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August 01, 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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Code of Excellence Class
Saturday, August 2nd

8:00 a.m.

UA 290 Training Center
2161 SW 1st
(No prior registration is required)

IBEW 280 Picnic
This IBEW Picnic will be held on September 13th at Timber Linn Park in Albany from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All food and soft drinks will be provided.  Bring the family and come have a great time !  Please RSVP by August 30th.
Important Notice


July 16, 2014

Brothers & Sisters,

As a result of confusion regarding the implementation of the "Three Strike Policy" and Zone Designations IBEW 280 has extended the implementation date to August 1, 2014.

A member wishing to change their Zone Designation should do so during this time time.  After August 1, 2014 a member can only change their Zone Designation upon termination.

Notification of being on vacation do not apply until August 1, 2014 and any strikes administered on July 15th are removed.


Three Strike Rule- The “Three Strike Rule” is to be re-implemented starting July 15th 2014.  The Hiring Hall Rules contain a provision wherein any applicant who does not take a call will receive a strike. After three strikes, the applicant will be removed from the out of work list. Local 280 should be notified of a dispatch via fax when a member is working out of jurisdiction to be exempt from receiving a strike. Local 280 should also be notified via fax when a member working out of jurisdiction receives a termination. The three strike rules are stated in the complete set of Hiring Hall Rules.

Short Call Rules- A short call is a job that lasts 45 days or less (from date of dispatch to date of termination). A short call may not become an extended call, but an extended call may become a short call. After dispatch to a short call, applicant’s name will be removed from the short call list. Upon presentation of termination slip the applicant’s name will be added to the bottom of the short call list.


Re-sign- In order to maintain a position on the out-of-work list, ALL applicants must re-sign in person during the month of December. All applicants on Book 2, 3 or 4 must re-sign during December, March, June, and September. Re-sign other than in December may be in person, by e-mail, by fax, on the website, or by U.S. Postal Service.

If an applicant fails to re-sign in person during these time periods his/her name will be removed from the out-of-work list. The Local does not send out notices to applicants that have failed to update.

2014 NEC Code Changes

August 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Central Electrical Training Center
(Lunch will be provided)

This course provides attendees with a thorough review of the most significant changes in the 2014 NEC.  Learn about new articles and revisions to existing requirements that have an impact on your daily business.  Attendees will recieve 8 hours of Oregon Code change and 8 hours of Washington Code change.  Each attendee is required to have the new 2014 NEC Code Book.  The cost to register is $25.00 and space is limited.  You can view more information here.

Memorial Service
A Memorial Service for Jim Curin was held on Saturday, July 26th.  If You were unable to attend you can leave your condolences for the family with this guestbook here.

2014 River Rhythms
Series starts on July 3rd 

Local 280 has 12 VIP passes available to our members for this years concert series.  This will allow you to get into the hospitality section at the park.  They are on a first come, first serve basis and we ask that the passes be returned to the hall after you have watched your concert so that other members may use them also.  You can view the Lineup here.

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.

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.

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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
June Electrical Worker
 NW Labor Press

Continuing Ed Credits

Label Letter~Nov/Dec

License Enforcement

Tom Yenchik
Enforcement Officer
BCD Enforcement Program

IBEW 280
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