For Immediate Release: March 10, 2023

Contact: Matt Spence  202-728-6014


IBEW Statement on President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget

IBEW International President Kenneth W. Cooper issued the following statement on President Biden’s FY 2024 budget:

“The White House’s proposed budget is a blue-collar blueprint for building an economy that works for everyone. It strengthens Social Security and Medicare while investing in new energy technology and domestic manufacturing, which will create good, union jobs for working people across the nation.

“We’re grateful that President Biden is proposing a $1.5 billion increase to the Labor Department’s funding. This will boost critical worker protection agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, helping them better protect American workers.

“By ensuring that the wealthiest Americans are paying their fair share of taxes, President Biden’s plan will invest in middle-class Americans and still reduce the deficit by $3 trillion.

“This budget reaffirms the Biden administration’s commitment to building prosperity from the bottom up, with a laser focus on helping working families. On behalf of the 775,000 members of the IBEW, I call on Congress to act quickly and approve President Biden’s FY 2024 budget.”


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.