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    • Where Knowledge, Skill and Professionalism Meet

      Situated in the "the valley of the sun" IBEW Local 769 is the proud home of all IBEW Outside Line Construction workers in Arizona, employees of UniSource Electric, Mohave Electric Co-Op, Frontier Communications, Griffith Power Plant, and AT&T/DIRECTV.

      769 is the go-to location for employers when outside power requirements need to be met.  Our members are trained to a high standard and conduct business in a professionally efficient, thorough and safe manner.  We uphold the high standards of the IBEW’s Code of Excellence to ensure that our signatory contractors are successful and achieve significant bottom-line advantages for the future of their business.

      769 is the go-to location for employers when outside power requirements need to be met.  Our members are trained to a high standard and conduct business in a professionally efficient, thorough and safe manner.  We uphold the high standards of the IBEW’s Code of Excellence to ensure that our signatory contractors are successful and achieve significant bottom-line advantages for the future of their business.


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      T & D TODAY AND TOMORROW

      The NECA/IBEW team is well prepared to handle all of Arizona’s transmission and distribution needs. The team brings the skills required to confidently install the lines that move power from plants to factories, businesses and homes nationwide. Each member pursues this critical work with the knowledge that only comes from years of training and experience. 

      Whether building new lines, rebuilding existing ones or providing immediate restoration assistance in times of disaster, the work of the NECA/IBEW team is meticulously completed safely and efficiently.  Their work becomes even more crucial as the demand for electricity steadily grows, as an aging infrastructure needs rebuilding and as renewable power generation sources, such as wind and solar, grow, requiring a greater transmission and distribution investment.  The NECA/IBEW team assures you that the investment is well spent.


      Local 769 utilizes The Southwestern Line Constructors Apprenticeship and knowledgable Journeyman Lineman for the training of our apprentices.  The Southwestern Line Constructors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program was created to provide quality apprenticeship and training programs for the Outside Electrical Construction Industry. Their focus is clear and unwavering: they are committed to producing the industry's finest craftsmen, and have met employers training needs for nearly a half century. This program covers the states of Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

      Interested apprenticeship applicants should visit their website at www.swlcat.org


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      Repeal of Tax Hike on Union Members

      A bill to repeal a new tax on union dues and unreimbursed job expenses has stalled in the Senate, a significant financial blow to many working families and union members. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, would reverse a little-publicized hike in the 2017 tax bill.
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      12 Things We've Learned About the GOP Tax Bill

      12 Things We've Learned About the GOP Tax Bill AFL-CIO Staff  April 16, 2018 President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans rushed to pass the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, leaving very little time for public scrutiny or debate. Here are a few things we have learned since the GOP tax bill passed. 1.
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      Anti-Worker Lawyer Appointed to Chair

      Management lawyer John Ring was appointed chairman of the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, one day after the U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him as an NLRB member. Ring’s appointment returns control of the five-seat board to a GOP majority that has already shown its determination to destroy Obama-era rules protecting workers’ rights.
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      Numbers Tell the Story: Indiana’s Repeal

      Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana in 2015 when the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature passed a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws, arguing the measure would save taxpayers money without cutting workers’ salaries. Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015.
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      Rebuilding Paradise: IBEW Crews Bring Light,

      As cruise ships began to return to St. Croix last November, tourists seemed surprised to see so many work crews busy on the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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