|WELCOME INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS!
If this is your first time visiting the site, STAND's Independent Contractor half of the
website is split into Public Pages and Associate Member pages that are listed on
left side of the page. Public pages are accessible to all visitors of the site. STAND
offers an Associate Membership with the IBEW for just $25.00 per year. Since the
National Labor Relations Act prohibits the IBEW from organizing and representing
Independent Contractors, until recently, you have been unable to become
members. Now, the IBEW has created the Associate Membership that finally allows
independent contractors to take advantage of many benefits that our employee
union members have always had for a very low annual fee.
So, if you just want to connect with other independents or keep up-to-date on the
latest industry news for now, check out the descriptions of the public pages below.
If you want to take full advantage of all STAND offers, check out the details of the
Associate Member Page descriptions below. Remember to keep checking back
because STAND is always adding new benefits for Independent Contractors to use
to get the most out of their businesses.
STAND's Independent Contractor Forum Board is where all
Independents can gather to discuss industry issues, ask
for or give advice, or simply connect with others about
any topic they're interested in.
STAND's Industry News Page keeps you informed of all
the latest events that could affect you and your business
depending on where you live or what company you
The Union Plus Benefit Program gives you access to
hundreds of discounts on things like mortgage rates,
tires, cell phone plans, and reduced price movie tickets.
STAND has created a tutorial that explains what you need
to know about Self-Employment Taxes and guides you on
how to ensure you don't get in a bind come April 15th.
STAND searches for the lowest prices on all types of
insurance for its Associate Members from liability to auto
to life. Get rates offered to our 700,000 IBEW members as
well as good deals other independents have found.
It's no secret quality training for Satellite Installers is very
rare. Most experienced installers have learned what they
know by learning from costly mistakes. STAND continually
searches for and adds online training for its members.
STAND is building a collection of the various contracts
different companies from around the country require to
be signed before you go to work. We want members to
know where the best companies to work for are.
STAND's Legal Rights Page examines what independent
contractors are entitled to under the law such as how to
determine if you may be misclassified as an independent
contractor when you should be an employee.