What’s an “A” Member?
In the IBEW, there are two types of membership – “A” and “BA”, and Local 37 represents both. “BA” members usually work for a single employer and have pensions and benefits negotiated as part of an IBEW collective agreement with the employer, e.g. NB Power.
“A” membership is open to everyone, but it’s typically maintained by members who work for contractors in the construction and/or maintenance side of the industry, as well as all IBEW international officers and representatives. They pay for, and participate in, the IBEW pension and death benefit funds.
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