Declaration of the I.B.E.W. 

Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security

We refuse, and will always refuse, to condone or tolerate dictatorship or oppression of any kind. 

We will find and expel from our midst any who might attempt to destroy, by subversion, all that we stand for. 

This Brotherhood will continue to oppose communism, Nazism, racism, sexism, fascism, or any other subversive "ism". 

We support God, our Nations, our Union. 

The objectives of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are: 

To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local union

To promote reasonable methods of work

To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry 

To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (in possible)

To assist each other in sickness or distress

To secure employment

To reduce the hours of daily work

To secure adequate pay for our work

To seek a higher and higher standard of living 

To seek security for the individual

And by legal and proper means to elevate the moral, intellectual, and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship


For an in depth look into the History of the I.B.E.W., please click on the link below:

IBEW History and Structure