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The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch have resumed operations as outlined in the Emergency Hiring Hall Rule Amendment dated March 23, 2020.

Dispatch will begin the evening of July 15, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Please continue to check the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES page on our website (click here to be redirected)  and follow our Local 48 Facebook page.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 Local 48 will be closing its business office effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Local 48 staff will still be dispatching members as outlined in the Emergency Amendment to the Hiring Hall Rules. If you feel that you need in person assistance, please call 503-256-4848. Basic dues may be paid by phone, online or mail. The Local’s staff will continue to serve our membership via phone and e-mail during this difficult time. You can find all staff phone numbers and e-mails under the Leadership Tab of this website. 

Interview with IBEW Local 48 Union leader Donna Hammond


As people around the country seek out meaningful conversation, the individual experience is just as complex and varied as the people who make up our country.

Donna Hammond is a local union leader and native Portlander. She sat down recently to share her story and perspective with news channel KGW. Donna is the public sector businesses representative for IBEW Local 48. She was also one of the first women accepted into the apprenticeship program back in 1978. You can watch the interview below and read the full news story online at KGW.

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