ibew 1212 charter


To the left is the original charter bestowed upon the NYC members.  It reads that 10 members

“…and to their successors power to establish and hold a Union of the Brotherhood to be located at NEW YORK in the state of N.Y. to be know as Union No. 1212 with jurisdiction as Radio, Television broadcast engineers over the following territory, NEW YORK and Vicinity.”

This charter was established on the First day of November in the year One thousand Nine hundred and Forty.


Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security.

We refuse, and will always refuse, to condone or tolerate dictatorship or oppression of any kind.

We will find and expel from our midst any who might attempt to destroy, by subversion, all that we stand for.

This Brotherhood will continue to oppose communism, Nazism or any other subversive “ism.” We will support our God, our Nations, our Union.


  • To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions.
  • To promote reasonable methods of work
  • To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry
  • To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible).
  • To assist each other in sickness or distress.
  • To secure employment.
  • To reduce the hours of daily labor.
  • To secure adequate pay for our work.
  • To seek a higher and higher standard of living.
  • To seek security for the individual.
  • A by legal and proper means to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.