The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a union representing nearly 750,000 workers and retirees in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Panama, Guam, and several Caribbean island states; in particular electricians or employees of the construction industry, line workers and other public service employees. The union also represents a number of workers in the IT, telecommunications, broadcasting and other sectors related to electrical work. The union experienced periods of moisissailles in its early years, then fought in the 1910s through six years of schismas, when two rival groups each claimed to be the duly elected leaders of the union. The union`s official journal, The Electrical Worker, was first published on January 15, 1893 and has been published ever since. .