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International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill, a transformative trade unionist who modernized and shepherded his beloved IBEW through one of the deepest and most painful recessions in history, died Saturday, Dec. 1. He was 81. 

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                                       

We will have our annual Christmas party at the Union Meeting on December 13, 2018. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm. Those CW's, CE's, Apprentices and Cable Pullers who are not yet members may attend the party beginning at 7:00 pm. Food and Beverages will be served!
Union Sportsman Alliance will be raffling off a Remington 380 handgun.


IBEW Local 683 Annuity Fund "Annual Self-Directed Plan Open Enrollment"

Tuesday, December 4th, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Board of Trustees of the IBEW Local 683 Profit Sharing Annuity Fund is pleased to announce the Education Meetings for the Fidelity Investments Self Directed Program. Open Enrollment will begin December 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019. This is intended for those considering moving to the self-directed plan and provides an overview of the Self-Directed Programs features and investment options.

The session will be held in the Industry Board Room, on the 2nd floor across from the Benefits office at 939 Goodale Blvd. Seating is limited, so please call the Benefit Office at 614-421-0600 or 800-345-5905 to reserve a seat. Guests are also welcome, just be sure to mention them when you rsvp.

Years of Service Recognition

At the Union meeting, Thursday, December 13, 2018, we will be presenting certificates and service pins to all those members who have completed 15 and 20 years of service. If you do not attend the Union meeting, certificates will be mailed and you can stop by the office to pick up your service pin.

 Fifteen Years 

Dustin Bobo, Sean Campbell, Brian Crompton, Joseph Curry, Richard Gaither, Anthony Hartley, Stephen Honzo, Amy Kirby, Anthony Lambert, Josh Saling, Derek Shaffer, Michael Snavely, Joseph Stahl, Tracy Starcher, Derek Swingle. 

 Twenty Years

Kevin Beery, James Bloomfield, David Booth, Clarence Brown, Nickolas Brown, Gregory Clonch, John Cofman, Timothy Crothers, Jeffrey Culp, Rodney Devore, Charles Euton, Christopher Evans, Andrew Fagan, Patrick Fagan, Steven Falk, Brian Foster,  Dale Gayhart, Michael Geist, Brian Gilliam, Roger Gilpin, Rod Griffey, Robert Hawkes, Phillip Hooten, Michael Howard, Brian L. Jones, Tracy Kates, Robert Ledford, Paul Lownie, Vlajko Macanovic, Andy McGraw, Jeremy Milburn, Kenneth Milburn, Michael Mirones Sr.,  Donald Monroe, Christopher Overly,  Walter Patrick, Warren Patten, Kenneth Paulson, Michael Ponder. Phillip Price, Norman Rice, Rodney Ridenbaugh, Frank Shortridge, Michael Spezialetti, Daniel Stegler, Ryan Stenson, Brian Taylor, Joseph Thompson, Rhett Vastine, John Whitt, Demario Wofford.

Per my conversation with the representative of Rickenbacker Air Force Base who we coordinate with the distribution of bicycles through the "Bicycles for Veterans Kids Fund", the Christmas Extravaganza will not be held this year.  This is the event where we donate the bicycles, usually right after Thanksgiving Day.  Normally, they would store, assemble and distribute the bicycles to the kids. This year, I'm informed, this event has been "CANCELLED" due to the hangar where this event is held, is undergoing a complete remodel, upgrade and revamping for our troops, plus the fact of a possible government shutdown. So, as of October 9th, 2018 we "WILL NOT" be taking any donations of bicycles and/or monetary donations for bicycles this season or year. The "Big Brass" at RAFB has decided to "NOT" have extra holiday events for the kids this year but our veterans are still being deployed overseas during the holiday. The personnel that I deal with wish to express their "grateful thanks" for our past participation and will stay in touch in case situations change. Any questions, call Chuck Thompson at 614-535-8052.          

*****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.