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The Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratified

Posted on Mar 09, 2023 in General News


News from the Business Manager

The Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratified


Between the: 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 424 (IBEW) 


The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA)


I am happy to share some exciting news with you. The recent I.B.E.W. Local Union 424 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) vote has been a huge success, and I am thrilled to report that we achieved an incredible 58% voter turnout, which has exceeded any other voter turnout in recent history, with that said, it was also an overwhelming 77% in favour of the agreement.

This result is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the negotiation process, including our Bargaining Team and Union Representatives. It also demonstrates the strong commitment and solidarity of our Membership.

With this new Agreement, we have secured important improvements in our working conditions, wages, and benefits. We have also addressed several key issues that were of concern to our Membership.

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to everyone who participated in the voting process. Your voice has been heard, and your vote has made a significant difference in shaping our collective future.

As we move forward, I encourage all Members to stay engaged and active in our Union. Together, we can continue to build a stronger and more prosperous workplace for all.

Thank you again for your commitment to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 424 and our collective success.


Yours in solidarity,

Michael A. Reinhart

Business Manager/Financial Secretary





CSA Codes and Standards Survey

Posted on Feb 27, 2023 in General News

The International Vice President, Russ Shewchuk is asking for assistance from Members to take the following survey regarding The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) on Codes and Standards for the Electrical industry. The link to the survey can be found at:



Ratification Presentation

Posted on Feb 14, 2023 in Action Alert

Ratification Presentations will be held as follows:

IBEW Local 424 Special Called Meeting – FORT MCMURRAY

February 27, 2023, 8:00 pm. – 11:00 pm.

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre

424 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3R2


IBEW Local 424 Special Called Meeting - EDMONTON

February 28, 202, 7:00 pm. – 10:00 pm.

Wyndham Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre

4440 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2


IBEW Local 424 Special Called Meeting - CALGARY

March 1, 2023, 7:00 pm. – 10:00 pm.

HYATT Place Calgary Airport 

10 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E7Y5 


I.B.E.W. 424 Edmonton Retirees Meeting Schedule for 2023

Posted on Dec 28, 2022 in General News

I.B.E.W. 424 Edmonton Retirees

Meeting Schedule for 2023


Thursday January 19th at 1:00PM

Thursday February 16th at 1:00pm

Thursday March 16th at 1:00pm

All meetings are held at the Training Centre

The meeting in February will have representatives from the Employee Benefit Fund Administration Pension Division to answer questions regarding our pensions.


Unit I Meeting Dates

Posted on Dec 21, 2022 in General News

Attention All 424 Unit I Members:

The monthly meeting has changed from the 4th Saturday of every month to the 4th Wednesday of every month, commencing at 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.


Calgary Crib Tournament

Posted on Dec 16, 2022 in Events


IBEW 424 EWMC Meeting

Posted on Nov 22, 2022 in General News

Local 424 will be hosting an EWMC Meeting 

Nov 30th 2022

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

@ IBEW Local 424 Edmonton Meeting Hall


Music Mash Discount

Posted on Aug 26, 2022 in Events


Fort McMurray Meeting

Posted on Aug 16, 2022 in Events

ATTENTION : Fort McMurray Meeting will be located back at the Radison
435 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4K7


Member Scholarships

Posted on Jan 18, 2022 in General News

To All First District Local Unions
Season’s Greetings:
Once again, AIL and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, in conjunction with the IBEW First District, will be offering five (5) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to all IBEW members and their families that are in studies pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree.

An application (see attached) must be submitted into our office no later than February 11th, 2022 and must be accompanied by a brief essay (done by the applicant) outlining the benefits of belonging to the IBEW.

A random draw will be held at the First District Office on February 18th, 2022 followed by an announcement identifying the five winners.
Please share this opportunity with your Local Union members and encourage them to participate if they qualify.

Application is here


Stand Up for Skilled Workers

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 in Action Alert

December 3, 2021
RE: Tax deduction for skilled trades workers: Take 2 minutes to send a letter to your MP

Skilled trades workers have always had to travel for work, that’s why we’re called a journeyperson. Projects arise, are built, and are completed at different times in different regions across the country and in many of these cases, workers need to travel, sometimes great lengths, in order to go to work.
Right now, the cost to travel for work – mileage, accommodations, food – aren’t tax deductible for skilled trades workers in the construction industry and aren’t always covered by an employer. When costs aren’t covered by an employer, skilled trades workers in the construction industry should receive the same treatment under the Tax Act as the white-collar workers who can claim those same out-of-pocket expenses.
We need your help today; please take 2 minutes to send a letter to your Member of Parliament asking that they support a Skilled Trades Workforce Mobility Tax Deduction.
The IBEW and Canada’s Building Trades Unions need your support to ensure the federal government and opposition parties live up to their campaign promises to introduce and pass legislation that ensures tax fairness for workers in the Building Trades.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
In solidarity,
Tom Reid
International Vice President
cc: International Representatives
IBEW System Council #11


Robert J Watson Bursary

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in General News


Mayoral Candidates Forum

Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Events


Take Action on Bill 67 NOW

Posted on Jun 30, 2021 in Action Alert


IBEW 424 Vubiz Online Training

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Members

IBEW Local 424 has renewed their subscription for online courses through VuBiz for
another three years covering subjects from WHMIS 2015 for Workers, to Microsoft
Office 2010 to Back Safety to Basic Finance to VuKidz courses and more. A number of
these courses are authored in French. The courses will be available to you and your
friends and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . Be sure to take advantage of
as many courses as possible. We hope that you and your friends and family members will find
several courses that will address both your needs and interests.

To start your learning experience, go to:

Every time that you sign on, you will need to enter:

The IBEW Password which is: IBEW2

Your Membership Card Number: That is the number on your IBEW Membership Card
for example 1234567, A123456 or D123456. If you do not know your Membership Card
Number or do not have one, you can use any unique number such as your home phone
number or postal code without any spaces for example 4169492211 or L3P4R9.

The First time that you sign on, you will need to enter a little extra information so that
VuBiz can set you up.

Membership Card Number (confirmation): This is to confirm the information that you
keyed above.
First Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return.
Last Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return.


Dues Payment Methods

Posted on Oct 02, 2020 in General News

Due to Covid-19 and Many staff working from home we have updated our dues payment methods.



1.  Call in with a Visa and MasterCard

2.  Call in with a Debit Visa and Debit MasterCard

3.  Mail a Cheque

4.  Mail a Money Order

5.  Call in with a Prepaid Credit Card [Not Vanilla and Not the CC that say you must be “present” to use them]

6.  EFT [money transfer] NEW as of October 2, 2020

                -Email [email protected]

                Please Include

                -First and Last Name

                -Contact Number

                -Card Number

                -$ amount

7.  Cash can be taken at the Edmonton Office by booking an appointment

8.  Dues Receipts can be emailed or mailed


Remote Workers Survey

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Surveys

EHRC Remote Working Survey


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