IBEW Local 98’s Mission Statement:

Unity | Expertise | Community | Security | Prosperity

Unity and Representation

IBEW Local 98 is dedicated to uniting all workers within the electrical sector across the U.S. and Canada, including public utilities and electrical manufacturing. As Philadelphia’s premier electrical labor organization, founded in 1900, we commit to elevating the living standards of unrepresented workers and refining their skills, setting the industry benchmark for quality electricians.

Expertise and Craftsmanship

Local 98 champions the highest standards of workmanship and safety. Our contracts ensure every client benefits from unparalleled service and craftsmanship, contributing to our members’ quality of life. We believe in fostering a culture of safety and professionalism from the outset of our apprentices’ careers.

Community and Brotherhood

Our union is more than a workforce; we are a brotherhood. Local 98 fosters a sense of camaraderie and support through internal activities, outreach, and service programs, extending our hand in times of need with a robust Benevolent Fund and member assistance programs.


Local 98 sets the standard for employment in northeastern Pennsylvania, ensuring our electricians are the first choice for clients seeking efficiency and excellence. Our comprehensive benefits, negotiated through over a century of collective bargaining, provide unparalleled job security and safety on every site.

Prosperity and Quality of Life

We advocate for balanced work hours and a superior standard of living through fair negotiations. Our “Code of Excellence” promises optimal productivity for fair pay, enabling members to enjoy a fulfilling life while maintaining market leadership.

Our Commitment

Local 98 stands by a creed of elevating our members’ and their families’ conditions, fostering a spirit of superior citizenship through active community engagement. Our mission, unchanged since 1900, is to provide a workforce unmatched in skill and dedication, ensuring the ongoing success and safety of our members and setting new standards for our industry.

This mission guides us daily, ensuring Local 98’s legacy of excellence and unity continues to light the way for future generations in the electrical industry.