The International Brotherhood Electrical Workers Local 353 is hosting a free breakfast and information session for non-union electrical and communications workers.
In this session, you will learn:
We understand that many non-union electrical and communications workers may be hesitant or worried to sign up and attend this event.
Trust that we take your privacy extremely seriously and will not share any of your personal information with any external parties. We are hosting this event for you – we want to educate and empower you on your rights as a worker. This event is free with no strings attached.
Remember, there is power in numbers.
When you stand up for yourself, you’re also helping your fellow workers earn more and get what they deserve!
The Open House will be held from 8:00AM to 12:00PM, and includes Free Breakfast and Lunch.
Registration, Free Breakfast and Networking Hour
Opening remarks from IBEW
Greetings/Remarks from organized contractors
Workshop: “Know your legal rights!” – Ernie Schirru from Koskie Minsky LLP, Canada’s leading union-side law firm
Open Q&A from the floor
Closing remarks, free lunch served
The Bellagio Event Venue is located just off Highway 400 at Jane Street and Langstaff Road.
8540 Jane Street
This process is governed by the Ontario Labour Relations Act (OLRA) in the construction industry. Under this legislation there are two ways to unionize your company under the Act.
It must be stressed that throughout this process your choice remains confidential. At no point can the employer gain access to who signed a card or how you voted. This information is never shared, and your privacy is protected by law.
We understand that joining the IBEW is a life changing career decision. Seeking a union for your workplace is a legally protected right in the province of Ontario. This law allows workers to join the union of their choice without discrimination or reprisal. We also realize that not all employers adhere to the law. This is why we never share your information with anyone. Further, if a card signer is discriminated against, not only will that worker have the option of becoming an IBEW member immediately, but we will also consult with our lawyers, and if there is a violation of the OLRA, we will take the appropriate legal action on the employee’s behalf.
If you choose to sign a Union Card, you can go to the What’s Next section of the web site and fill out the “SEND US AN E-MAIL” form, providing us with your full name, personal e-mail and personal phone number (optional). This does not automatically mean that you signed a card! Instead, a request for a card will be sent to one of our reps and an Adobe E-Card will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. You will be able to sign the electronic card on your phone, tablet, or computer. Only when you complete and return the signed card to us is it counted as support for the Union.
Completing the E-card does not automatically make you a member or start union dues payments. This is simply the evidence we use in support of our application to the OLRB. If we get a clear mandate from the employees at your company, supported by an OLRB decision, then you can make the choice for membership.
Members that join the IBEW through company organizing campaigns have the option of joining one of the 11 IBEW Local Unions of their choice. This is typically done through geographic preference based on where that new member lives or works.