News & Events
The May 6, 2020 Union Meeting has been canceled due to Illinois social distancing rules.
IBEW Local 117 Union Meeting shall take place on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 7:00pm. State of Illinois social distancing rules apply.
In response to the release of the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) on Monday March 16 that was designed to address the current national public health emergency and to provide guidance for our industry, we have received a number of questions.
The attached NDERA Questions and Answers has been written to address the questions we have received from the field to date and the guidance is intended to answer as many of those questions as possible. These questions and answers are subject to being revised by NECA and the IBEW as often as necessary.
The questions and answers have been vetted and reviewed by both IBEW and NECA Leadership including IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, IBEW International Secretary Treasurer Kenny Cooper, NECA President Larry Beltramo and NECA CEO David Long. Additionally, these Questions and Answers have also received legal review from the legal counsels of both organizations.
To review these questions and answers please use the following link.
Joint NDERA QandA
The following letter will also be in a mailing sent out Monday, March 23 to each member of IBEW Local 117.
Please find the attached agreement between the IBEW and NECA regarding these rapidly changing times.
IBEW and NECA COVID Agreement
Here is a link to the FMCP information about hours adjustments and eligiblity.
Important Information about Coronavirus and Your Benefit Plan
Here are some links to guidelines for safe practices during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) event.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Symptoms of COVID-19
CDC guidelines for COVID-19
As of July 1, 2019, Local 117 referral policy is going to a web-based bid system (we will no longer be calling you for available jobs).
Please review the attached policy.
Any questions please contact IBEW Local 117 for assistance.
For Non-members interested in potential solar opportunities or the electrical industry, please utilize the wepoweramerica.org site.
Attention: Do not use any Quest drug testing facilities. Quest has been contracting non-union electrical contractors at their facilities. Please use the following testing facilities or use this link to find other available facilities:
Lab Corp - Crystal Lake
5911 Northwest Highway
Hours: 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm
Lab Corp - Elgin
1710 North Randall Rd.
Hours: 9am- 11am and 2pm- 4pm