IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

Politics and Local 26


On October 30th the EWMC 26 will canvass alongside the Virginia Education Association (VEA), and other trade union members in a Labor Walk to reelect Delegate Joshua Cole! This is the first time we assemble a strong coalition of working folks that includes educators here in south Stafford to work together in common cause. When working people come together in solidarity there is nothing we cannot accomplish! Join us on:
When: October 30th, 10am-2pm
Where: 1267 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA 22554
For: Canvass for Joshua G. Cole

The 2021 election season is upon us. Early voting starts September 17th in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You may request a vote by mail or early vote in person at certain locations. For questions go to: www.election.virginia.gov. Citizens of Virginia will be selecting their choices for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, members of the House of Delegates and local Town and City Councils. Virginia is for Voters!

If you would like to help the Local and your community by supporting Labor-friendly candidates, “no-touch” literature drops will take place each Saturday from now until Election Day November 2nd. We are looking for all members interested in helping re-elect Local 26's and Labor's best friend in the Virginia State House, Delegate Joshua Cole, as well as other labor-friendly candidates. A couple of volunteer hours will go a long way in helping our friend and our cause.

IBEW Local 26 Brother Travis Brown is running for Culpeper Town Council. Brother Brown could use your help simply by knocking on doors or just dropping literature at the doorstep. Any questions: Tclark@ibewlocal26.org. LET’S GET THIS LOCAL 26 MEMBER ELECTED!!

IBEW Action: IBEW Can Build the Future

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The IBEW can – and will – build the future.

Democrats and Republicans, under President Biden’s leadership, have agreed on a truly Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, which is a chance to rebuild our country and put hundreds of thousands of IBEW members to work. We can create millions of good union jobs. Unfortunately, some members of Congress are trying to stop it.

This plan will modernize our electrical grid, building thousands of miles of new transmission lines. It will invest more than $14 billion in the electric vehicle industry and install 500,000 charging stations to fuel them. It will reinvigorate domestic manufacturing and deploy high-speed broadband to rural and underserved communities. And it will make the most extensive federal investment in public transit and passenger rail, broadband and American manufacturing in history. 

Last November, our votes helped elect a president and vice president who proudly support union workers. But the job’s not done. We have one chance to pass a plan that will strengthen our union for many years to come. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us. Click here to take action.

Write to Congress and tell them to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan.

If you have any questions, please contact the Government Affairs Department via email to IBEWPowerstheFuture@ibew.org

Let’s get to work!

In solidarity, 

IBEW Government Affairs Department

Building America Back Better

    Biden's Agenda is Working for the IBEW

Election 2020

The 2020 campaign is over and, once again, our membership shined as civic minded voters and advocates for the working person. No matter who you voted for, the fact that you voted is a plus for our Local and our community. We will continue to highlight our membership as patriotic citizens that vote in high numbers. Politicians will be made aware that the road to any state, county, or city office, goes through Local 26.

We would also like to thank all the members that volunteered their time towards electing “union-friendly” candidates. Your efforts in phone banking and literature drops made a difference. We admire your work and dedication. Thanks to all!

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:  Tim Kaine 

Virginia Senator Mark Warner have not signed-on to support this bill. 

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

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.