Dan Gardner has notable professional experience on labor, antitrust & workplace, trade (domestic & foreign), healthcare, government issues, and environment/superfund issues. Dan currently works full-time for INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS.

Areas of Experience

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- We have lobbied in favor of World Trade Center healthcare for first responders. There were 55,000 first responders who at risk to their own health went to ground zero and helped after the attack. Many helped for days and weeks during efforts to find survivors. A vast number of these responders are now having serious and often life threatening health issues from the time they spent at ground zero. It is our belief that these men and woman are owed by our country and should have their health is...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW continued to lobby the House and Senate in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (S. 560 and H.R. 1409), legislation that provides for certification of a union whenever a majority of workers have signed authorization cards; facilitates the use of mediation and binding arbitration for first-time contracts if labor and management cannot reach agreement within 60 days of certification; and establishes penalties against employers who violate workers rights to organize.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW continued to urge Congress to oppose Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as fast track, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement (FTA). If adopted, TPA would only allow Congress and up or down vote on a free trade agreement with no opportunity to improve of amend the agreement. The TPP FTA would be the largest FTA ever and, like previous FTAs, would lead to outsourcing and other job losses for American workers. The IBEW urged Congress to oppose the Tra...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Congress to continue funding for the National Nuclear Security Administrations Mixed-Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility Project located at the Department of Energys Savanna River Site, just outside Aiken, South Carolina. When complete the facility will process weapons-grade plutonium into MOX fuel pellets for peaceful use in licensed nuclear reactors.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW continued to lobby Congress in support of the Fair Compliance Act of 2011 (S. 1833), bipartisan legislation to grant coal-fired electric utilities sufficient time to comply with EPAs Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The legislation coordinates the implementation date of CSAPR and MATS, grants an additional two years to comply, and requires utilities to submit reports to the appropriate federal agencies regarding their compliance plans.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW worked in support of the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Releif Act of 2010, legislation that would grant meaningful single and multi employer pension plan relief for defined benefit pensions plans.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied against reducing the federal workforce through an arbitrary 2 for 3 replacement policy.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Congress to oppose language in Section 3115 of the House FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) that would severely weaken nuclear worker safety protections at DOE atomic weapons facilities. Section 3115 would strip the authority of the Secretary of Energy to enforce regulations. Instead, it would transfer those responsibilities to the National Nuclear Security Administration, which has no expertise or competence in this area. Workers would be stripped of the ri...

TAX

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied Congress to include in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act language that would greatly restrict the use of an obscure corporate tax break known as a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT). To qualify, a corporation spins-off part of its operations into an unrelated company. If the shareholders of the original corporation control a majority of the voting rights and economic value of the new, merged company then the transaction if tax free. At a time when the f...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- SUPPORT: The Rover Gas Pipeline project to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reviews applications for construction and operation of natural gas pipelines. The IBEW lobbied in support of the approval of the Rover Pipeline/Energy Transfer application. SUPPORT: Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) a pipeline to provide crude oil transportation service from point(s) of orgin in the Bakken/Three Forks play in No...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Senators to oppose and not cosponsor the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (S. 153), also known as I-Squared. Passage of this bill will drive-down the wages of high-skilled American and legal immigrant workers by increasing the annual H-1B cap from its current 65,000 up to 300,000 using a market-based escalator. Such a flood of foreign workers will decrease employment opportunities for todays university students who are studying for a degree in the science, technical, engine...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- As a result of federal budget sequestration, railroad workers saw their unemployment and sickness benefits reduced by 9.2 percent. The IBEW urged Congress to restore railroad workers basic benefits to pre-sequestration levels.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- SUPPORT: The IBEW urged Congress to support language found in Section 4302 of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 that would help address grid reliability in deregulated electricity markets. Competitive market conditions, cumulative environmental regulations, and capacity market rules that disadvantage base load power generation has made the grid more dependent on less reliable resources. Under these conditions, it has been difficult for base load generation to clear capacity market...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied Congress in support of the Department of Labors efforts to update and close loopholes in the 40-year-old rules that apply when individuals receive professional advice regarding retirement investments. Updating and improving protections for retirement savers is urgently needed and long overdue. The current rules with their inadequate safeguards cost American consumers approximately $17 billion annually.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- SUPPORT: IBEW strongly supports the workers at Nippon Sharyo Illinois plant. There have been layoffs at this plant, the IBEW has advocated that laid off workers be rehired on a seniority basis. IBEW has asked select Illinois members of congress to join in the effort of encouraging Nippon Sharyo to rehire laid off workers (when rehiring is needed) on a seniority basis.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- IBEW lobbied members of the House and Senate regarding concerns with expanding the Clean Air Act authority and making changes to the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Congress to oppose efforts by pay television providers (cable and satellite) to hamstring broadcasters ability to negotiate retransmission consent agreements. Legislative efforts that undermine broadcasters capability to bargain these agreements would have a negative impact on the livelihoods of IBEW members in the broadcasting industry.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW also worked with the staff of Representative Russ Carnahan (3rd District,MO) to improve and advance the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010, legislation that would provide for the training of Federal buidling personnel with a certification, degrees, licenses, registrations and continuing education.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW along with the AFL-CIO lobbied congress against changing the Medicare eligibility age and means testing of the Medicare program.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- Amtrak- The IBEW lobbied conditionally in support of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (S.294), legislation that reauthorize's Amtrak. Though supportive of the underlying legislation, the IBEW remains very concerned about privatization provisions contained in the proposed legislation. IBEW also supported full funding of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, an annual appropriations bill that funds Amtrak.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Members of the U.S Senate to oppose the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1). The sheer breadth of cuts proposed to the federal budget is unprecedented. According to the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, H.R. 1 will reduce economic growth by 1.5 to 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A reduction of that size will lead to an increase in unemployment by up to one percentage point in the U.S.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied Congress to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. TRIA provides a federal backstop for the insurance industry when it is determined a catastrophic disaster is the result of terrorist action. Reauthorization of TRIA will improve commercial building development planning and terrorism insurance regulation throughout the nation's building and construction market.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied the Senate in opposition to Verizon Wireless application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the sale of wireless spectrum and to the Department of Justice for approval of joint marketing agreements between Verizon Wireless, Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable Inc., Bright House Networks LLC and Cox Communications. If approved, the loss of competition in the telecommunications industry will result in fewer jobs,less service for consumers, and higher prices f...
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied in support of both the annual appropriation and dollars available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the Maritime Administration's Title XI ship loan guarantee program. As part of the same legislation, the IBEW asked Congress to add Jones Act coverage to offshore oil drilling platorms.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu in support of a green energy grant, available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) for iCeL Systems, Inc. If approved, iCeL plans on building a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, California. IBEW Local 11 is a Team Partner on the application.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Congress to oppose the Keep the Promise Act of 2015 (S. 152 and H.R. 308) legislation that would halt construction of a $400 million casino project being built by the Tohono O'odam Nation in Glendale, Arizona.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- IBEW lobbied in favor of reauthorization of TRIA
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW lobbied in support of the Rosemont Copper Mine, a state-of-the-art facility planned for Tucson, Arizona. If constructed, Rosemont will provide 2,900 jobs and $19 billion for the Arizona economy all while using half the water of traditional mining operations.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW urged Congress to pass a supplemental appropriation to support relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW discussed with Congress the potential for legislation that would trigger increased spending on the nations infrastructure any time the unemployment rate exceeded a given threshold.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that coal ash be regulated under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Subtitle D is the section for non-hazardous waste. Others are seeking to have it regulated under Subtitle C, the section for hazardous waste. EPA is considering regulating CCRs in response to the collapse of a coal slurry dam at the Tennessee Valley Authoritys Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW supported the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property (PROTECT IP) Act (S.968) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA H.R. 3261). This legislation would crackdown on piracy and counterfeiting by foreign websites by giving the Department of Justice the legal tools to stop foreign websites (often criminal enterprises) from selling copyrighted material to U.S. consumers.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW wrote House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton in support of the Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009 (H.R. 2295), legislation designed to assist local communities with the economic impact of military base closures and realignments.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- The IBEW sent a letter to President Obama recommending Steve Bieda for the position of Director of the United States Mint. Mr. Bieda's unique background as a numismatist, former Michigan State Representative, attorney, and a proven friend of workers make him particularly well qualified for the position.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Duration : 9.0 years (2008 - 2017) inactive
Revenue : $32,372.00 (monthly) - $10,339,950.00 (total)
- U.S. Air Force Award to EADS/Northrop Grumman for a New Aerial Refueling Tanker: The IBEW opposed the recent decision by the U.S. Air Force to award a $40 billion contract to the European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) Company, along with Northrop Grumman, to build 179 refueling tankers based on the Airbus A330. IBEW specifically asked Congress to - Conduct a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the awarding of the tanker contract to a foreign contractor. - Co...

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