February 2023
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Also In This Issue Noble Becomes Secretary-Treasurer
Sixth District Leader
'Ideally Qualified' read_more

My IBEW Story Courtney Estacio read_more

Auditor's Report read_more





Change of Address


Cover Photo

'The Right Person
for This Moment'
Introducing International President
Kenneth W. Cooper

Kenneth W. Cooper grew up in a house with no indoor plumbing in one of the poorest neighborhoods of a dying Rust Belt town and then joined one of the smallest construction locals in Ohio.

On Jan. 4, he took over as international president of one of the most powerful labor unions in North America.

"Every brother and sister in the IBEW knows there are no self-made men in a labor union. I joined the IBEW because I wanted to provide for my family the life, stability and opportunity I didn't have as a boy," Cooper said.

Cooper was chosen after six years as international secretary-treasurer and nearly four decades in the IBEW, rising steadily through the ranks since his election as business manager of Mansfield, Ohio, Local 688 when he was only 31 years old.

"The IBEW is at an extraordinary moment, and Coop is the right person for this moment," said retiring International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. "Decades of work rebuilding our ranks has opened unprecedented opportunities over the next two decades. He's a listener, a uniter and, when the time is right, decisive."

After his appointment, Cooper thanked Stephenson and the International Executive Council for their faith in him. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Cooper:
A Mission to Grow read_more
Proud to Serve read_more

TransitionsMichael Clemmons;
Steven M. Speer;
Christian J. Wagner;
James "Jim" Greenwood read_more

PoliticsNorth to South, IBEW Members Pitch In to Secure Pro-Worker Senate;
Board Ruling for IBEW Expands Damages
in ULP Cases read_more

Organizing WirePGA Tour Entertainment Employees Choose IBEW, Long History of Excellence read_more

CircuitsWhy Wait? IBEW Members Can Join Sportsmen's Alliance Free read_more

In MemoriamDecember 2022 read_more

Who We Are'We Made a Commitment':
Good Works a Way of Life
for New Jersey Local read_more