IBEW 332 ELECTRICIANS GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT.

We are the cutting-edge electricians who power Silicon Valley’s tech campuses, stadiums, hospitals, schools, and government buildings. Serving Santa Clara County, CA, we are a highly-skilled workforce that goes through a rigorous apprenticeship to guarantee the finest craftsmanship.

ELECTRICIANS

Go union! Access higher wages, great benefits, job security, and a team-like atmosphere with Team 332.

APPRENTICES

Earn while you learn! Discover a well-paid career with cutting-edge skills and a lifetime of benefits.

CONTRACTORS

Become a union shop! Gain access to a trained workforce and open doors to bid on more large jobs.            

Local 332 hosted a national #IBEW COMET Train-the-Trainer last month. Stay tuned for COMET Training coming soon!
Congratulations to Jacob Honesto for winning the highest score in the hands-on motor control event at our first-ever Electrical Skills Tournament at the ETASV on March 9! He also won #2 overall highest score for the day. 

"I was grateful they gave us an opportunity to do something like this," Jacob said of the contest. "You go through apprenticeship with 100 other people; it's nice to get out of our comfort zone and challenge ourselves."

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The second event of our first-ever Electrical Skills Tournament March 9 at the ETASV was the written exam. Congratulations to Jason Hershfield for earning the highest score on the written exam!
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The first event at the March 9 ETASV Electrical Skills Tournament was residential wiring. Congrats to Adolfo Tinoco--who was also the #3 overall winner of the tournament--for earning the highest score on this event!
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IBEW Local 332 & the ETASV were proud to host our first-ever Electrical Skills Tournament for apprentices on March 9! The contest gave apprentices a chance to challenge themselves and put their skills to the test, with the overall winner (congratulations Jesus Gomez-Garcia!) going on to represent Local 332 at the Western States Regional Apprentice Contest this fall. Kudos to everyone who put themselves out there and went above and beyond to compete! You make us #332Proud.

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Join us in congratulating the the top 3 overall winners of the first-ever ETASV Electrical Skills Tournament held March 9: Jesus Gomez-Garcia, Jacob Honesto, and Adolfo Tinoco! While they set themselves apart with the highest overall scores, all the competing apprentices went above and beyond, challenging themselves in events throughout the day: residential wiring, written exam, motor controls written, motor controls hands-on, material identification, 1/2" pipe bending, and 3/4" pipe bending.

Watch this space for more photos from the tournament to come throughout the week!

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"Inside a warehouse in Chicago’s Douglass Park, a group of women has been learning a new skillset for the last six weeks, part of Chicago Women in the Trades -- an initiative to encourage increased interest to the trades.

CWIT helped to place 181 women last year in construction, manufacturning, and apprenticeship programs. Of that number the organization said 81 women graduated from the programs here and it was all free.

“For all the women out there that have a little inkling of wanted to be in the trades they can absolutely do it,” said Aisha Brundidge.

Brundidge made the switch from healthcare and graduated from Women Build Illinois, a construction training program. She’s now a first year apprentice for an electrical workers union."

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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"Solidarity, strength and sisterhood were on full display as nearly 4,000 tradeswomen — including almost 400 #IBEW members — descended on Washington, D.C., for the 13th annual Tradeswomen Build Nations conference.

"It's my favorite conference that I go to," said Vancouver, British Columbia, Local 213 apprentice Michelle Abdallah. "This is the one that fills my cup for the rest of the year."

For a group of workers who often find themselves the only woman on a jobsite, attending a conference filled with thousands of women who work in the trades is a powerful experience, whether they are apprentices or seasoned journeywomen.

"These events are important because it gives all sisters in the trades a sense of belonging and a reminder that they are supported," said Jennifer Gray, director of the IBEW Civic and Community Engagement Department. "There is tremendous value in our sisters and siblings telling their story, and hearing others' stories, that a job in the trades can truly change the trajectory of someone's life."

Read more at the link in our bio. 

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Congratulations to #IBEW Local 1 in St. Louis for earning an Innovation in Philanthropy award from the St. Louis Business Journal!

“The partnership between IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection and Rebuilding Together St. Louis was initiated 20 years ago to eliminate hazards in low-income homes, where aging electrical infrastructure and faulty wiring posed a risk to homeowners,” officials said. “Over the years, the partnership has encountered hazards like exposed wiring, open splices, overloaded panel boxes and a lack of ground fault circuit interrupter switches and outlets.”

The Electrical Connection has donated more than $2.3 million in labor and materials to improve more than 585 homes for St. Louis-area homeowners through its partnership with Rebuilding Together, a social services organization that has provided free home repairs for more than 30 years. More than 100 electricians and 20 electrical contractors fan out on a Saturday morning every spring to repair homes. The partnership pays for all of the materials and the labor is donated.

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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"The number of major strikes jumped 43% to 33 in 2023, according to the official Labor Department count, the biggest number of large work stoppages in America in more than 20 years.

There were 462,000 workers who were on strike at some point in 2023, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, and there were 16.7 million days of work lost when the number of strikers and the length of the strikes are taken into account. That’s up from only 127,000 strikers who were off the job for a total of 2.2 million days in 2022."

Find out about some more big strikes that could be coming up in 2024 from @CNN at the link in our bio.

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Check out the excellent op-ed by #IBEW Local 490 member Nicholas Lydon at the link in our bio about why "right-to-work" legislation is just plain wrong.

"The real question that needs to be asked at this point would be, with a housing crisis in full swing, the issues we face with homelessness and drug addiction, is fighting a 75-year-old imaginary battle the most useful endeavor for our lawmakers to be on? And when our state is already pushing forward with the lowest poverty of all 50 states, do we need this unnecessary bill? I would urge everyone to reach out to your representatives and tell them to keep New Hampshire truly free and allow those who want to be in unions to remain in them, without being attacked by legislation like this that isn’t designed to help, but just to hurt a very specific group of people."

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#IBEW Local 48 in Portland, OR, hosted acting labor secretary Julie Su to talk about diversifying the trades. 

The federal government recently awarded a $1.25 million grant to Oregon Tradeswomen, a local organization that offers women a pathway to a career in the electrical trades.

Oregon Tradeswomen Executive Director Donna Hammond — who started as an electrical apprentice with IBEW in 1978 — said the grant will allow 200 low-income women an opportunity for a pre-apprenticeship program free of cost.

Hammond said it will create a pipeline of new journey-level electricians, who have completed apprenticeship and are able to work without supervision.

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Please welcome our new Local 332 Treasurer Kim Davis! 

(Pictured L-R: Nate Morris, Business Agent;
Kim Davis, Treasurer;
James Williams, Assistant Business Manager;
Peter Huber, Membership Development
Tonya Hicks became the first woman electrician of #IBEW Local 917, as well as Mississippi’s first certified Black woman journeyman.

Today, in addition to being CEO of Power Solutions, she is running the career-training agency Women Do Everything, which she established in 2015 to help women break into well-paying, male-dominated industries.

“Women need equitable career and job opportunities that pay a livable wage, benefits that support women’s health, and access to affordable housing,” Hicks said in a statement on the agency’s website, which notes that only 2.4% of electricians in the United States are women.

Read more at the link in our bio.
When fortune cookies tell no lies...

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Electricians are directly involved in EV charger installation, pre-wiring, and electrical upgrades, as well as maintaining and repairing EV chargers. As EV sales continue to increase, so does the need for charging stations in residential and commercial settings, and so does the demand for electricians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nearly 80,000 openings for electricians each year through 2030.

#IBEW locals like Local 103 in MA are already ahead of the curve, with programs like 103's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program, which helps electricians gain a comprehensive understanding of the EV charging installation process.

Read more at the link in our bio.
#ElectionDay is March 5, but ballots landed at the beginning of this month. There's no reason to wait! Vote for candidates who support strong labor standards and PLAs. Find our endorsements at ibew332.org/endorsements - link in bio. (must be a member with a login).
More examples of what happens when antiunion politicians run states. Tens of thousands of Florida public sector workers from teachers and librarians to groundskeepers and electricians are losing their unions--and the wages, benefits, and working conditions guaranteed by their collective bargaining agreements.

“The work conditions of hundreds of thousands of people are going to be up in the air,” said Rich Templin, the director of politics and public policy for the AFL-CIO Florida. “That’s real lives. That’s not politics. That’s not pro-union, anti-union — it’s none of that. People’s lives are going to be upended.”

Read more at the link in our bio.
Workers at the United States’ largest factory for assembling the fuel rods used in nuclear reactors are unionizing with the #IBEW! 

Nearly 700 employees at the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility, located 25 minutes southeast of Columbia, South Carolina, are set to vote on whether to form a union represented by the IBEW. The election is scheduled for Feb. 29, March 1 and March 2. 

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Solidarity with our #IBEW siblings in Local 46 at the Port of Seattle fighting for a fair contract! 

"Port Electricians are essential workers who come to work in-person, every day, 24/7 — including during COVID — to keep the Port operating safely and efficiently. They install and maintain critical electrical and life-safety systems that include high voltage power generation and distribution, conveyor and cargo handling, airport runway lighting, wastewater treatment, load bridges, trains, fire alarm, security, power on piers and docks, lighting, and EV stations. They complete rigorous union apprenticeships, are subject to strict licensing requirements, and bring years of experience and expertise to the Port of Seattle.

But Port Electricians are the only licensed building trades group at the Port that does not have their wages and benefits tied to what is received by Union Electricians in Area Trade Agreements. That means the Port is paying highly skilled, licensed electricians at apprentice-level wages."

Read more at the link in our bio.

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While #unionstrong states like CA lead the way in labor rights and safety on the job, states with antiunion laws like MS have far lower wages, fewer protections on the job -- and poor records on worker safety. Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su visited workers and union organizers in Jackson, MS, last week to address concerns. 

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Unions and working families in Michigan celebrated Feb. 13 as the state’s repeal of its so-called right-to-work law went into effect.

The Michigan General Assembly voted to repeal and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bill in March 2023. 

Michigan was the first state in nearly 60 years to repeal such a law, which weakens unions by allowing workers to reap the benefits of a collectively bargained contract without contributing to the cost of its negotiation and enforcement.

“Killing Michigan’s right-to-work law was a highlight of a terrific year for the #IBEW and all of labor,” International President Kenneth W. Cooper said. “Working people in Michigan today are better protected on the job and empowered to negotiate even better pay and benefits because right-to-work is gone.”

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to register to vote online. Do it TODAY at registertovote.ca.gov!

5 San Jose City Council seats, 3 Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, and 8 state senate and assembly races are on your March ballot. These are all critical to 332 work. Our endorsed candidates will support strong contract language, enforce our PLAs, fight for future PLAs, preserve our health and welfare and retirement benefits, and advance workers’ rights on the job.

Mail ballots are out. Complete yours with the voter guide at ibew332.org/endorsements and put it in a drop box!
"As the president of El Paso, Texas, Local 960, Rene Ortega has been ushering in a lot of changes. The union is more active in the community, and it even won a ballot initiative in 2022 that was crucial to its members. But the one thing he might be most proud of is organizing his mom.

Local 960 President Rene Ortega swore in new members on Nov. 2, including his mother Norah and her fellow streetlight analysts.

"None of this would have been possible without her," said Ortega, who's been a lineman with El Paso Electric for nine years and also got his nephew to join the trade. "She's the reason I'm in the company. She put me on the right path, and now I can repay her with representation."

Read more here at the link in our bio.
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There's some solid advice for anyone interested in becoming an electrician in this article.

“The first piece of advice that I would give is that it is completely OK if you don’t have any prior experience,” says Stephan Cole, corporate field trainer with Rosendin, a nationwide electrical contractor with headquarters in San Jose, California. “Start by enrolling in a registered apprenticeship program. From there you can learn about the role of an electrician and gain hands-on experience. A great place to start when looking for an apprenticeship is to look for the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (#IBEW) office in your area.”

Read more at the link in our bio.

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"Atlanta, the urban capital of America’s Civil Rights movement and the birthplace of IBEW’s Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, played host to a convention this month to celebrate achievements in diversity and push for greater inclusion in the trades.

"At a meeting last year, IBEW International President Kenneth Cooper presented a challenge: to increase the union membership from 775,000 to 1 million across the United States and Canada.

The EWMC’s role in that effort was evident at the January conference.

“We’ve always traditionally helped people that were interested in the program to get prepared through tutoring or just mentorship,” #IBEW Local 11 EMWC President Alton Wilkerson said. “There are multiple ways that we try to help people in the community who want to join the IBEW.”

Read more at the link in our bio.
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5 San Jose City Council seats, 3 Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, and 8 state senate and assembly races are on your March ballot. These are all critical to 332 work. Our endorsed candidates will support strong contract language, enforce our PLAs, fight for future PLAs, preserve our health and welfare and retirement benefits, and advance workers’ rights on the job.

Mail ballots are out. Complete yours with the voter guide at ibew332.org/endorsements and put it in a drop box! 

Not registered yet? You can register online until Feb. 20 Do it today!
Heading out to shop for your Super Bowl get-together? Be sure to stock up on #unionmade snacks to support good #unionstrong jobs while you support your team!
#SuperBowl2024
Great profile of #IBEW Local 125 in Portland, OR, responding to downed power lines during the recent massive winter storms -- as well as plenty of other union members in critical public safety jobs. 
Union response is #unionstrong!

Read it from Northwest Labor Press at the link in our bio.
Shout-out to our #IBEW siblings in Utah for standing in solidarity with public sector unions by refusing a carve-out for public safety unions in an anti-union bill.

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Looking for good stuff to cozy up with during these cold rainy days? Here are some #unionmade options so you can support good jobs while you warm up!
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Congratulations to our December 2023 Apprentice of the Month, Marissa Smith!

“Before the apprenticeship, I was doing agricultural stuff. My family raises show goats; we’re a small family-run operation. I lived in Illinois for a couple of years doing an internship with one of the top goat breeders. It was totally different! 

“But my dad is an electrician, and he kept trying to talk my brothers and me into the trades. I did a couple of summer helps with him and saw that I could do it too. 

“I didn’t realize how much I actually enjoy building things and coming up with solutions. Being an apprentice and working in the field, you’re constantly learning. Everything’s constantly changing, so you’re never going to stop learning. 

“The coolest thing about being in this local is that you can be on one job site for a few months, then not see someone for a couple of years. Then all of a sudden, you see them again and remember them from another job. It’s just so cool to see people reminisce on old jobs."

Read more about Marissa and the other Fall 2023 Apprentices of the Month at the link in our bio.

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#IBEW Local 332 members support candidates & elected leaders who support high standards for the #buildingtrades, including PLAs, & worker rights.

2024 is a big year for elections at every level of government. Members can check out our endorsements on our website at ibew332.org.

#unionstrong #Election2024
"Even though he retired in 2010, Gary McDowell has stayed deeply connected to the union that was a major part of his life from the time he transferred his IBEW card from Local 134 in Chicago to Local 332 in 1974. He has been serving as president of the Local 332 retirees’ club since 2011. 

Gary’s long career began as a Navy electrician and took him through newspapers (the Chicago Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News) to the City of San Jose, where he was a maintenance electrician for 15 years, to several different contractors. Eventually he started teaching at the JATC (now ETASV). 

"Gary’s advice for active members: “You can’t always count on working every day. Put something aside for tomorrow. Create longevity. Get to work on time. Give it your best shot. Don’t count on the other guy to do it for you.” 

Read the full interview with Gary at the link in our bio.

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Congratulations to our November 2023 Apprentice of the Month, David White!

“I was always fascinated by how things operated, and how things all come together. My dad was a sprinkler fitter and said it was taxing on the body. He said electricians do well, and it’s a lot easier physically. When I was living with my parents, we had a neighbor who was a general foreman with Local 332, which got me interested in 332.

“I got my associate’s degree from Chabot College; that’s when I applied for the Local 332 apprenticeship. I got in on my first time, passed my test, scored well on my interview, and joined the apprenticeship in April 2019. 

“Underground, the end of the job, trim, putting on covers, running conduit – it’s all interesting to me. Single line interests me the most. 

“Family is really important in my life. I have a little brother who’s an athlete. I asked him one day, ‘If there was something else you might want to do, what would it be?’ He said he’d want to be an electrician like me. I’m his hero. I’m trying to make him proud.” 

Read more about David and the other Fall 2023 Apprentices of the Month at the link in our bio.

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Shout-out to our #IBEW siblings at Schneider Electric in Oxford, OH, who pushed for and won temporary double-time pay for overtime work to meet demand fairly. 

"The agreement put more money into Local 2287 members' pockets in time for the holiday season. It also allowed Schneider to meet the increased demand for products constructed at the facility and time to hire more staff. The company might even add a third shift, Fourth District International Representative Chad Donathan said.

"It's not only great for our members," he said, "but it shows just how far this relationship has progressed in the last couple of years. We've really been able to fix it."

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Remember: every task, no matter how routine, no matter how big or small, deserves your full attention and respect for safety. Preventing complacency in our industry requires a concerted effort from all stakeholders, including employers (NECA), employees (IBEW), and regulatory bodies (OSHA).

Read more about preventing safety complacency at the link in our bio.

#IBEW #unionstrong #safetyfirst #buildingtrades
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Congratulations to our October 2023 Apprentice of the Month, Johnah Mondragon!

“What I like most about Local 332 is the camaraderie. People just want everyone around
them to be successful. Everybody is supportive.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I got with the apprenticeship. Looking back to when I had my first son, I was only 20. It was difficult. I’m grateful to be able to support my family. I have an eight-year-old son, a four-year-old son about to turn five, and a daughter who’s almost a year and a half. I was worried when I got pregnant that I’d be required to take leave. But they were super accommodating to me at work and school. 

“I’d like to tell women: We’re resilient. I’m a mom of three, and I commute 100 miles each way. We can do anything we put our minds to.” 

Read more about Johnah and the other Fall 2023 Apprentices of the Month at the link in our bio.

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Congratulations to Local 332's September 2023 Apprentice of the Month Serafin Lopez!

“Before I started the inside apprenticeship, I graduated from the residential program as the top apprentice. 

“But even before that, I was a manager for a storage facility. Becoming an electrician was something I’ve always wanted to do. We were in a recession when I graduated from high school in 2008, and the local wasn’t hiring. I did my own thing and forgot about it. Then I decided to apply and got in.

“My favorite things about the job are the education and the pride in your work. You’ve got foremen out there going out of their way to teach you on the job, as well as the instructors themselves. They help you out when you ask questions. You’ve always got someone there to help. You’re never left alone.

“What I like best about 332 is the family and the respect. Everyone looks out for each other. Not having to ask for a raise is another thing. You go to work, put your time in, and it’s a give-give relationship. They’re not just asking you for stuff; you’re rewarded for it too. It’s a great work environment; I enjoy it.

“I eventually want to run work and become a foreman. That’s my goal. Maybe even a superintendent; we’ll see where it goes.”

Check out all our Fall Apprentices of the Month at the link in our bio.

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"Any #IBEW Local 332 member who has been around a while has met – or at least heard of – Semyon Solomon – or Sem as most of us know him. Even though he’s been retired from the trade since October 2004, he didn’t disappear to a faraway island in the sun. Instead, he started teaching CAD at the JATC (now ETASV) – and stayed for 15 years, until the pandemic hit. And even since then, you’ll find him with tools in hand. 

“To this day, if I have to fix something in the house, I get a little buzz in my head. I enjoy working with the tools. I enjoy the trade. It’s what I was cut out to be.”

Sem started his apprenticeship in 1962, became a journeyman in 1967, and got more involved with the local in 1968 – a decision that led him to two terms as recording secretary (starting in 1975), one term as vice president (1981-84) and three terms as president (1984-1993). He’s seen a lot of change over the past 61 years."

Check out our full interview with Sem at the link in our bio.

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Kudos to our #IBEW siblings at Philadelphia Local 98 on their fundraiser for The Superhero Project to place "Angel Eyes" cameras into Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cribs, allowing parents and their families to see their premature infant children on their cell phones when they are unable to be at their child’s bedside in the hospital. 

The annual fundraiser, the All Star Labor Classic, showcases the region’s best male and female high school basketball players. This year, they have a $200k goal.

Read the full story at the link in our bio.
From Local 332 President Pete Seaberg: "2024 is looking to be busier than 2023, with more large T.I. projects, residential developments, and data centers starting over the next several months. 

Throughout 2023, we had numerous member events, many with record levels of participation and interest. We will continue hosting these events for our members. I feel it is important to gather with our brothers and sisters as much as possible outside of work and meetings. These activities only bring us all closer together, and in turn, make us a stronger union. 

Our training center, the ETASV, is thriving with a strong apprenticeship and a growing number of classes for journeyman upgrade training. These three pillars of strength: robust work picture, engaged and energetic membership, and substantial training program, will continue to hold up our local as one of the best in the IBEW. With the membership’s continued support and effort, we will advance our local’s contracts and reap the pay and benefits we all deserve."

Read the full message at the link in our bio.
Congratulations to Local 332's August 2023 Apprentice of the Month Joseph Dunnam!

“I’m the first generation in the electrical trades in my family, though I have some family members who were in the local operators union.

“Before I started the 332 apprenticeship, I worked in retail for about 15 years. I wanted to get into the trades and leaned toward electrical. I went through Working Partnerships USA’s Trades Orientation Program. As I was going through that program, it sparked my interest in a couple of other trades, but electrical was always #1 choice. I worked as a material handler for a little while, then as a sheet metal worker at Local 104, before I got into the apprenticeship here. 

“I enjoyed working on the Nvidia project in Redwood City. It was fun doing the lighting there – both the actual process for the lighting controls but also all the special lighting they had in that building.

“I like the camaraderie of Local 332. I like the fact that we’re able to take care of each other, and that allows us to take care of our families.”

Check out all our Fall Apprentices of the Month at the link in our bio.

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Shout-out to #IBEW Local 103 in Boston on their new JATC, upgraded to the tune of $10 million, training the next generation of #union electricians.

"We're training folks to install solar, we're training folks to install EV chargers and how to work on wind turbines," IBEW 103 business manager Lou Antonellis told WBZ-TV.

Watch the full segment at the link in our bio.

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From Local 332 Business Manager Javier Casillas:
"Roughly 6 months into my tenure as business manager, two contracts are complete. The S&C negotiations were a record deal at $16.50 over four years with solid language updates that were long overdue. Now they have an established week, employers are penalized if they do not pay on time, and all 332 members are now on the same pay schedule. 

What is ahead for 332 in ’24? Negotiations, negotiations, and more negotiations! We will be working on the inside, residential, material handlers, and City of San Jose electricians. We are the largest inside local in Northern California, and I firmly believe our membership is the best in the Bay. Be ready for a lot of communication from me this spring, because I want to know what’s important to you."

Read the full message at the link in our bio.
"An innovative program is changing the face of what's typically a male-dominated industry. Philadelphia #IBEW Local 98 is graduating nine high school girls into careers as union electricians.

It's the union's second graduating class from the "Rosie's Girls" program, which provides local high school girls with a basic introduction to a career in the unionized electrical industry. Graduates of the Rosie's Girls program are automatically qualified to apply for an IBEW Local 98 Apprenticeship.

"Traditionally women are told the construction industry isn't for them. We get over 1,000 applicants a year. We only get a handful of women. Usually, they've already graduated college or started down another career path," Brian Myers, Director of Apprentice Training for the Electrical Industry, said."

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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Clean energy is guaranteeing lots of work for new electricians and those willing to learn new skills. The #IBEW Local 134 Chicago training center is paving the way for great #union electrician careers in solar and wind. 

Electrical apprentice Jeremy Schanck said installing solar panels is a job his father, an electrician of 30 years, asked him, a rookie, about.

"It's actually pretty nice seeing he taught me all this stuff when I was a little kid and now that I'm here, I'm going to be able to teach him stuff that he's never got the chance to learn," Schanck said.

Learn more at the link in our bio.
Most #union electricians come in through an apprenticeship. In Northern Ohio, an agreement between the #IBEW and NECA paved the way for an alternate route for journeyman status.

“I never did the apprenticeship program. I wanted to, but it just didn’t work out. Then, I had kids and didn’t have the time to dedicate to it. So I took the longer route as a construction wireman and worked my way up,” Eric Clayton said.

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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