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November 30, 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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In order to maintain a position on the Out-of-Work List ALL applicants must re-sign IN PERSON during the month of December

LU 280 Members out on the Road

Just a reminder if you have taken a call out of another local and we have you out on the road, you will need to fax/e-mail us your ROF when you are laid off from that Local.  You will  still be eligible to put your number in on the hotline.  The reason that we ask our members  to do this is because we have found that in the past some members will try to cirmcumvent the referral policy and NOT fax in their ROF in a timely manner to try to avoid getting strikes.

 If we still have you out on the road .  If you have any questions please give Tim Miller a call.


December 2, 2015
5:00 p.m.

33309 Hwy 99E
Tangent, OR 97389

Call the Hall at 541-812-1771 to register!

Spirit of Giving
Toy & Supplies Drive for Abused and Neglected Sheltered Dogs and Cats & Food Drive for the Soup Kitchens

Its that time of year again where Local 280 is collecting donations to deliver to Animal Shelters!  They are in need of  dog and cat toys, (heavy duty Kong toys for the dogs are in high demand), used blankets, towels, first aid supplies, collars, leashes, cleaning supplies and food.  The horror that some of these animals have endured range from starvation, beatings, leaving them tied up to a tree with a broken pelvis and bowl of water, to people setting them on fire.  They more than deserve  toys and treats for Christmas.  You can view a story about how extreme animal abuse is in our society here.  For what these poor dogs have endured, they deserve to be spoiled.

This year also we are incorporating a Food Drive.   Food that is donated will be delivered to Soup Kitchens and Pantries for the Low Income. 

Donations can be dropped off at the Union Hall.  Deadline to drop items off will be December 20th.

Any help is greatly appreciated and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to give Sherri a call at 541-812-1771 or shoot her an email  Thanks!

Out of Classification Call

Revised Rules


Out-of-Work List -- Local 280 maintains an out-of-work list for the Inside, Residential, and Sound & Communications and Material Handler/Lighting Maintenance Agreements.[no one may be on more than (1) one Out-Of-Work List at a time ] Initial sign-in must be in person. For each of these agreements, Local 280 maintains both a short call list and a long call list. When you sign the out-of-work list, your name will automatically be placed on both call lists.

 General Rule – An individual registered on one Out-Of-Work List may not be dispatched to work off of another list without having their name removed from the Out-Of-Work List except as provided herein.

 Unfilled Call Rule – [Provided the contractor will except out of class workers] A registrant on the Inside Book may take an unfilled call off of the Residential Book, Sound and Communications Book, without being removed from the Out-Of-Work List. A registrant who takes an unfilled call will not be subject to the Three Strike Rule. In addition, said individual will not be disadvantaged for having taken that call. They will not lose their place on the Book if they quit or are terminated for cause. Their two weeks waiting period for a Foreman Call by Name or Journeyman Recall will not start over because they took an unfilled call.

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.

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Surrounding Locals

Local 48

Local 76

Local 112

 Local 659
(after 5:00 p.m.)

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

Important Links
 IBEW Jobs Board
November Electrical Worker
 NW Labor Press

Continuing Ed Credits

Label Letter~Sept/Oct

License Enforcement

Tom Yenchik
Enforcement Officer
BCD Enforcement Program

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