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.            

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TOMORROW! Bring your family and classic American car to the union hall TOMORROW, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9am to enjoy coffee, donuts, camaraderie, and of course the car show!
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"What I like about it is the experience I’m getting, the people I’m meeting, the wages are good & the benefits are pretty awesome." - Hector Romero (L), journeyman

"The thing I love about the IBEW is all the friendships & brothers I make while I’m at work." - Alfredo Diaz (R), journeyman 

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Well said. 
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"Support for labor unions in the U.S. is at a 57-year high, according to a new Gallup poll.

71% of Americans now approve of labor unions — up from last year's 68%. Union support is also up from 64%, before the COVID-19 pandemic, and is the highest the polling firm has recorded since 1965.

Nowadays, union drives are on a slight upswing as a recent surge in organizing activity continues at some of the biggest companies in the U.S. Workers at Starbucks, Amazon, and Chipotle have unionized in a demand for higher wages and better working conditions."
#unionstrong💪

Read more at the link in our bio.
"David Bini, executive director of the Building and Construction Trades Council, said it’s ironic to see workers being potentially exploited on a property that’s meant to help other low-wage earners like teachers.

“As the mayor of Santa Clara, whether it’s a legal obligation or not, her company should be paying prevailing wages,” Bini, who has not reviewed the documents in this case, told San José Spotlight. “It’s ironic that housing that’s meant to solve an affordability problem for one type of worker might use exploitative pay practices for another type of worker. We cannot solve the housing affordability crisis by underpaying construction workers and driving them into poverty.”

Read more from San Jose Spotlight at the link in our bio.
"What I love about 332 is that every day I show up to work it’s different, and everyone’s big on passing down knowledge and giving back to the new people coming in. It’s a family pretty much.” 
- Rodrigo Amezcua, first-year apprentice

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It's that time again! Bring your family and classic American car to the union hall next Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9am to enjoy coffee, donuts, camaraderie, and of course the car show!
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It's time for Starbucks to live its supposed values.

After workers at over 200 stores have voted to unionize, Starbucks is only bargaining with 3 of them. And earlier this month, a federal judge ordered Starbucks to reinstate 7 Memphis workers illegally fired for union organizing. 

Read more at the link in our bio.

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Hey hey hey--it's our day!

Hope everyone takes advantage of today to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Happy Labor Day--you earned it!

#LaborDay2022
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Nearly $5 billion in new electrical vehicle charging systems are on the way, and demand for qualified installers has never been higher. That’s why @IBEWio International President Lonnie R. Stephenson is launching the Talent Pipeline Challenge, with a goal of getting at least 10,000 electricians across the U.S. signed up by August to be credentialed in the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program.

Read more at the link in our bio.
"A red-hot labor market that has afforded workers more bargaining power with employers is fueling a string of recent union victories at high-profile U.S. companies. Workers have voted to unionize for the first time in recent weeks at Trader Joe’s and Chipotle. Unions have also made significant inroads at Amazon, Starbucks, Apple and REI, employers that have long resisted unionization.

Behind these small, but notable, victories is renewed popular support among Americans for the labor movement: 71% of Americans approve of unions, matching a 53-year high, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday."

Read more from the Washington Post at the link in our bio.

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Monday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Tesla had violated its workers' rights by forbidding them from wearing union T-shirts at work.

This shows the difference in the new NLRB -- this ruling went contrary to the 2019 under Trump's NLRB that ruled that Walmart could limit workers' rights to wear union gear on the job.

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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“This historic legislation delivers funding to support clean energy projects that will create new union jobs, lower energy costs and curb the climate crisis, and middle class Americans will see no increase in taxes,” 
@ibewio International President Lonnie R. Stephenson said. “Most importantly, it ties prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements to tax credits for clean energy generation like nuclear, solar and wind and puts into law stiff penalties for violators that choose the low road. We’ve really never seen anything like it when it comes to protecting union workers.”

Among the highlights of the bill is a tax credit to make it easier for Americans to purchase electric cars. Transportation is responsible for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. IBEW members are already at work building approximately 500,000 new electric vehicle charging stations from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law enacted last year.

Other incentives in the bill will provide a boost to traditional forms of energy generation that employ thousands of IBEW members, including nuclear and carbon capture on coal and gas power plants, along with a new credit for developing solar and wind energy components.

For instance, nuclear power plants – currently the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy, and a leading employer of IBEW members – will be eligible for an estimated $30 billion in tax credits over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

“The Inflation Reduction Act pairs the historic clean energy investments necessary to reduce carbon emissions by nearly 40% by 2030 with labor standards that promote family-sustaining jobs,” Stephenson said. “It also makes important strides in deficit reduction already underway, which will help bring down inflation.”

Read more about this historic win at the link in our bio.

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#IBEW win For #GreenJobs! Our priority legislation that applies prevailing wages to #solar work has passed the legislature! 
This move to address climate change will also create great careers. IBEW 332 encourages Governor 
@GavinNewsom to support and sign #AB2143!
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Problems and solutions don't just happen -- people make them happen. Workers aren't exploited -- shady employers exploit them. When we work together with our #union, we can raise standards for everyone.

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From Amazon to Starbucks to much smaller local organizations, young people have been driving a wave of union organizing. 

Petitions to the National Labor Relations Board for union elections are up by 56%. 

The youth truly are the future! 
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Learn more at the link in our bio.
More good news in San Jose!

"A new San Jose advisory group authorized to give out millions in grant funding from Google is now in the making.

Approximately $155 million in funding from the Silicon Valley tech giant will soon be funneled into a 13-member advisory commission appointed by the San Jose City Council. Known as the Community Stabilization and Opportunity Pathways Fund Commission, the group will determine how to disperse millions to communities at risk of being priced out of San Jose, as well as funding education and entrepreneurship opportunities for residents.

Five of the members will be San Jose residents who have lived experience with homelessness, and eight must have technical experience with housing, mental health, health care or other community services."

Read more from San Jose Spotlight at the link in our bio.
"Employers having the most trouble filling open positions are overwhelmingly offering poor-quality jobs.

The highest quit rates are in accommodation and food services–an industry dominated by low wages, few benefits, and little employment security or stability.

However, pay is not the only determinant of job quality. Workers are looking for jobs where their work is valued and respected, jobs that offer growth opportunities, and the chance to build financial security."
- Maureen Conway in @FortuneMag

Read more at the link in our bio.
The folks who make the Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad! are officially #union after voting by over 90% to join the Animation Guild!

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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Here's a piece of great news for our friend @CindyChavezForMayor! 

"Almost all San Jose councilmembers and candidates are backing one person for mayor: Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez.

Chavez is facing off against San Jose Councilmember Matt Mahan this November, but only one of his colleagues has endorsed him—Mayor Sam Liccardo who is terming out."

Learn more from San Jose Spotlight at the link in our bio.

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The 332 Lightning Catchers represented at the District 9 tournament last weekend, showing our member teamwork on the field just like we do on the job! 

Interested in joining the Lightning Catchers? Contact Rafael Gonzalez-Gomez. More info at the link in our bio.

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The June 7 primary election was one of the best elections ever for IBEW 332. Every single labor-endorsed candidate in our priority races either won outright or advanced to the runoff in the November 8 election. Additionally, all the ballot measures we endorsed passed. This goes to show, when IBEW members vote and get involved, we win. 

Nov. 8 will be here before we know it! Check out some of the races we won in the primary and which ones are extra-important heading into the general election. We'll need all hands on deck to make sure candidates who support high standards and strong protections for workers come out on top!

Learn more about what happened in the primary and what's on deck for Nov. 8 at the link in our bio.
"When members participate – whether that’s in union meetings, political activities, or community service events – we are stronger and elected leaders respect us. That comes back full circle in stronger PLAs and responsible public infrastructure projects which have a direct effect on our members’ jobs.

I firmly believe that the more we participate together, the more our union community grows. I’ve said it from day one…When we see each other as people instead of just numbers, we strengthen the most important part of being a union: our collective voice and power. I encourage all members to get involved with Local 332." - Local 332 President Javier Casillas

Don't miss our upcoming social events: Family Movie Night at the hall Aug. 20 and our Classics & Coffee Member Car Show at the hall Sept. 17!

Find more announcements at the link in our bio.
Santa Clara County D2 Supervisor Cindy Chavez is looking for D2 residents for several commissions, including the roads commission -- this would be a great commission to have some IBEW 332 representation! Interested members who live in district 2 can apply at the link in our bio.
Greetings Brothers & Sisters, 

In May, several of us attended the IBEW IO Convention. Numerous resolutions were presented and bylaw changes were passed. Perhaps the biggest and most important was regarding President Biden’s historic infrastructure bill that will generate work for IBEW members. 

Biden’s bill calls for an enormous expansion of the electric vehicle charging station network around the country. For this, we need more trained members. The bill helps fund the Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP). Keep your eye out for announcements from 332’s new JATC (ETASV) for upcoming EVITP classes. Once again, our members will be on the cutting edge of technology.

At the convention, we also passed a resolution to be a more inclusive union so that we reflect the communities we serve. 332 has led the way in providing equal opportunities for all. The 332 Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) is a good way to get involved.

One more item to note: 332 social events are back in swing, and I encourage members to come out to forge new relationships and/or rekindle old ones. You and your families are invited to our upcoming Aug. 20 family movie night and our Sept. 17 Coffee & Classics car show.

Every IBEW member is part of our 332 union family, and social events lead to solidarity. That solidarity is the cornerstone of our strength. When we think of ourselves as a family, the whole becomes more important than any one individual. So when it’s time to make decisions, we think of everybody, not just what’s good for one.

I continue to be inspired by the hard work of our members. The impacts we are making on Silicon Valley are long-lasting. By coming together, we can strengthen our communities for ourselves and for all working families.

In Solidarity,

Dan Romero
Business Manager

Read more at the link in our bio.
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Attention, Local 332 members and friends in San Benito County! Save the date for Saturday, Sept. 17, for the Democrats @ Work National Constitution Day Celebration at the Barn in San Juan Bautista, with special guest Congresswoman and Jan. 6 committee member Zoe Lofgren. Get your tickets at the link in our bio.
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