IBEW Local 143
1501 Revere Street
Harrisburg PA 17104
(717) 232-7093

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Experienced Electricians

If you are an experienced electrician living in the Greater Harrisburg and surrounding areas, are currently employed in the electrical construction industry, and are looking for better wages, better benefits, better working conditions and a voice for your future…it may be time for you to start thinking about the IBEW.


As a union member you join the collective strength of our membership at the bargaining table when negotiating with our employers for wages, benefits and rights.  There is no better way to help ensure better wages, benefits and proper worker treatment than collective bargaining.  Bargaining as one person leaves you at a distinct disadvantage of relying on your employer’s good will towards you or personal relationship with you.  Unless you are in management, you most likely do not have a written contract spelling out your rights and responsibilities, leaving it open to change at any time.  Union members have negotiated contracts with terms and conditions that both sides agree to follow.  They are only open to change through the mutual agreement of both employers and employees.


As a non-union electrician, if you move from one contractor to another you start all over from scratch.  You must negotiate your wage with your new employer and, assuming you receive health insurance and a retirement savings option, you must accustom yourself to a new insurance provider and retirement plan.  As an IBEW Local 143 member you maintain your wage and benefits package from employer to employer.  You are assured through the contractual agreement the only thing that changes is who employs you.  This contract also provides for such things as sick leave, jury duty, funeral leave, military service, hours of work, overtime, safety regulations, conditions of employment and benefits we shall receive.


If you have questions or are just looking for some more information, feel free to contact one of our representatives for an open, honest discussion about union membership.