IBEW Local 5 is a chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas within their jurisdiction. The Local Union was founded in 1897 to represent those working in the dangerous, new electrical industry.
The Local 5 jurisdiction stretches from Fayette County to McKean County, Venango County to Fulton County and everywhere in between.
IBEW Local 5 is like many other Locals within the electrical union. Their principles revolve around training, fair compensation for equal work and being a reliable workforce.
The IBEW Local 5 JATC serves as just one of the training grounds for Local 5 electricians. Local 5 electricians do most of their training through hands-on, on-the-job learning while earning a livable wage. Our Western Pennsylvania Electrical JATC supplements this learning with classroom instruction from experienced journeymen.
Local 5 represents the areas best electricians and makes it their mission to ensure that their members are earning the best wages, the best benefits and provide the safest work environment.
Pittsburgh is a city that keeps reinventing itself. From the age of the booming steel industry, to the current influx of corporate headquarters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 5 always seems to have an abundance of work.