Scranton Local 81 Business Manager Mike McDermott met President Biden when he visited the city in October.

President Biden appeared at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on October 20 to promote his domestic agenda and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that will be created to rebuild the nation’s degraded infrastructure.   There to meet him backstage was Scranton Local 81 Business Manager Mike McDermott.   The industrial city in northeastern Pennsylvania known most recently as the setting of the fictional Dunder Mifflin in “The Office,” Biden grew up there. Known as “Scranton Joe,” Biden strongly identifies with the town and its working class values. He is that guy, McDermott...
After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.   “Finally after 1,747 days, @OSHA has a champion for workers right as its director,” said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. “Doug Parker will advocate for safe working conditions for all and hold employers who violate workers’ right accountable.”   Parker, who headed California’s division of occupational safety and health for the past two years, is likely to increase the agency’s inspectors and enforce its anti-retaliation rule. One-time...

IBEW members like this employee of the Army Corps of Engineers willbenefit from pro-worker nominees on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.   “Federal workers can breathe a little easier now that President Biden has not only filled these vacancies, but has done so with experienced individuals who understand the importance of the work that our federal workforce does,” said Government Employees Director Paul O'Connor.   The FLRA oversees disputes between federal agencies and their employee unions. If confirmed by the...
President's Message - Don't Do It   Safety is a race we never win; it’s also one that is made more difficult to manage if your entire focus is not directly on the task at hand.   In this President’s Message, International President Lonnie Stephenson introduces an important video called “Don’t Do It”, which debuted at training centers across the country earlier this summer.   The message? Electrical work does not mix with drugs and alcohol. When you come to work high or hungover, on pills or...
Building America Back Better Biden's Agenda is Working for the IBEW How President Biden’s actions benefit working families and IBEW members Celebrating Labor Day with IBEW Members President Biden spent the day dedicated to workers with members of the IBEW. Along with IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson, President Biden delivered sandwiches to members of Wilmington, Del. Local 313 on Labor Day, Sept. 6. He played cornhole and chatted with about 35 members of the local union. An article about the event described a moment when “the president began talking into an iPhone to a union member’s mom,...
Attached is a copy of the 2021 National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) Summary Plan Description (SPD).  Federal law requires that the NEBF send a new SPD every five years to all participants in the Plan.  In meeting this requirement, the SPD will be sent to all participants over the next few weeks.   We actively encouraged all participants to register through NEBF’s Online Benefits portal at www.nebf.com/nebf .  The Online Benefits portal allows participants, through a safe and secure encryption, to provide their contact information and activate alerts to receive text and...
Building America Back Better Biden's Agenda is Working for the IBEW How President Biden’s actions benefit working families and IBEW members   Negotiating a Bipartisan Deal with Congress for More Jobs, Cleaner Infrastructure President Joe Biden proposed the largest investment in American infrastructure since World War II back in March. Four weeks later,he renewed his call for the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan during an address to Congress, with the IBEW at the heart of his pitch. Today, President Biden and Congress are working to pass a bill that will upgrade America’s flagging...
Your support is needed to help re-elect Justin Elicker for Mayor of New Haven! We invite all members and apprentices to join Local 90 at tomorrow's Press Conference Wednesday, July 21st at 10:30 AM  New Haven, CT located on the corner of South Orange Street and Route 34 (just East of the Knights of Columbus Building)   Please wear your union colors and hard hats!
July 8, 2021 Dear EEI Member Company and IBEW Local Union Business Managers: Our nation’s lineworkers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable power to keep our economy running and to power our homes, schools, businesses, and hospitals. The work of lineworkers is inherently dangerous, and a culture of safety is ingrained in our industry thanks to decades of work by EEI member electric companies and the IBEW. When storms or other natural disasters strike, our lineworkers always answer the call to restore power safely and quickly, often traveling long...
The Local 90 Riding Club will be participating in the following motorcyle events: 1. 2021 Run for Brotherhood July 16th and 17th Meet at Electric City Harley Davidson, Scranton, PA 18508 Kickstands up each day at 10:30 am Scenic Rides through the beautiful countryside   2. IBEW Local 99 and 2323 6th Annual Solidarity Ride September 19th 22 Amflex Drive, Cranston, RI 02921 Registration at 9:00 am Kickstands up at 11:00am Proceeds donated to charity   If anyone is interested in either event please contact Steve Asplund or John Bellemare at (203) 265-9533 ext 5