At the center of IBEW 332’s culture is the bond of union brother- and sisterhood. We represent a diversity of races, genders, and experiences, and at the end of the day, the union is the glue that binds us together. We believe that our diversity makes us strong and that everyone should be welcome on our job sites, in our apprenticeship, and in our union social activities. To that end, we work to make our union a place that embraces inclusivity.

Led by people of color, IBEW 332’s officers and staff come from all walks of life and ensure that diverse voices have input in decision-making. In recent decades, women and people of color have flocked to Local 332 to enjoy our family-sustaining wages, robust health benefits, and secure retirement plans. 332 is a pathway into the middle class for so many people who come from low-income backgrounds.

It starts with our apprenticeship. 332’s Electrical Training Alliance of Silicon Valley (ETASV) recruits women and people from marginalized communities. We hold women in the trades events, recruit veterans and people who are formerly incarcerated, and do outreach to high schools with diverse student populations in Santa Clara County.

Once on the job, our journeymen bring up the next generation of electricians, carrying the belief that all workers deserve a chance if they show up ready to learn and work hard. The brother- and sisterhood runs deep, and older members want to provide younger members with the opportunities they have had, passing on knowledge from generation to generation.

After members punch out, Local 332 has a world of social activities that uplift each other as well as our community. From affinity groups and clubs to sporting events to our annual picnic, we welcome everyone into our larger IBEW family. We also serve the community. This includes volunteering at the local food bank, taking action in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence, and giving money to train service dogs for people with disabilities.

IBEW 332 believes that we are ambassadors for a more equitable world – whether by providing pathways to middle class jobs to those who have been shut out or by serving the most vulnerable members of our larger Santa Clara County community. And in the face of a divided world, IBEW 332 starts and ends with the bond of the union brother and sisterhood as the great equalizer among our members.