IBEW 280
  • July 30, 2016

    Important Links
    Harrison-Cascade Trust Fund
    Central Electrical Training Center
    IBEW/SJ Cascade Federal Credit Union

    Electrical Contractor

    • Upcoming Meetings

      Central Oregon
      Unit Meeting

       Thursday, August 11th

      5:30 p.m.
      UA 290 Training Center

      Code of Excellence Class Class

      Wednesday, August 17th

      5:30 p.m.

      UA 290 Training Center in Redmond

      Class size is limited.  Call the Hall to register

      LU 280 Picnic

      The Local 280 Picnic is right around the corner! 
      Horseshoe Tournament starts at 10:00 a.m

      All kinds of raffle prizes.  Bring the Family and come have a great time!  Please RSVP to the Hall at 541.812.1771 by August 12th!

      August 20th
      Timber-Linn Park

      10:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

      As a Sponsor of the NW Art & Air Festival 1 Hot Air Balloon Ride will be raffled off to a LU 280 member or retiree.  The ride will be the weekend of August 27th-28th in Albany.  To register for the drawing please give the Union Hall a call @ 541-812-1771.  The Drawing will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd.

      River Rhythms

      Local 280 is a proud sponsor of River Rhythms in Albany.  VIP passes are available on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  If passes are used they need to be returned the next day so someone else will be able to use them for the next concert.  You can view the concert schedule here

      Oregon REQUIRES an Electrical License (NO Apprentice license, NO Temporary Permit)

      For information regarding on how to obtain your Oregon Electrical License please visit the State of Oregon Building Codes Division here or give them a call @ 503-378-4133

      Reciprocal License Information

      If you click on the Contact Us tab at the top of the page and request the State of Oregon Electrical Examination Content Outline we will send you some links that may be helpful to you.

      Central Oregon Lodging can be viewed here


      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.)

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