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The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch will be reopening to the Membership effective August 2, 2021. Please click here to read a message from Business Manager Garth Bachman.

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.

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. 

Hiring Hall Rules

Some of the Collective Bargaining Agreements that IBEW Local 48 is party to provide for an exclusive hiring hall B that means that the only way an employer can obtain employees is by referral from the Union.

The purpose of these rules is to provide for an orderly procedure for the referral of applicants under all agreements, exclusive or nonexclusive.

No applicant may be discriminated against by either the Union in the referral process or the employer in the hiring process for any reason contrary to the law, the contract or these rules.

In addition, no applicant may be forced upon any employer. An employer may reject any applicant for employment.

The hiring hall is not an employment referral agency under the ADA and does not make fitness for duty determinations. Local 48 will refer any registrant without regard to physical fitness. 

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