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September 04, 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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Hall Closure

The Union Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. 

We wish all you a safe Labor Day Weekend !

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 September 4th!

September 12th
Timber-Linn Park

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

Robert "Dan" Adams

Robert "Dan" Adams passed away Aug 20, 2015 at the age of 66 at his home on the McKenzie River.  Dan was born Oct. 19, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA.  After graduating from Venice High School Dan served his country in the Army in Vietnam.  Dan worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 280 for over 20 years.

A service will be held for Dan on Saturday, August 29th at 12:00 noon at the Major Family Funeral Home, 112 No. A St., Springfield, OR 97477.  You can also leave a message for the family in the guestbook.

Facebook wins Prineville Data Center Tax Deal with Millions

Facebook won approval for a big new data center in Prineville on Wednesday, with the city council and Crook County commissioners signing off unanimously on the deal. 

The social-networking company will save tens of millions of dollars, or more, over the 15-year life of the deal if it proceeds with construction.  You can view the complete article 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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Book 2 & Material Handlers Click Here to Submit Your Update for Sepember.  Updates must be receive by 30th

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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
August Electrical Worker
 NW Labor Press

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Label Letter~March/April

License Enforcement

Tom Yenchik
Enforcement Officer
BCD Enforcement Program

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