HISTORY OF IBEW LOCAL UNION 953
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 953 received its charter on May 26, 1919.
IBEW Local 953 represents approximately 1,600 members comprised from Xcel Energy, Dairyland Power Cooperative, 14 distribution cooperatives, 12 municipalities, as well as line construction, tree trimming, manufacturing, CATV, and telephone companies
Our objective today is the same as when the IBEW adopted our constitution more than 100 years ago.
To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions.
The number one goal nonunion workers strive for is to make a better living and secure a better future for themselves and their families. We deliver this to our members through organization, education, and motivation. Organization was desperately needed when there was a widespread abuse of workers. It remains important today, even with legislation that protects the rights of workers. Union workers have a better future than nonunion workers.
Since 1891, organizing has been the cornerstone of IBEW's existence and is an important building block for our future. We will continue to focus on organizing every member of the electrical industry in our area, building upon the strong momentum established in recent years.
The staff of IBEW Local Union 953.
Martin Sandberg, Business Manager
Robert Lahti, Assistant Business Manager
Brady Weiss, Assistant Business Manager
Timothy Hemenway, Assistant Business Manager
Connie Bremer, Office Manager
Grace Malone, Accountant
OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE BOARD
Timothy Hemenway, President
Brady Weiss, Vice President
Bruce VanBerkum, Recording Secretary
Frederick Hines, Treasurer
Joseph Haley, Executive Board
Aaron Boos, Executive Board
David Hogan, Executive Board
Peter Boos, Executive Board
Michael Mitchell, Executive Board