Electrical Connection

Article by John Moyle, PS. Reprinted from the St Louis Powercast website



For the 11th year the St. Louis Electrical Connection came out in support of Rebuilding Together St. Louis. Brothers and sisters of IBEW Local One came out in force on their day off to lend a hand to Rebuilding Together St. Louis. Dave Roth, Business Representative and Treasurer for IBEW Local One, organized and coordinated this volunteer effort again as he has done for years now. This year 16 St. Louis NECA Electrical Contractors and about 100 IBEW members took on repairs and improvements at 26 homes across the St. Louis area.

IBEW Local One’s members help Rebuilding Together assist people throughout St. Louis primarily by working hard to make their electrical service safe. From rerouting a house’s main service to adding a GFI outlet in a bathroom, the local’s volunteers are their making homes safer and better.

Special thanks to the following electrical contractors who donated the use of 25 service trucks, tools, ladders and more:

Rebuilding Together is a national organization with a chapter in St. Louis. They believe every one should have a safe and healthy home. These folks spend all year identifying disabled and elderly people in need, identifying where they need help and planning their annual one day blitz to make these homes right for the residents. If this sounds great to you why not consider volunteering with them?

The Following are a few pictures from this years event. For more pictures check out IBEW Local One’s Facebook page - here


Business Representative and Rebuilding Together organizer Dave Roth jumped in with his tools while coordinating the repairs on 26 homes!

Thank you everyone!

IBEW/NECA Service Center

The IBEW/NECA Service Center serves IBEW Local 1, 34, 197, 257, 309, 350, 649, & 702
and also houses the offices of the Electrical Connection Labor Management Cooperation Committee


The IBEW-NECA Service Center was established in 1961 as a Missouri not-for-profit to administer benefit funds professionally for the benefit of IBEW members. It functions through the continuing cooperative efforts of the sponsoring organizations, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Center provides administrative services for 18 employee benefit funds affiliated with eight IBEW Local Unions and three NECA Chapter Offices. The funds benefit more than 10,000 participants.

The center and its 18-member professional staff are recognized nationally as a model for professional IBEW funds management. The center evolves constantly to adopt new "best practices" and apply effective technology to managing funds and data. Staff members include an overall administrator, an assistant administrator, a nurse, an auditor, six claims processors, five bookkeepers and three administrative staff. The center's move to new facilities at 5735 Elizabeth on March 1, 2004 further advance the ability of the Service Center to meet the future needs of IBEW members.

IBEW-NECA Service Center
5735 Elizabeth
St. Louis MO 63110
(314) 752-2330


Brothers and Sisters,
     Today on the podcast former Missouri State Senator Timothy Green reports on the RTW bills introduced in the current legislative session and shares his knowledge and experience on this dangerous legislation! (We apologize for the audio quality)

Please use the links below to locate your legislator and take some time out of your day to contact them to share your views on Right-to-Work for less in Missouri. Your future and the future of working families in Missouri depends on you acting now!

Missouri House Legislator Lookup

Missouri Senate Legislator Lookup

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Frank Jacobs
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1

Timothy Green
Director of Governmental Relations 
Saint Louis Electrical Connection
5735 Elizabeth Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63110 
314-752-2330 ext. 132

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