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Who is IBEW 1269?

Professionals Nationwide, DexYP/Thryv Sales Professionals, AT&T Communications Technicians Toll, Clerical, Independent Contractors, Freelancers and Gig Workers.

IBEW 1269 is a highly effective, experienced and multifaceted union with an emphasis on Professionals in the workplace.  We have represented, bargained & negotiated on behalf of thousands of employees since 1964.

We Go to Bat for Our Members 

As your exclusive bargaining agent, we negotiate and aggressively enforce the terms and conditions of the contract with your employer.  Examples of such terms negotiated on your behalf are salaries, overtime, vacations, discharge and discipline, work assignment, job duties, wages and earnings, working conditions and benefits.

Members First

Our commitment to our members is that we will provide fair, tenacious and ethical representation for all members while promoting higher wages, benefits and a quality work environment that allows our members a high standard of work and personal life. Members work collectively to empower one another toward common goals and benefits.

You Have Important Rights

Examples of employee rights covered under the National Labor Relations Act include:

  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;
  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;
  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;
  • Refusing to do any or all of these things.
  • To be fairly represented by a union

As a Union member, you are covered by the terms and conditions of your negotiated Labor Agreement and the ability to engage in Protected Concerted Activity.

Current Bargaining

Members who would like to receive news updates and current bargaining information texts, please text IBEW to 57827 to opt-in.

Northern California and Nevada Bargaining Update | September 26, 2018
Dear Members in Northern California and Nevada,
For over 55 years, IBEW 1269 has represented the sales representatives in Northern California and Nevada as well as sales reps all across America. The terms under which you have worked have been as a result of hard fought battles and union campaigns by everyday people such as yourselves. Salespeople have walked picket lines for months on end for single issues such as the right to protect their contract in the event of a sale or merger. They have stood in the face of greedy CEO’s trying to cut sales reps’ pay while increasing theirs, demanding that the company go back to the bargaining table and bargain with their Union Representatives, they have walked off the job to demand fairness with Sales Performance. Hard fought battles and extreme sacrifices have created a lifestyle that was fortified with protections and security.
The Company just used a tactic called impasse to strip you of those benefits and protections. Declaring a deadlock gave them the right to impose their stripped-down proposal on you. The Union does not believe we have reached impasse. Incidentally, the Company just used the same tactic on CWA. The Company would have you believe that the other unions are cooperating and in line with the Company’s desire to eliminate or drastically reduce their benefits. The fact is, unions across the nation are pushing back hard against this company. Have you seen the billboard that CWA erected outside of Dallas? We will be joining forces with unions nationwide to expose such tactics in the event the company doesn’t come back to the bargaining table and truly engage in good faith bargaining.
Meanwhile, your Union has filed 4 Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the company for refusing to bargain, prematurely declaring impasse, surface bargaining and unilaterally implementing changes to the existing labor agreement.
It is critical that all members understand the situation, choices and risks associated with working without a contract. Therefore, we will be visiting each location to disseminate information. I am stressing that all members attend each local meeting. The Union office will be coordinating with local stewards within the next 2 days to set up the meeting place and time for your respective location.
In Solidarity, Courage, Honor and Strength,

Karen Gowdy
Business Manager/Financial Secretary


Why Be Part of a Union?

Union workers continue to receive higher wages and more rights than non-union workers and have greater access to most employer-sponsored employee benefits. Union workers have access to the grievance and arbitration process when wrongfully terminated and are protected by the law when engaging in protective concerted activity.

Union workers also have the ability to vote on their collective bargaining agreement and have more control over their working conditions than their non-union counterparts.



Union – Wages, Commissions, Bonus, Medical Benefits, 401k, Vacation, are all negotiated and contractual to ensure fairness for everyone.

Non-Union – Management alone decides the terms of earnings and can change them anytime. They can base any changes in earnings on business needs, favoritism or any other reason.

Medical Benefits

Union – Medical Benefits are bargained and contractual. Changes can only be made through Union membership approval.  Medical coverage for you and your family is protected and ensured.

Non-Union – Without a Union, medical Benefits can be altered, reduced, or completely taken away at any point. The employer has complete control over the medical coverage for you and your family.

Unfair Treatment & Job Protection

Union – You have a protected way to challenge any unfair or questionable treatment with support and representation from their union. Just Cause standards are applied with binding arbitration if the parties can’t agree.

Non-Union – You’re on your own. Any grievance process gives management the last word.


“Unions are the collective voice by which justice happens and power shifts. Our union believes that by standing together, we're more powerful than standing alone and that dignity in the workplace is a right worth fighting for.”

Karen Gowdy, IBEW 1269

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