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March 26, 2015
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

Click here for press releases

Central Oregon T-shirts are in and available at the Union Hall and upcoming CO Unit Meetings.

Stewards Training Class
Saturday, April 11th

9:00 a.m.

(Class is limited to 25 participants so please
Call the Hall to register)

Central Electrical Training Center

Lunch will be provided

For those members that live in Central Oregon and are planning on attending, please give Nate Albertson a call and you can car pool with him.

Political Action Center


Stop the Fast Track

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being called "NAFTA" on Steroids. Fast Track Legislation will ram it through Congress and we must fight to make sure that does not happen.  Fast Track is a legislative procedure that forces Congress to give trade deals-negotiatied in secret-an up or down vote.  The President is heavily lobbying for Fast Track as his administration negotiates two major trade deals with countries across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.   

Why is the TPP so dangerous?  It offshores more jobs, makes medicine more expensive, could greatly damage labor rights, will reduce necessary environmental protection, and have grave economic consequences.

Please call or email your Senators or Congressperson to stand with us and stop the Fast Track.

Senator Wyden:  1-866-502-0655

Representative Bonamici:  1-202-225-0855

Representative Walden:  1-202-225-6730

Representative Blumenauer:  1-202-225-4811

Representative DeFazio:  1-202-225-6416

Representative Schrader:  1-202-225-5711

You can also sign the petition here


OSAC Scholarships are now available.  There are 5 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of IBEW Local 280 members and retirees.  Scholarships are available to the following:

  • Any HS
  • First-time freshman
  • Undergrad
  • USA colleges

Deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2015.  To view the list of scholarships please visit the Oregon Student Access Comisssion's website 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.)

Important Links
 IBEW Jobs Board
February Electrical Worker
 NW Labor Press

Continuing Ed Credits

Label Letter~Jan/Feb

License Enforcement

Tom Yenchik
Enforcement Officer
BCD Enforcement Program

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