“I’m home,” Portland, Ore., Local 125 member Liz Shuler told her IBEW siblings Tuesday in her first address to an International Convention since being named president of the AFL-CIO.
The delegates to the 40th International Convention approved an increase to the general fund Tuesday, giving leaders the resources they requested to accelerate organizing and place the IBEW on solid footing for the years ahead.
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On Tuesday morning, National Electrical Contractors Association Chief Executive Officer David Long and President Kirk Davis addressed the convention, each emphasizing the critical need to find enough skilled, unionized workers to meet the ever-increasing demands of a modern electrical revolution..
IBEW members and workers fighting to exercise their rights have two of Illinois’s highest-ranking politicians in their corner.
On Tuesday, delegates began consideration of resolutions dealing with important union matters, including recommitments to organizing and the IBEW’s Code of Excellence, working with contractor partners at the National Electrical Contractors Association, and a host of others
International Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus Salvatore “Sam” Chilia spoke with the voice of experience when he told delegates and guests there’s never been a better time to be an IBEW member.
Paddy Kavanagh, the general secretary of Ireland’s Connect Union, called for continued cooperation between his union and the IBEW and paid tribute to Irish immigrants who were instrumental in the U.S. labor movement during a speech to delegates and convention attendees on Tuesday afternoon.
International Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Cooper delivered an update on the Pension Benefit Fund, considered one of the safest and best funded pension plans in the country, on May 10.
International Executive Council Chairman Christopher Erikson provided a supplemental report of the convention’s Credentials Committee.
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, delegates to the 40th International Convention approved amendments that make a series of changes to convention attendance, changed the oath of admission to the IBEW and forbid locals from making per capita payments by physical check.