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What's new! 

Volunteers needed!
I.B.E.W. is asking for members to show support for our Brothers & Sisters in Ohio's Nuclear Industry.
Please meet at the Ohio State House lobby, Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00 am.

The annual Chuck Bland Fish Fry will be June 7, 2019, starting at 3:00 pm. This is a 
members only event (CE/CW's and apprentices who are not yet members may attend).
Be sure to bring plenty of cash to purchase IBEW merchandise and raffle tickets.
Food will be served beginning at 4:30 pm.

IBEW Local 683 Education Fund
Applications for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Program are available. Applications must be received by July 1, 2019 to receive full consideration.  You can contact the Local 683 office, 614-294-4786, or the IBEW Local 683 Education Trust Fund office, 844-683-0683,  for the application. This scholarship is open to the children of Inside Journeyman Wireman and Journeyman Installer Techinicians who meet the proper criteria; 1) unmarried 2) under 30 years of age and 3) has been admitted  or is already enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution.

Annuity Open Enrollment
The month of May is Open Enrollment for the Plan B Annuity. You can also change back to Plan A if you are currently on Plan B. If you are an Inside Journeyman or a Journeyman Installer Tech, your are eligible to enroll or change your Plan. Forms are available at the Union Hall. Completed forms must be turned in to the Union Hall no later than Friday May 31. to be effective the the 2019-2020  Plan year. 
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Union Hall at (614) 294-4786.

The IBEW International Tournament is scheduled for 
June 5-7, 2019
Lexington, KY
To sign up contact Bob Garich - 614-277-9624, leave a message if necessary with your name and phone number.
Deadline to register is March 26th, 2019.
The Tournament for 2020 will be held in Augusta, GA.

It's that time of year again to sign up for the Golf League
Please contact Brian Hughes or Mike Kuhn as soon as possible. We only have 40 spots to fill.

Brian Hughes - 614-638-3646 or Mike Kuhn - 614-402-2215
League starts April 22nd at the Links of Groveport.
Tee times are 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(If you feel you can't make these times, sign up for the sub list)
Cost this year is $275.00. You will need at least $140.00  April 22nd.
The outing is scheduled for September 14th at the Players Club (Foxfire), 8:00 am shotgun start.

The first Union Meeting of the year will be January 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Per recent By-Law changes, we will only have one Union Meeting per month. This will be the second Thursday of each month with a start time of 6:00 pm.

2019 Dues Rates
Inside JW-CE/CW-Apprentices                                              

Quarterly - $123.09                                                            
6-Months - $246.18                                                             
Yearly - $492.36     
Tele-Data JIT-Cable Pullers-Apprentices             
Quarterly - $129.09                                                            
6-Months - $258.18                                                             
Yearly - $516.36                                              

*****Dues Payments*****
You can now pay your dues on our website. From the Member Info bar select Pay Dues. You will need your credit card number, the 3 digit security code, name, address and an email address to email the payment confirmation. Due to high merchant fees we will no longer accept Discover and American Express.

There is now an application available which will allow us to send instant messages to your phones. It is called Unionsgetit. It is available through the Apple App Store and through Google Play Store. You will need to enter our local number, 683, and your card number to get started.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents thousands of members in the US and Canada. IBEW Local Union 683 provides highly skilled electricians and technicians serving all of Columbus and central Ohio. Since 1891, we have been providing quality workmanship in the residential, commercial, industrial electric and telecommunications industries. Contact us today and let us show you what we have to offer and how we can help you and your company succeed. IBEW Local Union 683 received it's charter from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 5, 1924. Since then, IBEW Local 683 has provided quality craftsmanship to central Ohio. We are proud of our membership for the dedication, knowledge and skilled experience that they continue to provide. Are you an Electrician? Find out why you should join a Winning Organization where your talents will be appreciated and rewarded with fair pay and benefits.