Welcome to IBEW 177

The Jacksonville Electricians

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is an organization made up of nearly 750,00 men and women just like you, engaged in every type of employment. Their needs and goals are the same as yours, however, they have the personal strength, and human dignity that come from belonging to a world respected labor organization which helps it's members live better, freer, and fuller lives. IBEW members stand united in local unions in all 50 states, in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal Zone. The IBEW provides imaginative and responsible leadership, and has an outstanding reputation for being a progressive union. It is an important member of the AFL-CIO family of unions.

Witnessing History:  With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the biggest infrastructure investments in U.S. history.   Its size and scope ensures that it will rebuild both the country’s weakened infrastructure and the middle class. Touching nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, the bill was touted on a level comparable to the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century and the interstate highway system in the 1950s.   “I...
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In a welcome reversal from past administrations’ attempts to stifle the power of unions in the federal sector, the Biden administration is actively encouraging more worker participation in collective bargaining. “We are proud as the Biden Harris administration in what we believe we will be, which is the most pro-union administration in the history of America," Vice President Kamala Harris said on Oct. 20 announcing the new guidelines. Among them are: Including bargaining unit status and union affiliation in job announcements Giving unions the opportunity to share information...
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After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.   “Finally after 1,747 days, @OSHA has a champion for workers right as its director,” said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. “Doug Parker will advocate for safe working conditions for all and hold employers who violate workers’ right accountable.”   Parker, who headed California’s division of occupational safety and health for the past two years, is likely to increase the agency’s inspectors and enforce its anti-...
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Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.   “Federal workers can breathe a little easier now that President Biden has not only filled these vacancies, but has done so with experienced individuals who understand the importance of the work that our federal workforce does,” said Government Employees Director Paul O'Connor.   The FLRA oversees disputes between federal agencies and their employee unions. If...
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Historic and transformational change for America’s infrastructure and jobs is the order of the day on Capitol Hill as negotiators seek to construct legislation containing President Biden’s bold plan for America. At issue are plans to build the charging infrastructure necessary for widescale adoption of electric vehicles, buses, trains and trucks and create hundreds of thousands of jobs in roads, transit, the electrical grid, passenger and freight rail, broadband and water infrastructure.   After President Biden helped negotiate it, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...
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It was almost déjà vu when Denver Local 68 journeyman wireman Julian Aguilar met President Biden at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on September 14 outside Denver.   “I know I just now met Joe Biden for the first time in my life, but I feel like he’s had my back for years,” said Aguilar, a second-generation member of Local 68. “President Joe Biden is not just pro-union. He’s pro-people. He’s pro-America.”   Biden saluted IBEW electricians as “the best in the world,” as he thanked Aguilar and discussed the urgency of renewable energy.   “Whether you’...
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Click the PDF attachment below to view this months Political Newsletter from the International Office.
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Please click to view President Biden's special message to IBEW Members!
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Click the video to tune in and watch the latest Powering Jacksonville episode, hosted by 177 Business Manager Alan Jones
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Jacksonville Response to Covid 19 is critical. The cases are growing and IBEW will be issuing an advisory, please stay tuned. Before we panic, lets get the facts. Click here for latest CDC reports.
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Duval County Public Schools Job Openings 
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Working with the best Electricians in Jacksonville means that customers of our signatory contractors are able to reduce their ongoing energy and operating costs, and create healthier, safer, and more productive working environments for their workers, improving productivity and profitability. As more and more companies, developers, commercial real estate firms, healthcare facilities and others in Jacksonville strive for energy efficiency via the LEED Certification, the Jacksonville Electricians are poised to deliver the benefits listed above to architects, general contractors, and whoever we...
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