Important Notice of 2016 International Dues Increase:
The Delegates of the 38th IBEW International Convention, which was conducted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during the week of September 19 through 23, 2011, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2016, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) in the per capita that is paid to the General Fund, and therefore, the rate for all members shall increase. The following rates will apply to the international office portion of all monthly dues payment for January 2016, and thereafter. This will increase your 2016 Dues to $39.50 monthly or $118.50 quarterly or $474.00 yearly.
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. A link to the application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship (Form 172) is below. This is also available on the IBEW website www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship.
All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply are eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he or she will not be eligible to participate.
Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Please visit the Union Plus website www.unionplus.org for more information about other scholarship opportunities.
I encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship Program. Please make the Founders’ Scholarship opportunity known to your members and urge them to apply.
With best wishes, I am
Lonnie R. Stephenson
Click here for application: Enclosure–Application-Revised 082014 – Form 172
Please Note the following:
The Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Union Meeting will be a notified meeting for the purpose of discussion and vote on the disbursement of the 2016 Wage Increase.
The Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Union Meeting will be a notified meeting for the purpose of the nominations for officers in the upcoming July elections. There will also be nominations for delegates and alternates for the I.B.E.W. International Convention.
Friday, July 15, 2016 will be Election Day for officers, delegates and alternates.
As a participant in the Zoo’s Rewards Program our members have access to discount Zoo admission and meal vouchers all year long. The leaves may be changing and the weather may be getting cooler, but Fall is a great time to visit the Zoo! The animals enjoy the cooler temps and are more active, plus the colors of the leaves make a beautiful backdrop for an afternoon adventure. To access your unique store simply visit https://tickets.senecaparkzoo.org and enter your store name “IBEW” in the white box.
Preamble Of the first Constitution of the I.B.E.W., drafted November 21, 1891
The objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are: To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions; To promote reasonable methods of work; 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.