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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 743 is an electricians’ union based in Reading, Pennsylvania. IBEW Local 743 represents electrical workers in Berks, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Chester and Montgomery counties.

Chartered on May 7, 1918 by 14 electrical workers, IBEW 743 has sought to preserve the value of quality craftsmanship in the electrical trade. Over 100 years later, the organization started by those fourteen electrical workers became a multi-county, organization with a membership of greater than 600.

The original cause for the union still exists today – better wages, better benefits, improved working conditions and a focus on training.

Today, the apprentices of Local 743 go through a rigorous five-year apprenticeship program that is made up of on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction by highly qualified and experienced instructors.

When these apprentices become journeymen, they will continue to work, learn and train the future generations of IBEW Local 743 electricians, as we continue to evolve into stronger and smarter electricians.

Local 743 is dedicated to representing the electricians of Berks, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Chester and Montgomery counties. We strive to provide the highest quality of training that will lead to high quality craftsmanship.