January 2014 Newsletter


Annual Building Corp. meeting:  Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:00 AM.   Place: 5200 Midland Road.

IBEW Chili Cook-Off/Feed:  Due to lack of interest, this event has been postponed indefinitely. 

TAXES – IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN – Call or stop by for your 2013 Yearly Dues and Assessments Report for taxes.



Tad Hoke                             406-861-7255  

Nick Allen                             406-794-4511

Murray Porter                    406-371-5807



Kevin Titus          YECO     406-281-1384

Dave Hawkins     T.S.E       406-256-8200

Brent Burton      CEI          406-748-4048



2014 Pocket planners are now available at the Local.

Hoodies, men’s T’s, ball caps and knit hats are all on order and will be available soon.

No-Dogs are available for $13.50 and we have  Mag-Levels for $32.


Proposals for the Billings Inside and Residential agreements will be on February 15th, immediately following the Annual Building Corp. meeting. Proposals for the Bozeman Inside and Residential agreements will be on February 19th, following the regular Bozeman Unit meeting. Outside proposals will be February 8th at 9:00 AM at Local 532 Training Center, 5200 Midland Road.

REMEMBER*** All Proposals must be submitted in writing prior to the start of the meeting. 

V.O.C. (Volunteer Organizing Committee)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have some organizing goals that I need help with, that is why I would like to start a volunteer organizing committee.  We would meet monthly and try some different ways on reaching out to non-union workers.  If you’re interested in helping out please give me a call.  Thank you for your support in this new position.  I look forward to visiting and working with all of you in the future.


Nick Allen, Membership Development


Delegates to the 38th IBEW International Convention approved amendments to Article IX, Section 2 of the IBEW Constitution.

The monthly per capita tax for each member, including each member on Participating Withdrawal Card shall be as follows:

1/1/14:  $17.00         1/1/16: $17.00 (18.00)*

* In accordance with the action of the 38th Convention, the International Secretary-Treasurer is authorized to increase the per capita tax rate an additional one dollar ($1.00), effective January 1, 2016 should the I.B.E.W. fail to meet membership growth projections (1% annually) as of June 30, 2015, as reported in the Calibre CPA Group, PPLC Financial Forecast and Projections.


CONTINUING EDUCATION:  There have been six (6) Classes scheduled this year to date with more classes to follow as soon as enough people sign up.  If you wish to attend any of the classes listed here or classes listed on our website, please call the hall and reserve your spot.

DMM Principles, 8 hrs Code, 1/18/14 – FULL

HV Terminators, 4 hrs Indstry., 2/20/14

Transformers, 8 hrs Code, 3/1/14 – FULL

A-Z Electrical Refresher, 8 hrs Code 3/22/14

2014 Significant Code Changes Pt. 1, 8 hrs Code, 4/5/2014

C-STOP as needed…

2014 Significant Code Changes, Pt. 1, 8 hrs Code, Sat. 1/25/14 (Bozeman)

Upcoming Agreement Opening Dates:

Bozeman InsideOpens 3/1/14

Bozeman ResidentialOpens 3/1/14

Billings InsideOpens 3/1/14

Billings ResidentialOpens 3/1/14

MT Outside Line/Gas: Opens  03/01/14

R.O.S.I. – Opens 5/1/2014

LOOKING TO BE AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR?  Local 532 will be bringing in Pro Union Consulting to put on a 3 day Contractor Business Course for current and future Union Electrical Contractors. This class ranges from building a business plan for success to utilizing grants, rebates, and tax credits for solar and lighting and everything in between.  If you are looking to become a Union Electrical Contractor, this class will help get you started in the right direction.  If you are already a Union Electrical Contractor, you will still gain valuable information from this class.  Class size is limited and a $100 deposit will be required which will be refunded to you upon completion of the training.  This class is scheduled for May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2014 here at the Local 532 Training Center.   For more information, please contact the Hall.

ATTENTION ALL EIGHTH DISTRICT PENSION FUND ANNUITY PLAN PARTICIPANTS:  The Local has scheduled an investment education meeting with Prudential on April 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Local 532 Training Center.  More information on this will be forthcoming.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP the Local so that we may have an accurate count.


Thanks to all of you and we hope you have a safe and happy 2014.

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