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To promote equal opportunity and employment for minorities at all levels of the IBEW structure;

To foster leadership development and empower minorities to become active participants and leaders in the IBEW;

To assist IBEW minority members who have discrimination complaints;

To promote, support and assist the organizing of minority workers in the IBEW;

To encourage minority workers to be greater activists in community and political affairs; and To be actively involved in AFL-CIO Constituency Groups, human, civil, and women’s rights organizations to advance the cause of minority workers.


Message from EWMC President-

I've spent the last 28 years as a service rep, wife of 26 years mother of 3 grandmother of 5 . I'm honored to be the president of the electrical workers minority  caucus  (EWMC) Lu 824. With years of commincation and leader skill training, I am ready to get to work. Together we can building relationships in our community , and local chapter With new leaps and for our ewmc.

In solitary,

Henrietta McPherson

On behalf of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) Tampa Chapter LU 824, I would like to personally thank you and welcome your membership in the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) Tampa Chapter LU 824.

Through your participation in EWMC activities, meetings, and networking events, we are confident that you will find, as we have, Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) Tampa Chapter membership to be rewarding, both professionally and personally. The dues amount for members of the EWMC shall be $75.00 (National Dues) and (Local Dues) membership dues $25 payable the first of the year. Dues are to be collected by the Secretary/Treasurer. 

The local 824 EWMC meetings are on the first Friday of each month, starting at 6:30pm, just before the General meeting at the Union Hall. 

In Solidarity, 

Grace Smith   

EWMC membership is a step toward leadership skills. At its national membership meeting each year, the EWMC conducts education and training programs vital to individual growth and development. Members participate in workshops on union leadership, building organizing skills, public speaking, coalition building, and political action. EWMC members meet, network with others, share achievements and problems, and plan for the future in the IBEW. 

 Join EWMC - Make a Difference

 Membership in the EWMC is open to all IBEW members (including those on honorary withdrawals and pensioners) who are in good standing with their local union and who have satisfied the dues requirements of the EWMC. Membership dues are $75.00 members are encouraged to pay their dues in January of each year. The local dues are $25.00 a year paid in January of each year. 

 The EWMC needs your help to carry out its objectives and reach its stated goals. We are constantly striving to expand our membership and welcome the support of all interested IBEW members. If you would like to become a member, please visit website for the Membership Form and return it to the address listed below:

Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

PO Box 821462

Vancouver, WA 98682 

Please JOIN US in giving back to the community while supporting your union at the same time!! Please plan to attend this meeting. You attendance is important to the growth of our organization. Please invite interested new people, they just need to be IBEW members.


IBEW 824 EWMC Officers

Henrietta Mcpherson – President
email - hmcpherson [at] ibew824 [dot] org

Melissa Braswell – Recording Secretary 

Zaida Menendez-Treasurer
email- zmenendez [at] ibew824 [dot] org

Pam Elleby – Member-at-large
email- pelleby [at] ibew824 [dot] org

Steve Corbin- Member-at-large