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  • Electrical Union Workers Display Big Pro-Trump Banner in Philadelphia

    01/27/2017 7:57:00 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | Todd Houston
    Union electrical workers at a Philadelphia job site hung a huge barrier welcoming President Donald Trump to the city, highlighting his high support among rank and file members of skilled unions. The union members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unfurled their banner, which said “Buy American” and “Welcome to Philly Mr. President.” Fox News contributor and pollster Frank Luntz caught the Thursday display and tweeted about it. The @IBEW Local Union #98 welcomes President Trump. Big banner in full view of #GOPRetreat. pic.twitter.com/rj77lrRkrW — Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 26, 2017 During the election, support for Trump rose among...
  • Fed and State Raid on Union IBEW & Hillary Campaign Office

    08/07/2016 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/06/16 | George Spencer
    Keep an eye on this one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYAcsj5Lw0    
  • FBI Raids Labor Leader’s Home, IBEW Union Hall, Councilman’s Office (Hillary office Raided!)

    08/06/2016 11:45:05 PM PDT · by proust · 86 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ^ | 8/5/2016 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS)
    The FBI carried out investigations Friday, spanning across several locations throughout Philadelphia. FBI agents seized dozens of cartons of files and computers at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 at 18th and Spring Garden Streets.
  • WARRANTS SERVED IN PHILLY, N.J. INVOLVE UNION BOSS, COUNCILMAN

    08/06/2016 8:52:28 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 08/06/2016 | WPVI
    The FBI and other law enforcement officers fanned out across the region on Friday, executing a number of search warrants involving a local union boss and a Philadelphia city councilman. Agents were searching the home of Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, a bar called Doc's Union Pub, the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and Councilman Bobby Henon's offices. Just recently, Action News has learned Local 98 dropped upward of $80,000 on lavish parties and events for honchos and lobbyists at the Democratic National Convention.
  • FBI searches target electricians union, Johnny Doc, Councilman Bobby Henon

    08/05/2016 6:26:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 5 Aug 2016 | DAVID SWANSON
    Since 2000, the union funneled about $30 million into political races... The union has a membership of 4,652, and assets of $37 million, records show.... A government filing shows that in 2015 Dougherty received $406,532 from the union, including $226,754 as salary...
  • IBEW Sues EPA to Stop Clean Power Plan

    11/21/2015 7:31:11 AM PST · by dynoman · 26 replies
    IBEW International ^ | November 19, 2015 | IBEW
    The IBEW has filed suit to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations on power plants. The IBEW petition joins the 27 states, several utilities and two other labor unions that are already challenging the regulation. "The EPA is creating energy policy and they have neither the expertise nor the legal authority to do it," said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. "We worked with the EPA for years to address greenhouse gas emissions with a plan that is both effective and legal. Unfortunately, we don't believe this regulation is either." "Human-caused climate change is real, and a real threat, but...
  • One Of The Nation’s Most Influential Labor Leaders Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    07/04/2015 2:59:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Bernie Sanders has picked up a key endorsement as one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders has announced his support for the Democratic presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign made the announcement in a statement: In another show of union support for Bernie Sanders, one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders on Friday endorsed the Democratic Party presidential candidate. Larry Cohen, the past president of the Communications Workers of America, gave his backing to Sanders at a news conference held here in a local union hall. “This is not a close call,” Cohen said at the news conference. “This...
  • EXCLUSIVE: UNION OFFICIAL SAYS ‘CORPORATE GREED’ BEHIND PUSH FOR H-1B VISAS

    03/16/2015 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A so-called “war on the American worker” has intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa program. “We don’t need foreign workers. We have plenty of Americans who are fully capable and equipped to carry out these jobs. It’s an absolute issue of corporate greed; nothing more nothing less,”...
  • The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

    12/11/2014 3:45:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Frank Walsh still pays dues to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, but more than four years have passed since his name was called at the union hall where the few available jobs are distributed. Mr. Walsh, his wife and two children live on her part-time income and a small inheritance from his mother, which is running out. Sitting in the food court at a mall near his Maryland home, he sees some of the restaurants are hiring. He says he can’t wait much longer to find a job. But he’s not ready yet. “I’d work for...
  • How Scott Brown Got it Right

    10/16/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Alex Smith
    The contrast between New Hampshire’s two candidates for U.S. Senate couldn’t have been clearer this past weekend. In one town, Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers over a pancake breakfast, and in another, former Senator Scott Brown received a rowdy and enthusiastic reception at a tailgate organized by College Republicans at the University of New Hampshire. It sounds like a normal weekend in October, so why the significance? I can’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition: a traditional, pre-planned campaign event with the candidate as the main attraction and the other, a tailgate loosely organized...
  • Unions, Left-Leaning Groups Dominate List of Largest Political Donors

    03/24/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Democrats and many in the media routinely complain about money spent in politics, and they regularly lash out at conservatives and big business. Turns out, unions are the top spenders in politics. Twelve of the top 20 political donors from 1989 to 2014 have been unions, which overwhelmingly support Democratic causes, according to an analysis done by OpenSecrets.org's Center for Responsive Politics. Seven of the top 10 donors overall give almost exclusively to politicians or groups on the left. ActBlue, a political action committee that raises money for Democrats and progressive causes and features Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer...
  • Another union: Hey, whatever happened to “if we like our plans, we can keep them”?

    07/11/2013 3:53:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/11/2013
    President Obama’s erstwhile promise assuring Americans that, “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” has since been unceremoniously exploded by the dawning realities of the health care overhaul, and the trend of labor unions — who once so enthusiastically stood alongside the president while he trumpeted the magical benefits the law would produce — now balking at the more limited options with which they and their members are shortly to be confronted, is moving full steam ahead.Unions have been pressuring the Obama administration for months to stretch the federal subsidy program meant to apply to low-income workers whose...
  • Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    12/13/2012 11:51:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    PHILADELPHIA - It's a union protest designed to bring you to tears. Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98. Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: "Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages." It's what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant. The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around...
  • IBEW Local 876 Facebook Page Taking a Pounding

    12/11/2012 10:38:22 PM PST · by Jimmah · 66 replies
    Tony carmago! You are a sorry excuse for an electrical worker! Word of Advice: When you decide to sucker punch someone and there are cameras around, don't wear a jacket with your name embroidered on it. Apparently your members don't belong to the Rocket Scientists Union.
  • So, The IBEW Really Did Put Unionization Ahead of Hurricane Recovery Efforts #ObamasKatrina

    11/04/2012 12:26:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/4/12
    There’s been a lot of denials going on since last Friday when it came to light that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) may have turned away non-union crews from helping in hurricane ravaged New Jersey because they did not carry union cards. Despite a denial by the union’s international president, Ed Hill, a statement made by New Jersey’s governor Chris Chistie, it turns out, the IBEW has demanded unionization of the non-union crews.On Friday, Ray Hardin, General Manager of Decatur [AL] Utilities appeared on Fox Business News and stated that his crews were being turned away from Hurricane...
  • IBEW Members Respond to Hurricane Sandy

    11/03/2012 1:06:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    IBEW ^ | November 1, 2012 | IBEW
    Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Eastern Seaboard, from North Carolina to New England, knocking down power lines, and flooding coastal communities. Hardest hit were New York and New Jersey, leaving more than a million residents without power and many without homes.   IBEW members from throughout the country are pitching in to restore power and fix damaged infrastructure. “Devastating,” Wall, N.J., Local 1289 Business Manager Edward Stroup, III, says about Sandy. Stroup represents workers at Jersey Central Power and Light – a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. – which provides power to more than 1 million central New Jersey residents....
  • There’s more: Georgia power crew turned away from Sandy-stricken New York for refusing to join union

    11/03/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    the daily caller ^ | november 2, 2012 | David Martosko
    A business coordinator at a power company in western Georgia told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon that workers from his electric-utility employer were not permitted to help restore power to New York consumers because they would not join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The revelation comes on the heels of similar stories TheDC has reported about power crews from Alabama and Florida who volunteered to fix downed power lines after Hurricane Sandy left millions in the Northeastern United States in the dark this week. “We’re not a large utility, so we were only able to send up two...
  • Christie threatens ‘Disaster Control Act’ order to guarantee nonunion utility workers...

    11/03/2012 2:52:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/12 | David Martosko
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bristled at reports Friday that an electricians’ union stood in the way of some utility workers who wanted to help restore power to victims of Hurricane Sandy. He would use his emergency-management powers, he said, to guarantee that nonunion crews could help restore his state’s electricity grid without interference.“I’ve been on the phone with PSE&G [Public Service Electric and Gas Company], JCP&L [Jersey Central Power & Light] and the union, and they’ve all absolutely promised me they would never turn away a single worker whether they were union or nonunion, and I wouldn’t allow it,” Christie told...
  • Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donor

    11/03/2012 2:45:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/02/12 | Paul Bedard
    Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donorPaul Bedard - Washington Secrets November 2, 2012 | 12:36 pm The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, cited in news reports for halting nonunion repair crews from helping to restore power in superstorm Sandy's New Jersey-New York path, is one of nation's top union donors to Democrats, a group President Obama last year praised in a visit to an IBEW training Center. The Center for Responsive Politics, a public political spending watchdog, said IBEW has the nation's fifth highest spending political action committee, doling out nearly $2.3 million, 97 percent of which...
  • Decatur Utilities crews home after issues with union [NJ rejected non-union emergency help]

    11/02/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    waff.com ^ | November 1, 2012
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) - The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they could not help out in New Jersey unless they affiliated with a union.A six man crew from Decatur Utilities headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can't do any work there since they're not union employees.The general manager of Decatur Utilities, Ray Hardin told Fox Business they were presented documents from the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers at a staging area in Virginia....