Established through the granting of an International Charter in 1967, Local 258 is structured according to geographic location:
Unit 1 - Terrace, BC (North Coast)
The North Coast covers members living in the geographic area from Burns Lake to the west and north of Bella Coola, including Haida Gwaii. Unit 1 meetings take place in Smithers, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Massett and Queen Charlotte City.
Unit 2 - Prince George, BC (Central Interior)
The Central Interior covers members living in the geographic area of Burns Lake and north of 100 Mile House, including Bella Coola. Unit 2 meetings take place in Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hudsons Hope, Fort Nelson, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Bella Coola and 100 Mile House.
Unit 3 - Vernon, BC (Southern Interior)
The Southern Interior geographic area covers members living in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, east from Bridge River and south of Prince George, including the Kootenays. Unit 3 meetings take place in Bridge River, Kamloops, Vernon, Revelstoke, Mica, Castlegar, Trail, Cranbrook and Invermere.
Unit 4 - Nanaimo, BC (Vancouver Island)
This geographic area covers members living on Vancouver Island. Unit 4 meetings take place in Victoria, Ganges, Duncan, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, Courtenay and Campbell River.
Unit 5 - Burnaby, BC (Greater Vancouver)
The Greater Vancouver geographical area covers members living on the Sunshine Coast and in the Lower Mainland north of the Fraser River to Powell River and east to the Pitt River. Unit 5 meetings take place in Burnaby, Sechelt and Powell River.
Unit 6 - Surrey, BC (Fraser Valley)
The Fraser Valley geographic area covers members living in the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland south of the Fraser River and east from Pitt Meadows to Hope. Unit 6 meetings take place in Langley and Chilliwack.
Each Unit is comprised of 5 Executive members who are elected by the membership and include a Chair, Vice-Chair, Unit Recorder and two Executive Members. Click here for a list of current elected members. Each Unit Executive is responsible for conducting the official business of the union in their geographic area and for developing policies that are forwarded to Local 258's Executive Board for determination. The Unit Executive is subordinate to the Local 258 Executive Board, and all positions are elected by the membership every four years.
The Local 258 Executive Board consists of the Local Union President and six Unit Chairs who function as the Executive Board members. Local 258's Executive Board is responsible for formulating Local 258 policies and overseeing the business of the union.
Elected Officers of Local 258 IBEW (current: June 2014):
Business Manager/Financial Secretary: Doug McKay
President: Tony Brand
Vice President: Dave McMinn
Treasurer: Larry Byhre
Recording Secretary: Dale Haines
The Business Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Business Office, administration of Executive Board policy and administration of the Collective Agreements. The Business Manager appoints Assistant Business Managers and Shop Stewards as deemed necessary to assist in the efficient handling of the Local Union's business. The Business Manager has a voice but no vote at the Executive Board meetings.