IBEW Philadelphia Organizing Experience: Sam Brattini's Presentation in Videos


Sam shared how they developed the contracts that IBEW Freelancers work under in Philadelphia, how they established their own unit within Local 98, and answered any and all questions for over two hours. Sam initially had the same concerns as you; Philadelphia is living proof that a union town can improve everyone's bottom line.  

We edited the two hour plus presentation and answer session by topic for your viewing.  The question areas covered two main areas: the process of organizing a union, and how the contracts have been working.  Sam answered questions about building a Craft Committee; how they organized home and away shows and feeds; the response of the crewers to the organizing drive; his working relationship with management in the "Personal Attacks" link; the good and bad things about seniority in crewing; and how their grievance process works.