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    Why is Donald Trump so obsessed with this ’60 Minutes’ interview?

    With 12 days to go before an election in which he is currently a clear underdog, President Donald Trump has latched onto an issue that he seems to believe will change the trajectory of the race: His decision to abruptly end an interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes.” Yes, you read that right. And,...
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    Louisiana AFL-CIO 2021 Scholarship Opportunities

    In March of 2021 the Louisiana AFL-CIO will be awarding three $1000 scholarships! All contestants must have their application materials postmarked by January 8, 2021, and … a>...
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    November 3, 2020 Open Primary/President/Congressional Election. Endorsement List

    No matter your party, or the candidates you choose to support, please make sure that you and your family members are registered to vote. Why is it so important to register to vote? Because you cannot exercise your civic rights or even sign a simple petition, if you aren’t a registered voter. Your brothers, sisters,...
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    NEWSLETTER 10.14.2020

    On November 30th there will be a wage increase of $1.15. This is the last increase of the current 3-year contract that will expire next year. We will discuss and decide where the increase should be placed (wages and/or benefits) at our next union meeting on Thursday, November 12th. Please make every effort to attend...
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    Newsletter 09.25.2020 IBEW Local 130 Election Results

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you know, on September 12th Local 130 conducted an election to fill all offices for the next three-year term. The results of that election were as follow:…...
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    Newsletter 03.20.2020 Corona Virus Pandemic (Covid-19)

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to you regarding the seriousness of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19). Per the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the following steps are recommended for construction employers and workers that you should take in response to the coronavirus: …...
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    COVID Agreement

    COVID Agreement between IBEW and NECA

    In recognition of the current emergency in our nation and the need for our industry to react quickly to this and future emergencies, the IBEW and NECA have developed the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) for use by our contractors and members. This agreement provides our industry with the ability to react quickly to...
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    Jeff Landry-owned firm imported workers with help of a felon who broke immigration laws

    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who has railed against loose borders and lax immigration policies during his four years as the state’s top lawman, went into business in 2017 with a Houston labor broker named Marco Pesquera, who had become rich by helping his clients defraud the immigration system to import more than 1,000 Mexican...
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    Hard Rock Collapse

    New Orleans Hard Rock Construction Collapse

    On the morning of the Hard Rock construction collapase, my councilman was interviewed at the scene. Regarding the possibility of negligence playing a role in the catastrophe, his supposition was that such is unlikely on a development of this size and significance and that most contractors on this level usually stayed within the lines of...
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    NEWSLETTER-11-22-19

    Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank all those who helped with Governor John Bel Edwards re-election campaign. As you know, we did it! Labor went to the polls in large numbers and this proves that when we vote, we win. We knocked on doors and manned the phones with the help of the...
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    Pulling Louisiana Out of the Ditch: There is Hope on the Horizon

    Union members and friends of Labor, we are on the precipice of a tidal change of political direction. In fact, the current political landscape is ripe for Labor to advance its agenda, both in Louisiana and across the nation. If you haven’t felt the excitement in the air, you haven’t been paying attention. Now is...
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    Get the First Look at IBEW Local 130’s New Commercials

    Watch them here first before they air! Tulane Football Spot TV Commercial ...
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    Updating the Way We Do Business

    Brothers and Sisters, Local 130 is updating the way we do business. Please be patient while we work out the kinks in our referral system, along with a few we created along the way. The International Office has introduced new software to conduct our business, which includes a new referral system. It has been installed,...
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    Keeping the Lights On for You: The Newest IBEW Commercial

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    Local 130 Members Volunteer to Fight Crime

    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Residents in the Hollygrove area say they feel a little safer after new security cameras are installed, free of charge on several homes. The goal is to prevent crime, by showing criminals, there’s always someone watching. Gracie Atkins has lived in her Hollygrove home for 40 years. “We look out...
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