For Immediate Release: March 8, 2024

Contact: Matt Spence, 202-728-6014


IBEW Praises Pres. Biden’s Commitment to Working America

IBEW International President Kenneth W. Cooper issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address:

“America is on the right track, and as president of the largest electrical workers union in North America, I am proud to partner with President Biden and Vice President Harris in rebuilding not only our infrastructure but also our middle class.

“In last night’s State of the Union address, President Biden reiterated his commitment to working people and building an economy that works for everyone.

“President Biden’s first term has seen historic investments in our infrastructure and energy grid, which are creating union jobs in all 50 states.

“And he has turned 'Buy America' from a mere slogan to a reality. Thanks to his leadership, we are seeing the rebirth of domestic manufacturing, which is bringing high-tech factory jobs back to communities across the nation.

“President Biden has made it clear many times that it was unions that built the middle class, and he has backed up those words with a proven record of fighting to strengthen labor laws and protecting workers' rights to organize and collectively bargain, which has led to a resurgence in union membership and power of the labor movement.

“On behalf of the working men and women of the IBEW, I am ready to do what it takes to help the administration stay the course and finish the job they started three years ago."




The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 820,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.