IBEW Local 64

Organize your shop

Join together with co-workers to build an employee organization that gives you a real say over your job, puts you on more equal footing with your employer, and ensures a better economic future for you and your co-workers.

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.

What is Organizing?

The common term for a group of workers looking to join a union is “Organizing.” Workers organize for various reasons, whether it be to improve their working conditions, increase their pay or benefits, and/or to create a better working environment. We encourage you to read more about us to see if joining our union is right for you and/or your coworkers.

Giving you a voice

Unions play an important function by giving workers a voice in the discussion on pay rates, benefits and working conditions - Issues that affect their lives. Each member has an equal voice and vote at regularly conducted meetings.

Legal Support and protection

In general terms, unless we belong to a protected group, our employer has the right to discipline or terminate us with impunity for any reason or for no reason at all. Each local union receives support from their International Office in form of guidance, advice, technical and legal help.

Raising living standards

Stronger unions raise living standards and improve the quality of life for everyone. In the states in which unions are the strongest, there is less poverty, higher household income, more education spending, and better public policy.

What Have Unions Done for Us?

- 8-hour day, 5-day work week, overtime pay
- Health Insurance, good pensions, higher wages
- Job security, job safety
- Family and Medical leave
- Fair treatment for women, people of all ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities

Encouraging Democracy

Unions make the political system work for the middle class in two key ways: increasing voter participation and advocating for policies that help the middle class. As an increasing number of citizens feel their democracy is no longer responsive to their needs, the role unions play is ever more important.

You have a right

Did you know Federal Law gives workers in most employment situations the right to join together to form a Union, or to simply work in concert with each other to better their wages, benefits and working conditions.

This Law "The National Labor Relations Act" or NLRA originally put into effect in 1935 is referred to as the Wagner Act. It has remained as the workers protector from unfair and unscrupulous employers to this day with various amendments.

It is administered by the National Labor Relations Board. Visit their site to find out more about your rights, as an employee, and how you can better yourself by organizing into a Union with the IBEW.

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


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.