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July 01, 2015
Electrical Contractor


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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2015 Graduating Class
Local 280 would like to say congratulations to the Class of 2015 !  Beau Bacheller, Christopher Brown, Nicholas Bylund, Travis Childers, Justin Coleman, Anthony Cornell, Robert Eli, Shawn Erickson, Kevin Gish, Doug Harwood, Floyd Jones, Quentin Kuiper, Travis Kuiper, Jacob Macauley, Ron Maxson, Michael McCullough, Brenda Royer, Gregory Schweer, Erwin Slade, Noah Williams, Kevin Chapin and Andrew Ross.
Bobby Eli will be representing LU 280 at the Western States Apprenticeship contest this year and Aaron Smith was voted Trainer of the Year !

The Union Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for the 4th of July weekend.  We wish everyone and their families a safe holiday!

Working members please read the following:  When a holiday falls on the sixth (6th) consecutive day of a standard work week, (Saturday) the preceding day will be observed as the holiday and paid at the double time rate.

Electrician "Boot Camp"

On May 5th the Central Electrical Training Center held a "Boot Camp" for young women.  Aimed specifically at girls the camp wrapped up its 3rd year.  It's meant to introduce high school girls to the electrician trade.  You can view the complete article here.

Ed Hill Retiring
It was announced today that after nearly six decades of service to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International President Hill is retiring effective June 1st.  Reportedly, after much thought and reflection he concluded it was the right time for the next generation of IBEW leadership to come to the fore.  At President Hill's recommendation, the International Executive Council has appointed Sixth District Vice resident Lonnie Stephenson to be the next International President.  President Hill asks you to give Lonnie Stevenson our complete support as he moves into his new role.

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, (2nd Thursday of EACH Month) 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.

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.

Submit Your June Update
Book 2 & Material Handlers Click Here to Submit Your Update for June.  Updates must be receive by June 30th

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Surrounding Locals

Local 48

Local 76

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 Local 659
(after 5:00 p.m.)

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

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