Future Leaders: Apply for the Founders' Scholarship


Every year, the IBEW awards scholarships worth up to $24,000 to help cultivate a new generation of leadership in the union and the electrical industry.

The Right Person for the 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.

Outsmart and Outlast
How a Local Turned a Years-Long Fight into a Victory for All Canadian Workers


The law in Canada couldn't be any clearer: Workers have the right to form unions, and companies must negotiate with them when they do.

Prime Minister Pledges Anti-Scab Legislation During Local 213 Visit


Justin Trudeau used a fitting backdrop to pledge support for one of Canadian labor's highest priorities.

Winning the Battle
Against Right-to-Work
'We're Not Stopping With Michigan'


When Michigan repealed its so-called right-to-work law in March, it wasn't just a huge victory for working families in that state. It was a shot across the bow.

Your Work, in Focus
2022 Photo Contest Winners


For a quarter-century, The Electrical Worker has asked you to send in pictures that showing how we are all bound together, and then vote on your favorites.

Fred Ross Jr.: One of Labor's Great Organizers, One of Our Own


Fred Ross Jr. from Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 was one of the most celebrated organizers of his generation.

After Coming to U.S., Local 26 Member Lives Her Dreams Through IBEW


IBEW membership is a powerful tool for improving one's life. Claudia Achury's story is proof.

My IBEW Story - Robert Lewis


In this installment of the My IBEW Story series, we meet Robert Lewis, an apprentice from Local 212 in Cincinnati, OH. After serving more than 11 years in prison, Robert proved he deserved a second chance and began his IBEW journey.