The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union that represents electricians and other electrical workers in the United States and Canada.
The IBEW was founded in 1891 and has a membership of over 750,000 members (active and retirees), including approximately 250,000 utility workers.
In addition to negotiating wages and benefits for its members, the IBEW also provides training and education programs to help members update their skills and keep up with changes in the industry. The IBEW also lobbies for laws and regulations that protect workers' rights and safety and promote the use of energy-efficient technologies.
The IBEW represents electricians working in a variety of fields, including utilities in power generation, transmission, distribution, and manufacturing; communications with phone and telecom lines; construction; and maintenance.
The IBEW also represents workers in other industries who work with electricity, such as linemen, control technicians, electrical engineers, and business office workers.
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In the utility industry, the IBEW represents workers at electric, gas, and water companies. The IBEW also represents workers in the telecommunications industry, including telephone, cable TV, and Internet providers. The IBEW has been active in promoting the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
The IBEW is made up of over 3,000 Local Unions or Union Hall across the United States and Canada.
Each Local Union is responsible for representing the interests of its members in negotiations with employers and for providing training and education programs.
There are a few ways to get an IBEW job:
The first way is to join the union and apply to posted positions. To do this, you must be an electrician or other electrical worker. You can join the IBEW by filling out an application and paying the required membership fee.
The second way to get an IBEW job is to sign up for the Job Referral System. The Job Referral System is a database of IBEW-represented employers that members can search for jobs. To sign up for the Job Referral System, you must create an account and satisfy the required process on the IBEW job board website.
The third way to get an IBEW job is to apply directly to an employer that is represented by the IBEW. You can find these positions online on our job board here or the IBEW job board website.
The benefits of a person working IBEW-represented jobs include:
-Competitive wages: IBEW-represented employers typically offer competitive wages.
-Health and retirement benefits: IBEW-represented employers often offer health and retirement benefits. They also provide members a travel letter when traveling for union business.
-Job security: IBEW members have job security because they can only be fired for just cause.
There are a variety of jobs available to a person interested in IBEW-represented positions. Some of the most common jobs include:
-Customer Service Representatives
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The IBEW Code of Excellence is a set of standards that members agree to adhere to. The Code of Excellence sets standards for workmanship, safety, and customer service.
The Code of Excellence is voluntary, but many employers prefer to hire workers who have agreed to adhere to the Code of Excellence.
The IBEW offers training programs to help members update their skills and keep up with changes in the industry. The IBEW also offers apprenticeship programs for electricians who want to become Journeyman Electricians.
The IBEW protects workers' rights by negotiating and signing contracts with employers that include provisions for job security, health and retirement benefits, and safety standards. The IBEW also lobbies for laws and regulations that protect workers' rights and safety.
The IBEW is committed to promoting the use of energy-efficient technologies. The IBEW has been active in promoting the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. The IBEW also supports laws and regulations that protect the environment.
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