The objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are:
- To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry
- To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible)
- To assist each other in sickness or distress
- To secure employment
- To reduce the hours of daily labor
- To secure adequate pay for our work
- To seek a higher and higher standard of living
- To seek security for the individual
- And by legal and proper means to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.
The first meeting to organize a union at MGE was April 17, 1937. Workers were organized into Gas Workers Union No. 20620. Effective July 1, 1970 the Gas Workers, a Directly Affiliated Local Union (DALU) with the AFL-CIO, voted to become the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2304.