|Welcome to the
International Brotherhood of Electrical
2547 Goliad Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78223
Telephone: (210) 337-1988
Fax: (210) 337-1113
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately
750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction,
telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has
members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in
the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
IBEW Local 500 was established in 1910 representing employees from San Antonio Gas and
Electric Co., which then changed to San Antonio Public Service Co. in 1917 after the utility
acquired the public transit division. SAPSCo was a privately owned company until 1942 when
federal anti-trust legislation forced SAPSCo's parent company to sell its holdings, which the
city of San Antonio purchased only the gas and electric systems and changed the name to City
In 2005, City Public Service changed its name once again to CPS Energy. The City of San
Antonio still owns the Utility and IBEW Local 500 now represents over 1,000 of CPS Energy's
employees, mostly in the Wage Scale classifications. All non-management employees of CPS
Energy are eligible and invited to be a part of this great Labor organization.
In 2009, an organizing campaign was started at San Antonio Water System (SAWS) our water
company. As of today 107 employees have made membership. We continue our organizing
drive at SAWS and anticipate this number to grow.
All employees of other municipal, co-operative, and investor owned utilities or generation
facilities are eligible and invited to be a part of this great Labor organization.
The Officers and Executive Board of IBEW Local 500
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