Tag Archives: IBEW

Executive Games

Former IBEW president and exec charged in Arkansas; EV battery manufacturer in hot water Our preferred approach at Electrical Apparatus is to counter bad news with good news. In unfamiliar times, however, sometimes a refreshing alternative is to counter bad news with…justified, not-as-bad news. Take fraud and embezzlement, for example; transgressions that union members—and judges—do […]

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IBEW Endorses Biden

Key union support includes almost a million electrical workers It’s still early, but Joe Biden could be feeling the pressure. Near-complete results of the Iowa caucuses—traditionally the Opening Day of general election polls—had Biden at under 16% Thursday, trailing Pete Buttigeig, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination. It comes as less of […]

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Solar Doghouses

IBEW & NECA bring a creative side to training in the trades An alliance of two prestigious associations, formed to try to lure trade workers into the solar panel installation field…and its bark is just as good as its bite. Sponsored by billboard companies like Milwaukee Tool and 3M, IBEW and NECA are spearheading a program designed […]

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Thomas & Betts presents product display boards to train apprentice electricians

Thomas & Betts Corp., a Memphis, Tenn., designer and manufacturer of components used to manage connection, distribution, and transmission of electrical power, presented a product training electrical component display board to the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center/National Electrical Contractors Association/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (JATC/NECA/IBEW) training facility in Lanham, Md., on Sept. 14. The company developed […]

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IBEW donation assists Freedom Farm project

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 292, recently wrapped-up months of work at Freedom Farm culminating in the completion of their “Insulate the Inside Arena” project. The IBEW, a group of craftsmen and women in the electrical industry, and Freedom Farm have a long-standing partnership. When the indoor arena was built in 2003, […]

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Obama to tour IBEW training center

Today, President Barack Obama will meet with his  Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in a training center for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Pittsburgh. The jobs group includes executives from General Electric, Xerox, Facebook and American Express and it was formed by Obama to advise him on job creation and other economic matters. […]

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