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

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. 

Doug Tathwell

  • Information Systems Administrator

Doug has served as IBEW Local 48’s IT Administrator for the past eleven years. Before that, he spent over a decade as System Administrator for AutoTrader and Systems & Network Administrator for Lee Enterprises. He joined IBEW looking for a job that provided great benefits and rewarding career opportunities.

Doug has been hard at work since his arrival, updating the hall’s systems and bringing Local 48 “screaming and kicking into the 21st century technology.” And for that, we cannot thank him enough!

In his free time, Doug enjoys mountain biking, camping, archery, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and woodworking, just to name a few.

IBEW World Record Holder for: “First person to successfully virtualize the Membership Database Application used by Locals all across the country”

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(503) 889-3682

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