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  “Transforming the Dream to Reality: Achieving Economic, Political, Racial and Social Justice" 
The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (“EWMC”) is pleased to announce the 28th annual leadership conference at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center; Detroit, Michigan.

Please join EWMC members from around the country who will come together to enhance their leadership skills, dialogue and exchange information, deliberate on issues important to workers and their families, network, give back to the surrounding Detroit community by participating in community service projects and lastly to enjoy the fun activities in Detroit, the most populous city in the state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of  Wayne County.

The pre-conference activities include an all-day high-powered EWMC/RENEW meeting beginning on Wednesday morning, January 10. We urge young workers and leaders to attend this high energy, high impact and interactive conference coordinated by and for young workers.  
The annual leadership conference will begin on Thursday evening, January 11 at 6:30 pm and conclude on Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm. Please review the conference agenda carefully for scheduling details before making your travel arrangements.  You do not want to miss any of the scheduled activities.  

Delegates will participate in interactive skill-building workshops, plenary speakers and presenters and Professional & Industrial (Utility, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Broadcast, Government and Railroad), Construction and Youth Caucuses to address important issues unique to their branches.  Come prepared to share and highlight best practices to help shape and employ practices to build and strengthen our union, EWMC chapters and communities.


Must be made under Electrical Workers Minority Caucus or EWMC. The Group Code hotel link Please register early! Special hotel discount rate for EWMC members is $159 per night plus local taxes, currently 15%. The hotel reservation “cut-off-date” is 5:00 p.m. EST December 22, 2017.  If you have questions or a problem making your reservation, please contact Grace Smith at


Help us by registering for the Conference early. The Conference Registration fee is $300.00 and the Renew Registration fee is $350.00 both of which include your EWMC 2018 membership dues of $75.00. Article IV, Section 4, requires payment of the current year’s membership dues before admission to the meeting. Please visit for details on the conference and to download the conference registration form.


One of the most rewarding conference activities is the Day Of Giving By contributing our skills and talents to the surrounding community, we strive to leave it better than when we arrived. Our volunteer efforts honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping those who are disadvantaged or do not have the means or resources to help themselves, including our youth, dislocated families and elderly residents of the surrounding community. Projects include electrical work, painting, gardening, food bank worker assistance, and special projects at homeless shelters, churches, juvenile and senior facilities, and schools in the area.  Our members take great pride in their work.  In January, let’s show Detroit what IBEW/EWMC brotherhood and sisterhood truly means.  Join the “Day of Giving” on Thursday, January 11, 2018.


The EWMC will award a scholarship to the child of a member in good standing at the 28th Annual National Meeting in Detroit.

A scholarship candidate must be the child of a National EWMC member and a high school student who graduated in 2017.  A copy of the diploma or a letter from the high school confirming graduation must be attached to the scholarship request.  

A 500-word typewritten Essay on The Importance of Giving Back To Your Community must be submitted, in WORD format, along with the Scholarship request. Student must show approval for enrollment in a state certified trade school or a college certified by the Department of Education and accredited by the local accrediting association.

Only those scholarship requests accompanied by a 500-word essay and mailed to the EWMC National Secretary at P.O. Box 821462, Vancouver, WA 98682 by certified, return receipt mail and postmarked no later than
January 2, 2018 will be eligible for consideration. Scholarship requests may be submitted electronically to no later than Jan. 2, 2018

The 2018 EWMC Leadership Conference is open to all IBEW members.  We welcome      members from all races,cultures, gender identities, religions, and ethnicities.

Please see attached for further details!

EWMC National Executive Committee


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