About the CSAEW

The IBEW's Inside Branch represent wiremen who install the electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. It requires five years of apprenticeship and on the job training for someone to call themselves an IBEW Inside Wireman, insuring that your home, office or workplace is a safer place to be when the work has been "union installed." Our members have been trained to read blueprints and to install and service complicated electrical equipment from small voltages to high voltages, not leaving you with "loose connections," one of the leading causes of home and industrial electrical fires.

We are proud of our record of achievements, both individually and collectively. But we can't stop until all workers are given a chance to bargain collectively for better wages and better working conditions without the fear of losing their jobs or the security that they worked so hard for. If you would like to "be union" or to help unionize the place where you work, contact the IBEW Local Union in your area for more information. 

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represent some 700,000 members nationwide. The California State Association of Electrical Workers is a collaboration of all Inside and Outside IBEW Local Unions in California & Nevada. The CSAEW has been advocating for electrical workers for nearly 100 years! 

In the Utility Industry, the IBEW represents the Outside Branch of linemen, groundsmen, repairmen, machine operators, watch engineers, boiler operators, turbine operators, switchboard operators and dispatchers. And of course there are the radio dispatchers, meter installers, testers, clerical workers, cable splicers and welders; all doing their job so that we may have electricity in our homes.