For Immediate Release: February 3, 2021

Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann  202-728-6014

IBEW Celebrates Black History Month

This February, we celebrate the history and struggles of Black Americans and Canadians.

As we recognize Black History Month, let us never forget the invaluable contributions made by Black workers to North America’s labor movement.

Standing up against discrimination, they have been on the forefront of the fight for not just civil rights but economic justice as well.

And today, more than ever, Black workers are crucial to building a more robust and bigger IBEW and labor movement in the years to come.

Ending systematic racism is inseparable from the goal of economic justice, and Black trade unionists will remain at the forefront of making real the full promise of democracy.


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.