The IBEW is a strong united force that protects your rights in the workplace. To stay strong, Local 37 needs the support and involvement of members like you. Members bring new ideas that help the union better respond to the needs and wants of the entire membership. The more active the members, the more effective the union.
You can think of your union as a health club. By only paying fees to a gym, you won't get into shape. You pay to get access to the equipment or tools needed to improve your health, but your health won't actually improve until you make use of that equipment. To see results, you must play an active part in the process.
And you don't have to run for an elected position or be a shop steward to get involved. There are lots of other ways you can support your union - we've included lots of examples below!
- Attend Unit meetings
- Read your contract
- Vote on your contract and other important issues
- Vote in union elections
- Volunteer for a committee
- Champion a union event
- Attend union conferences and training
- Support your co-workers
- Support your union leaders
- Share your ideas for what to negotiate in your contract
- Participate in union activities, campaigns, and rallies
- Stay informed
- Read union publications
- Become familiar with your union bylaws and policies
One of the best places to start getting involved is by attending your local monthly membership meeting (Unit Meeting). More information on Unit meetings can be found by clicking here. You can also contact the union office anytime to find out the details of your next meeting.