IBEW Local #1 was founded to secure the best possible negotiated wages, benefits packages and conditions for their members.
Since credit unions were created on the basic principal of, “People Helping People,” it seemed like an obvious next step by Local #1 founders to help members keep more of their hard-earned dollars by starting their own financial cooperative – IBEW Local #1 Credit Union.
As time went by, technology revolutionized the financial industry. IBEW Local #1 wanted to take advantage of the banking convenience tech advances made possible, but continue their tradition of fair lending and great service. They sought a financial cooperative partner to help them achieve this objective. IBEW Local #1 Credit Union chose to merge with West Community Credit Union meaning any IBEW member and their family became eligible to join the credit union.
The 2002 merger of our two Credit Unions increased the banking products, convenience services and benefits for IBEW members, while keeping the great, personal service IBEW Local #1 members expect and deserve.
We’re honored that IBEW Local #1 chose to partner with West Community to be their credit union. For more information about getting your finances in order, contact Member Services and find greater financial strength in unity today!