What is the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus?
The EWMC has a long history. In 1974, African American and Hispanic delegates met during the 30th IBEW International Convention in Kansas City, Missouri and formed the EWMC to address the lack of minority representation and other inequalities within the IBEW.
Since that time the EWMC has prospered and grown under the direction of President Robbie Sparks, an IBEW Business Manager from Atlanta, Georgia. The success of the EWMC is essentially due to its strong vision and belief in the abilities of people of color. Our organization, currently under the leadership of President Victor Uno, Business Manager of IBEW Local 595, will continue to grow and prosper into the future.
The EWMC is a strong advocate for equal rights, opportunities, and greater minority representation in the IBEW. The EWMC is well respected by the IBEW and the labor movement because of its strong commitment and vigorous pursuit of social and economic justice for minority workers.
The Caucus serves as a support and networking system, and provides education and training for its members. The membership reflects a broad-based coalition of dedicated IBEW men and women who work within the IBEW structure to forge changes that will benefit minorities and the entire IBEW membership.
The EWMC Executive Committee is comprised of eleven elected officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and eight (8) At-Large members. The rules governing the EWMC are contained in the organization's national operating bylaws.