|Committee Name||Contact Person|
|Asian American Cultural Society|
“To develop an interest in the culture of the Chinese and Asian people of the City of San Francisco; to further an understanding each among the other and to aid them in their social, economic and educational development; to join together with other organizations having similar purposes and to urge the participation of the Chinese and Asian people in political and social affairs by urging all to exercise the privileges of the right to register and the right to vote; to promote services for information and education regarding our community; to promote education, to protect those among us from social, industrial and economic discrimination and to assist in the social betterment of our community.” – Asian American Cultural Society by-law, Article II, Purpose
The Asian American Cultural Society was established in June 2008 by a group of enthusiastic Asian American Local 6 members. Our goal is to advocate Asian culture in our union and promote our union to the community. We encourage all Local 6 members to join the AACS.
We have seen steady growth in our membership since our group’s inception, and with it, an increased desire for expanding our community involvement. The AACS participates in all major Local 6 events and actions, and along the way we have created our own traditions, too. Each year we host the New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, the Chinese New Year’s Dinner, the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program Poker Tournament, the Local 6 Membership Benevolent Fund Poker Night, and the AACS Anniversary Dinner Dance. We also make our presence known in the local community as well. Each election year, we play a major role in the ‘Get Out the Vote’ effort, and we volunteer with San Francisco youth and seniors. Future projects for the AACS include a slot in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year’s Parade and an entry in the International Dragon Boat Race in San Francisco Bay.
The Asian American Cultural Society is another example of how IBEW Local 6 supports diversity and inclusion in its membership. It is the intention of the Asian American Cultural Society to further our community involvement and assist in the betterment of IBEW Local 6.
|EWMC - Electrical Workers Minority Caucus|
The EWMC has a long history. In 1974, African American and Hispanic delegates met during the 30th IBEW International Convention in Kansas City, Missouri and formed the EWMC to address the lack of minority representation and other inequalities within the IBEW.
Since that time the EWMC has prospered and grown under the direction of President Robbie Sparks, an IBEW Business Manager from Atlanta, Georgia. The success of the EWMC is essentially due to its strong vision and belief in the abilities of people of color.
The EWMC is a strong advocate for equal rights, opportunities, and greater minority representation in the IBEW. The EWMC is well respected by the IBEW and the labor movement because of its strong commitment and vigorous pursuit of social and economic justice for minority workers.
The Caucus serves as a support and networking system, and provides education and training for its members. The membership reflects a broad-based coalition of dedicated IBEW men and women who work within the IBEW structure to forge changes that will benefit minorities and the entire IBEW membership.
The EWMC Executive Committee is comprised of eleven elected officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and eight (8) At-Large members. The rules governing the EWMC are contained in the organization's national operating bylaws.
|Latino United Society||Rene Vallecoto
The Latino United Society is a new IBEW Local 6 social club formed by a group of members that are interested in promoting positive activities and member participation. Our goal is to elevate the moral, intellectual and social interest of our members by joining together and enjoying activities beneficial to our local. Cultivating friendship amongst our membership today will ensure a stronger and more united Local 6 tomorrow.
| After decades of working together on the job, many members miss that job site comradery in retirement.
With events like their monthly Retiree's Luncheon, fishing trips, picnics and other activities, our retirees remain in touch - both with each other and the industry.
|YEWSF - Young Electrical Workers of San Francisco|
|The Young Electrical Workers of San Francisco is a newly formed social club within I.B.E.W Local 6. The purpose is to further the feeling of solidarity amongst the young workers of our local union and NECA and build a bridge to a cross generational labor movement. As well as through peer mentoring develop a solid work ethic and sense of pride in our industry. Only when we stand together can we ensure the future of tomorrow|