Earning a Livable Wage
From the moment a person becomes a Local 567 apprentice and steps foot on a jobsite, they will earn a livable wage, quality health insurance and retirement benefits.
By earning a livable wage and being able to provide for their families, electrical tradesmen and tradeswomen can remain focused on the task at hand, which helps keep them safe.
Individuals, who are just starting a career in the electrical trades, can join the Local 567 apprenticeship program, where they will benefit from classroom instruction, as well as on-the-job training. They will earn a higher wage after every year of the apprenticeship program. In time, they will achieve the level of journeyman and make the highest rate.
All IBEW Local 567 wage rates are decided through a collective bargaining agreement. Local 567 and their signatory contractors come together for a negotiation process called “collective bargaining.” Wages, benefits and numerous other terms related to work and jobsite requirements are decided during this process. It ensures members at every experience level know their hourly wages and benefits, which also helps contractors calculate costs to properly bid on more projects.
When it comes to wages, IBEW Local 567 members earn a set hourly wage through our CBA. In addition to regular hourly wages, members can also earn overtime wages for every hour worked beyond set standards, usually eight hours per day, along with special wage rates for weekends and holidays.
During the collective bargaining process, Local 567 also negotiates benefits, including health care and pension contributions. IBEW Local 567 members are entitled to full family health insurance and retirement benefits such as a pension and 401k.
Lastly, if a member feels they are being mistreated or singled out on a jobsite or that their rights are being neglected, there are mechanisms in place for the union to help defend you and provide representation during any disciplinary hearings.