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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers | Government Affairs

The IBEW Government Affairs Department is committed to advancing the IBEW’s mission and improving the lives of all members through supporting education, advocacy, mobilization, public policy, and legal and administrative action. The legislative and political education and activism of IBEW is organized and administered through the Government Affairs Department at the IBEW International Office.

This department oversees one of the country’s strongest political action programs for working people by:

  • The development and deployment of legislative and administrative strategy

  • Developing educational materials on current issues and candidates

  • Sharing timely resources online for registrars

  • Making political presentations at IBEW conferences and progress meetings throughout the country

The department also delivers training for local union leadership, registrars, and state and district coordinators to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to develop or enhance their local union political program.

Grassroots resources

Check out our grassroots resources for ways to communicate the importance of political action near you.

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Recent Legislative News

2023 Government Affairs Conference Opens in Washington

On March 27, the Government Affairs department kicked off its first conference since 2019. IBEW power was the theme of the conference and how IBEW has capitalized on the strong relationships cultivated with the Biden administration over the last two years.  The speakers at the conference traced the arc of a powerful relationship that started before President Joe Biden entered the presidential campaign. IBEW leadership wanted to ensure that Biden would support IBEW jobs in any potential legislation. “Joe Biden listened,” IBEW International President Kenneth Cooper said. “And he keeps listening every day. As a result, we are looking at


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