40th IBEW®
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS


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Welcome to the 40th IBEW International Convention in Chicago.


IBEW delegates from across North American will come together on May 9, 2022, for the 40th gathering of the IBEW’s most important governing body, its Convention. This assembly of leaders from across the IBEW fulfills the mandate in our Constitution to choose our leaders, set and confirm our policies and renew the values at the heart of the world’s greatest union.

The City of Chicago played an important role in the early labor movement, as well as in the founding of the IBEW in 1891, so it is fitting that we gather in a place rich with both IBEW and working people’s history to celebrate this landmark Convention.

For delegates and guests attending this year’s gathering, this website will provide valuable resources about the Convention process. You will also find a checklist for what you need to bring, a schedule of events, the order and timing of votes as well as a calendar of the social events that have been planned.

Selection as a delegate to the Convention is an honor and responsibility. After two years of pandemic and a reckoning with what it means to be an “essential worker,” our two nations are primed for a resurgence of union values and buoyed by allies in Washington and Ottawa. Young people are ready to embrace the power of collective action, and we as a union of working people must be ready to answer their call. The decisions we will make in Chicago will be crucial to that as we chart our route forward and help light the path to the middle class.

The officers and staff look forward to welcoming you to Chicago.

IBEW Lighting the Path: 

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IBEW Chicago Locals... 

IBEW Local Union 9
IBEW Local Union 134
IBEW Local Union 214
IBEW Local Union 794
IBEW Local Union 1220

 

Delegates and Alternates:
Don’t Leave Home Without These Items

If you are representing your local union as a delegate or an alternate delegate, please remember to bring the following items with you:

  1. Your copy of the credential; the original having been sent to the International Office
  2. Your dues receipt showing your dues are paid through September 2016
  3. Photo identification, such as a driver’s license

PREVIOUS CONVENTION CITIES:

 1. St. Louis, MO - November 1891  
 2. Chicago, IL - November 1892   
 3. Cleveland, OH - November 1893
 4. Washington, D.C. - November 1895
 5. Detroit, MI - November 1897
 6. Pittsburgh, PA - October 1899
 7. St. Louis, MO - October 1901
 8. Salt Lake City, UT - September 1903
 9. Louisville, KY - September 1905
 10. Chicago, IL - September & October 1909
 11. Rochester, NY - September 1911
 12. Boston, MA - September 1913
 13. St. Paul, MN - September & October 1915
 14. Atlantic City, NJ - September 1917
 15. New Orleans, LA - September 1919
 16. St. Louis, MO - September & October 1921
 17. Montreal, Quebec, CAN - August 1923
 18. Seattle, WA - August 1925
 19. Detroit, MI - August 1927
 20. Miami, FL  -  September 1929 

 21. St. Louis, MO  -  October 1941 
 22. San Francisco, CA  -  September 1946 
 23. Atlantic City, NJ  -  September 1948 
 24. Miami, FL  -  October 1950 
 25. Chicago, IL  -  August & September 1954 
 26. Cleveland, OH - September & October 1958 
 27. Montreal, Quebec, CAN - September 1962 
 28. St. Louis, MO - September 1966 
 29. Seattle, WA - September & October 1970 
 30. Kansas City, MO - September 1974 
 31. Atlantic City, NJ - October 1978 
 32. Los Angeles, CA - September 1982 
 33. Toronto, Ontario, CAN - September 1986 
 34. St. Louis, MO - October 1991 
 35. Philadelphia, PA - September 1996 
 36. San Francisco, CA - September 2001 
 37. Cleveland, OH - September 2006 
 38. Vancouver, BC - September 2011
 39. St. Louis, MO - September 2016
 40. Chicago, IL - May 2022