why unions matter
Workers in the electrical industry deserve top tier wages, benefits, and working conditions. Unfortunately, if we don’t stick together and fight for a higher standard of living, our terms of employment are solely determined by our bosses. This is why Local #64 matters.
Bring Local 64 to Your Shop
Contrary to popular belief, the process of forming a union starts with you and your coworkers. One thing we as working people must never forget, unity leads to power. As long as you stand together with your fellow co-workers, the opportunities for a life as a union worker are endless! Generally, the process looks something like the following:
Step 1: Talk to Your Co-workers
• Co-workers discuss their shared concerns about the job, their employer, and their interest and potential benefits of joining Local #64
• After determining Local #64 is the right choice, workers contact a union organizer to start building a plan for a successful campaign
Step 2: We Work With You
• Union organizers will work with you and your co-workers to effectively empower and protect you in the path towards unionization
• With the help of the union, workers garner majority support for the cause in their shop
Step 3: Vote Union Yes!
Finally, an election is held. If a majority of workers in a shop vote to join the union, then their employer is legally obligated to negotiate an agreement (contract) that specifies wages, benefits and working conditions.
Live better, work better, work union
ORGANIZING MAKES SENSE!
To learn more, without any obligation or concern about your present employer finding out , contact IBEW Local 64 today. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions.