Are you an open shop employee looking for a fair labor rate, health & welfare benefits, a pension plan to protect your future, safe working conditions, specialized training and representation in employment disputes? Consider this:
Electrical Contractors often belong to associations that were formed by employers to promote and benefit their interests such as:
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Connecticut Electrical Contractors Association
- Subcontractors Association of America
- Independent Electrical Contractors Association
When doing business, electrical contactors sign contracts when they bid, when they buy supplies and they would never think of performing any work without signing a contract.
Why won’t they sign a contract that protects the rights of their workers?
A union contract is a signed agreement between the contractors and the union spelling out the rights of the workers. As a union member, you are part of a democratic process and will have input on what to negotiate for. A negotiating committee is selected from among your co-workers who bargain “in good faith” to reach an agreement on wages, benefits and working conditions. The contract is then ratified (approved) by a majority of the workers.
For detailed wage and benefits comparisons of open shop vs. union membership, please visit the IBEW at www.ibew.com and click Join the IBEW. For more information on joining IBEW, Local Union #488, please contact:
PETER F CARROLL
IBEW, Local Union 488
721 Main St.
Monroe, CT 06468
All communication will be confidential to protect your rights!