Who We Represent

IBEW Local 1116 - represents Employees in various locations throughout the State of Arizona: Asplundh Tree Experts, Tucson Electric Power, Springerville Generating Station, Trico Electric Cooperative, Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and UNS Gas.

Benefits For Members

Our website is located at

Benefits For Members

  1. Union Plus
  2. Financial Advisor
  3. Scholarships for both you and your children
  4. Working in the community
With and Without a Union

Employer Rights have precedence

Workers Statutory Rights are not afforded

No real employee grievance procedure

Without a Union 

  • The IBEW exists solely to represent the interests of workers in the electrical industry.  Its an organization of workers for workers.

With a Union

  • Safety Protections
  • Negotiated Overtime pay
  • Job Training Benefits
  • Defined Work Schedules
  • Negotiated Wages
  • Pension Benefits
  • Seniority Rights
  • Leave of Absence
  • Negotiated Health Plan
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Arbitration
  • A Voice

Unions protect the rights and dignity of the individual through the collective efforts of its members.

Why Union?

When workers come together as a group, they give themselves a voice in the workplace through a guaranteed contract.  Some of the benefits of having a collective bargaining agreement:

  • Higher wages – fair rates of pay, periodic pay increases, shift and grade differentials
  • Better working conditions – job security, safety and health protections, seniority, and fair treatment
  • Reasonable hours – defined work schedules and paid holidays and vacation
  • Solid benefits – health insurance, sick leave, and pension
  • A voice at work – formal steps to settle contract disputes through a set grievance procedure
Weingarten Rights

Your Rights during Investigatory Interviews with the Company...
otherwise known as - - -

"Weingarten Rights"

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives employees the right to assistance from union representation during investigatory interviews. Although not explicit in the Act, the right was declared by the US Supreme Court in 1975 in NLRB vs. J. Weingarten, Inc. The rules the court announced are known as Weingarten rights.

Employees sometime confuse the Weingarten rules with the Miranda rules. However there is a big difference in the two rules. Under Miranda rules police who question criminal suspects MUST notify them of their right to remain silent and to have an attorney present during questioning. Under Weingarten employers have NO obligation to inform the employees of their rights to union representation. The employee must ask for union representation in such meetings.


IBEW Online Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of IBEW Local 1116.  In order to join, you will need to complete the IBEW Membership Application and Dues Deduction Authorization form.  Both of these electronic documents can be accessed by clicking on the buttons below.

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Unions protect the rights and dignity of the individual through the collective efforts of its members

IBEW Local 1116

“We earnestly invite all workers belonging to our trade to come forward, join our ranks and help increase our numbers, until there shall be no one working at our trade outside of our Brotherhood…”


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