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 Telecommunications Professionals
The IBEW oversees contracts covering 100,000 highly skilled and sought after workers employed by the nation’s telecommunications industry. Our members have helped implement the ever-changing technology that is currently deployed by the telephone companies, cable television industry and wireless enterprises. They install, maintain and repair the switches, multiplexors, transmission equipment and associated emergency generating equipment required to keep the communications network viable. The new age of communications and entertainment is having a profound affect on every aspect of our lives, and only with the expertise of IBEW members can the technology thrive.
The IBEW represents thousands of customer service representatives and operator services employees throughout the industry. These IBEW members experience a great sense of accomplishment working with the sophisticated equipment that links these various communication formats, while enjoying the protection and advantages contained in several hundred collective bargaining agreements. The IBEW Telecommunications Department also provides local unions assistance with national negotiations, local union negotiations, legislation, health care initiatives, training, research and organizing.
IBEW members can be confident that as this industry continues to evolve, the brotherhood will be there in force to ensure that our members are there meeting the challenges of the future.