SCOPE OF SERVICES
IBEW Local 343 provides skilled and knowledgeable Electricians to Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrical Contractors. In addition, IBEW Local 343 provides skilled and knowledgeable Installers and Technicians for Sound and Communications. IBEW Local 343 operates a Minnesota state-registered apprenticeship program to ensure the ongoing availability of trained, qualified workers. IBEW Members and Signatory Contractors work under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Some benefits of this type of contract are:
- Hire Skilled and Knowledgeable IBEW Electricians: IBEW Electricians have the skills and knowledge to make our contractors successful. IBEW Electricians have access to free on-going education to stay current with various industry certifications and new technologies.
- Wages: Known rates of pay for various classifications (Inside, Residential, Sound & Communication.)
- Hire Electricians at No Cost: The IBEW is a job referral service. IBEW Local 343 will provide its contractors with Certified Electricians at no cost. No more advertising, screening, training costs, or membership fees; contractors can potentially save thousands of dollars each year.
- Working Conditions: Safety, personal rights, fair treatment for everyone
- Access to a Workforce: Contractors can hire Electricians when they need them. They have the flexibility to man-up and man-down according to their needs and the needs of the job.
- Access to Apprentices Our Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee assigns State Registered Apprentices to contractors in order to comply with Minnesota prevailing wage requirements and train the workforce of tomorrow.
- Benefits: Health Insurance and Pension Plans available to all.
- Access to Education Our Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee provides State Registered Apprenticeship classes, Journeyman upgrade classes, and continuing education classes
- Grievance Procedure: Settle matters through a Labor-Management Committee
By joining together, we have more of a say in our careers. With the IBEW and NECA, we collectively negotiate to improve the bottom line of workers as well as contractors.