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  June 26, 2017

     We Have NO calls 

ATTENTION:  To our Brothers and Sisters needing to go on the road for work. Louisville, Ky.,  Nashville, Tn.,  Paducah, Ky.,  and the North Carolina local are all in need of Journeyman Wiremen, most of these places are a a walk through with open calls.   



IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP YOUR UNION DUES CURRENT. Several "Benefits" rely on having your dues paid. Also, monthly dues increased by $2.00 effective January 1, 2017. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

For anyone seeking work  - Check:

Reminder: 1

Book  Resign week is from the 10th to 16th of each month. This applies to ALL members on ALL books.

Reminder: 2

In keeping with our By-Laws, it is each members responsibility to maintain their current contact information on record with the Union Hall.

We run a DAY Book. You must be PRESENT to take a call.

Book 1 callout begins at 9:00 AM

Book 2 callout, if necessary, begins at 2:00 PM


June 23, 2017


On the Inside we currently have 275 on Book 1 and 13 on Book 2 . TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant construction is complete. We have outages scheduled, however with 200 on Book 1 it is unlikely that jobs will get to Book 2 in the near future. 

As always, you are welcome to sign our book if you are in the area and seeking work.

Our referral and re-sign info is listed below.


Work on the Outside is slow. 

We have 10 Linemen on Book 1 and 0 Linemen on Book 2

Linework is slow in our jurisdiction

Please Note:

IBEW Local 175 Referral Policy has been revised. The entire policy is listed below.


Effective June 5, 2017

Initial sign-in shall be in person at the Local Union office.

Referral sign-in shall be allowed at any time during normal operating hours of the Local Union business office (including lunch hour). Signing in after 4:00 PM will be dated for the following day.

All available calls will be listed on the recorder and the website after 5:30 PM each day for Book 1 calls and after 10:30 AM the following day for Book 2 calls.  For available job information call:  1-800-423-9175 or 423-892-6482.

Callout Schedule

Book 1 callout is held at 9:00 AM.

Available jobs will be listed after 5:30 PM on the Job line:  800-423-9175 or 423-892-6482.

Whenever necessary, Book 2 callout will be held at 2:00 PM.  Available jobs will be listed after 10:30 AM on the Job line:  800-423-9175 or 423-892-6482.

If you accept a call and do not report to work you will be removed from the out of work book, unless you have a compelling reason (emergency).

Re-sign policy               revised 10-17-2012

In accordance with Convention Resolution #35 at the IBEW's 38th International Convention our re-sign policy has been revised as follows:

Re-signs shall be required monthly beginning on the 10th and ending on the 16th day of each month.

Re-signs are accepted: 

In Person

By fax to 423-855-4313

By email to only

All re-signs require:


Last 4 digits of SSN

Paid-up dues receipt

Double-booking (signing out-of-work books while employed) is NOT an acceptable practice at IBEW 175 and will not be tolerated. If you have questions

pertaining to double-booking, please call our office. 

Jobline Information

All available calls will be listed on the recorder and the website after 5:30 PM each day for Book 1 calls and after 10:30 AM on the following day for Book 2 calls.

Short Calls

When referred on a "Short Call" (14 days or less), the day you pick up your referral counts as the first day. You must re-sign the out of work list within 14 days (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays included) or you will be removed from the list.

Discharge For Cause

Any individual who is discharged two times for cause within a (12) twelve month period, shall have their future referral privileges suspended until they appear before the Appeals Committee for a determination as to their continued eligibility.

Anyone interested in acquiring a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) should go to: call 1-866-347-8942.


Please notify the Local 175 business office of any changes in your personal information.

i.e. Phone number, Address, or Beneficiary.