The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is committed to improving the lives of North America’s electrical workers and their families.With more than 725,000 members, the IBEW is among the world’s strongest labor organizations, representing workers in a range of skilled occupations in a wide variety of fields, including utility, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, government, and railroad. Formed in 1891, we have earned our reputation as the oldest, largest, and most professional electrical union in the world.’
The numbers don’t lie: employees who join with their co-workers to form a union enjoy higher wages. This is because we have the option to bargain collectively with the company, rather than try to just ask for a raise on our own. On average, union employees make 27 percent more money than their nonunion counterparts. That’s an average yearly difference of more than $10,000 for you and your family. Also, with your IBEW contract, you can get a cost-of-living clause that helps ensure your wages will rise to keep pace with increasing prices.
About 85 percent of union workers are covered by retirement plans that help provide a stable monthly income – compared with only about 45 percent of nonunion workers.
IBEW members sit down with their managers and mutually agree on workplace practices that work for everyone. In collective bargaining, a group of employees works to define their terms and conditions of employment in a legal, binding agreement with the employer. Depending upon what the employees want and can negotiate with the employer, a contract can contain provisions like hours of work, wage and salary definitions, safety and work rules, definition of benefits and orderly procedures for resolving on-the-job conflicts.
Of unionized workers covered by retirement plans offered by their employer, nearly a quarter of them also enjoy plans covering medical, dental and vision. Paid vacation time, holidays, paid sick time, overtime pay, shift differentials and more are also generally better in workplaces where employees have unionized.
The IBEW has over 750,000 active and retired members throughout the utility, telecommunication, railroad, manufacturing, government, construction and broadcasting industries. Our members stand ready to support the ever-increasing demand for power and are at the forefront of advancements in the new power industries.
While 50 percent of union workers have been with their current employers for at least 10 years, only 32 percent of nonunion workers can make the same claim. Union workers have greater job stability – partly because they are more satisfied with their work, receive better pay, have better benefits and have access to fair grievance procedures. Nonunion workers are, under federal law, “employees at will” who can be fired at any time for almost any reason. As an IBEW member, a boss or supervisor can’t fire you on a whim, discipline you arbitrarily or discharge you without just cause. Your contract guarantees that you have the right to representation when dealing with management.
Community service has been a hallmark of our organization throughout its history. Our members' commitment to a job well done doesn't end with their work shift. From wiring Habitat for Humanity homes to helping residents and businesses around the world rebuild after natural disasters, IBEW members take pride in volunteering their skills in their communities and beyond to help working families. Click here:IBEW Teams Up to Help Protect Your Child
IBEW Local 934 - Vision Statement:
The vision of IBEW Local 934 is to ensure that every workers voice is heard, that the right to have your voice heard is not limited by your race, ethnicity, gender, class, or religion. And most importantly, as your organizing body we will not quit or leave behind a fellow employees in our efforts to bargain for transparency, job security, and wages.
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Bryce Barker and Keridiaus Jones
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IBEW Local 934
4640 Hwy 11 W.
Blountville, TN 37617