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Mission Statement

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is an organization made up of nearly 750,000 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.

Rule of Law vs. the Forces of Order

Occupy Wall Street, with its defiant style of non-violent protest, has consistently clashed with the NYPD’s obsession with order maintenance, resulting in hundreds of mostly unnecessary arrests and a significant infringement on the basic rights of free speech and assembly.

Call To Action - Join The Month Of Global Uprising

While these assemblies are calling for general strikes, they are also calling for much more. Schools, community organizations, affinity groups, workplaces and families are encouraged to self-organize to shut down their cities and rebuild their communities in whatever manner they are comfortable with and capable of.

Winter Donation Needs

We've made a lot of headway on getting winter gear here in the last 48 hrs but definitely need more. Please help by purchasing or donating supplies directly. Winter gear and other necessities can be dropped off in person, delivered, or shipped.

CWA, Occupy D.C. Join for March for Jobs and Justice at Verizon

Occupy D.C. activists and union members are joining together on Wednesday in a march for jobs and a fair contract for workers at Verizon. The march and rally is a joint effort of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Occupy D.C. movement.

Occupy London camp defiant over eviction threat

The row over attempts to remove London's main Occupy camp intensified as the dean of St Paul's, Graeme Knowles, resigned on Monday afternoon. The Occupy the Stock Exchange camp outside St Paul's Cathedral is still going strong, but now faces legal proceedings to evict it.

Military Veterans Join the 99% on Wall Street

Military veterans will walk in uniform to join the Occupy Wall Street protests this Wednesday (Nov. 2nd). As the 99% movement spreads across the United States, the presence of veterans at rallies, marches, and occupations is becoming increasingly visible. Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and even World War II have participated in the movement, speaking out for the 99%, and raising the movement’s visibility in the process.

A New World

This is not a demonstration. It’s participation. Creation. This is a movement where we can be ourselves, together. In Liberty Square. In New York City. In America. A new world.

Lessons of the New Zealand Labour Movement

'Past to Present: Lessons of the New Zealand Labour Movement' was a workshop given by Jared Davidson at Occupy Christchurch. 0.00 to 31.00 gives an overview of union struggles in New Zealand, and draws out lessons that could inform our future activity. Comments and responses follow, and includes talk about the nature of capital, general strikes, Occupy and the workers movement, co-operatives, and whether one can escape capitalism.

The world is watching: we are all Scott Olsen!

While the Iraq Veteran and Occupy Oakland protester remains in critical condition, let us send a powerful message to those in power: the world is watching!


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