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Utility Workers

  • The IBEW represents nearly 250,000 utility workers across North America in every aspect of the industry, including:
    • Electricity generation, transmission, and distribution
    • Natural gas and propane production, storage, transmission, and distribution
    • Water and sewage purification

  • Did you know that the IBEW represents the majority of employees at:
    • Organized investor-owned utilities (70%)
    • Organized federal government electric utilities (100%)
    • Organized municipal utilities (76%)
    • Organized utilities in the United States and Canada (83%)
    • Organized rural electric cooperatives (96%)

  • Make the right choice, join thousands of IBEW members working for utility companies like:
    • American Electric Power (AEP)
    • Exelon
    • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
    • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

  • Why Union? When workers come together as a group, they give themselves a voice in the workplace through a guaranteed contract.  Some of the benefits of having a collective bargaining agreement:
    • Higher wages – fair rates of pay, periodic pay increases, shift and grade differentials
    • Better working conditions – job security, safety and health protections, seniority, and fair treatment
    • Reasonable hours – defined work schedules and paid holidays and vacation
    • Solid benefits – health insurance, sick leave, and pension
    • A voice at work – formal steps to settle contract disputes through a set grievance procedure

  • Call center workers
    • The IBEW represents thousands of customer service representatives and operator services employees throughout the industry.
    • Our members are currently working for companies like:
      • DirecTV call centers
      • AT&T call centers

  • Cerical workers
    • The IBEW represents clerical workers employed throughout the utility industry in sectors such as:
      • City municipalities
      • Most utility companies

  • Want to join the IBEW?  Interested in an apprenticeship?  Contact an organizer in your area for more information.


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