Electrical Workers Minority Caucus goals are to promote equal opportunity and employment for minorities at all levels of the IBEW structure. Foster leadership development and empower minorities to become active participants and leaders in the IBEW. Provide assistance to and address discrimination complaints of minority workers in the IBEW. Promote, support, and assist the organization of minority workers in the IBEW. Encourage minority workers to be greater activists in community and political affairs, and be actively involved in human, civil and women's rights organizations both within and outside of organized labor.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS MINORITY CAUCUS
VIRTUAL 2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
“Inspiring Resilience & Nurturing Strength”
January 13-15, 2022
The EWMC Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 32nd annual leadership conference. The conference will take place January 13-15, 2022. The conference theme is Inspiring Resilience & Nurturing Strength. This year’s conference will be hosted virtually. We will meet to address pressing challenges, explore new opportunities for growth, best practices, and strategies to expand EWMC’s vision and goals.
National Elections for EWMC and RENEW officers and board members for the 2022-2024 term will take place during the virtual conference. The Swearing-In Ceremony of newly elected officers will take place Saturday afternoon, January
15, 2022, at 4:00 pm eastern time. In accordance with Article VII of the EWMC Constitution, to run for national office, a member must be in good standing and meet the criteria as set forth in Section 5. A member must be in compliance with the provisions set forth in the EWMC’S operating bylaws to accept a nomination.
The EWMC-RENEW conference begins Thursday evening, January 13, 2022, and will run from 7:00 to 9:00 PM eastern time (ET). EWMC-RENEW delegates will hold Nominations and Elections for their officers and board. Only members between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible to vote and run for office in the RENEW Elections. Other business matters and interactive workshops will also take place.
The EWMC conference begins Friday evening, January 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. The opening session will run until 9:00 PM ET. The conference will resume Saturday morning, January 15 at 10:30 AM ET with Nominations and Elections of EWMC officers and At-Large members. Interactive Plenary panel discussions and workshops will take place thereafter. The conference will conclude at 4:30 PM ET. After the conference there will be discussion rooms open to socialize.
The conference registration fee is $125.00 which includes your EWMC 2022 membership dues of $75.00. Article IV, Section 4, requires payment of the current year’s membership dues before admission to the meetings. Please visit www.ibew-ewmc.com to Register Online. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Links needed to join the general sessions and workshops of your choice will be sent no later than 48 hours prior to the conference. Note: There are multiple registration options available. Please select carefully. Those looking to register groups of individuals can either submit an individual registration on behalf of each delegate or utilize the link on the registration page to be taken to the group registration.
This year has proven to be like no other time in recent history, beginning with an unimaginable insurrection to dismantle our democracy, to the continued devastation resulting from the Delta variant. We are challenged to do more to protect our inalienable rights, our health, our families, workplaces, and communities. Working together to build back better is the path to a better future. The conference will address ways to inspire our members to do just that. Join us as we determine how best to address the most pressing issues we face today. A better future will depend on our willingness and preparedness to work together for positive change. Together, we can make it happen.
2022 EWMC Scholarship Award
The EWMC will award a scholarship to the child of a National EWMC member in good standing at the 32nd Annual National Meeting. A scholarship candidate must be a high school graduate in 2021. A copy of the diploma or a letter from the high school confirming graduation must be attached to the scholarship request.
A 500-word typewritten Essay on The Importance of Giving Back to Your Community must be submitted in WORD format along with the Scholarship request. Student must also show approval for enrollment in a state certified trade school, or a college certified by the Department of Education and accredited by the local accrediting association.
Only scholarship requests that comply with the requirements set forth above will be considered. To be considered, requests must be received by the EWMC National President by January 4, 2022. Mailed submissions should be sent to P.O. Box 821462, Vancouver, WA 98682 by certified, return receipt mail and postmarked no later than January 4, 2022. Scholarship applications which meet the above-stated requirements may also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than January 4, 2022.