Right To Refuse Unsafe Work Refusal of Unsafe Work – OH&S Regulation – WorksafeBC 3.12 Procedure for refusal (1) A person must not carry out or cause to […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Information on EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY

Information on EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY

For those brothers and sisters working out of jurisdiction. As most of you know the EI regulations state that voluntarily leaving your employment, without just cause, disqualifies you […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Safety Bulletin: GFCI

Safety Bulletin: GFCI

Safety on the Job – Extension cords, power tools and grounding Many of our workplaces utilize ground –fault circuit interruptors (GFCI) to protect workers using power tools from […] Read the whole post.

 

 

Drug and Alcohol policy

Drug and Alcohol policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy By now most, if not all of you are aware that the Building Trades and CLRA have implemented a jointly negotiated D&A policy. We […] Read the whole post.