Phone: 541-664-0800

IBEW Local 659
2019 Unit Conference attendees
LU 659 Executive Board and Staff
Vicki Williamson retiring from LU 659.
2019 Shop Steward/Utility Conference
2019 Shop Steward/Utility Conference
LU 659 members & Staff supporting our Brothers and Sisters at the City of Canyonville!
Tracker Bain receiving his $1,000 Electrician Sign on Bonus
Trevor Schissler taking his obligation at the Roseburg Meeting
Don Jackson receiving his 30 Year Service Pin
Joe Morningstar receiving his $250.00 check for referring Brother John Gist.
3 newly organized Journeyman Wiremen receiving their$1,000 bonus checks:
Brandon "Gus" Goodheart, Jason Keene and William "Billy" Burke. WELCOME TO THE IBEW!!
2019 Utility Conference
Mike Scarminach (BM), Jon Flegel (ABM), Lennie Ellis, (I.O. Rep), James Barber (CLPUD), Anthony Otto (SUB), Chris Canty (PP&L), Caleb Robbins (EWEB)
Sleeping quarters for the 23 LU 659 LCTT members working on the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
Wright Tree Service sent 23 LU 659 LCTT members plus one GF down to Paradise to work the Camp Fire
EWEB crews on their way to help restore and rebuild the electric system in northern California.
NV Energy door knocking "Vote NO on 3"
John O'Rourke, President of NV Energy, Gilbert Baker, Mathew McEntire, Lonnie Stephenson & Liz Schul
Chris Ford, Randy Campos and Craig Daly being sworn in @ the Medford Unit Meeting
Luke Moran
Eugene Utility Career Fair
Aaron Eisele, Brandon Eddie and Chris Valentine
Kameron Foglio and a student
Sub Apprentice, Ross A. and Kevin B.
Ed Walley with SUB
Contestant Jesse Livingston @ the Western States Electrical Contest

 Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch

Residential Wireman/Sound & Comm
Updated On: Sep 23, 2016






AVAILABLE FOR WORK LISTS:                                                                        


     Applicants who are in compliance with the requirements of the referral articles will be required to register required information on Books supplied by the Dispatcher.


Re-sign will be required in January of each year in the following manner:

1.             On any workday in January of each year, Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Union office, 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy, Suite 3, Central Point, Oregon.  Phone: 541/664-0804


2.         Or, at the Unit meeting in Klamath Falls, Roseburg, or Medford.


REMOVAL from the available-for-work list will occur when:


1.  Applicant fails to re-sign in January of each year.

2.  Applicant has been dispatched for over one (1) calendar week.

3.  Applicant has turned down or been unavailable for 3 job offers.

                   4.  Applicant voluntarily removes his/her self from the available list.


Applicants are responsible for keeping the Dispatcher informed, in writing of any change of address and/or telephone number where they can be reached.


REGULAR DISPATCH HOURS:                                                            9:00 a.m. to noon

                                                                                                                                   Monday through Friday


EMERGENCY DISPATCH:                                                                    All other times

                                                                                                                                      (No turn-down)


All qualified applicants can sign the out-of-work list.  This will require original registration in person at the union office, 4480 Rogue River Hwy, Suite 3, Central Point, Oregon.  Hours are Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., OR, at the Unit meeting in Klamath Falls, Roseburg, or Medford.   Applicants, once registered, may re-sign by telephone or in person during the period prior to re-sign in January of each year.

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 659




1.             Each applicant for referral shall be permitted to place his/her name on any inside work list that he/she qualifies for.  If you are registered on the General Journeyman list, you may have your name on the Residential list.  You must inform the dispatcher when taking a call from either list that you are on both, so your name will be removed from both.  If you have signed in person during the year on the General Journeyman list, you may call to put your name on the Residential list. 




2.            When the Union Dispatcher is unable to contact the applicant whose name is first on the out-of-work list, after making a reasonable attempt to do so, she/he may proceed to refer the next eligible applicant(s) in order of their place on the list.


3.             Any applicant who accepts employment offering one (1) week of work or less shall not, thereby, lose his/her position on the out-of-work list, provided they report themselves available for work to the union on the next regular workday after his/her termination.  An applicant who voluntarily quits, or is terminated for good cause in less than one (1) calendar week, shall be required to re-register on the out-of-work list.


4.             Any applicant accepting a work referral and, thereafter, not appearing at the time and place specified, shall notify the Union as soon as possible and shall be required to re-register with the Union.


5.             All applicants must provide the necessary proof of qualification to be placed in their appropriate group.


6.             An employee who has satisfied the standards established by this Referral Plan will retain (but not accumulate) his employment seniority under this Agreement in the following circumstances:


(1)        When an officer in this Local Union which requires full time in that office for specified period.


(2)        When an employee working for an Employer under the terms of this Agreement is assigned to a position outside the bargaining unit, but in the electrical industry.


(3)        When an employee is covered under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).


7.             Any inquiries regarding this referral procedure should first be directed to the Dispatcher assigned to administer referral.

8.            Referral procedures and rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Business Manager.  Any change  in the above procedures or rules, when posted, shall automatically become a part of this document.


Leonard Ellis

Business Manager and Financial Secretary

Dispatcher direct line:  (541) 664-0804

Fax:  (541) 664-0806

January 1, 2015

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