Welcome To IBEW Local 305 Fort Wayne, IN
 

      

 

The founders of the IBEW understood six basic points about

the construction industry that they applied to their efforts

to organize a national union. Each of these principles is listed

below. Also, each point poses a question that we must answer

today, just as our founders had to answer it a century ago.

 
 
 Construction is critically important to the national economy.

      (Who will ORGANIZE the supply of skilled labor?)

  • Construction is impossible without craft, skill and knowledge.

       (Who will CONTROL the supply of skilled labor?)

  • Construction employers generally lack the will and resources to train an adequate supply of skilled labor.

       (Who will TRAIN the supply of skilled labor?)

  • Construction is a boom-and-bust industry.

       (Who will MAINTAIN and REFER the supply of skilled labor?)

  • Construction employers come in many sizes.

       (Who will CONTROL the small work in the jurisdiction?)

  • Construction operates in a local market.

       (Who will ORGANIZE and CONTROLthe local costruction market?)

  

 

TYPICAL NON-UNION PAY CALCULATOR                          
                                 
What is your hourly rate?   $22.00                        
      TIMES                          
AND you work 40 hours a week 40                        
      EQUALS                          
THEN your gross pay is   $880.00                        
                                 
What do you pay per week for Insurance? $60.00                        
      DIVIDED BY                        
THEN at 40 hours per week    40                        
                                 
your insurance costs you per hour $1.50                        
                                 
How much do you give to your retirement                          
per week?     $40.00                        
      DIVIDED BY                        
THEN at 40 hours per week   40                        
      EQUALS                          
your retirement costs you per hour $1.00                        
                                 
Do you have other deductions per week such                        
as uniforms, life insurance, tools, etc? $15.00   If you have answered the questions correctly and entered the correct values then your Total Pay Package   
      DIVIDED BY   is this       $20.92            
THEN at 40 hours per week   40                        
      EQUALS     You may have other benefits that are not calculated for, if that is the case add them on top of your Total.  
THEN miscellaneous costs per hour are $0.38   Other benefits could include your insurance being paid for by the contractor, family insurance paid for by the
            contractor, etc. Be careful if thinking a take home van is a benefit for you, there are strict IRS rules that   
Then this is what you really make      govern the company and you as an employee for this. However, if it makes you happy use it. Simply divide  
per hour       $19.13   a yearly amount you think it's worth by 2080 hours and then add that number to the total package.  
                                 
                                 
How much does your contractor match or                          
pay into your retirement per year? 750                        
      DIVIDED BY                        
Based on 40 hours a week   2080                        
times 52 weeks a year                            
      EQUALS                          
YOUR  retirement benefit per hour is $0.36                        
                                 
How many vacation day's do you get? 10                        
      TIMES                          
THEN at 8 hours per day   8                        
      EQUALS                          
THEN your total vacation hours is 80                        
                                 
How many holiday's, personal or sick day's do you get                        
paid for?       7                        
      TIMES                          
THEN at 8 hours per day   8                        
      EQUALS                          
THEN your total holiday,personal and sick 56                        
hours are                                
YOUR vacation, personal, holiday and sick                         
hours equals     136                        
      TIMES                          
YOUR hourly rate is     $22.00                        
                                 
Your yearly vacation and holiday pay is $2,992.00                        
                                 
Based on 40 hours a week  DIVIDED BY                        
times 52 weeks a year   2080                        
                                 
YOUR vacation & holiday pay benefit $1.44                        
per hour is