IBEW gets ready for its clean, green future 

IBEW gets ready for its clean, green future 

New technologies allow productions to ditch diesel and move to battery power  By Grant Slater  The future of the film industry is electric.  Just like the Teslas that increasingly crowd California’s highways, studios and production houses are transitioning away from gas power and toward cleaner battery-powered options.  Earlier this fall, dozens of vendors packed on…

Local 40’s Edgar Figueroa Named 2023 Journeyman Mentor of the Year

Local 40’s Edgar Figueroa Named 2023 Journeyman Mentor of the Year

Every weekday IBEW 40 Journeyman Electrician Edgar Figueroa drives more than 260 miles to work as a wireman, shop steward and mentor. The commute, which can creep close to three hours on the way home, doesn’t faze him. It would take a lot more to deter Figueroa from a mission that has defined his union…