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COVID-19

Click here for information regarding Temporary Affidavit for Supplemental Unemployment Harrison Flex COVID-19.

Please click here for the EMERGENCY AMENDMENT to our Hiring Hall Rules, effective 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.

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. 

Important Retirement Information

IBEW LOCAL 48 UNION MEMBER BENEFIT PLAN SUMMARIES

Click here for Benefit Plan Summaries

Necessary paperwork requires a certain amount of time to complete. When you are getting ready to retire please remember the following:

IBEW PENSION

62 years old with 20 years of consecutive IBEW membership or 65 years old with 5 years consecutive membership.  Contact the the Local Union office at least three months prior to your retirement date. You must pay working or non-working dues until you collect this pension. Debbie Green (503) 256-4848 Ext. 222

NEBF PENSION

60 yrs old = 18.5% deduction, 61 yrs old = 9.25% deduction, 62 no deduction if you have not been out of the field for over 7 years. Contact the Local Union office at least six months prior to your retirement date. Debbie Green (503) 256-4848 Ext. 222  Click here for a Vesting Status Request form. 

EDISON PENSION

Contact the Administration Office at least three months prior to your retirement date. (503) 282-5581

DISTRICT 9 PENSION

Contact the District 9 Pension office one month after you stop working. (503) 221-1395

CORNELL-HART PENSION TRUST

Contact the Trust Office for more information (503) 224-0048 Ext.1682

HEALTH & WELFARE COVERAGE

Contact your specific plan prior to your retirement regarding coverage as a retiree.

Journeyman Wireman:  Harrison Health & Welfare, (503) 224-0048 Ext. 1679 or (800) 547-4457 Ext. 1679

Marine Journeyman:  IBEW Pacific Coast Health & Welfare, (800) 257-1515

LOCAL 48 DEATH BENEFIT PAYMENTS

Due to a January 1, 2010 Bylaws change, retired Local 48 members are no longer required to continue payment into the Local Union Death Benefit plan. Retirees will continue to be eligible for the benefit.

DEATH BENEFITS FOR BENEFICIARIES

Upon the death of an active or retired member, the family or a representative should call the Local Union office immediately for instructions regarding necessary documents required for payment of death benefit claims. (503) 256-4848

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