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New Line Hands
If you just graduated line school or looking to get into the trade here is the steps to take.
1. Get your class A CDL, with no auto restriction.
2. Contact your local IBEW union hall and ask about getting your groundman ticket.
3. Sign your home local books and every union hall that you can across the country, be willing to travel and go get experience wherever you can.
4. Apply for the IBEW union apprenticeship in the jurisdiction that you live, and every other jurisdiction that does not have a residency clause.
5. Start your apprenticeship 3.5- 4yrs, learn as much as you can, and become a badass MF Journeyman Lineman.
Below is a map of the IBEW apprenticeships, apply for all of them that you are eligible for. Why go through an IBEW apprenticeship? In 3.5 to 4yrs you will have your Journeyman Lineman ticket. You will be trained in all aspects of linework, Distribution, Transmission, Underground, and Substation. Learn all you can and don’t limit yourself to one aspect of the trade. Also, while in the apprenticeship you will receive Medical, Dental, and Vision health insurance 100% paid for by the contractor for you and your family. You will also be stacking G’s in that retirement account, 100% paid by the contractor ( usually 10-25% of gross wages). You will be accruing time for the 2 pensions that you get through the IBEW. You receive 2 death benefits, 20K through LINECO and 12,500K through the local. As you progress through the apprenticeship you will get your yearly raise through the local unions contract, plus a 5% raise every step that you increase through the apprenticeship, no more going 2+ yrs with no raise or waiting on a spot to come open on the bucket truck so that you can get a classification bump and raise. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call.
Glen Sutherland
IBEW Local 379 Outside Organizer


Program launches in partnership with IBEW Local 47 to reinforce the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.



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Building trades unions and our contractor partners spend millions of dollars every year creating the best-trained workforce in the world. Our programs train 75% of all construction apprentices in the U.S. IBEW members complete projects in a safe, efficient manner, using craftsmanship learned through...


The IBEW is still in need of Lineman. PM me or go to your nearest outside IBEW office. California Texas Indiana New York just for a few.


IBEW 2019 East Coast Motorcycle Ride Information You can register at ibew.org
The Sheraton is sold out already the over flow hotel is the The Holiday Inn Express Charleston Civic Center 100 Civic Center Drive Charleston, WV 25301 304-345-0600 Be sure to tell them you are with the IBEW MC Ride.


To all nonunion Lineman and apprentices. Now would be an excellent time to look into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. We have several areas with open calls for lineman and several apprentice schools looking to take apprentices. PM Ed Mings if your interested.


The IBEW HAS NUMEROUS JOB OPENINGS FOR LINEMAN. Across the USA. PM or email Ed Mings. [email protected]
Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, California, Indiana, Ohio and New York.


For all my brothers and sisters in the IBEW that are going down to Florida to help with hurricane work there's some things that I learned when I went to help out with Katrina, Wilma, and Rita 12 years ago and wanted to share with you. Some of you are veterans some of you this is your first hurricane.

After the hurricane goes through and everything is devastated just remember you might be sleeping in your trucks, in the back of your trucks, on the top of your trucks, for many nights. Many hotels will be out of commission and there's not going to be much room for The Travelers coming in.

Expect that you'll have no cell phone service or really poor cell phone service. Maybe tell your loved ones back home that they might not hear from you for days or even weeks.

Pack enough clothes for 2 weeks. As you might be wearing your clothes over and over again.

Any bottles of water you get make sure and use them sparingly.. Also put some in the back of your truck for showering at night as that might be the only hot water you have for a while.

Bring enough toiletries like toothpaste Q-tips TOILET PAPER... Etc because everyone else down there is going to need the same things you do but they don't have a house or anywhere to stay.

There will be a lot of line workers down there, and they'll be many that aren't as experienced as the IBEW. Just check and double-check your work and make sure you all communicate and stay on the same page!

Maybe things with FEMA and the federal government will be different this time, but I don't think I'd hold my breath. Bottom line be prepared to live out of your truck and out of whatever clothes and toiletries and ci******es and anything else you've brought with for a long time.

I'm sure there's others that'll read this that can add more to this but that's all I have for now.

Good luck to all of you, be safe! Watch each other's backs! And keep your feet in the clear!

In solidarity,
Charlie Sable


IBEW Motorcycle Rides

Canaan Valley Resort is sold out. Please call the overflow; Mountaintop Realty that website is mountaintoprentals.net and the number is 304-866-4300.


Please have your congressman join in for our recognition

Bill: H.Res. 784
Date: 6/21/2016

Dear Colleague,

We write to invite you to join us in supporting H. Res. 784, to designate July 10, 2016 as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day. In every city and town in America, Journeyman Linemen constantly put themselves in danger to ensure reliable access to electricity for all. Risking perilous heights and energized electric lines, they represent a crucial and too often forgotten part of our nation’s infrastructure.

One of those heroes, Henry Miller, was the first elected president and founding member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, one of the largest and most diverse unions in our country. He began his career as a water boy on a government telegraph project in Texas at age 14. Year later, while working as a lineman Mr. Miller became acutely aware of the dangerous conditions and subpar wages faced by these vital workers. He traveled the country to organize his fellow linemen, and when the IBEW was formed in 1891, Miller’s peers chose him to be their leader. Unfortunately, his life was cut short on July 10, 1896 while working to solve a power outage in Washington, D.C. It is in his honor that we hope to recognize all Journeyman Linemen on that day.

Please join us in supporting the designation of July 10, 2016 as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day. We hope that you will support this resolution to honor the countless individuals who place themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities. To cosponsor the resolution, please contact Melissa Kiedrowicz ([email protected]) with Rep. Sánchez or Mike Hamilton ([email protected]) with Rep. McKinley.


Linda T. Sánchez David McKinley

Member of Congress Member of Congress



NYC Public Advocate Letitia James "Build NY The Safe Union Way!"
From http://goo.gl/b1q6BF

We have a responsibility to do everything in our power to prevent the preventable and take care of our construction workforce by ensuring fair wages and benefits — and safe work sites. This responsibility is increased tenfold when bad actors are being subsidized by New York City taxpayers.

Every year, developers building affordable housing receive billions of dollars in subsidies from tax dollars. Unfortunately, some of the largest developers hire contractors who mistreat workers, cut corners on safety regulations and steal wages — all to maximize the builders’ own profits.

Apprenticeship Advisory Committee: Daniel Villao

Apprenticeship Advisory Committee: Daniel Villao

Daniel Villao, labor equity manager for Seattle, is a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. Registered Apprenticeship is good for b...


Thought this was interesting.

Roofing Contractor Cited for Heat-related Illness

Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. has been issued one general duty clause citation and one serious citation
Oct 06, 2015

OSHA has issued one general duty clause citation as well as one serious citation to Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. for exposing employees to heat stress conditions.

OSHA started an investigation when a worker was hospitalized after being exposed to excessive heat while working outdoors in direct sunlight for approximately five hours. The company was also cited for electrical hazards. Proposed penalties are $6,552.

“When the heat index is high, it is critical for employers to acclimatize workers so they gradually adjust to working in hot temperatures. This company failed to do that,” said Prentice Cline, OSHA's area director in Charleston. “Providing water, rest and shade are three actions that are equally important and must be implemented to save workers’ lives.”


A smart quote we all need to learn from.

Our options are to learn this
new game—the rules, The roles
of the participants and how the
rewards are distributed— or to
continue practicing our present
skills and become the best
Players in a game that is no
longer being played.
From “Changing the Game”
Larry Wilson


I believe this is self explanatory!

Here is the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford a 2 Bedroom Rental in Each State

Here is the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford a 2 Bedroom Rental in Each State

Here is the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford a 2 Bedroom Rental in Each State Details Created: Wednesday, 05 August 2015 18:04 By Sahid Fawaz How bad is the federal minimum wage? Bad. Really bad. Just take a look at the map below to see how inadequate the current minimum wage of $7.25 is for workers.…


Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible?

Weekends without work
All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
Paid vacation
Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Sick leave
Social Security
Minimum wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII - prohibits employer discrimination
8-hour work day
Overtime pay
Child labor laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40-hour work week
Workers' compensation (workers' comp)
Unemployment insurance
Workplace safety standards and regulations
Employer health care insurance
Collective bargaining rights for employees
Wrongful termination laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
Whistleblower protection laws
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
Sexual harassment laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday pay
Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
Privacy rights
Pregnancy and parental leave
Military leave
The right to strike
Public education for children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 - requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
Laws ending sweatshops in the United States


So are there any non-union outside construction workers looking to make a move to the union side of the world?


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