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Updated Monday November 30,  2020

Job information will now be updated at 3:00pm. 

To the Brothers and Sisters of the IBEW:


The following covers temporary changes and/or definitions to  the IBEW Local 175 Referral Policy

The Available for Work list is a 30 day Book. It is for members who are ready, willing and able to go to work. If you accept a job, then change your mind, you will be moved to the bottom of the list. To sign the Available for Work list send an email to  with a picture of your termination slip and current dues receipt.

You must re-sign the Available for Work list monthly between the 10th and 16th of each month. Failure to re-sign will result in being removed from the list.
Until further notice, in-person re-sign is suspended.
To re-sign the Available for Work  Work list, fax your request to 423.855.4313 or email it to The request must include full name, last 4 numbers of your social security number and proof of a current IBEW dues receipt.

Moving forward, all job bids must use the Union Worx website or the Union Worx mobile app. You will be notified via email (these emails may go to your spam or junk please be aware of that) and on the mobile app. If you are awarded a bid please contact the Local. Please ensure that you read the description portion of the job posting. Click below to go to the website!

Go to Union worx here

From the Business Manager Gary Watkins and the Staff of I.B.E.W. Local 175 we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Gary Watkins
IBEW Local 175


For Monday November 30, 2020 on the Inside: 

We have no Calls

On the outside 

We have a call for (3) JL for MPS

Job Requirements:
Drug Test 
Class A CDL with valid medical card
climbing tools
This is distribution work

Report to MPS's shop on 1 December 2020

Moving Forward for all Job Bids you must use the Union worx website or the Union Worx mobile app. You will be notified via email (These emails may go to your spam or junk please be aware of that.) and notification on the mobile app. If you are awarded a bid Please contact the Local. Please ensure that you read the description portion of the job posting.



Work Information for IBEW Local 175 


Inside construction work at Local 175 is maintaining.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused TVA to change outage schedules and processing.

Please keep an eye on the jobs page and/or check the job line. Calls are coming in slowly. 

We currently have 234 on Book 1 and 19 on Book 2.  


Work on the Outside is a little slow. We have 18 Linemen on Book 1 and 2 Linemen on Book 2

IBEW members are always welcome to sign our Out-of-Work List. Our referral and re-sign info is listed below.


Until further notice, the initial sign-in procedure shall follow the COVID-19 updates listed above.

All available calls will be listed on the recorder and the website. For job information call: 800-423-9175 or 423-892-6482.

Call-out Schedule

Until further notice, the call-out schedule is suspended and job assignments/referral procedure shall follow the COVID-19 updates listed above.

Book 1 call-out 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.

When necessary, Book 2 call-out will be Immediately following Book I call-out . Available jobs will be listed  on the Job line: 800-423-9175 or 423-892-6482.

*During times of heavy manpower requests, Local 175’s Dispatcher may, at his discretion, dispatch Jobs beginning at 9:00 AM with Book 1, followed directly afterwards with Book 2 applicants.

If you accept a call and do not report to work you will be removed from the Out-of-Work list unless you have a compelling reason (emergency).

Re-signs are required monthly between the 10th and 16th. Re-signs are accepted: 

Until further notice, the re-sign procedure shall follow the COVID-19 updates listed above.

In Person

By fax  to 423-855-4313

By email to 

All re-signs require:


Last 4 digits of SSN

Paid-up dues receipt

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. Short Calls are limited to 14 days, then return to place on Out of worklist.

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.

Double-booking (signing other out-of-workbooks 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. 

This policy was revised on April 1, 2020.


Gary M. Watkins
Bus. Mgr. / Fin. Sec.
IBEW Local Union 175
Chattanooga, TN

Please notify the Local 175 Business Office, 423-894-3557, of any changes in your personal information.
(Phone number, Address, email, etc.)


The IBEW Pension Benefit Fund Death Benefit for "A" members is void when your dues become two months in arrears.  

For anyone seeking work:
ALWAYS Call the Local Unions before you travel. 
Job calls can change at any time.