This type of involvement not only helps IBEW 1249 union membership, but all other unions and non-union working people alike. When seeking the support of key Political figures, we must first show that we are familiar with the issues in order for them to take serious action. Elected officials often witness IBEW 1249 members mobilizing in great numbers in support of new legislation or candidate support. The political community instantly recognizes how valuable we are in the political process. When we lobby for laws to protect working people, elected officials are often reminded of the impact that was demonstrated through our Political efforts. They know that when we care about an issue or a cause, we commit our full support wherever and whenever necessary.
To get involved with the IBEW 1249’s Political Action Committee, or to find out how you can help your union gain a voice in local, state and federal legislation, contact the IBEW 1249 Union Office. You can also speak with your shop steward or attend a General Membership Meeting and discuss politics there. And remember, when it comes to politics, all politics are local!