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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union that represents nearly 750,000 workers and retirees in the electrical industry around the world. The union also represents some workers in the computer, telecommunications, broadcasting, and other fields related to electrical work.

Henry Miller was an American electrical worker who became the first Grand President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
In 1886, Miller worked for the St. Louis Municipal Electric Light and Power Company. During this time, he saw an opportunity to organize electrical workers when they came to the St. Louis Exposition in 1890.

Leadership

Lonnie Stephenson

President

Lonnie Stephenson

Lonnie R. Stephenson is the International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, representing 775,000 active and retired members across North America.

In his more than 40 years in the IBEW, Stephenson has emerged as one of the leading voices for dignity and respect for all electrical workers, strong and durable labor-management partnerships, and on-the-job excellence throughout all the IBEW’s industries.

A native of Rock Island, Ill., Stephenson started as an apprentice wireman in 1975, joining Rock Island Local 145 a year later.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers