Extensive benefits are available to IBEW Local 567 signatory contractors
As an open shop contractor, you are involved in every aspect of your business, which takes away from your primary objective of growing your company and securing more projects. Compare the differences between non-union and IBEW signatory contractors.
Drawbacks of being a non-union contractor
- Spend money on help wanted advertisements
- Must interview prospective employees
- Likely end up hiring employees with little or no experience
- Negotiate with each employee individually on wages
- Purchase healthcare as a small group
- Start a retirement plan with no guarantee on returns
Benefits of being an IBEW Local 567 contractor
- Have flexible workforce/manpower when needed
- No need to interview prospective employees
- Receive only qualified electricians
- Employees work under a contract, which sets wages
- Participate in a jointly administered healthcare plan, pension plan and apprenticeship program, which covers all employees
- Participate in retirement plans with federal insurances
- Ability to run your business as you like; we will not take over your business
IBEW 567 wants your company to succeed because we succeed together!
Union construction workers are good for productivity
Studies have shown a union construction industry workforce is 17 to 34 percent more productive than a non-union construction workforce.
Thanks to collective bargaining, union construction workers can focus on doing their job and not worry about money. By earning a livable wage, with great health insurance and retirement benefits, tradesmen and tradeswomen know they are able to take care of their families.
Additionally, by receiving industry leading training, they are able to quickly produce high-quality work. They work safely and do their job right the first time.
As a union contractor, you have access to a supply of qualified manpower. IBEW Local 567 has approximately 300 tradesmen and tradeswomen in good standing, with more being trained every year.
Across the country, the IBEW has hundreds of thousands of members, who all receive similar training and are ready to work in any state.
Local 567 supplies our contractors only highly skilled, highly trained, fully licensed and drug tested qualified electrical workers and apprentices. You can hire an employee for one week or a lifetime – depending on your needs. For example, if you win a bid on a three-month project, which requires 50 electricians, you will not have to interview any candidates or suffer the risks if you make a bad hire. You will have the necessary manpower on the date you need, with knowledge they will all be qualified professionals.
All it takes is a single phone call.
Furthermore, you are not stuck with an employee, who does not work out for your company. We will work with you, to make sure your team works. When the project ends, you can take however many electricians you need to your next project, while the Local will work to place the remaining electricians in jobs with other signatory contractors.
Local 567 provides industry leading training through our Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). This department of the union/contractor team is charged with the responsibility of training all apprentices and the continuing education of our journeymen, masters and supervisors. Our JATC is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, guaranteeing a high level of instruction and training to both apprentices and journeymen.
The JATC spends thousands of dollars annually to educate our workforce, so they can be the most productive and safest workforce in the industry. The IBEW electrical apprenticeship is a joint program between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The Electrical Training Alliance was created to blend classroom and online learning together to improve the experience for all IBEW apprenticeships.
The IBEW Local 567 JATC apprenticeship program is a four-year program, meaning it takes an entry-level apprentice four years to become a journeyman, where they earn the highest wage rate.
Fill out the form to begin the process of becoming a signatory contractor with IBEW Local 567.