ORGANIZING AND THE IBEW
All construction locals in the IBEW have full-time organizers. Organizing is the absolute primary goal of the IBEW and a responsibility of every local.
IBEW organizers play a critical role in labor’s ongoing battles for the rights of working people. Members who join a union have a voice at the table, and they are also able to seek justice on the job. That’s because there is strength in numbers. Labor unions fight for issues important to working people—to make workplaces safe, protect Social Security and retirement, gain quality health care, hold corporations accountable to their employees and secure economic justice. Union members earn higher wages and have better benefits, are more productive and have greater job security than nonunion counterparts.
A UNION IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES
Workers form unions so they can have a unified voice to improve their lives, the lives of their families and the communities in which they live.
However, a union is more than just a collective bargaining agreement, improved wages and benefits that come with a union contract, and union leadership. The union is the people themselves, joining together in a triumph of hope over fear, and standing up together for justice.
Unions have led the fight for the 40-hour work week, eight-hour day, minimum wage, occupational safety and health laws, fair standards act, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and the banning of child labor.
JOINING LOCAL 712
How do I become a member if I am currently working as an electrician?
The process starts by calling, emailing or visiting our union hall to receive more information on filling out an application.