Your Local 1049 delegation, led by Business Manager Don Daley, is attending the 39th IBEW International Convention in St. Louis, honoring our 125-year history and laying the foundation for our future.
As IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson struck his gavel on Sept. 19 convening the opening of our Convention, it symbolized the most important gathering of the IBEW and fulfills the mandate in our Constitution to choose our leaders, set and confirm our policies and renew the values at the heart of the world's greatest union.
The 39th International Convention is also a homecoming, a time to look back to our founding here in 1891. Your delegates have visited the birthplace of the IBEW, going to the boarding house where our first President, Henry Miller started our union. We celebrate the history of our union and respect the sacrifice made by our founding fathers. We will honor them by putting forth resolutions that will ensure the future and continued success of our union.
The members of IBEW Local 1049 have selected us to serve as delegates to the Convention and we consider it an honor and awesome responsibility. And this year, our convention convenes with new leadership, a crucial election in the fall and unprecedented economic challenges and opportunities for organized labor. We promise to represent you with dignity and respect and cast our votes in your best interest as we address the business of the 39th International Convention.