WELCOME TO LOCAL 753
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and learn more about our organization.
Office Manager, Denise Tyson, joined Local 753 in October of 2016.
Denise devoted 17 years to her family before joining the workforce in the public school system for nine years before joining the IBEW team. She is no stranger to the union as her husband of 33 years is a proud, 36 year member of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36. She brings great passion, knowledge, and a full understanding of the benefits and privilege of negotiated wages and benefits.
Denise is a very active member of her church and community and loves serving in music and women's ministry.
Local 753's principal officer is Brian Brawley, a 15 year member, coming from the Gas Department of City Utilities of Springfield. Brian's service to the local began on the Executive Board, serving six years. In 2019, Brian was brought on staff as Business Assistant where he developed a passion for membership development. In 2022, Brian was elected Business Manager where he continues the pursuit of membership development and building community. Brian tirelessly strives to negotiate contracts that bring higher wages, safer working conditions and promote job security, seeking to raise the standard of living for all.
Brian currently serves on the Executive Boards of Missouri State IBEW Caucus, MO State Utility Conference, Springfield Central Labor Council and United Way.
With an impressive 37-year commitment to the IBEW, James has become a loyal figure within the union. James served as an E-Board member for six years and currently holds the position of President for his third term. This leadership role exemplifies James’s dedication to the union’s mission and the welfare of its members. As a seasoned Journeyman lineman with 31 years at City Utilities, James brings a wealth of experience to the table. Having served as a Steward for 16 years, James has been a steadfast advocate for the rights and concerns of fellow workers. Since August 2023, James has taken on the dual responsibilities of President and Assistant Business Manager.
The IBEW represents approximately 775,000 active members and retirees 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.
As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights.
Most of us have very limited bargaining power as one person, but as a group, we are strong. And, with a good negotiated contract, we have legal protections we would not have otherwise.
The IBEW Mission
The objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are:
To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in Public utilities and Electrical Manufacturing into local unions;
To promote reasonable methods of work;
To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry;
To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible);
To assist each other in sickness and distress;
To secure employment;
To reduce the ours of daily labor;
To secure adequate pay for our work;
To seek a higher and higher standard of living ;
To seek security for the individual; and, by legal and proper means;
To elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.
WHO WE REPRESENT
City Utilities of Springfield
White River Valley Electric Cooperative
City of Nixa
City of Lebanon
City of Springfield Craft, Trades and Labor (CTL's)
City of Springfield Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT's)
City of Houston Missouri