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Also In This Issue Leadership read_more
Growth read_more
Code of Excellence read_more
History read_more
Community read_more
Diversity read_more
Politics read_more
Partnership read_more

Guest speakers read_more

IVPs and IEC members read_more

Amendments and resolutions read_more

Union products featured
at Expo read_more

Behind the Scenes read_more

IBEW generosity and answered prayers read_more

Keynote SpeechPresident Stephenson's keynote speech read_more

Convention committee members
Panoramic convention photo

LMRDA Notice read_more
CSRA Notice read_more
Fee payers plan read_more

May IEC meeting minutes read_more
September IEC meeting minutes read_more
September (Reconvened) IEC meeting minutes read_more





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Convention Delegates
Renew Legacy,
Chart Course for the Future

The 39th International Convention in St. Louis was a return to the IBEW's birthplace but delegates spent as much time looking to the future as they did to the past.

"We're not here to pat ourselves on the back or to be satisfied with past victories. We're here to learn the lessons of the past to equip us to face the challenges of the future," said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson.

Pride in the union's history was at center stage in the days leading up to the convention's start. Stephenson, International Secretary-Treasurer Salvatore "Sam" Chilia and other IBEW leaders officially opened the Henry Miller Museum in front of hundreds of IBEW members and friends.

But as soon as the ribbon — actually a thick copper wire — was cut by many pairs of side cut pliers, the focus turned from the birth of the union to the growth that will ensure the IBEW thrives for another 125 years.

One of the first orders of business was electing the IBEW's leadership team. Stephenson was elected unanimously to his first full term on Monday morning. read_more

About This Issue

Celebrating the IBEW's birthplace in its hometown, history was among the many themes of the convention. But as President Stephenson said, "We're not just here to study history, we're here to make it."

Nearly 2,000 delegates with a multitude of backgrounds, industries, trades and life experiences listened and shared, at caucuses, conferences, proceedings and discussions. Throughout this special issue, readers will see how their focus was honed in areas of community, history, diversity, growth, leadership, politics, partnership and the Code of Excellence.

Read on to learn how these many themes forged a clear picture of what members contributed to — and took from — the 39th International Convention.


Officers Column Stephenson & Chilia:
Writing the Next Chapter read_more

LettersThe Miracle Fueled by
IBEW Generosity;
Reflections on the
39th Convention;
The Latest in IBEW History;
Nuclear is Effective Alternative to Fossil Fuels read_more

In MemoriamAugust 2016 read_more
September 2016 read_more

Who We AreThe IBEW Saved His Life, Now He Saves Others' read_more


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