Civic and Community Engagement
Director: Carolyn Williams
What's New in Civic and Community Engagement:
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Inclusion for Everyone
Every member of the IBEW must be committed to eradicating prejudice and discrimination from our ranks. In the video above, International President Ed Hill talks about the importance of ensuring that all IBEW members are treated fairly and equally in the workplace.
About the Civic and Community Engagement Department:
Our Civic and Community Engagement Department is dedicated to meet the diverse needs of the membership. The following outlines the many ways the CCE seeks to fulfill the IBEW mission to strengthen, organize, and serve the membership and the community at large.
HONORARY IBEW MEMBERSHIPS
The IBEW gives this prestigious honor only to individuals who have shown an exceptional cooperative spirit or whose record of service to the IBEW is extraordinary and praiseworthy. Recipients receive a Certificate of Appreciation upon approval of an Officer or Vice President.
HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS
The strength of the IBEW is in an informed, active and diverse membership. Greater opportunities now exist to organize and represent women and people of color. The CCE addresses ways to encourage greater sensitivity, awareness, participation and leadership development for all members. Training workshops for union leaders and members are available on issues affecting the changing workplace and our local unions:
- Standing Against Sexual harassment
- Workers with Disabilities and the ADA
- Confronting Race and Gender Issues in the Workplace
- Domestic/Workplace Violence
- Women in Non traditional jobs
- Mentoring in the 21st Century
- Human and Civil Rights Committees
- Women's Committees
- Strengthening Social Security
Resource information and educational materials are available upon request.
Helping people in need is labor’s oldest tradition. The CCE works with dedicated IBEW® volunteers and the AFL-CIO to help workers suffering misfortune due to strikes, layoffs, natural disasters, and health and social problems. The CCE assists members and their communities through coordinated efforts with:
- American Red Cross Disaster Response Network
- Local United Way Agencies
- Health and Human Services Agencies
- Dollars Against Diabetes
WORK AND FAMILY
Balancing work and family is one of the greatest challenges workers face today. Workers need adequate, dependable and affordable care for dependent family members and flexible work schedules to be attentive and productive employees.
Coordinate applications for annual George Meany awards for IBEW members who have made significant contributions to scouts troops. To help youth learn about the labor movements' ’ rich history and influence, the CCE assist in the planning and sponsorship of the Girl Scouts Labor Badge and the Boy Scouts American Labor Merit Badge programs.
The CCE maintains working relationships with organizations who advocate for workers’ rights and promote unionism and political action:
- AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights and Working Women Departments
- A. Philip Randolph Institute
- Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
- Coalition of Labor Union Women
- Electrical Workers Minority Caucus
- Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
- Pride at Work
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)