Membership & Dues


Membership

There are two types of membership in the I.B.E.W. (Local 40), "A" and "BA"

“A” Membership:

  • Pay dues to the International Office and the Local Union
  • Entitled “retired” member benefits from the Pension Benefit Fund, including: upon the member’s death – a death benefit shall be payable in accordance with the IBEW Constitution, Article XI (Pension Benefit Fund)
  • All members who work for contractors in the construction branch of the electrical industry – both inside and outside, members who work for contractors who perform maintenance work, and International Officers or Representatives of the I.B.E.W. must maintain "A" membership. All other admitted members to the I.B.E.W. are "BA" members.

 

“BA” Membership:

  • Pay dues to the International Office and the Local Union
  • Do Not receive benefits from the International Office, only from the local union and/or their employer based on the CBA they work under.

 


Member Dues

Quarterly dues from members make it possible for the Local to function. The Local's scope of operation and its effectiveness are dependent on and limited to its available funds.

The quarterly dues payment is divided into two parts: the Local's portion, which is retained by Local 40, and the International per capita, which is set by and remitted to the International Secretary-Treasurer of the IBEW. (Currently, “BA” membership International per capita is set at $19 per month and will increase to $20 per month in January 2020. “A” membership requires an additional $19 per month – totaling $38 per month – effective January 2019) (Article IX of the IBEW Constitution). If you are laid-off, to maintain your membership in the IBEW, you are required to pay the International per capita portion of your dues to the Local, which remits that amount to the International Secretary-Treasurer of the IBEW. In addition to your International per capita, you have non-working dues with the local.

 

***Members are responsible for payment of their dues. The actual amount of your dues will vary depending on your membership type, hourly rate, and the number of days worked per month (within a quarter).***

For example, if you worked 6 or more days in a month, your dues would be calculated at the “full working dues” rate of 2% of straight time wages (+ I.O. per capita). However, if you worked 5 days or less in a month, your working dues would be calculated at the “partial working dues” rate of .575% of straight time wages (+ I.O. per capita). Lastly, if you did not work at all in the month, your working dues would be calculated at the “non-working dues” rate of .25% of straight time wages (+ I.O. per capita).

Full Working Dues:

  • 6 or more days worked in a month
  • calculated at the 2% straight time wage rate
  • + I.O. per capita

 

Partial Dues:

  • 5 days or less worked in a month
  • calculated at the .575% straight time wage rate
  • + I.O. per capita

 

Non-Working Dues:

  • no days worked at all in a month
  • calculated at the .25% straight time wage rate
  • + I.O. per capita

 

***Member Dues are to be paid on or before the 15th of the first month of each quarter, for work reflecting the previous quarter. If Dues are paid or received after the deadlines, a Late Fee will be assessed accordingly (See Late Fees section below for more information).***

For example, if a member is paying for January, February, and March (1st Quarter), their dues are to be paid on or before the 15th of January (1st Quarter). This dues payment will reflect the work history of October, November, and December (4th Quarter) and will show a paid thru date of March 20XX on the Dues Receipt, which means the member has paid for the quarter worked (4th Quarter) and will be current through the upcoming quarter (1st Quarter).

Quarters are divided as follows:

  • January, February, and March – 1st Quarter
    • Dues to be paid on or before January 15th

 

  • April, May, and June – 2nd Quarter
    • Dues to be paid on or before April 15th

 

  • July, August, and September – 3rd Quarter
    • Dues to be paid on or before July 15th

 

  • October, November, and December – 4th Quarter
    • Dues to be paid on or before October 15th

 

Dues Calculation:

Hourly Rate (i.e. $50.50) X 173.33 (straight time hours in a month) X (Full - 2% or Partial - .575% or Non - .25%) + I.O. (per capita)

(“A” Member per capita = $38 per month – effective January 2019“BA” Member per capita = $19 per month – effective January 2019)

***Each calculation is for one month of dues, Multiply by 3 or Add 3 Months Accordingly to calculate a complete quarter.***

 

For Example:

Working 6 days or more in a month (Full Dues - 2%)

Hourly Rate X 173.33 (straight time hours in a month) X 2% + I.O. per capita

For example: (NECA-IJW) – 50.50 x 173.33 (=8753.165) x 2% (=175.06) + I.O. (A=38.00, BA=19.00) = (“A”213.06) (“BA” 194.06)

 

Working 1 - 5 days in a month (Partial Dues - .575%)

Hourly Rate X 173.33 (straight time hours in a month) X .575% + I.O. per capita

For example: (NECA-IJW) – 50.50 x 173.33 (=8753.165) x .575% (=50.33) + I.O. (A=38.00, BA=19.00) = (“A” 88.33) (“BA” 69.33)

 

Unemployed or not working within Local 40’s jurisdiction per month (Non-working Dues - .25%)

Hourly Rate X 173.33 (straight time hours in a month) X .25% + I.O. per capita

For example: (NECA-IJW) – 50.50 x 173.33 (=8753.165) x .25% (=21.88) + I.O. (A=38.00, BA=19.00) = (“A” 59.88) (“BA” 40.88)

 

***Each calculation is for one month of dues, Multiply by 3 or Add 3 Months Accordingly to calculate a complete quarter.***

 

Late Fees:

1-3 Months Behind = $25.00

4-6 Months Behind = $50.00

7-9 Months Behind = $75.00

10-12+ Months Behind = $100.00

 

For example: 1ST Quarter Dues are to be paid by Jan. 15, which cover the working months reflecting Oct. Nov. Dec. and allow a member to be current thru March. If Quarter Dues are paid or received after the deadlines, a Late Fee will be assessed accordingly.

For more information on “full-working”, “non-working”, and/or “partial” dues, please contact the hall at (818) 762-IBEW (4239) or unionhall@ibew40.org.

 


 

Delinquency & Dropped Status

When a member is more than three months in arrears, the IBEW will suspend that member. (Any member in arrears for three months, but less than six months, may apply for reinstatement.) A member who is six months behind on dues may be dropped from the membership. If you are employed while in dropped status, or begin employment while in dropped status, you are in violation of the agreement. A letter may be issued to your employer stating your situation, and you may be suspended from wor

k, until you are able to get current with your dues. If you foresee an issue being able to pay your dues, please contact the hall, as we work diligently to assist the members.