It's an absolutely horrible idea made by the IO in order to get more dues money coming in.
You know all that stuff the IBEW has been saying about highly skilled workers deserving a good pay and benefits package?
Well, what the IBEW is made a program full of less trained workers with a significantly lower pay rate and benefits package. They allow these workers on jobs in "A" journeyman positions.
The point, as they say is to gain marketshare. But in reality, it's to get more dues paying IBEW members for the IO.
It simply makes no sense, the IBEW did exactly what they said they would never do and have always fought against. They gave it all back...
Some locals, such as my own, didn't adopt the CE/CW program like the IO intended. Basically, it's just the old "B" program in which the lower paid workers can only work on small works jobs, or residential. That's fine.
But many locals adopted the full CE/CW program, and right now there are CE/CW workers on large jobs doing the work of "A" journeyman in which they are not trained to do, and they are getting paid far less.
This is where it started
They will kill our trade by doing this,and flood the trades with immigrants .
If they want to cut labor costs then cut out all the insurance company's .