Why Be Union
Health & Welfare Benefit Plans:
Retired Trust Plan:
NEBF Pension: This is a defined benefit plan in which contributions are made by employers at 3% of our members gross payroll each month. The plan provides three types of benefits: Retirement benefits, Disability benefits and pre-retirement Spouse benefits.
District 9 Pension: Your employer contributes to this on a per-hour basis ($1.78 for Inside JW's). This defined contribution plan is totally self-directed by the participant with 16 options available ranging from conservative to aggressive.
IBEW Pension: This pension is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Contributions are made by active members at $14.00 per month into the Pension Benefit Fund. The plan provides three types of benefits: Retirement benefits, Disabilty benefits and Death benefits. The plan has options for normal retirement at age 65 and optional early retirement at age 62.
Training: Local 280 has a state-of-the-art 30,000 ft. Training Center. Continuing Education classes are free for our members.
Wages: Our members have established and maintained wages for their labor. Strength in numbers equates to bargaining power to improve wages. These excellent working wages help to achieve a higher standard of living for all in the electrical construction industry. Currently our Inside Journeymen earn $34.05 an hour.
Hours: Working hours for all members are determined by a contract at 8 hour days, 40 hour weeks. Work outside of these hours are always paid at regular wages times one and one-half or double time for Sunday and Holdiays.
Representation: Representation brings with it clearly defined contract rights including wages and benefits which allow our members to have a rewarding career and the ability to look forward to a prosperous retirement. We believe in cultivating feelings of friendship among those in our industry. Our members have representation through a grievance process if problems arise at work.
For more information you can contact our Membership Development Representative, Bill Kisselburgh, at 541-812-1771.
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