Ibew Local 288 covers Inside Construction Jurisdiction in 16 counties in Iowa under two different Collective Barganing Agreemnets. The Waterloo Agreement covers Butler, Buchanan, Bremer, Black Hawk, Grundy, and Fayette Counties in the State of Iowa.
history of how far we've come
July 17, 1902
Though apprehensive about losing their jobs, fifteen charter members launched Local 288 in Waterloo, Iowa, making it the first craft union in the area.
The union presented demands to the Citizen Gas and Electric Company for a nine-hour day, a daily wage of $2.25 and monthly wages of not less than $60.
Brotherhood. It is more than just helping each other. It is supporting the communities in which our members live and work.
Local 288 provides labor and electrical expertise for a wide variety of community events and organizations.