Congratulations to the newest Officers of IBEW Local 223 being sworn in at our July meeting
Douglas P. Nelson, Business Manager
Congratulations to the newest Officers of IBEW Local 223 being sworn in at our July meeting
Bristol Plymouth Electrical Instructor Tom Ross along with Local #223 Training Director Bob Revil presenting Acceptance Awards to graduates Alice Benoit and Dylan Pacheco. Welcome to the IBEW/NECA Team Alice and Dylan. We are proud to have you both in our training program.
Congratulations to Electrical students Maria MacAllister and Matthew Castro for joining the IBEW #223/NECA Team along with Training Director Bob Revil and NECA Executive Director Spencer Marks.
This Industry Award is offered at all 10 Technical schools within the jurisdictional area of IBEW # 223 each year.
The IBEW 223 JATC demonstrated the methods of Rigid conduit cutting and threading at the Masshire Career fair friday held outdoors at Massasoit College in Brockton. Thank you to members Riley Zapustas, Pat Flanagan and Tyler Revil for assisting the JATC. 12 Schools had attended with about 190 students.
Thank You to our Industry partners at Harger Lightning & Grounding and the A.A. MacPherson Company as we had a great night of training for the 1st year apprentice class with Instructors Tom Crowley and Tom Gibbons from MacPherson. They are always here to help train our Future IBEW # 223 Electricians.
We would like to thank Vineyard Wind, Prysmian Cables, and IBEW Local Union 223 Electricians
for allowing Cape Cod Tech Electrical Seniors & Instructor Mike Ready an opportunity to tour
Onshore Cable Pulling Installations, which is the beginning phases for
The Vineyard Wind Project.
President Biden posthumously honored former AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
St. Louis Local 1 Electrical Connection and Chicago Local 134’s Powering Chicago have been chosen as U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship ambassadors.
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.
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.
Nearly $5 billion in new electrical vehicle charging systems are on the way, and demand for qualified installers has never been higher.
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.
We are looking forward to hosting JDR Cable Systems and their safety vendor suppliers on March 24, 2022. It's a great opportunity to see some of this equipment upclose and know what to expect on the upcoming Vineyard Wind project.
We here at IBEW LU 223 are proud to be a drop off location for
It's great to see IBEW 223's skilled Electrician's and Apprentice's work on display with one of our current projects.
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.
With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the biggest infrastructure investments in U.S. history.
In a welcome reversal from past administrations’ attempts to stifle the power of unions in the federal sector, the Biden administration is actively encouraging more worker participation in collective bargaining.
After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.
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.
Historic and transformational change for America’s infrastructure and jobs is the order of the day on Capitol Hill as negotiators seek to construct legislation containing President Biden’s bold plan for America.
At issue are plans to build the charging infrastructure necessary for widescale adoption of electric vehicles, buses, trains and trucks and create hundreds of thousands of jobs in roads, transit, the electrical grid, passenger and freight rail, broadband and water infrastructure.
It was almost déjà vu when Denver Local 68 journeyman wireman Julian Aguilar met President Biden at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on September 14 outside Denver.
President Biden signed an executive order targeting 2030 as the year that half of all passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 will be electric.
He was joined by auto company executives in the August 5 White House announcement, when he emphasized the transformative infrastructure potential of his Build Back Better plan.
A high-level committee headed by Vice President Kamala Harris continues its investigation into leveraging the federal government’s power to promote unions and collective bargaining. An October meeting included Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
IBEW President Lonnie R. Stephenson wrote in an op-ed that the Biden administration’s climate goals will be met only by expanding nuclear energy production.
With co-author Steven Nesbit of the American Nuclear Society, Stephenson said provisions in the infrastructure bill being debated in Congress that would prevent permanent closures of existing nuclear power plants are a welcome first step.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh participated in a round table on October 13 at Atlanta Local 613 that focused on low wages and other workplace issues harmful to workers. At the event, Rep. Nikema Williams said workers lose $15 billion annually to wage theft, and highlighted the U.S. Department of Labor's work to prevent it.
“I'm glad to work with you and the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division in enforcing the Standard Act so Georgia workers get the pay they are due,” Williams said to Secretary Walsh.
New research from the Economic Policy Institute demonstrates the broken system of labor laws in the United States and the necessity of passing the PRO Act.
For the first time in four years, the National Labor Relations Board will have a Democratic majority. On July 27, the Senate confirmed two labor-side attorneys: Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty. Wilcox is the first black woman to serve on the NLRB.
America’s rundown infrastructure is heading for a makeover following the passage in the Senate of the sweeping historic legislation in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Aug. 9. Together with the budget bill under consideration in the House of Representatives, hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created as the Biden Build Back Better agenda comes to fruition.
President Biden called out the necessity of IBEW linemen following the Category 4 hurricane that smashed into NewOrleans and continued to menace the country’s interior before inundating New York and New Jersey with massive flooding.
A powerful voice for workers went silent Aug. 5 with the death of Richard Trumka, who rose from humble roots in the Pennsylvania coal mines to lead the AFL-CIO.
The Biden administration announced a proposal to extend up to $1 billion in tax credits to existing nuclear plants, advancing a priority the IBEW has long championed as a win both for good jobs and a cleaner environment.The Production Tax Credit expansion is part of the administration's multitrillion-dollar plan to rebuild American manufacturing, infrastructure and energy sectors. PTCs have supported the construction of carbon-f
President Joe Biden’s environmental goals will not come at the expense of economically distressed regions.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to Wisconsin on May 25 to meet with unions and business leaders and boost the American Jobs Plan. The subject of bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill, the AJP is a proposed investment in the country’s infrastructure and transportation system that will put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work, many in the IBEW’s core sectors. Walsh was joined by Rep. Ron Kind.
President Biden’s 2022 spending plan makes the case that a promising future means aggressive action to combat climate change while rebuilding the country’s infrastructure and addressing longstanding economic inequalities.
Policy at the Department of Labor is looking a lot different than under the Trump administration, or even under Obama.
The DOL’s anti-corruption unit, the Office of Labor-Management Standards, is going back to defending unions. Under the agency’s mandate of transparency and accountability, disclosure forms collected by the OLMS require detailed information about unions’ membership and finances.
The new OLMS director, Jeffrey Freund, plans a public campaign to tout unions’ compliance with the agency’s transparency rules.
Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm reiterated the administration’s commitment to nuclear power at a recent House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee hearing. In response to a question from Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Granholm said the country’s 93 nuclear reactors account for 52 percent of carbon-free electricity generation.
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President Biden toured the Ford electric F-150 plant in Michigan on May 18, highlighting his American Jobs Plan and the importance of remaking auto manufacturing to help curb climate change.
The Biden administration fired Equal Opportunity Employment Commission general counsel Sharon Gustafson in early March after she refused to step down.