Economic Recession and the IBEW’s Market Recovery Program

Ed Barnes (IBEW Local 48)

Ed Barnes (IBEW Local 48)

For union electricians, the economic recession of the early 1980s led to a dramatic decrease in available work. Many IBEW members were forced to find work in other states while those who stayed faced an increased pressure to work non-union or open shop jobs.

IBEW Local 48 responded with a Market Recovery Program to reverse the the consequences of the economic recession.

OHS Serial Number: 11185, Ed Barnes: Tape 14, Side 1 July 7, 2008 : Excerpt Transcript

 

OHS Serial Number: 11185, Ed Barnes: Tape 14, Side 2 July 7, 2008 : Excerpt Transcript 

 

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