IBEW Political/Legislative
Affairs Department

Political/Legislative Affairs

202 728-6046


The IBEW Political/Legislative Affairs Department is committed to advancing the IBEW mission and improving the lives of all IBEW members through supporting education, advocacy, mobilization, public policy, and legal and administrative action. The legislative and political education and activism of the IBEW is organized and administered through the Political/Legislative Affairs Department at the IBEW International Office. This department oversees one of the strongest political action programs of its kind and develops educational materials on current issues and candidates; maintains a website where registrars can access resources online; and makes political presentations at IBEW conferences and progress meetings. The department also provides training for local union leadership, registrars, and state and district coordinators which is designed to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to develop or enhance their local union political program.

Register to Vote. Because it Matters. 

Did you know that the gains we win at the bargaining table can be wiped out by laws on the local, state or federal level? Educated IBEW members armed with the facts necessary to choose the candidates that support our jobs are key to the survival of the IBEW.

I am a Retiree and I Vote: Keep Your Hands off My Pension

An all-hands-on-deck IBEW mobilization followed the urgent appeal: your pension is at risk. Come to Washington, D.C., to defend it. On November 28, 2018 approximately 250 IBEW members from across the United States carried the simple message to Capitol Hill: say no to a circulating proposal that could decimate IBEW’s multiemployer pension plans like the NEBF. 

Home-Grown System Rigging… and How We Can Stop It

Every 10 years, state legislative and congressional maps are redrawn following the U.S. Census. In 2011, politicians rigged the system like never before. The nonpartisan organization FairVote says that of the 435 seats up for reelection in the U.S. House of Representatives, only about 10 percent will be competitive, due to gerrymandering.

Write to Your Member of Congress

If you don’t know who your member of Congress is, you can enter your zip code to find out here

IBEW Public Statements

IBEW Letter to House Transportation Committee Regarding CRRC Transit Cars

AFL-CIO Energy Committee on the Green New Deal

IBEW Supports Carbon Capture Legislation 

Labor Position on Climate Change Legislation

IBEW Supports Multiemployer Pension Bill

IBEW Supports the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act

IBEW Supports the Tax Fairness for Workers Act

IBEW Statement on Affordable Clean Energy Rule

IBEW Letter to Joint Select Committee on Multiemployer Pension Plans

IBEW Supports New Source Review Legislation

Joint EPA Letter Supporting Implementation of MATS Rule

IBEW Supports Coal-Connected Communities Recovery Act

IBEW Supports Butch Lewis Multiemployer Pension Legislation

IBEW Opposes Removing Protections for Construction Workers

IBEW Opposes Waiving National Labor Relations Act

IBEW Comments on FCC Rulemaking on Infrastructure Investment

IBEW Supports Puerto Rico Power Restoration Effort

IBEW Supports Health Care Excise Tax Amendment

IBEW Supports Carbon Capture Investment Legislation

Supports Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule

Supports Yucca Mountain Designation

IBEW Opposes Sinclair Tribune Purchase

IBEW Supports Grid Reliability Bill

IBEW Supports Great Lakes Basin Railroad

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