Stephenson, Cooper, Erikson Returned to Top IBEW Leadership Posts

Lonnie R. Stephenson, Kenneth W. Cooper and Christopher Erikson were unanimously elected by acclamation Monday to the offices of International President, International Secretary-Treasurer and International Executive Chairman, respectively.

Spectacle of Light and Sound Kicks Off IBEW Convention

IBEW convention delegates and guests were treated to a musical extravaganza that left ears ringing with the sounds of pipes, drums, violins and custom rock vocals.

May 10, 2022

Find out everything you need to know for Day 2 of the convention, Tuesday, May 10.

‘Bigger, Stronger, More Diverse’: Stephenson Reports on a Thriving IBEW

In a sweeping address Monday, newly re-elected International President Lonnie R. Stephenson took stock of the union’s enormous strides since the last convention, saluting growth and change that helped the IBEW meet the unprecedented trials of the pandemic.

Trudeau to IBEW: 'You Turn Big, Ambitious Infrastructure Ideas into Reality'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed IBEW delegates by video on Monday afternoon, telling them that “Canada’s workers and labor unions have built this country.”

J.B. Pritzker: Grateful Illinois Governor Salutes the IBEW

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker burst with enthusiasm for working people and labor as he welcomed delegates to one of America’s greatest union cities at the start of the IBEW’s 40th International Convention on Monday.

Chicago Mayor Applauds IBEW, Touts City’s Rich Union History

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot thanked the IBEW on Monday for staging its 40th International Convention in the city, reminding delegates during a morning speech at McCormick Place of the area’s labor history and that her city remains the national leader in union construction.

Credentials Committee Report

When the IBEW’s 40th International Convention gaveled open on Monday, May 9, a total of 1,639 delegates from 515 local unions had registered and were present for the convention, representing a total membership of 597,670.