Bill Begemann has been a member of Local 424 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for over 30 years. As an electrician, he worked on residential, commercial, and industrial sites. From there, Local 424 hired Bill as an organizer and he began a 17-year tenure within the business office of the Local Union holding various positions.

As a result of his experiences, he has been involved in all facets of organizing, grievances, arbitrations, board hearings and negotiations. He has sat on numerous Industry boards and is an active participant in the Labor community.

Bill was hired into his current position as the IBEW International Representative for Alberta and Saskatchewan five years ago and was appointed to the committee shortly thereafter.

The Importance of Union Labour

Bill believes that unions enable workers to join to improve their employment conditions. This has a ripple effect on employees not covered by a collective agreement understanding that the ripple will increase in size as the amount of work done under a collective agreement increases.

The 3-G Effect

In his downtime, Bill enjoys the “3Gs” – golfing, gardening, and grandkids.