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California Senate Bill 649 and “small cell” tower hazards; why are union leaders and utility companies silent?

IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), other related unions, and utility companies should raise the alarm over Senate Bill 649. This California bill radically changes the working environment for electrical utility workers, creating significant hazards. SB 649 allows utility poles, … Continue reading

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Union claims Oncor violated worker’s rights in federal appeal over Smart Meter fire testimony

From Reuters By Robert Iafolla April 10, 2017 (Reuters) – An affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has told a federal appeals court that an electrical utility company in Texas broke federal labor law by firing a worker for … Continue reading

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Houston news investigated Smart Meter fires in 2011

This news investigation was in CenterPoint Energy’s territory. CenterPoint uses Itron Centron Openway Smart Meters. CenterPoint employees told IBEW union officer Bobby Reed that these meters have thinner blades, causing a poor connection. This causes arcing and a fire hazard. … Continue reading

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Letter to BC Energy Minister on Smart Meter fire hazard evidence

From the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia “We want this program ended, and we want our money back.” — Press Release, June 25, 2015 Subject: Smart meter safety risk VIA REGISTERED MAIL June 25, 2015 Hon. Bill … Continue reading

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Smart Meters are a known fire hazard — new evidence revealed by electrical workers union

In a proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board, evidence was submitted that Smart Meter fires, burned Smart Meters, burned meter sockets, and malfunctioning Smart Meters are regularly occurring and are known to Oncor and CenterPoint, two Texas utility companies. The … Continue reading

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Union cries “Don’t blame us” while ignoring Smart Meter safety issues

Despite outreach and expert information from community advocates, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – IBEW – ignored all safety issues related to Smart Meters except for one local in Tennessee. This is in stark contrast to the Electrical Trades … Continue reading

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