Local 46 observes the Constitution but also has its own organic set of local rules that guide the organization above and beyond the Constitution. These set of rules are called Local By-Laws. By-Laws are created, maintained, and amended by Local 46 members at Union meetings. Changes to By-Laws must be approved by the International Office and cannot contradict the Constitution.
Local 46 elect its own officers from rank and file members. Elections for Local 46 officers are held every 3 years. Members elect a Business Manager and Financial Secretary, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, 5 Exam Board Members, and 5 Executive Board Members. Each unit also has the opportunity to elect its own officers among unit members.
The IBEW internationally represents approximately 750,000 electrical workers in every branch of the electrical industry. Since its founding in 1891, the IBEW has dedicated itself to the well-being of electrical workers and their families and the achievement of continued progress on their behalf.
But how do we accomplish this ambitious task? The simple answer is member involvement on a grassroots level. Our success is directly aligned with the hard work and dedication of our members. A few cannot do it alone and that is why we came together to form a Union in the first place.