We are volunteer Members from the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC), Frederick Simmons Seattle Chapter, dedicated to helping fellow IBEW Members navigate a process to address concerns regarding harassment, racism, and other issues in the workplace. We are volunteers dedicated to the cause.
The EWMC was founded to help Members address discrimination and harassment complaints in the IBEW.
Our Chapter has a group of volunteers working together to help carry this out.
Our ONLY goal is to help Members address their concerns and navigate the process and path to resolution.
All information is kept confidential.
Conversations are NOT recorded.
Notes will be taken to preserve the facts of the situation and for future reference if a grievance or complaint is filed.
Also, to help track cases of harassment, racism, and discrimination, we do keep a file of the issues that are reported.
However, NO NAMES are recorded in that file.
As we help you with the process, depending on the agreed upon course of action (grievance, complaint with the JATC, charges, etc.), we will work with you to provide the correct documentation to the proper organization.
Within our group, we have resources to help you navigate the path to resolution.
We are volunteer Member Advocates, providing this service on behalf of the EWMC Chapter.
We are NOT lawyers, but we can help you work with local JATC or Union Staff to address your concerns.
We will talk with or meet with you to learn more about your concerns and see how we can help you.
From that point, we will provide options about how to address the situation. We will be there with you if you like, for the duration of the process.
There are NO fees for this service.
Our only goal is to help address harassment, racism, and discrimination in the IBEW.
Sometimes this is clear, and sometimes less so.
However, if something is happening on your job that you aren’t comfortable with, we recommend you reach out to us to help you understand and deal with it.
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