Latest International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers News

Facial recognition technology focus of Detroit forum

Oct. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit city council member is hosting a community forum on the use of facial-recognition technology by police. The event by Roy McCalister Jr. is planned for Thursday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Detroit. It is expected to focus on how the software will...

Minnesota labor unions divided over the Green New Deal

Sep. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two national leaders of the Service Employees International Union recently came to St. Paul to talk about the union's latest initiative to fight climate change: the Green New Deal. Earlier this summer, the SEIU executive board passed a resolution endorsing the sweeping measure proposed...

Norfolk Southern furloughs 130 at Virginia locomotive shop

Sep. 4, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. says it has furloughed approximately 130 employees at its locomotive shop in Roanoke, Virginia. News outlets report an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representative says more than 80 workers lost their jobs at Shaffer's Crossing and as many as 50...