IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

Politics and Local 26

Labor Walk and Low Country Boil

Thanks to all who came out for the Labor Walk and Low Country Boil October 12th! Please go HERE for more information on walks and phone banks throughout Virginia.

Important VA General Election November 5, 2019

All Virginia Senate, House of Delegates and County Board of Supervisors seats are up for election this year!

To VOTE on Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (General Election)
• Register/Update Address by: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
• Request Absentee Ballot by mail by: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Can’t make it on Election Day?
• Request Absentee Ballot by mail by: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
• In person voting by Absentee Ballot is now available at your county registrar office. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity by: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019

To Check your registration status, Register to vote on-line, request an absentee ballot, or locate your local Registrar Office. (Most locations will be open the last couple Saturdays before the election for in person voting, please check your local office for dates and hours.) click, go here

The people we elect to local county boards will have a tremendous amount power to determine whether our Local union contractors get work on publicly funded projects. the candidates endorsed below have pledged to support the creation of union jobs through project labor agreement and prevailing wages at the county level. Be sure to vote down the ballot.

Fairfax County

Loudoun County

Prince William County

This November 5th will be a pivotal election in Virginia that will significantly affect our ability as a Union to grow our market share and as a result increase our wages and benefits.

The candidates endorsed and listed below have committed to our top priorities through a two-step process of questionnaires and in-person interviews. We have provided a link to view our legislative priorities for the 2020 General Assembly.

View Candidates

If you are in need of assistance or have any questions please contact Bonnie at 301-459-2900 or bcressotti@ibewlocal26.org

The PRO Act

A legislative priority for the AFL-CIO is HR 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and it’s identical version in the US Senate, S. 1306. This legislation, would rewrite the rules around labor law in this country.  The PRO Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives (HR 2474) by Virginia Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott.  The following MD, VA and District of Columbia representatives have signed as co-sponsors:

Maryland:  Raskin, Cummings, Trone, Brown, Sarbanes, Ruppersberger and Hoyer

Virginia:  Beyer, Luria, Spanberger, McEachin, Connolly and Wexton

District of Columbia: Holmes-Norton

The identical bill was introduced in the US Senate (S 1306) by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).  The following Senators have signed as co-sponsors:

Maryland:  Cardin, Van Holland

Virginia:  NONE!

Virginia Senators  Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have not signed-on to support this bill. 

Tell them to SUPPORT THE PRO ACT (S. 1306)

Senator Kaine’s Office :  703-361-3192

Senator Warner’s Office:  703-442-0670

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Politicians on Our Side

We at Local 26 are bringing in local politicians to show them what we can offer to their constituents in the way of training for a lifetime career in our trade. And also the type of training they should expect in the workforce that is building their projects in their County’s and Communities. We are in a full blown effort to secure more work for our members to be able to support their families for now and into the future.

I'll Be There Award

In November 2018, Business Manager George Hogan presented the DC Jobs with Justice "I'll Be There" award to Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl A. Racine. AG Racine has been vital to the efforts being made by Local 26 to get rid of a BAD Player, Power Design, in contracting in the Metro area. To read more about the efforts Local 26 has made to bring down such nonunion companies, check out the 4th Quarter 2018 IN Charge magazine.