Field Organizer


Brothers and Sisters,

This is an exciting time in our Local Union as we continue to experience new growth that allows us to build a new, solid foundation for the success of Local 553, now and forever.

During my campaign for Business Manager, I mentioned that in order to increase our wages and benefits, we must increase our share of the electrical market in our jurisdiction, but in order to do so, I would be asking for your help. That time has now come.

In response to the increased work load our Local Union has experienced this year, I believe it is necessary to recruit additional staff to our Market Development Department team to help support and promote our continued efforts to organize ALL workers in the entire electrical industry. Therefore, I will be holding interviews to fulfill the need for a full-time Field Organizer.

Interviews will be held at a scheduled time at the Union Hall on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Any member (other than apprentices) may apply for the position by calling the hall at 919-596-8220 and speaking with Office Manager Betsy Proctor Roose to schedule an appointment for an interview. For any questions regarding the day-to-day responsibilities of the Field Organizer position, please contact me directly at 919-323-5570, or at

I am forever grateful to all of you that have afforded me this responsibility and opportunity to serve as your Business Manager. I am extremely proud of your hard work and dedication to the IBEW and to Local 553. I encourage any member that wishes to join our team to ask yourself if you are prepared to carry out the Objectives of the IBEW Constitution in a new capacity by serving Local 553 and all un-represented electrical workers in the entire electrical industry.

Thank you for your continued support.

Fraternally Yours,

W. Rob Axford
Business Manager – IBEW Local 553

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