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To all Brothers and Sisters of the IBEW:
The following information is intended to make you aware of how IBEW Local 175 has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most significant changes to our normal business is the suspension of all meetings at IBEW Local 175. The suspension of meetings has been extended thru March 2021 at this time.  This is by notice of IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson. Both the IBEW 10th District Office and the International Office buildings are working by appointment in-person only as of this writing. Local 175 is open to in-person visits by appointment only. Also, there are no meetings allowed in the building under current COVID-19 restrictions. 

IBEW Local 175 staff members are working remotely. If you need to conduct business call the Local Office @ 423.894.3557.  Keep in mind, sometimes you may get voicemail. If you leave a message someone will get back to you.

Beginning Monday April 6, 2020 the IBEW Local 175 office is open from 8 AM to 5 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The IBEW Local 175 office is closed on Tuesday and Friday until further notice. We are practicing shelter-at-home to do our part in ending the pandemic. Despite these changes, the business of IBEW Local 175 is still being conducted daily. You can call 423.894.3557 Monday thru Friday, 8-5 to conduct business as usual. 

The North American Building Trades Unions website is maintaining exceptional resources pertaining to COVID and it's universe. Click to access their site. 

No one saw the current storm in 2020 coming. We've all had to change the way we do business. Please know that our priority is your safety. Your employment is high on the list, but injured or worse, you won't be at your best. 

I will give updates on activities, situations and business. We are working with all our partner organizations and employers to ensure the safety of IBEW members as many of you continue serving in the Critical Infrastructure System.

visit the Job Information page for an update to IBEW Local 175's referral policy

Here is a list of several links to information that will help you find the help you need more quickly: (Family Medical Care Plan)

Stay safe Brothers and Sisters.


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

Business Manager Gary Watkins welcomes you to our website! IBEW Local 175 has been online since 1997. We strive to have a website that reflects our continuing effort to reach workers throughout the electrical industry.

IBEW 175 represents over 3600 electrical workers in Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama. The IBEW has a continued mission to assist and organize all workers within the electrical industry. If you are interested in forming a union or if you have any questions please feel free to call us at 423-894-3557.

All inquiries are confidential.

Electrician  apprenticeship 423-894-9053  or  Lineman  apprenticeship 678-423-1338  

IBEW Local 175 is located at
3922 Volunteer Drive
Chattanooga TN 37416
Office 423-894-3557
Job line 800-423-9175
Job line (local) 423.892.6482 for business communications to re-sign Book.