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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. 

Terms and Abbreviations

AMHS Automated Material Handling System
CDL Commercial Driver's License
GRC Galvanized Ridge Conduit
HVAC Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
I&C Instruments & Controls
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification the Employer must maintain when hiring
LSS Life Safety Systems
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
TI Tenant Improvement
VFD Variable Frequency Drive

These acronyms are most common to the Sound and Communications industry, but may apply to others.  Many are also part of larger corporations; i.e. Honeywell, Bosch, etc.

Many of them are brand names, check with the Training Center or go online and look for the manufacturer's website.

ADEMCO Security Systems
AMP Voice Data
BICSI Telecomm/Data Industry Training & Certification
Voice Data
FCI Fire Control Instruments, Fire Alarm Systems
Krone Voice Data Systems
NABCEP Solar PV Installer Certification
Napco Security Systems
NICET Fire/Life Safety Industry Training & Certification
Notifier Fire and Security Systems
Ortronics Voice Data
Panduit Voice Data Systems
Radionics Fire and Security
Rauland Nurse Call, Security, Intercom
RCCD See BICSI above
Siemens Voice Data
Silent Knight Fire and Security 
Uniprise Voice Data
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