Meet IBEW’s New International President
As he takes the helm of one of North America’s leading unions, Lonnie R. Stephenson, IBEW’s new international president, credits President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill for setting a “clear path” to follow in growing the union’s numbers and influence.
A native of Moline, Ill., Stephenson, whose father worked at the U.S. Army’s Rock Island Arsenal and whose mother was a factory worker, began his inside wireman apprenticeship with Rock Island Local 145 in 1975. He had taken college preparatory courses and was planning to be an electrical engineer when, he says, an electrician made a service call to the grocery store where he worked as a produce clerk.
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Despite tough economic times from coast-to-coast, Local 1141 has thrived in recent years with increased wages, better benefits and more jobs for our members. During the past decade, we’ve built relationships with new out-of-state contractors working in Oklahoma at a high average hourly wage! Our local works for you and your family. You deserve a high employment rate, low health care costs and fair wages.