The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers serves as the union for a large number of government employees across various industries, including shipbuilding and general building maintenance. Although their job responsibilities and workplaces differ significantly, these employees share a common trait: they are all highly skilled. The IBEW takes pride in representing such a diverse group of government employees and advocating for their interests.
The IBEW represents many workers who are integral to manufacturing. Members work in a wide array of industries, like communications, healthcare, national defense, aerospace, consumer electronics and computer hardware. Members in the manufacturing sector bargain for training, better pay, retirement, healthcare, and increased job equity. We are proud to say, “IBEW Made!”
Keeping Americas power grid powered and safe is one of the most important parts of our country’s infrastructure. IBEW Lineman are the backbone of the system. The IBEW offers linemen the best path to quality career keeping the country moving. We strongly encourage anyone looking for a great career to explore the many benefits of joining our team – we know YOU will see the difference!
In the utility industry, the IBEW represents linemen, groundmen, equipment operators, boiler operators, maintenance mechanics, electricians, welders, control room operators, and dispatchers (just to name a few classifications). The, over 200,000 members working in these industries specialize in the electricity, natural gas, propane, water, and sewage industries. By securing contracts through collective bargaining agreements the IBEW can help to ensure good wages and fairness in an evolving workplace.
The IBEW partners with a nationwide network of contractors and employers to provide great opportunities to those working in the electrical trades. We work across all industries of construction, maintenance, power generation, and green technology.
The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.
Telecommunications and Broadcasting are closely connected, relying on signal transmission across networks to provide access to information, entertainment, and communication services. The IBEW represents nearly 100,000 highly skilled members employed in every aspect of the telecommunications and broadcasting industries. From telephone to broadband and wireless communications systems, and from HBO to PBS our members are an integral part of these ever-fluctuating symbiotic industries.
The IBEW represents more than 12,500 railroad electricians, communication workers, and signalmen in the United States and Canada. Their work includes the inspection, testing, and repair of electrical and diesel locomotives, passenger/commuter rail cars, building and bridges, communication and signaling systems.