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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest electrical union in the world. The IBEW represents workers' rights in all areas of the electrical industry. The National Electrical Contractors Association is the management association for electrical contractors. NECA represents thousands of employers who guarantee their installations and perform quality work on time and on budget. To provide the highly skilled work force necessary to meet the customer needs and insure job satisfaction for the electrical workers, the IBEW and NECA sponsor the very best, unparalleled apprenticeship training programs.


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What's New at IBEW 551
New Referral System Dispatch Rules

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please review the new Referral System Dispatch Rules that are scheduled to take effect on September 15, 2014.  The changes adopted are intended to provide more flexibility to applicants seeking employment as follows:

  • It is no longer required for vacation to be taken in seven (7) consecutive days;
  • The language has been clarified to specifically address how applicants can request in writing to be removed from employment zones;
  • Applicants who accept a dispatch and work less than 120 hours will now have their strikes reset to zero;
  • Group 1 applicants will be entitled to Family and Medical Leave to care for a newborn child or a family member with a serious health condition.

The new Referral System Dispatching Rules can be found by clicking the the following link:

Referral System Dispatch Rules

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