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What does it mean to belong to a union? It means you are not alone. Your wages, benefits and working conditions are protected by a legally-binding union contract. If your rights are violated on the job, your union stands with you. If your wages and benefits come under attack, your union defends you. These protections didn’t happen by accident. They are the result of union members standing together through many decades of collective action. This is your union. We can continue to improve wages, benefits and working conditions, but we need your participation. A good way to start is by becoming a member and attending the monthly Local 911 Unit Meetings.

If you are not a member, you are still fully covered by the collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated between your employer and the union, and the union is obligated to represent you.  Any benefits that are provided to you by your employer pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement (e.g., wages, seniority, vacations, pensions, health insurance) are not affected by your nonmembership. (If the union offers some "members-only" benefits, you might be excluded from receiving those.)  If you are not a member, you may not be able to participate in union elections or meetings, vote in collective bargaining ratification elections, or participate in other "internal" union activities.  However, you cannot be disciplined by the union for anything you do while not a member.

Membership and Dues Q&A

Q.  How much is the monthly dues? (Answer - BA membership dues are $42.00 per month. Deductions will be bi-weekly or $21.00 a pay period for 24 pay periods.)

Q.  How long will it take before dues are deducted from my paycheck.?  (Answer - Approximately one month after you submit the membership & dues deduction forms before dues are deducted from your paycheck.  It is very unlikely anyone who fills out the digital membership app now will see any deduction before August pay periods.)

Q.  I'm not comfortable filling out the membership online can I get a paper copy.  (Answer - Yes, click the button below to go to the Members Only section and to download the paper membership forms or see your site leads for a application.)

Q. I don't remember my date of hire.  (Answer - Use an approximate date)

“BA” members pay $42.00 per month.  "BA" members do not have life insurance or pension benefits like a "A" membership.  However, "BA" members have the same voting rights and privileges as “A” members, except on matters pertaining to the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund.

Because of the life insurance and pension benefits, an “A” member pays $19.00 more per month than does a “BA” member.   So what do I get as a "A" member?


  1. After six (6) months of membership & still an active member.....you will have: $6,250.00 death benefit; $12,500 if accidental death
  2. After retirement: Term Life Insurance only.  The term life insurance under the Pension Benefit Fund is paid up for life when a member retires.  $5,000 term life is reduced by the amount of pension payments paid to retiree to a minimum of $3,000.


  1. Early Retirement - $4.50/month each full year reduced by 6.66% for each year under 65.  Must be at least 62 years of age and a minimum of 20 years “A” membership.
  2. Normal Retirement - $4.50/month each full year in and after 1998.  Must be at least 65 years of age.  “A” members of the IBEW are eligible to apply for a normal retirement pension if they have five (5) or more years of continuous good standing at the time of their application for pension and have reached age 65.
  3. Disability Retirement - $4.50/month each full year of membership.  No age limitation so long as member has 20 years “A” membership.

There is no maximum amount of pension benefits an “A” member can draw.  Pension payments cease when member becomes deceased, unless he/she has taken a A Spouse=Option@ on retiring, in which case a proportionate amount of member=s pension will continue to be paid to spouse until he/she becomes deceased.  Surviving spouse benefits under the A Spouse=s Option@ are calculated at the time the member retires.

Example of "A" Member Pension Pay Out:

Right now it cost $19.00 per month extra for the “A” ticket.

  • $19.00 X 12 months = $228.00 per year x 20 years = $4,560.
  • When you retire with 20 years of membership and age 65, you get $4.50 per month X 20 years = $90.00 per month.
  • $4,560.00 (from above) ÷ $90.00 p/mo = 50.66 months ÷ 12 months = 4.22 months to recoup the difference in cost  between A and BA membership.

Remember the rules require 20 years to vest or age 65.  For some older that are planning on retiring early and don’t have the 20 years will have to continue to pay dues to the Local or take a Participating Withdrawal Card.  You can retire early and receive a 6.66 reduction for every year less than age 65, if you have the 20 years.

IBEW Online Membership Application

Hello Local 911,

Our membership drive is in full gear. We have a new digital membership application and dues deduction form that is now available online.  This application allows you to become members in just minutes.  Our IBEW organizers are also on board and will be helping with the membership drive and maybe reaching out via phone or email.  Once your application is received you will be assigned a member number. This membership card and number will be forwarded to you by mail.

Application for IBEW 911 membership - (Click The Button Below or use the QR code above)


Join Today.

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This is your union. We can continue to improve wages, benefits and working conditions, but we need your participation. .

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