Serving Eastern South Dakota & Southwestern Minnesota Since 1916

why join the ibew?


The object 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 unions;

  • To promote reasonable methods of work;

  • To cultivate feeling of friendship among those of our industry;

  • To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible);

  • To assist each other in sickness or distress;

  • To secure employment;

  • To promote reasonable hours of daily labor;

  • To secure adequate pay for our work;

  • To seek a higher and higher standard or 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.