Join the IBEW Local 654
- Are you an experienced electrician?If you have a few years working in the electrical industry or you are a seasoned professional, and would like to know more about career development and other benefits of union membership please read the rest of this page then you are invited to contact our Membership Development Representative. Each team member has 20 or more years working in the electrical industry. We welcome contact by mail, phone, fax or email.
- Are you new to the electrical industry?If you are interested in, but have never had any experience working in the electrical industry and you are a high school graduate (or have a GED) then we invite you to contact the office at the Chester Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center. They will show you how you can receive the classroom and on the job training you need to become an IBEW certified electrician. Feel free to call us at (610) 494-2820 for any questions.
Facts you should know.
Local 654 is an organization consisting of approximately 700 members and has been in existence for over 70 years. We at IBEW Local 654 supply skilled electricians to numerous contractors in the Delaware Valley. Local 654 has played a major role in construction projects in our terrritory. The pride and workmanship of Local 654’s members is evident in just about every project throughout our jurisdiction. Any electrician who would like to become or is presently working as an electrician can join the IBEW Local 654. Where you start is determined by your qualifications including years of experience and schooling.
The TRUTH about Union Dues.
Dues are a common misconception for people. In order for any organization to survive it must have an income. Just as most of us pay to belong to a sportsman’s association, social club, or give to our church, we as workers’ pay a small amount to our union so we can continue to receive the benefits of being union. Dues are slightly above 6% of gross earnings and are tax deductible. *Some classifications working dues are less than 6%.
IBEW members working with Union Employers are provided fringe benefits unmatched by other employers. Health insurance benefits along with national and local retirement plans provide security for you and your family during your working years. Furthermore, this allows you to enjoy a dignified retirement following a very productive and rewarding career in the electrical industry. All pensions are based on retirement age of 58, you may be able to retire at age 55.
We provide Independence Blue Cross-Keystone East. The benefits are based on the hours worked. If you have the required amount of hours needed for benefits in a given quarter, you are eligible to receive the following benefits: $50,000.00 life insurance; Major Medical; Prescriptions through Express Scripts; Dental through Delta Dental; and, Disability coverage. These represent a snapshot of benefits under our plan. The required hours are 400 hours in a quarter to be eligible for coverage. All of the hours over and above 400 hours are converted into a dollar value and put into a dollar bank. Then those dollars accumulate and are accrued over time to a maximum of eight quarters of coverage in a bank. So, if you have a period of slow work or no work, the dollars in your bank can be utilized to cover your healthcare expense.
****Any questions or comments please contact
(610)-494-2820 ext. 18
Membership Development Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LU 654