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Bulletin Board

updated: 4.19.2022

To all Brothers and Sisters of the IBEW:

The business office of IBEW Local 175 is open from  8 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday, with extended hours (7:00pm) on meeting nights.

The North American Building Trades Unions website continues to maintain exceptional resources about COVID.

Click nabtu.org/covid-19-resources to access their site.

With the Election of Officers for IBEW Local 175 coming soon, I have made a few new assignments in the office. Brother Caleb Long has assumed the duties of Construction Dispatcher. Brother Long has made himself available via cellphone (see “The Relay” March edition). The Dispatchers Office remains in good hands.
Brother Toby Shelton will assume the duties of our retiring President, Danny Painter.

Work in our jurisdiction, while not booming, has held pretty steady to have experienced such a tough enemy. We realize that several of you are traveling for work at this time. Thank you for participating in the new UnionWorx referral system. Many have asked for a bid system over the years. This program seems to fit the bill for what you have requested. If you have problems using it, please call the Local Union during regular business hours. Someone in our office will gladly help you.

Our revised referral policy is posted on the Job Information page. Please familiarize yourself with it. It is how we conduct the referral business at IBEW Local 175.

Click here: Job Information to go to the IBEW 175 referral policy.

Here are several links to information that will help you find the help you need more quickly:
nebf.com/fmcp (Family Medical Care Plan)

Stay safe, Brothers and Sisters.


Gary M. Watkins
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW Local Union 175