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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. 

Electrical Contractors and Self-Employed Electricians

Joining NECA Can Be Transformative

Our working relationship with the National Electrical Contractor’s Association, Oregon-Columbia Chapter, has been built on a foundation of mutual respect between some of the largest and most profitable employers in our jurisdiction and a skilled, experienced and diverse talent labor pool. 

Our contracts are partnerships that have been developed to bring security and stability to the entire industry which helps workers and contractors thrive. Please take a moment to read on about some of the benefits you will have as an electrical contractor signatory to an IBEW agreement. Review our list of active signatory electrical contractors.

Benefits of Becoming an IBEW Signatory Electrical Contractor

Assistance, both financial and informational, to expand your market.

Our members believe in our contractors and we invest in their success. The staff at IBEW Local 48 is knowledgeable and helpful and we appreciate any opportunity to help an electrical contractor succeed. We will make the commitment and invest in your business when the opportunity to benefit the entire industry presents itself. Local 48 will go to any legal length to ensure that state and federal laws are followed and that responsible business strategies prevail.

A flexible, well-trained, professional electrical work-force available overnight.

As electrical workers, it is crucial that we are able to meet the needs of the industry while ensuring our own safety and professionalism. Our contracts are structured with the understanding that some electricians and techs may experience unemployment, we are able to maintain a referral list of qualified workers for you to call up with relatively little notice. Our dispatch system is set up so that you get exactly who you need, when you need them. You can grow or contract your labor force on your terms.

The contracts we negotiate encourage responsibility and individual accountability.

As a business owner, you understand planning and pre-emption are the most powerful skills that you use to move your business forward. The same is true for your employees. The benefits we negotiate provide hedges against sudden, unforeseen circumstances. Full-family healthcare, livable retirement, unemployment wage replacement, state-of-the-art training facilities, market development initiatives, and a joint trust dedicated to promoting our industry are just some of the planning tools our negotiated wage packages provide. That type of security helps the contractors and members alike.

A diverse electrical workforce that represents our community.

We are proud to represent a diverse electrical workforce. By becoming a signatory electrical contractor with IBEW Local 48, you instantly have access to that workforce. Many public and some private electrical contracts require a diverse workforce that represent the communities we live and work in.

Tracking, reporting, and administering benefits is no longer your problem.

The work required to track, report, and pay benefits is reduced to a simple program that you enter hours into, then write a check once a month. NECA then pays the appropriate benefit providers and your employees receive their benefits. Our benefits programs are intended to provide actual benefit to the employees, not tie them up in a world of red tape. We administer these benefits efficiently and fairly. When benefit questions come up, your employees will have a resource to help answer their questions and empower them to get the information they need.

Electrical Contractor Resources

Becoming an Electrical Contractor

Registering your Business:


Secretary of State:
(503) 986-2200

C.C.B. (Construction Contractors Board)         
(503) 378-4621    

B.C.D. (Building Codes Division)         
(503) 378-4133


Secretary of State          
(360) 902-4151

Labor and Industries

Current Electrician Wage Rates:

Electrician Wage Information Page

Additional Electrical Contractor and Electrician Resources


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