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Did you know that you have the right to join together with your coworkers to improve the terms and conditions of your employment, and that right is protected by Federal law?

Here is an excerpt from the National Labor Relations Board:

Your Rights during Union Organizing

You have the right to form, join, or assist a union.

You have the right to organize a union to negotiate with your employer over your terms and conditions of employment.

This includes your right to distribute union literature, wear union buttons t-shirts, or other insignia (except in unusual “special circumstances”), solicit coworkers to sign union authorization cards, and discuss the union with coworkers. Supervisors and managers cannot spy on you (or make it appear that they are doing so), coercively question you, threaten you or bribe you regarding your union activity or the union activities of your co-workers. You can’t be fired, disciplined, demoted, or penalized in any way for engaging in these activities.

Working time is for work, so your employer may maintain and enforce non-discriminatory rules limiting solicitation and distribution, except that your employer cannot prohibit you from talking about or soliciting for a union during non-work time, such as before or after work or during break times; or from distributing union literature during non-work time, in non-work areas, such as parking lots or break rooms. Also, restrictions on your efforts to communicate with co-workers cannot be discriminatory. For example, your employer cannot prohibit you from talking about the union during working time if it permits you to talk about other non-work-related matters during working time.

LET US HELP

The following organizers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding authorizing the IBEW to be your exclusive bargaining representative. Please consider submitting an authorization card using the online form below.

Learn more about the IBEW Local 1.

Learn more about WHAT UNIONS DO from the AFLCIO.

YOU CAN ALSO CALL OR TEXT OUR MAIN ORGANIZING NUMBER AT (314) 710-3444. The IBEW in St. Louis represents workers in a multitude of industries. Reach out, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

St. Louis & surrounding counties
John Kahrhoff
john.kahrhoff@ibewlocal1.org
mobile: (314) 637-0359
office: (314) 647-5900 ext. 6508

Chris Clermont
chris.clermont@ibewlocal1.org
mobile: (314) 630-0016
office: (314) 647-5900 ext. 6536

St. Louis City and East St. Louis/Collinsville
Chris Hankins
chankins@ibew309.org
mobile: (618) 781-2037
office: (618) 345-5112 ext. 208

Springfield, Missouri
Kevin McGill
kevin.mcgill@ibew453.com
mobile: (417) 983-5897
office: (417) 869-7251

Kansas City
Roger Lake
rlake@ibewlocal124.org
mobile: (816) 489-6963
office: (816) 942-7500

UNIONS AND YOU

You are the union

YOUR RIGHTS

Your rights are protected

AUTHORIZATION CARDS

Choosing your representation

35 THINGS

35 things your employer cannot do

AUTHORIZATION FOR REPRESENTATION: I authorize Local Union No. 1 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to represent me as my National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Section 9(a), bargaining representative in collective bargaining. This Authorization is non-expiring, binding, and valid until such time as I submit a written revocation.

(By including your mobile number you are authorizing the IBEW Local 1 to call you and get text alerts to you occasionally. We will never charge you for text message alerts but carrier message fees and data rates may apply. Reply STOP to any text from us to stop receiving messages or reply HELP for more information.)

BY CLICKING SUBMIT, YOU ACCEPT THAT YOUR PRINTED NAME, IP ADDRESS AND THE DATE AND TIME WILL BE USED AS YOUR DIGITAL SIGNATURE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS FORM.