Resources for IBEW Local 163 members
Quickly access important informationThe below links and resources were compiled to offer Local 163 members access to important information and resources.
The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer.
Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.
The IBEW/NECA Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS) was designed to primarily assist IBEW members in requesting the transfer of pension and health and welfare money (contributions) back to their home funds, no matter where they may work.
The IBEW represents approximately 775,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the U.S. and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights.
Most of us have very limited bargaining power as one person, but as a group, we are strong. And, with a good negotiated contract, we have legal protections we would not have otherwise.
Dating back to 1908, NABTU has helped its 15 affiliated building trades unions make jobsites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journeyman-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families and assists in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining.
NECA is the voice of the $171 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.
NECA contractors are the technical professionals responsible for the most innovative and safest electrical construction in the U.S.
The National Electrical Contractors Association is an association of more than 4,000 electrical contractors in the U.S.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a team of professionals who work to assure fair labor practices and workplace democracy nationwide. Since its creation by Congress in 1935, this small, highly respected, independent federal agency has made a daily impact on the way America’s companies, industries and unions conduct business.
Agency staff members investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by unions and employers.
OSHA and its state partners have approximately 2,100 inspectors, plus complaint discrimination investigators, engineers, physicians, educators, standards writers and other technical and support personnel spread over more than 200 offices throughout the country. This staff establishes protective standards, enforces those standards and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.
The goal of the DOL is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees in the U.S. They also seek to improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment and assure work-related benefits and rights.