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Increase in IBEW Per Capita Takes Effect January 1, 2014

Jan 10, 2014

Please take note that the Delegates of the 38th IBEW International Convention, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during the week of September 19 through 23, 2011, approved amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution.  Accordingly, effective January 1, 2014, there will be a per capita increase of two dollars ($2.00) to $17 for all members.

In accordance with Article IX of the IBEW Constitution, $17.00 per month from each member will be deposited in the General Fund.  However, the Local Union will not apply the increase until April 2014. This will allow sufficient time for various employers to update their payroll records given recent wage increases in various bargaining units.  Retroactive adjustments to dues are cumbersome and prone to error.  An updated schedule of dues rates for Federal Government and NAV CANADA members is available for download here .

The International President reminds us that the payment of monthly per capita and Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) contributions to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is a duty that is required of each individual member.  Moreover, as Financial Secretary, I am responsible for collecting and forwarding all per capita payments to the International Office in a timely manner.

This increase, although unpleasant, is required to maintain the current level of support from the International Office and the ongoing work of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

In Solidarity,

Daniel J Boulet
Business Manager / Financial Secretary