IBEW Local 1

4th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

IBEW Local 1 Sporting Clays Fundraiser enters 5th year!

This category is the placeholder for the current administration of IBEW Local 1 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

The St Louis Electrical Industry Training Center

The Electrical Industry Training Center 2014 - Copyright IBEW Local 1 (c) 



The St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center is the nation's best high-tech learning facility for apprentice and journeyman electricians and communication technicians. This is where IBEW Local #1 electricians and contractors obtain training in all established and emerging technologies, participate in continuing education and training to ensure responsiveness to owners' present and future needs, apply technological innovations to reduce costs, improve quality, and expedite production and service, and take advantage of technology and other tools to customize training to meet the specific needs of facility owners and buyers of construction.

Our training center is managed by the St. Louis Area Electricians Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee. This committee includes members from IBEW Local #1 and electrical contractors signatory to the IBEW agreement, including members of the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Apprentice and journeyman training is our most important priority. The funding commitment by IBEW and NECA exceeds $2 million per year. Program rigor far exceeds any non-IBEW training program. The results: a knowledgeable and reliable work force whose members keep pace with rapid changes in technology.

The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, the local arm of the Business Roundtable, has repeatedly recognized the excellence of the St. Louis Electrical Construction Industry's outstanding training programs with its Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Award.

Please contact us directly to:
1) Learn more about careers in the electrical and communication construction industry;
2) Join a tour at the St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center;
3) Engage a speaker for our classroom; or
4) If qualified, sign up for our night school programs.

St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center
2300 Hampton
St. Louis, Missouri 63139
(314) 644-3587
(314) 644-3589 (fax)
Dennis Gralike, Director
Tim Kelley, Superintendent of Related Instruction


Copyright IBEW Local 1

Brothers and Sisters,

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics over 4000 workers are killed on the job each year. That’s an average of over 12 per day. Many of these lost workers leave behind spouses and children struggling to make ends meet and unsure about their future.

The families who suffer these losses need support in many ways, but one of the most important is access to a good education. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), through the ASSE Foundation, have created a Family Scholarship Fund to help these families meet this need.

The Family Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the grieving families of fallen workers. Spouses and children of workers lost on the job qualify for this scholarship if they are U.S. citizens, enrolled as full time students seeking a degree, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and can demonstrate a financial need.

To be considered you generally need to be nominated by an ASSE member. However, if you’re eligible but don’t know an ASSE member you can contact Brenda Kay Zylstra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration.

The Family Scholarship Fund is an excellent resource to help the families of our lost workers move forward. If you believe you or a family member qualifies or you would like to help support this fund with a donation you can find more information at their website: http://www.asse.org/foundation/fsf/

Please spread the word about this resource for the families of lost workers and consider making a donation to the Family Scholarship fund if you can.

In Unity,

Frank Jacobs

Business Manager

IBEW Local One (St. Louis)

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Business Manager

The Business Manager is the unions top officer. For more information on the duties of the Business Manager consult your union bylaws.

The Jacobs family has a long history of service to the IBEW as detailed in the letter below.



Business Representative Chuck DeMoulin

Business Representative's Chuck DeMoulin and Lee Asher serve the Southern Missouri region including Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Jefferson, Saint Francis, Saint Genevieve, and Washington Counties. A map detailing the region covered by Chuck and Lee can be found HERE.

Business Representative Dave Roth

As a Business Representative Dave Roth serves the South Saint Louis County region, all hospital projects, residential construction, and supply houses. Dave also serves as Local Union Treasurer. To learn more about the responsibilities of your Local Union Treasurer consult your Local Union bylaws. For a map of the region Dave serves go HERE.

Business Representative John Kahrhoff

John Kahrhoff is Director of Membership Development and also serves as Local Union Recording Secretary. For more information on the role of your Local Union Recording Secretary consult your Local Union bylaws!

Business Representative Ken Landwehr

Business Representative Ken Landwehr covers the Southwest Saint Louis and Warren Counties of our region. Ken also holds a seat on the Executive Board. For more information on the role of the Local Union Executive Board consult your Local Union bylaws.

Business Representative Lee Asher

Business Representative's Lee Asher and Chuch DeMoulin serve the Southern Missouri region of our jurisdiction including Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Jefferson, Saint Francis, Saint Genevieve, and Washington Counties. A map detailing the region covered by Lee and Chuck can be found HERE.

Business Representative Paul Reinheimer

As a Business Representative Paul Reinheimer serves members in all low voltage classifications.

Office Manager


As a Business Representative Rob Dussold serves Lincoln and St Charles counties in Missouri. Brother Dussold is also an officer on the Executive Board, serving as Secretary. A map of IBEW Local 1's Jurisdiction can be found HERE. More detailed information on the duties of the IBEW Executive Board consult your Local Union bylaws.



Business Representative Steve Muehling

As a Business Representative Steve Muehling serves the North Saint Louis County region and represents all IBEW Local 1 sign erectors. Steve also holds a seat on the Local Union Executive Board! To learn more about the role of your Local Union Executive Board consult your Local Union bylaws and to see a map detailing Steve's region go HERE.

Business Representative Tim Murray

Business Representative Tim Murray serves the Saint Louis City region of our jurisdiction (see map). Tim also holds a seat as an Officer on the IBEW Local 1 Executive Board.

Financial Secretary Jim Douglas

 A Message from Financial Secretary James C. Douglas:

The Financial Office is open Monday thru Friday from 7am - 4:30pm. As with all the other Officers and Reps, my primary duty is to serve the membership.

The Financial Office is responsible for placing a Fraternal Death Notice in the St Louis Post Dispatch when we are notified of a Brother or Sister member’s passing. At that time we also assist the family in submitting the necessary forms for any benefits available with the International and/or Local One. Please call the Financial Office to report the death of a member.

Sick/Hospital Benefits may be available for “A” or “BA” members who are under Plan One of the Bylaws. The sick benefit is $20/day with a maximum of 80 days and the hospital benefit is $75/day with a maximum of 20 days. To be eligible for either benefit, the Bylaws stipulate that you have to have worked in Local One’s jurisdiction seven hundred (700) hours in each of two (2) of the four (4) years preceding the disability. There is a waiting period for both benefits (see Bylaws Article XII, sec 1). Please call the Financial Office to confirm eligibility and request a form.

Because of the time it takes to process an Early, Normal, or Disability Retirement pension, they are typically handled thru appointment only. If you are close to retiring, you can request a detailed projection to better assist you in your retirement decision. Please call the Financial Office approximately 4 months prior to retirement so that we have time to order the necessary forms and prevent any delays in your pension.

As always, feel free to call me at 314-647-5900 and I will do my best to be of assistance.


James C Douglas
Financial Secretary
IBEW Local One

Frank D. Jacobs

NEWS RELEASE March 10, 2015

For more information, contact Steve Houston at 314-303-0951.

IBEW Local One Business Manager Frank D. Jacobs

Named to Saint Louis Science Center Board of Trustees

Greg Booth Community Service Award

In memory of past Business Manager Greg Booth IBEW LU1 created the Greg Booth Community Service Award The purpose of the award is to recognize those brothers and sisters who go above and beyond as volunteers and advocates in our communities.

Twelve year member Rodney Cook, an industrial electrician at GKN Aerospace, became the first recipient of this award. Brother Rodney and his wife Gretchen are the founders of American Gratitude, an organization with the goal of honoring veterans as they return home and transition into civilian life.


Gregory W. Booth, Business Manager, IBEW Local #1 died Sunday, August 26, 2012.

During Greg’s 30 years in our industry he has held every position including steward (job-site and shop), foreman, and general foreman. As Greg learned the skills of our trade he felt a calling to serve the working people of his community and the IBEW. Greg’s commitment to the betterment of IBEW Local 1 extended outside his normal work day as he became active in local Labor and Politics. His willingness to serve and his eager participation in our Local Union led to his appointment by Business Manager Donald Bresnan as an IBEW COMET Instructor (an unpaid position) in 1993, a responsibility that he would dutifully perform until 1999. One year later in 1994 Business Manager Bob Miller recognized Greg’s talent and commitment and offered him a full-time staff position as an Organizer and recommended him for appointment to the Examining Board, a recommendation that was unanimously accepted. During this time in our recent history Greg worked closely with our 11th District International Organization on several manufacturing organizing drives while still managing successful “top-down” organizing of electrical contractors in St Louis, never once “stripping” employees. Greg’s success as an organizer led to his appointment as a business representative in 1999 in the St. Charles, Warren, and Lincoln counties of our jurisdiction. Mentored by the late Business Representative Jim Reinheimer, Greg successfully negotiated multiple contracts many of which resulted in higher wage and benefit percentages than afforded by the concurrent Inside Agreement. Throughout his entire career Greg has continually worked to supplement his skills by continuing his education both in and outside our great organization. In 2003 Greg was one of only 60 people selected to attend the prestigious leadership training course FOCUS. As General (and President) Dwight D Eisenhower said, ““In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable,” and we all know planning means nothing without the qualifications required for success. Brother Greg Booth’s extensive list of qualifications modeled a 24/7 commitment to our brotherhood and to the St Louis labor community at large. Greg Booth’s decision to lead us was made decades ago and his immersion in “all things labor” served to foster strong personal relationships with virtually every labor leader in St Louis. Brother Booth’s holistic understanding of the structural hierarchy within the organized labor community and his deep understanding and involvement in our state legislature prepared him more than anyone else to lead the IBEW. Greg's legacy and will continues in the hearts and minds of his staff who continue to carry his mission forward. God Bless Greg Booth and God Bless the IBEW! Thank you Greg for giving us all you had!

Bro. Gregory W. Booth

Journeyman Wireman

Business Manager

IBEW Local #1

Business Representative


IBEW COMET Instructor

Examining Board



Member 30 Years

August 26, 2012

                                                                                                                           Frank D. Jacobs, F.S

Greg Schwartz, Examing Board Chairman

 Greg Schwartz serves on your Executive Board. For more information on the role of your Local Union Executive Board consult your Local Union bylaws.

Honoring our Veterans 2014!
Brothers and Sisters,

     The staff and administration of IBEW Local 1 offer our heartfelt thanks to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our country's Armed Services. May God bless and keep you always. The Proclamation below is from our Commander in Chief on this Veterans Day 2014:




Today, we are reminded of our solemn obligation: to serve our veterans as well as they have served us. As we continue our responsible draw-down from the war in Afghanistan and more members of our military return to civilian life, we must support their transition and make sure they have access to the resources and benefits they have earned. My Administration is working to end the tragedy of homelessness among our veterans, and we are committed to providing them with quality health care, access to education, and the tools they need to find a rewarding career. As a Nation, we must ensure that every veteran has the chance to share in the opportunity he or she has helped to defend. Those who have served in our Armed Forces have the experience, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve success as members of our civilian workforce, and it is critical that we harness their talent.

Across our country, veterans who fought to protect our democracy around the globe are strengthening it here at home. Once leaders in the Armed Forces, they are now pioneers of industry and pillars of their communities. Their character reflects our enduring American spirit, and in their example, we find inspiration and strength.
This day, and every day, we pay tribute to America's sons and daughters who have answered our country's call. We recognize the sacrifice of those who have been part of the finest fighting force the world has ever known and the loved ones who stand beside them. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home. As a grateful Nation, let us show our appreciation by honoring all our veterans and working to ensure the promise of America is within the reach of all who have protected it.

With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2014, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

Barack Obama

Veterans Day 2014 Poster