IBEW Local 567 is more than just a union, we are our membership. The Local is nothing without our members, as the IBEW Local 567 membership elects their own leaders and representatives. The members also look out for one another on the jobsite.
IBEW Local 567 operates in a democratic fashion. Members elect leaders, who work on their behalf to ensure the entire membership earns a livable wage, has affordable healthcare, receives retirement benefits and has proper jobsite representation.
Union dues are funds provided by union members to financially support the goals of their organization. Union dues are broken up into two portions – International and Local. The International portion of dues supports the representation, research, legal, administrative and legislative needs of members on an International level. The Local union and working dues support members at the local level and expenses such as legal representation, handling of grievances, arbitration, contract negotiations, organizing activities, rent and administrative fees.
There are many benefits to joining IBEW Local 567, including tuition-free training through the Portland Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (PJATC). By joining IBEW Local 567 you are ensuring you receive a quality wage and benefits package, plus jobsite representation.
Unfortunately, being out of work is inevitable in any career, especially in the construction industry. However, IBEW 567 uses a referral process to refer our electricians to our signatory contractors. This means our members do not have to rely on just one contractor for employment.