Why Join a Union Shop?

If you’re thinking of a career in the electrical industry, the opportunities that come from joining the Long Electric team are many. As a union shop, potential employees stand to reap the benefits of the IBEW. We fully support IBEW members who are interested in securing a better future for themselves and their families.

Top 5 Reasons to Pursue a Career at Long Electric

Better Wages

This job means hard work and we are willing to pay our employees what they deserve to get the job done safely, quickly, and most importantly, correctly. Union members make around $10 per hour more than non-union counterparts* and this is especially true for Journeymen and Apprentices. Additionally, wages are consistent with the cost of living, ensuring that you have the quality of life you desire for you and your family.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2013

Impressive Benefits

Not only do our employees get the compensation they deserve, but we also deliver health benefits that cover you and your family, as well as overtime, and time off. Impressive medical packages and guaranteed pensions are not a certainty with non-union shops.

Paid Training/Apprenticeships

We are very involved in electrical apprenticeship programs and want to make sure that all of our employees have a strong foundation on which to build their electrical knowledge and ultimately, their careers. With on-the-job training, you will have a front-row seat to the ever-changing industry and you will be making a living wage while learning. While many non-union shops expect you to have the training necessary to join their team, we are prepared to provide what you need to succeed.


There is no getting around the fact that electrical work can be dangerous. The reality is that safety records at union shops like ours are far superior to those at non-union companies. We have been recognized by NECA and are proud to have earned Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards for multiple years running.


In many professional fields, those who are invested in their craft are more valuable as employees. You wouldn’t visit a doctor who wasn’t certified and you wouldn’t want a lawyer who didn’t pass the bar exam. As a member of an electrical union, it shows that you take your career seriously and lends credibility to customers. Being a union member demonstrates your desire to stay at the top of your profession and deliver high-quality service to customers.

What’s In It For Us?

It’s simple. We know we are getting the best of the best. Every company wants great employees, but when we hire IBEW members, we know they have been trained appropriately, ahead of the learning curve and understand the latest in the electrical industry.

Are you ready to start your career with us? Send us your resume!