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About Us


We are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
 

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About Us


We are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
 

ABOUT US

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was founded in St. Louis, Missouri on November 28, 1891. IBEW Local 1547 was chartered in Alaska on October 1, 1946, assuming the jurisdiction of IBEW work in Alaska from Local 46 in Seattle, and continues to advocate for safety and protection of the rights of electrical and communications workers, as well as local government employees, health care industry employees, and many more non-construction occupations.

Local 1547 represents workers in many diverse construction classifications including power linemen, inside wiremen, power plant workers and technicians, mechanics, warehouse workers, line clearance tree trimmers and heavy equipment operators. Classifications in communications include telephone linemen, installation and repair workers, telephone operators, central office technicians, cable maintenance workers, and fiber optic specialists, just to name a few. We also take pride in knowing that our efforts in strengthening safety and worker rights benefit many other workers in our state, not just those we represent.

Traditionally, people think of IBEW members as people who work with electricity—but over the years, other classifications have joined the ranks of Local 1547. Some of the many classifications we represent are: cooks, certified nursing assistants, clerks, accounting specialists, engineers, city and municipal employees, property management workers, maintenance custodians, gardeners, librarians, plant services workers, programmers, radar operators, cashiers and x-ray technicians.

With close to 5000 members, IBEW Local 1547 is, we believe, one of the strongest unions in the state of Alaska.

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Our Leadership


 

IBEW LOCAL 1547 ELECTS LEADERSHIP

Local 1547 announced the results of its statewide leadership election.

Dave Reaves was elected to a three-year term as Business Manager/Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 1547. “It’s an honor to be elected as Business Manager. Over the next three years, my top goals are ensuring safety on the job for our members, supporting the growth and infrastructure of our state to create more jobs for our union members, and to continue building a strong unified IBEW.”

Reaves has been with the IBEW for over twenty years and worked as a lineman, business representative, and more recently served as Assistant Business Manager for Unit 101 for the last two years overseeing collective bargaining agreements and the Local’s day-to-day operations.

Other members who were elected or re-elected to three-year terms are:

President – Knute Anderson
Vice President – Vince Beltrami
Secretary – Laura Bonner
Treasurer – Cecil Colley III

Executive Board – Eric Runyan, Allen Wiggs, Jesse Young, Sven Westergard
Examining Board – Knut Boersma, Shane Longbine, Nathan Janson, Jared Anderson, Karm Singh

Marcie Obremski has been named as Unit 101 Assistant Business Manager replacing Reaves. A CO/PBX Journeyman, Obremski has been a member of the IBEW for 25 years and on staff for 6 years.

Our Leadership


 

IBEW LOCAL 1547 ELECTS LEADERSHIP

Local 1547 announced the results of its statewide leadership election.

Dave Reaves was elected to a three-year term as Business Manager/Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 1547. “It’s an honor to be elected as Business Manager. Over the next three years, my top goals are ensuring safety on the job for our members, supporting the growth and infrastructure of our state to create more jobs for our union members, and to continue building a strong unified IBEW.”

Reaves has been with the IBEW for over twenty years and worked as a lineman, business representative, and more recently served as Assistant Business Manager for Unit 101 for the last two years overseeing collective bargaining agreements and the Local’s day-to-day operations.

Other members who were elected or re-elected to three-year terms are:

President – Knute Anderson
Vice President – Vince Beltrami
Secretary – Laura Bonner
Treasurer – Cecil Colley III

Executive Board – Eric Runyan, Allen Wiggs, Jesse Young, Sven Westergard
Examining Board – Knut Boersma, Shane Longbine, Nathan Janson, Jared Anderson, Karm Singh

Marcie Obremski has been named as Unit 101 Assistant Business Manager replacing Reaves. A CO/PBX Journeyman, Obremski has been a member of the IBEW for 25 years and on staff for 6 years.

 

Local 1547 is a statewide organization. Our jurisdiction covers 586,000 square miles. All classifications are represented under our umbrella and are only divided by geographic region. Unit 101 is Southcentral Alaska. Unit 102 is the northern tier around Fairbanks. Unit 103 is the Juneau area and Unit 104 is around Ketchikan.