IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

Politics and Local 26

    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.