Workers Are The IBEW
The IBEW is a group of over 750,000 workers who have committed to the principles of family, fairness, justice, equality and solidarity. We are an organization that has fought to improve the lives of working families by joining together in strength and solidarity to fight for the rights of working families including the 40 hour work week, overtime pay, minimum wages, family and child medical leave, workplace safety, equal pay for women and minorities, plus job protection against favoritism.
One of our greatest attributes is our ability to stop the company from making changes to your working conditions. We negotiate and fight for a contract to protect your rights. Employees deserve to know what their working conditions, wages and benefits are. It is not right, when a corporation unilaterally takes those away from you. The IBEW is here to help!
A Leading Voice for Manufacturing Professionals
Over 42,000 IBEW members work in manufacturing across the U.S. and Canada that are under 540 individual contracts.
IBEW manufacturing members, employed by companies of all sizes, produce a wide array of products and electrical and electronic components for many diverse industries; such as communications, healthcare, national defense, aerospace, consumer electronics and computer hardware. Equipment needed for the generation, control and distribution of energy is also produced by IBEW manufacturing members.
The highly diversified list of products manufactured by IBEW members includes electric motors and generators, light fixtures, all types of household appliances, broadcasting and entertainment equipment, telecommunications equipment, and scientific and medical equipment.
The Manufacturing Department of the IBEW was established to help local unions in their efforts to help make sure all workers in manufacturing facilities in local communities have a chance for union representation.