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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.


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.

St. Louis & surrounding counties
John Kahrhoff
[email protected]
mobile: (314) 637-0359
office: (314) 647-5900 ext. 6508

Chris Clermont
[email protected]
mobile: (314) 630-0016
office: (314) 647-5900 ext. 6536

St. Louis City and East St. Louis/Collinsville
Chris Hankins
[email protected]
mobile: (618) 781-2037
office: (618) 345-5112 ext. 208


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