Holiday Lights in the Park breaks records in attendance and charitable giving

The lights may be off, but the success of Holiday Lights in the Park continues to radiate a positive glow. The fifth edition of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Holiday Lights in the Park event produced in partnership with King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury brought in record crowds and a new benchmark for donations collected for local charities. A record 20,478 cars visited St. Paul's Phalen Park to witness one of the area's biggest and brightest holiday lights displays. Read more »

Right the First Time

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From Brian Winkler @bwink110: PLA's in action in this video produced by the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California. shows how paying prevailing wages supports our cities, counties, and the economy of our state by providing a trained and ready workforce that gets the job done right the first time. HIghlights the story of two library projects, in Gilroy and Palo Alto, where one paid the prevailing wage and the other didn't; see the vastly different results.

 

IRONY: The Guy Who Wants to Repeal Arkansas’ Prevailing Wage Represents Wal-Mart’s District

From Steve Cooper at We Party Patriots: When will enough be enough, huh?

When will taking every. possible. harmful. action to attack workers, wages and the welfare of the average American no longer be en vogue?

When will being so certain of the benefits of lower standards, less oversight, and a next-to-nothing future start getting lawmakers in trouble? Read more »

IBEW Face-to-Face Organizing

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In an age of smartphones, email and the Internet, members of IBEW local unions in the Pacific Northwest are going back to the basics to spread the union's message. They're using good, old-fashioned, in-person communication to reach out to their fellow union members and future union members. 

Get a Union, Get a Ticket to the Middle Class

We've said it for years. Because of the "Union Difference"—fair wages and better benefits for workers who belong to a union—unions are the ticket to the middle class. Even if you don't belong to a union, there is a spillover effect to the whole economy. In other words, when unions are strong, everyone benefits. Read more »

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