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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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