October 2022

IRA : The Largest Energy Bill in American History

Boston Local 103 fifth-year apprentice Lovette Jacobs introduces President Biden on the South Lawn of the White House.

The Biden Administration and Congress have won a historic achievement for IBEW members and their families with the Inflation Reduction Act. The enormous energy and tax package will put IBEW members to work in family-sustaining jobs for the secure, self-reliant grid of the future.

Administration Tackles Supply Chain Disruptions, Computer Chip Shortages with Made-in-the-USA Policy

The Biden Administration and IBEW seek to build more domestic semiconductor factories (IBEW-built GlobalFoundries plant in Malta, NY)

Beefing up domestic supply chains while strengthening security and competitiveness is behind the new law incentivizing the production of critical computer chips here in the United States.

IRAPs Scrapped

IBEW members strongly support high quality registered apprenticeship programs, the gold standard in the electrical construction industry.

The Department of Labor put the final nail in the coffin of the Trump administration’s attempt to allow industries to water down training standards by cheapening the value of the gold-plated labor-management apprenticeship model that has served the IBEW for generations.