IBEW Local 353 Women’s Committee First to Receive Charter

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Mar 26, 2018

Local 353, in Toronto, Ontario, is the first local union in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to have requested and been granted a charter for a Women’s Committee. Furthermore, International President Lonnee Stephenson has directed that an international women’s committee be created, with one representative from each of the 11 districts that make up the IBEW.

A strong union is one where all members are represented and included in all aspects of our brotherhood, says Local 353. The IBEW held its first-ever IBEW Canada Women’s Conference last November. More than 100 delegates attended. The Women’s Committee is intended to build on that success.

“Our committee is not only active but vital to the sisters in the trades we have in Local 353’s jurisdiction and to the diverse threads of the local itself,” says Business Manager Steven Martin. “I am and remain a huge advocate for the equality of our sisters not only in the trade but throughout the labour movement. They are proud IBEW members and personify true professionals in every sense.”

Photo source: IBEW Canada

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