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Why the IBEW Endorses Biden/Harris


After the 2016 Presidential election, leaders in North America’s National Building Trade Unions decided to take a friendly approach and give Trump the benefit of the doubt. In addition to being a bankrupt, game show host, he’s also a developer. And we work with developers all the time to secure work. Trump promised to work with the build trades and stated at one of our conferences, “We’re a nation of builders, and it was about time we had a builder in the White House.” There was hope that Trump would follow through on his commitment to work with the building trades. That hope faded quickly.

Fast forward to 2020, before the start of the pandemic, and when IBEW leadership announced the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden for president. It seemed like a mistake at the time. Vice President Joe Biden had just lost a few of the state primaries. IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson’s explanation about the decision-making process that lead to that endorsement, and it made sense that Joe Biden “… has a long record of standing up for union members, and we believe it’s in the best interest of the IBEW members to elect him our next president.”

Here is why IBEW Endorsed Vice President Joe Biden.

This list is limited to issues regarding your workplace rights and paycheck. It would be a lot longer if we include other issues.

·        Trump attempted to suspend or weaken prevailing wage laws.

·        Trump appointed anti-labor judges to the Supreme Court and lower level courts.

·        Trump opposed any increase in the federal minimum wage, denying a desperately needed raise to nearly 40 million workers.

·        Trump blocked the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, blocking millions of workers from receiving a full paycheck.

·        Trump stacked the National Labor Relations Board with union-busting corporate lawyers, denying working people our right to organize through a fair process.

·        Trump’s administration defended so-called Right to Work in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

·        Trump’s administration rescinded the Department of Labor’s persuader rule, which required companies to disclose anti-union legal activities.

·        Trump made workplaces more dangerous by rolling back critical federal safety regulations.

·        Trump cut federal workplace safety inspectors to their lowest level in OSHA’s history.

·        Trump Abolished labor-management councils in federal contracts.

This is why IBEW is riding with Biden.