International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.  The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada.

Visit IBEW Hour Power, an on-line magazine for IBEW Members.  See the latest updates on issues that concern our organization

National Electrical Benefit Fund 

The National Electrical Benefit Fund and the National Electrical Annuity Plan were established to provide for the future financial security of organized electrical workers.   The National Electrical Benefit Fund is a multi-employed, defined benefit plan.  A Defined Benefit Plan provides benefits, after retirement, from a trust or other separately maintained fund.  Benefits amounts are unique to each plan.


National Electrical Contractors Association  

The National Electrical Contractors Association is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce. NECA’s national office and 120 local chapters advance the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. NECA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001.  NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities.

Building & Construction Trades Department 

Created in 1908, the BCTD has helped its 11 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining.  It has 386 state, local and provincial councils in the United States and Canada.

In addition, the BCTD works to resolve jurisdictional disputes within the construction trades and builds solidarity by encouraging the formation of local building trades councils.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration   

OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.   


The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission, they state their goals as follows:  We will build and change the American labor movement.  We will build a broad movement of American workers by organizing workers into unions.   We will build a strong political voice for workers in our nation.  We will change our unions to provide a new voice to workers in a changing economy. We will change our labor movement by creating a new voice for workers in our communities.

National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee        

The NJATC was created over 58 years ago and has developed into what perhaps is the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind.  The mission of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association; insuring and providing the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.

Helmets to Hardhats   

The Helmets to Hardhats program collects information about the best career opportunities in building and construction trades and works to provide former military personnel with that information.

Helmets to Hardhats is co-sponsored by all fifteen Building and Construction Trades organizations, as well as their employer associations, which together represent about 82,000 contractors. Labor leaders have embraced the program, eager to help U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen transfer their experience and can-do attitudes into secure jobs within the construction industry.  The Center is a not-for-profit trust directed by a joint labor-management construction industry committee.

United States House of Representatives

This website links you directly to the House of Representatives.  Find your district’s representative by keying in your Zip code.  You may then find out more and contact them directly on the internet.

United States Senate 

This website links you directly to the United States Senate.  Find your district’s representative by keying in your zip code.  You may then find out more and contact them directly on the internet.