For nearly 100 years, the California State Association of Electrical Workers has advocated for the safety and better working conditions for our 83,000 members. We represent women and men in 40 different local unions all across California, and we work on thousands of jobs sites in every community. We build stronger communities with hospitals, schools, skyscrapers and stadiums.. We keep the lights on and the energy flowing as high voltage linemen on the poles during storms. We’re the electrical backbone in all major movie and TV studio productions and in theaters and concert venues across the State.
We collaborate with our elected officials in Sacramento and City Halls advocating for safer working conditions on behalf of our members, building power among our membership and educating the public on electrical safety and power procurement. Our members include a diverse range of classifications and skills – from Inside and Outside Wiremen, Sound Engineers and Technicians, Clerical Workers, Audio Mixers, Stage Managers, Apprentices and more. Our skilled and trained workforce is Union Proud and the best in the industry.
The CSAEW is part of the powerful International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) which represents 820,000 members nationwide.
We are proud of our record of achievements to advance electrical worker priorities, securely power Californian homes, and advance clean renewable energy. But we won’t stop until all workers in the electrical industry are organized with better wages and safe working conditions.
Our work and expertise cover several major categories:
How to Join:
If this sounds exciting to you, we hope you will join us. If you’re a non-union electrician, call us to help unionize your workplace. Contact the IBEW Local Union in your area for more information.