Question: Do I need to be a licensed Journeyman to join.
Answer: We welcome people of all skill levels.
Question: All I hear in the media is the Union takes your money. Do I get anything in return for being a member?
Answer: Yes. First of all the Union is its membership. In return for being a member you will receive a death benefit, pension, vacation/holiday pay, and access to continued education for your Wisconsin Electrical license frequently at no cost. Your membership is like being a stockholder in a company; you can voice your opinion and vote democratically the direction of your Union. Finally, as a member you work under a collective bargaining agreement with our partners in business; the contractors. The contractors and electricians follow the collective bargaining rules in place.
Question: What if I get laid off and go work for a different Union contractor, will my benefits start over?
Answer: No. When you get laid off or you decide to leave a Union contractor and go work for another one, your benefits follow you. Meaning, you continue to add to what you have already started.
Question: What are the tools I need to buy/bring to the jobsite?
Answer: The tools required will simply be your hand tools. No power tools, benders, ladders, etc. will be required. The contractor supplies those.
Question: Would my wife and children be covered under the insurance plan offered by the Union?
Answer: Yes, the insurance plan covers your whole family.