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September 18, 2014
Electrical Contractor

There are some interesting articles in these magazines.  Some of our members subscribe to it because of the Code questions.


2014 Codebooks
are in and available
at the Training Center

For more information and to register for classes please go to: or call 541-917-6199

Oregon State Legislature Press Releases

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IBEW LU 280 Picnic!

At this year's picnic Local 280 participated in the ALS Challenge and dontated $5000.00 to this worthy cause.  The Apprentices poured the ice water over the Executive Board members that were present at the picnic.  You can view the the video here.  Pictures of this years picnic have been uploaded in the Photo Gallery Section.

A Big THANK YOU to all those that RSVP'D for the picnic.   It was SO greatly appreciated !

The following contractors generously donated towards raffle prizes for this years picnic:  EC (Portland Division), Rosendin, Aspen Ridge, Rocky Mountain Electric, Cherry City Electric and M & W Electric.  If you happen to see the owners please take the time to tell them Thank You!  Its because of their generous donations that we are able to have such great prizes !

July Unit Meetings

Wednesday~September 17th
Eugene Unit Mtg.
5:30 p.m.

Thursday ~ September 18th
Salem Unit Mtg.
5:30 p.m.

Unit Meetings

All Meetings are at 5:30 p.m.

Salem Unit (3rd Thursday of Odd Numbered Months) ~ South Salem Senior Center, 6450 Fairway Ave. SE, Salem

Eugene Unit  (3rd Wednesday of Odd Numbered Months)~ LU 290 Training Center, 2861 Pierce Parkway, Springfield

Joint Unit (3rd Thursday of Even Numbered Months) ~ CTT, 33309 Hwy 99E, Tangent

Central Oregon ~ IBEW / UA 290 Training Center, 2161 SW 1st., Redmond

Retirees Luncheon

Retirees meet at 11:45 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Hometown Buffet on Lancaster in Salem.  If you have any questions please give Don Ball a call at 541-327-3388.

Travel Letters
When going to sign the Books in other Locals please make sure you have your dues receipt and a current Travel Letter.  Please call the Hall ahead of time if you are needing either of these. We have many members that call and request a Travel Letter and a copy of their dues receipt when they are at another Locals Dispatch counter and we are not always able to fax one up there right away.   Thank You.
The Beginning...
Henry Miller
Henry Miller, the first President of the IBEW, died in 1896 without enough money for a decent burial.  Miller was not alone.  In the early part of the 20th century accidental electrocution among people employed in the electrical industry occurred with such frequency that many insurance companies refused to insure the lives of electrical workers.  Others set the premiums so high that the typical electrical worker could not afford to maintain life insurance for his or her survivng family.  In response to this dilemma members of the IBEW established a fraternal death benefit association in 1922 whose essential purpose was to provide the named beneficiary of a deceased member a sum that might permit our members to be interred in a dignified manner.  That was later merged with the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund.  You can view more on that here.  Also, if you click on the picture above you will be able to view a short movie detailing how the IBEW came about.

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Surrounding Locals

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Local 76

Local 112

 Local 659
(after 5:00 p.m.)

Local 932
(after 5:00 p.m.)

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