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IBEW Local 47 Job Information for Friday January 18, 2019

There are (42) Standing Calls

(6) Journeyman Lineman

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/8's for City Light & Power in Pomona.  CDL A. Overhead & Underground.

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/8's for Diversified Utility Services, Inc. in Redlands. CDL A, OSHA 10 ETD, NCCCO. Overhead & Underground

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/8's for E.E. Electric in Anaheim. CDL A, Overhead & Underground

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/8+OT for Hotline Construction in Shaver Lake. CDL A. Pole change outs

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/8's+OT for Hotline Construction in Anaheim. CDL A. Overhead & Underground

(1) Journeyman Lineman working 5/10's for Wasatch Electric in Cantil. CDL B. Substation

(2) Fabricators

(1) Fabricator working 5/8's for TTR Substations in Midway Sub. No License Required. Substation

(1) Fabricator working 5/8's for TTR Substations in Torrance. No License Required. Substation

(30) Underground Technicians

(4) Underground Tech's working for Pro Traffic various locations in San Diego. Flagging

(1) Undergroumd Tech working 5/8's for Pro Traffic in Spring Valley. Class C

(25) Underground Tech's working 5/8's for Tidwell Excavation. CDL B. Underground Foreman

(2) Underground Eq Operators

(1) Underground Eq Operator working 5/8's+OT for A.M. Ortega various locations in San Diego. Class C,  John Deer/Case Backhoe

(1) Underground Eq Operator working 5/8's for Tidwell Excavation in North coast area. CDL B. Cat Backhoe

(2) Teledata Installer Repairman

(2) Teledata Installer/Repairmen working 5/8's for VCI Utility Services in Ranch Cucamonga. Class C, Splicing

Journeyman Lineman

Book 1- 14
Book 2- 26
Book 3- 1

There were 20 Journeyman Lineman calls, including 1 NCCCO call, and 2 short calls. There are 6 standing calls as seen above

Book 1- 5
Book 2- 14
Book 3- 0

There were 5 Transmission calls, and there are no standing calls

Substation Tech
Book 1- 2
Book 2- 0
Book 3- 7

There were no Substation Tech calls, and there are no standing calls

Equipment Specialist
Book 1- 19
Book 2- 6
Book 3- 1

There were no Equipment Specialist calls, and there are none standing

Book 1- 2
Book 2- 0
Book 3- 2

There were 2 Fabricator calls, and there are 2 standing calls as seen above

Book 1- 99
Book 2- 9
Book 3- 134

There were 4 Groundman calls, and there are no standing calls

Underground Operator
Book 1 and 2 - 5

There were 4 Underground Operator calls, and there are 2 standing calls as seen above

Underground Tech
Book 1- 56
Book 2- 19
Book 3- 260

There were 36 Underground Tech calls, and there are 29 standing calls as seen above

Organizing and Why Union


Q. What is a Union?

A. A Union is a group of workers who are united together to have a collective voice in obtaining workplace goals. "In unity there is strength."

Q. Who runs a union? The company says "the union" is a bunch of outsiders,
a third party.

A. YOU run your union. YOU elect your officers. YOU decide what proposals your negotiating committee will bargain for. YOU vote to accept or reject your contract with the company. YOU, THE WORKERS, ARE THE UNION.

Q.How much are dues and will I have to pay an initiation fee?

A. Dues are based off your membership type.  ‘BA’ Members pay per capita dues, plus 1.25% of Gross Wages per month, usually done completly thru payroll deduction.  ‘A’ Members pay per capita dues directly to Local 47 plus 2% of gross wages thru payroll deduction.

Q.Will the union make us go on strike?

A. No one can force you to go out on strike. There can only be a strike if the majority of workers vote to do so. In the IBEW strikes are a last resort. Local 47 has not had a strike in over 50 years.

Q. What happens in a "Reduction in force"?

A. Typically at our Utility employers, as it stands today, as an "at will" employee, you have no protections in the event of a force reduction. Since it is likely that we will be negotiating a new contract for your bargaining unit, we will work to insure fairness, based on seniority rights and job qualifications for "bumping."  At a Contractor the Employer has the right to hire, terminate or reject as it sees fit under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Q. Can I get fired for helping organize a union or attend union meetings?

A. It is illegal for you to be fired, disciplined or harassed for support the union or attending union meetings. The law protects you rights a workers to form a union.

Q. Will I lose the benefits I have now?

A. No. It is against the law for the company to take away any benefits or threaten to take away any benefits you have now in order to discourage you support for your union.

Q. What can we expect the company to do to try to get us to vote against our union?

A. The Employer tries to influence employees with scare-talk, anti-union speeches and letters. On the other hand, be prepared for the company to be on their best behavior until the campaign is over. Some companies even make improvements during a campaign, hoping employees will forget about their past problems. Remember the promises.

Q. Does the company have to negotiate if our union wins the election?

A. Yes. The law required the company to bargain "in good faith" with your negotiating committee.

Q. Why must I sign a petition?

A. Your signature on an IBEW Local 47 petition indicates your support and commitment to forming your union. The petition will be used to obtain recognition of your union by the NLRB. It is not a power of attorney and gives Local 47 no authority other than to represent you in collective bargaining.

Q. Will the company see the signed petition?

A. As a general rule, the company does not see the authorization petitions. However in very rare cases, employers have been able to see the petitions as a result of later litigation. To our knowledge Local 47 and the IBEW 9th district have never been involved in litigation that required petitions to become public. Always remember your rights to sign a petition and support your union are protected by federal law.

Q. What benefits can our union guarantee?

A. There is one guarantee. With the support, strength, and unity of the workers, working together, we will win the best collective bargaining agreement possible.

For verification of the above mentioned facts regarding representational elections, you may call the

National Labor Relations Board. (310) 235-7351.  For answers to other questions you might have call the IBEW International offices at (925) 432-6158.

To contact IBEW Local 47 you may call 909-860-4239 Business Manager, Patrick Lavin ext. 4231 or

Assistant Business Manager, Stan Stosel ext. 4217.

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