Being a member of the IBEW is belonging to the greatest electric Union and the largest body of highly skilled electricians in the World. That membership will provide you with two pensions as well as Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance. You will also earn a wage that will enable you to provide for your family in a way that they deserve.
The IBEW negotiates wages for you, no longer do you have to go to the employer only to be promised something that never comes to pass. All wages and benefits with the IBEW are in contract form, so you know exactly what you will be getting.
Local 16 has a state of the art training facility for its apprentices. Apprentices attend class at no cost to them; the IBEW and its contractors pay for the classes as well as books. That same training facility also offers numerous journeymen training classes. These classes are designed to help the journeyman in areas he feels a little weak and to help them keep up on an ever changing industry.
Wages, Pensions, Insurance and comfort of knowing you are part of a Brotherhood that has been successful for over 100 years. If you're going to work in the construction industry, it really doesn't get any better than that.