Construction & Low Voltage Electrician Membership Opportunities
In the IBEW There is Opportunity for EVERYONE
What are you making on the check?
For example: If you are non-union and ‘making’ $40 an hour, but are paying your own healthcare and retirement out of pocket – your take home pay is much less. From what we have seen, many non-union employees’ healthcare costs alone equate to a $3-$4 an hour deduction from their wage.
For Example: $500 a month / 160 hours worked = $3.12 per hour deduction. Paycheck deductions such as this are just another example of non-union dues.
What are Non-Union Dues?
As mentioned above, money coming out of your check for healthcare, and money coming out of your check for retirement are examples of Non-union Dues. In the IBEW, members have healthcare and retirement paid for by their employers, in addition to their pay, not deducted from their check. Another example of non-union dues is the cost of furnishing and replacing power/battery tools, benders, ladders etc. IBEW members only have to furnish basic hand tools. Power/battery tools, large tools, benders and ladders are provided by the contractor.
What are Union Dues?Union Dues are voted on and decided by the membership by secret ballot as the necessary amount to inves t in their
future and secure strong representation. Just like the Chamber of Commerce, your place of worship, or any other
membership organization, financial support is a fact of life. Dues are used to run your Union and keep it strong. You must be a member to participate in the local union, run for local union office, be a union steward, and/or vote on future
contracts. By all accounts, IBEW Union Dues are LESS than Non-Union dues.
!BEW Union Dues amounts vary from Local to Local. This means that your dues may be slightly higher or slightly less in one area or another. The reason they vary is a reflection of what the membership of that Local deems is a necessary amount to keep the Local Union running with the resources it needs. It's a small price to pay for the security and support that comes with union contract. All funds are under the sole control of the membership. Strict accounting of funds is required by federal law and expenditures are subject to the approval of the members.
Healthcare | IBEW members and their families have healthcare - and it doesn't come out of our check. IBEW employers pay for their workers' medical coverage.
Retirement | Not only do we value work life- but your post work life as well. As an !BEW member you will build no less
This system allows for our members to have a longstanding and flexible career. A career that provides a living wage and a healthy retirement.
Let Us Help Advance Your Career
When you are ready to take your career to the next level - we can help you do so. We will work with you to make sure your transition is successful. We will work to explain all the benefits you will experience as an IBEW member and get you to work for an IBEW contractor where you are valued.
Some things you’ll need to provide:
Talk to an organizer: Fill out the form below and an IBEW Local 134 organizer will contact you to get the process started:
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