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Industry Councils and Conferences

Because local lodges whose members work in the same or similar industries experience similar challenges, the Constitution empowers the International president to establish industrial councils and conferences.

Industrial councils allow local lodges in particular industries and in close geographic proximity to coordinate their collective bargaining, organizing, training, and other activities. Councils elect officers and hold regular business meetings, which often include training as a major component.

Currently, the councils and conferences within the union are:

In addition to these groups of local lodges, the International Brotherhood has organized workers in the nondestructive testing division under quality control councils in the United States and Canada:

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