For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020

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IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson on Joe Biden
naming of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate

IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on Joe Biden naming of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.

“Throughout her political career, Sen. Kamala Harris has been a fighter for working families and a reliable ally of the labor movement.

“As San Francisco District Attorney and state Attorney General, she took on shady companies that cheated workers out of wages and benefits. And she stood up to the big banks on behalf of struggling California homeowners.

“As a U.S. Senator, she fought to raise the minimum wage, strengthen workplace health and safety protections, and protect and expand workers’ rights.

“Sen. Harris understands that unions built America’s middle class and that protecting the right to organize and collectively bargain is vital to rebuilding it.

“The IBEW is committed to doing everything we can to help Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win this November. And we look forward to working with a Biden/Harris administration to build an economy that works for everyone.”


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.