The International Executive Council, in consultation with International President Stephenson and International Secretary-Treasurer Cooper, has voted unanimously to postpone the 40th IBEW Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 40th IBEW Convention was scheduled to commence on August 30, 2021, but has now been postponed to Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13, 2022. Nomination and election of International Officers have also been postponed to May 2022 and will take place at the Convention.
On February 16, 2021, the IEC passed a resolution calling for a vote of the Local Unions on whether to amend the IBEW Constitution to add a new provision – Article XXVII, Section 1(d) – allowing the IEC, in consultation with the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer, to make temporary amendments to the IBEW Constitution if circumstances beyond the control of the IBEW make it impracticable, impossible, inadvisable, or unsafe to conduct the business of the IBEW. That resolution passed by a vote of the Local Unions 564 to 71.
On April 20, 2021, the IEC acting pursuant to its authority under new Article XXVII, Section 1(d), made necessary temporary amendments to the IBEW Constitution to enable the Convention to be postponed to May 9, 2022. That resolution, which sets forth the temporary amendments, adjusted timetable and key dates, can be found on the IBEW website or viewed as a PDF.