Find out the life-changing benefits you can receive by joining IBEW
A career as an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 520 electrician can yield many benefits for you and your family.
One of the main benefits is the ability to provide for yourself and your family by bringing home a livable wage. From first-year apprentice to seasoned journeyman, Local 520 electricians all bring home a wage, which allows them to live comfortably. This wage does not vary based on gender or race, but is based on progression through the Local’s apprenticeship program and years as a journeyman.
Another benefit provided by IBEW Local 520 membership is family health insurance. By providing this employer based health insurance to members and families of IBEW Local 520, our electricians can rest easy, knowing they and their families do not have to worry about medical bills.
IBEW Local 520 also provides retirement benefits for electricians. Our members invest in a 401k plan and also will receive a healthy pension after they complete their career and retire.
Membership in the IBEW is good nationwide. Electricity works the same throughout the U.S, and IBEW electricians can travel anywhere in the country where there are good opportunities to work. Should they need to travel, Local 520 members can find good employment anywhere they need to go.
The most important benefit Local 520 members enjoy is the security of working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Thanks to this contract, members know are assured a set amount of raises and when the time frame they will get them, since everything is spelled out in writing. Other items negotiated by IBEW Local 520 on behalf of their members include working conditions and retirement and health care benefits. As long as members work for a contractor affiliated with the Local, their benefits remain the same, no matter who they work for within the jurisdiction.
All of these benefits and more are what make a career as a member of IBEW Local 520 beneficial to you and your family.