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IBEW 46 brings the fight to NECA

Striking Limited Energy electricians and supporters picket outside NECA headquarters

SHORELINE, Wash. (May 16, 2024) — Striking IBEW 46 Limited Energy electricians converged on National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Puget Sound headquarters in Shoreline on Wednesday, escalating their pickets after more than a month on strike. Labor siblings and supporters from all over the region joined the electricians on the line, demonstrating the strong support standing with the Limited Energy unit.

The strike by Limited Energy (LE) Electricians in the Puget Sound area began April 11. The union reports that NECA negotiators have refused to significantly improve its contract offer that was unanimously rejected by the IBEW 46 members.

LE electricians install and maintain multiple life-safety systems, such as fire and security alarms, building access and HVAC controls, computers, phones, emergency radios, and more. However, they are paid significantly less that other Puget Sound-area unionized electricians and NECA negotiators have refused to grant them something that most workers have: paid holidays.

WSLC President April Sims walks the picket line with LE electricians on Wednesday.

Check out more photos from the line on the IBEW 46 facebook page. You can support the strike effort by calling NECA’s offices at (206) 284-2150 and urging them to settle a fair contract including paid holidays, and by signing the workers’ petition.


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