Henry's First AFL Convention

Episode 8,  Nov 28, 2021, 12:46 AM

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers celebrates its official 130th birthday on November 28, 2021, and as we have done each year since the Henry Miller Museum opened, we commemorate the occasion by sharing a bit of our early history and thanking those good brothers and sisters whose personal contributions not only helped save the home but continue to help maintain it. 

On this year’s episode we review Henry’s first AFL Convention as a delegate after our formation and recognize everyone’s favorite volunteer tour guide, Brother Dave Roth, Financial Secretary of Local 1 in St. Louis. Many of the images of our visiting brothers and sisters shared through the museum’s social media channels were taken by Dave. He also spends a great deal of time ensuring our museum stays in tip-top shape. Thanks Dave! 

If you would like to join one of Dave’s tours please call the main office at (314) 647-5900 between 7am and 4:30pm CST Monday thru Friday. There is nothing more gratifying for us than to see this incredible tribute to the American Trade Union Movement put to good use. The museum often hosts an array of IBEW events for local unions from retirement celebrations to executive board meetings, please know, this is YOUR museum and an incredibly inspiring space for members to pursue the objects of our Constitution. 

And a special thanks to University of Maryland Professor Kyle Pruitt for sharing his knowledge of labor history with us. 

Happy Birthday IBEW!

The following Dropbox folder contains many of the documents used to research this years episode: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vmxbq6xdtwqkijg/AAAiLTPFjGdcswQhXzpB70bJa?dl=0