Those Brothers, who formed our Union at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, were dreamers. They staked their future on the premise that, if all the electrical workers stuck together, they would get a better way of life. They did not know, back then, whether this would work or not; but they stuck their necks out and today there is an organization from those “seeds of unionism” that we think they would be proud of.

A word about Local 217 turning into Local 46. There is no record of why the Local’s number was changed; many thought that Local 217 was forced to change its number because of the Reid-Murphy split. But the International Union did not force Locals to change their numbers, and no other Local in Washington changed their number. One can only surmise that members at the time may have felt a lower number would have some advantage, but that is pure speculation on our part.

For one hundred years now, electrical workers have been coming through the doors of IBEW Local 46 looking for a chance at a better way of life, through decent wages and working conditions and the opportunity to learn and advance in their chosen industry.

You will not find many names of individuals on these pages; the Committee wanted this to be about Local 46 and the members who make up the Union. Local 46 has had some exceptional leaders in our history, but the real character of this Union is the Rank and File members who, for over one hundred years, have remained steadfast to the Union cause and the electrical industry. This is whom the history is dedicated to.

The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Committee should be thanked for the work they did in 1989. They provided a boilerplate for these pages, and the Seventy-Fifth Committee took excerpts from the minute books and assembled them in a booklet. This history has done a little more by assembling some Seattle history, and at times, national history, to give context to the periods of the times.

From 2013 to 2014, the Local worked with the University of Washington Labor Archives to house all of our historical documents so they are never lost and so that members have access. The General Meeting, Executive Board, and Unit Meeting minutes have been digitized in order to allow members and the general public access to these documents.

At the end of these pages, you will find an aide to assist you in locating any and all documents that Local 46 has housed at the University of Washington. The documents that are housed in the archives go through the mid 1970’s; in ten years time we will turn over another ten years worth of documents. We want to thank the staff at the Labor Archives for their assistance throughout this entire process.

The 2014 Anniversary Committee of Local 46

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BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE ASSIGNMENTS
AREA WAGE REPORTS - ALL CONSTRUCTION UNITS

PARKING ZONE AREA MAPS

TOWN HALL ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK

MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES

REST PERIOD MOU 1/26/2024

PSEW HEALTHCARE UPDATE FOR MEMBERS
FEBRUARY 2024

residential unit meeting start time- update 3/4/24
Travel Card Review Applicants 3/12/24
03-04-2024 Adrian Corona memorial service
LOCAL 46 46 Women's Committee TIE-DIE EVENT
02/26/2024 IBEW Local 46: Rally for our rights next wednesday February 28th
02-21-2024 ibew local 46 and fairway mortgage presents: homebuyer seminar
02-20-2024 IBEW LOCAL 46 ELECTRICIANS IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PORT OF SEATTLE
02-14-2024 Local 46 easter egg hunt event
02-12-2024 Port of Seattle electricians are bannering for equitable pay
02-05-2024 / 2024 swag contest info!
02-05-2024 new committee message to members from sean bagsby
02-02-2024 MESSAGE REGARDING INSIDE WIRE NEGOTIATIONS SURVEY
01-29-2024 site rest period + inside wire survey message from sean bagsby
01-19-2024 Monthly Town Hall reminder! (Jan. 22)
01-18-2024 2024 limited hawaiian T-SHIRTS 2.0 flyer!
01-16-2024 retiree pendant keychain flyer!
01/10/2024 snow closure protocol for gpsew classes!
01-02-2024 BIM CLASSES AT LOCAL 46 FLYER
12-28-2023 electric vehicle evitp INFRASTRUCTURE training program
12-27-2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LOCAL 46!
11-02-2023 valley electric phone policy update
10-13-2023 (gpsew) foreman by-name call & valid first aid card notice!
updated referral rules- effective 10-6-2023
08-02-2023 open position in the bylaws committee
06-21-2023 IBEW 46 FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE NOTICE
05-01-23: IBEW Local 46: A discussion on prefabrication.
04-25-2023 member traveler opportunity wages
02-22-23 - idaho trial board results

UNIT REPORTS

BROADCAST REPORTS

HVAC REPORTS

MARINE UNIT REPORTS

REMINDER NOTICE:
THE MARINE UNIT MEETING WILL BE MOVING BACK TO
THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 5 PM IN THE EXECUTIVE BOARD ROOM

OTHER REPORTS

02-07-2024 LIMITED ENERGY FEBRUARY 2024 REPORT

12-11-2023 LOCAL 46 JOB SITE VISITS NOVEMBER 2023

11-29-2023 BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

RESIDENTIAL REPORTS

02-29-2024 residential solidarity night flyer
05-04-2023 RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE UPDATE

SOUND & COM / LIMITED ENERGY REPORTS

03-04-2024 New T-shirts for the Limited Energy members!
-"ATTENTION LIMITED ENERGY:
IMPORTANT CONTRACT UPDATES AT THE UNIT MEETING, WEDNESDAY 3/6/24 AT 5:30 PM, NEW SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING!"​

 

02-19-2024 survey & meeting reminder
01-29-2024 negotiations reminder

01-03-2024  JANUARY 2024 LIMITED ENERGY REPORT

STOCKMAN REPORTS

12-05-2023 stockman wage and meeting message for december 2023

WIRE UNIT REPORTS

02-27-2024 Second survey coming up on feb 28th message
02-09-2024 inside wire unit message from sean bagsby 
08-03-2023 INSIDE wire unit wage report (2023-2024)

DISPATCH REPORTS & NOTICES

updated referral rules- effective 10-6-2023
09-29-2023 DISPATCH REFERRAL RULES, JULY 2023
09/08/2023 AGREEMENT UPDATE
november 2023 dispatch report
OCTOBER 2023 DISPATCH REPORT
SEPTEMBER 2023 DISPATCH REPORT
AUGUST 2023 DISPATCH REPORT
Work opportunities update (05-30-23)
TRAVELING INFORMATION 
DISPATCH NOTICE REGARDING RE-SIGN
10-19-22: CWA/PLA Priority hire referral rules update from bryan Johnson
09-26-2022 IBEW LOCAL 46: HOW PRIORITY HIRE WORKS (PT 1)
06-01-22_SB_BREAKTIME RULES NOTIFICATION
Seattle Times op-ed: This discussion has been ongoing for a long time and is a critical component to ensure that IBEW will be able to secure Electric Vehicle Charging work!!! Make sure to take that EVITP course!!! Please see the link below! - Keith Weir 
Environmental justice in WA starts with cleaner cars and trucks | The Seattle Times
anew apprentice resource center link
urban league construction trades program link

long term care & FAQ

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH!

Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) – Frederick Simmons Seattle Chapter Monthly meeting:
First Thursday of each month at Kent Hall at 5PM.
For more info, please contact Chapter President ANTONIO BUTLER "TONY": ANTONIO@IBEW46.COM or 253-395-6508. 
For meeting and activity info, please CONTACT CHAPTER RECORDING SECRETARY CHRISTIAN EAFLEHEAD AT christianeaglehead2019@gmail.com 

 

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