Once you have decided to join IBEW Local 37, the next step is to sign an IBEW membership card, which is fully confidential. If more than 60 percent of a specifically identified work group sign cards, IBEW Local 37 will apply to the Labour Board to have the group certified as a union.
No vote is required if more than 60% of workers sign membership cards. If a vote is required, there will be a secret ballot vote. This process is also totally confidential. No one – neither the union nor your employer – will ever know how you voted.
If the vote is successful and a majority of the workers vote in favour of joining the union, IBEW Local 37 will become your certified bargaining agent.
As an IBEW Local 37 member you will have all the support and resources you need to bargain your first collective agreement and protect your rights in your workplace.