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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is committed to improving the lives of North America’s electrical workers and their families.  With more than 820,000 members, the IBEW is among the world’s strongest labor organizations, representing workers in a range of skilled occupations in a wide variety of fields, including utility, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, government, and railroad.  South Carolina is home to approximately 2,000 IBEW members across 8 local unions.

"At the core, labor unions (we) are working men and women, unified as one force. Despite any personal differences that may exist between us, we have banded together to protect and improve the lives of workers. We rise up together for the greater good. We defend one another like family."


IBEW members sit down with their managers and mutually agree on workplace practices that work for everyone. In collective bargaining, a group of employees works to define their terms and conditions of employment in a legal, binding agreement with the employer. Depending upon what the employees want and can negotiate with the employer, a contract can contain provisions like hours of work, wage and salary definitions, safety and work rules, definition of benefits and orderly procedures for resolving on-the-job conflicts.

The IBEW has over 820,000 active and retired members throughout the utility, telecommunication, railroad, manufacturing, government, construction and broadcasting industries. Our members stand ready to support the ever-increasing demand for power and are at the forefront of advancements in the new power industries.

While 50 percent of union workers have been with their current employers for at least 10 years, only 32 percent of nonunion workers can make the same claim. Union workers have greater job stability – partly because they are more satisfied with their work, receive better pay, have better benefits and have access to fair grievance procedures. Nonunion workers are, under federal law, “employees at will” who can be fired at any time for almost any reason. As an IBEW member, a boss or supervisor can’t fire you on a whim, discipline you arbitrarily or discharge you without just cause. Your contract guarantees that you have the right to representation when dealing with management.

Community service has been a hallmark of our organization throughout its history. Our members' commitment to a job well done doesn't end with their work shift. From wiring Habitat for Humanity homes to helping residents and businesses around the world rebuild after natural disasters, IBEW members take pride in volunteering their skills in their communities and beyond to help working families. Click here:IBEW Teams Up to Help Protect Your Child

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IBEW 10th District Office

Brent Hall
International Vice President

IBEW Tenth District Office 
325 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 203  
Chattanooga, TN, 37405

Email:  [email protected]    


Carl McPeak
IBEW Regional Organizing Coordinator
Tel: 479-652-8212
Email: [email protected]

Melissa Reyes
IBEW Lead Organizer
Tel: 704-303-3566
Email: [email protected]


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