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COVID-19

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. 

Matt Smyth

  • Membership Development

Organizer Matt Smyth celebrated 20 years of IBEW membership in August 2019, and has served as an organizer for the past three years.

Matt was originally interested in IBEW membership because he recognized it as a true family career path, one that would allow him to not only pay the monthly bills but also care for his future family.

It has proven to be one of the best decisions of his life. During his time as an IBEW member, he has had the opportunity to serve as steward for over 500 workers on one of the biggest projects in the United States. And today, he continues to make an impact and change lives as an organizer.

IBEW World Record Holder for: "Least amount of Erickson’s used in running rigid pipe"

Phone Number: 

(503) 889-3689

Email Address: 

Cell Number: 

(503) 875-0164
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