2016 International Dues Increase

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.

Veterans Benefit Outreach


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If you or someone you know has ever served in the United States military, or you are a spouse, or a child of a current or former member of the military, please plan to attend this very informative event. By investing  a few hours of your time you will learn about what honorable service to our great country has earn in future benefits for yourself and family.


The event is a Veteran’s Benefit Outreach, sponsored by the Rochester Building Trades, to better educate, and inform those who attend about earned federal, state and local benefits available through honorable service from serving in the armed forces from any time period.  Such topics as health benefits, education, mortgage, tax exemptions will be discussed.  Knowledge representatives from the VA and County of Monroe Veterans Service Agency in addition to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter # 20 members will conduct the presentation, and answer questions.  It will be held at Local #86 hall on 2300 East River Road at 9:30 A.M.

Please save the time and date, spread the word and plan to attend. 


IBEW Market-Driven Contracting Training

The IBEW will be holding the next IBEW Market-Driven Contracting Training at IBEW Local Union 595’s Zero Net Energy Training Center in San Leandro, California.

The dates for the class are as follows:

  • Week 1, September 27 – October 2, 2015
  • Week 2, November 8 – 13, 2015

The program provides members with the skills and support they need to start their own company.  For more details from International President, Lonnie R. Stephenson, click here: MarketDrivenContractingLetter.

Important message from V.P. Don Siegel

To All 3rd District Locals and Registrars.

I don’t usually forward petitions but in this case I am making an exception.  Southern Cal Edison is using the H1B Visa to replace several hundred IT workers.  Although those workers are not represented by the IBEW or any other union, they are Americans who have family sustaining jobs that are being replaced by foreign workers.  As IBEW members and working Americans we should all be outraged by this outrageous abuse of the H1 B Visa.

Please review the statement from President Hill then follow the link to sign the petition and share it with your members, family and friends.  I have also attached bi partisan letter signed by several Republican and Democrat Senators.

Stop SoCal Edison from replacing American Jobs with H1b workers & give workers a fair contract! | Coworker

Sign the Petition at coworker.org!

Don Siegel

Click here to read the letter. | IP Hill Statement H1 B EPA


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.