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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. 

"What You Need to Know" from Membership Services


IBEW 48 Dues, Membership, and Withdrawal Information

If you have questions regarding dues, membership, or honorary withdrawal, please don't hesitate to contact the Membership Services so we can explain your options. Thank you!

IBEW Electricians' Union Membership Dues:

  • Working dues will be based on percentage of gross wages.
  • Working dues will be deducted from employee paychecks.
  • It will remain the member’s responsibility to pay their monthly Basic Dues either by paying in person, thru mail, online or with your credit union deduction.
  • If you leave the employer you are working for either by you quitting or reduction of force contact Local 48’s dues office for options.
  • Your membership continues regardless of whether you are working or not (this includes Material Handler, BA members, etc.).    
  • If a member has questions regarding dues, membership, or honorary withdrawal, they need to contact the dues office so we can explain their options.  
  • Your dues will not be deducted from your credit union without your written authorization. See the dues office.
  • It is the member’s responsibility to call the dues office and to notify the Local of address changes. Changing your address and telephone number with Local 48 DOES NOT change your address with your retirement plans, credit union, Harrison.

 ERTS: (Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System) – We cannot stress how important it is that all members be registered on ERTS (click for more information on registering on ERTS).  ERTS will allow for the transfer of pension and health & welfare money (contributions) back to your home funds no matter where you may be working. This is important to maintaining your health care coverage.  Failure to do so will result in your funds being left in the Local Union whose jurisdiction you worked. If you have questions about registering on ERTS please contact us for more information.

When working in another jurisdiction, it is imperative that you check in with the Local Union Business Office as soon as possible. 

If you are getting a travel letter from your Local Union, you should register on ERTS at the same time in person.

IBEW Member Hour & Wage Verifications: 

The Membership Services office is receiving an increasing number of phone calls from lending institutions requesting verification of hours and wages. Please be advised: We do not provide this information, as the local is not your employer. We do not issue paychecks to our members and therefore have no direct payroll information to provide. Stating the union as your employer on credit applications only delays your approval.

Address Change: 

Please remember to notify Membership Services with any change in your address as soon as possible. Please click here for a list of other affiliated offices that you should consider notifying of your address change as well.


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