IBEW Local 305
Powering the Northeast Indiana area since 1912
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    Upcoming Events
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jun 08, 2020
    Union Meeting
    Jul 06, 2020
    IBEW 305 136 Chambeau Rd Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
    RENEW Meeting
    Jul 06, 2020
    IBEW Local 305 136 Chambeau Rd Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
    First Aid/CPR
    Jul 11, 2020
    IBEW 305 136 Chambeau Rd Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jul 13, 2020
  • Organizing
    Updated On: Apr 07, 2020

    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?)


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