Who We Are
IBEW Local 569 Mission Statement
The mission of the IBEW is 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 standard of living; to seek security for the individual; and 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.
IBEW Local 569:
A History of Excellence
Founded in 1920, IBEW Local 569 has over 90 years of electrical experience. Our members are skilled professionals who receive ongoing training throughout their career at our Electrical Training Centers located in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Not only are our members prepared for emerging technologies, they drive industry innovation.
Building the Middle-Class Careers, One Member at a Time
IBEW Local 569 doesn’t just train people to do specific jobs or tasks. We create professionals with life-long career skills that become leaders in our industry. Our members are paid middle-class wages, enabling them to afford homes and to put disposable income back into the community. Additionally, all of our members have high-quality family healthcare and a solid retirement pension. After graduating from the apprenticeship program, many IBEW Local 569 members choose to work in the field, while some go on to complete college degrees or to open their own electrical contracting company.
Skilled, Trained and Ready to Power the Green Economy
From solar technologies and energy efficient lighting systems to electrical car charging stations, IBEW Local 569 is skilled, trained and ready to power San Diego and Imperial County’s green economy. We established our solar training course in 1999 and developed our California Advanced Lighting and Controls certification for energy efficient lighting in 2010. Both IBEW Local 569’s San Diego union hall and training facility are highly energy efficient and equipped with solar panels that generate nearly 90% of our annual energy usage. Additionally, our training curriculum emphasizes sustainability and green principles. IBEW Local 569 is also proud host of the San Diego Apollo Alliance, an environmental-labor initiative dedicated to building the clean economy.