/ Why IAEP Is Right For You

The International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP) is a 10,000-member-strong EMS union working every day for EMS professionals. Our motto at IAEP is simple—we put “Members First.”  Members want a locally controlled EMS-only union that also has national strength and clout. With the IAEP, locals have complete autonomy but also benefit from the strong representation provided by IAEP, with national resources, unlimited access to professional EMS experienced labor representatives, top-notch attorneys, professional contract negotiators, and support staff.

But Why Is IAEP right for you?

Because being in a union increases wages, augments benefits and retirements, and improves working conditions for EMS Professionals and workers in general.  EMTs, Paramedics, and EMS support staff as union members generally make more money, receive better benefits and retirements, and have better working conditions than their non-union counterparts.

But more importantly, IAEP members have joined together for mutual benefit and strength.  Together they advocate for improvements to EMS systems, changes to rules, laws, and policies detrimental to EMS, and make changes for the better where they work and live.
​IAEP - Strong Representation, Top-Notch Labor Contracts, Political Influence and Lobbying, Improved Lives

Did You Know?

America's 16 million union members represent a cross section of people -- women and men of all ages, races and ethnic groups. They work in almost all professions, including EMS, hospitals and nursing homes, auto assembly plants and on construction sites, trains, buses and airplanes. They are movie stars, professional atheletes, security guards, engineers, office workers, musicians, electricians, postal workers, janitors and more. Union membership is important to all of these people, helping them gain decent wages and working conditions and have a say in their jobs.