IBEW Local 1205
IBEW Local 1205

  • Upcoming Events

    The IBEW Constitution requires that: 1) Local Unions shall collect dues from members either monthly or quarterly in advance.
    May 01, 2024
    Executive Board Meeting
    May 10, 2024
    Gainesville Hall
    Examining Board Meeting - Appointment only, please see details
    May 10, 2024
    2510 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
    Regular Monthly Union Meeting
    May 10, 2024
    2510 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
    RENEW Committee Meeting
    May 17, 2024
    Gainesville Hall 2510 NW 6th Street Gainesville, FL 32609

    What We Do

    Click here to be contacted by a representative to discover what IBEW 1205 has to offer you and your electrical career.

    Already working in the Electrical trade and looking to become a part of our Union?

    Or do you want to improve conditions in your current job? Looking for fair pay, decent benefits, an opportunity to grow? On-the-job respect?

    A union of 750,000 members, the IBEW is the largest organization of electrical workers in North America. Our members work in nearly every part of the economy: construction, utilities, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroad and government.

    Formed in 1891, we have earned our reputation as the oldest, largest and most professional electrical union in the world. We are on the job at construction sites, power plants, factories, offices, shipyards, TV studios and rail yards.

    We know that there’s strength in numbers and have a proven path to help get results. By securing good wages, solid benefits and safer job sites, our union helps build a better road to the middle class for all working families.

    Who We Are

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

    The IBEW represents approximately 775,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.  The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

    As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights.

    Most of us have very limited bargaining power as one person, but as a group, we are strong. And, with a good negotiated contract, we have legal protections we would not have otherwise.

    Who We Represent

    Local 1205 represents workers in the electrical industry throughout North Central Florida, West Florida, and South Georgia.

    The objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are: 

    To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions, reasonable methods of work, To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry,  To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible),  To assist each other in sickness or distress,  To secure employment,  To reduce the hours of daily labor,  To secure adequate pay for our work,  To seek a higher and higher standard of living,  To seek security for the individual,  And, by legal and proper means to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.

    Click here to view our current working agreement.

    Payments and Book Re-signs

    Members are encouraged to make all payments and information updates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the secure online payment portal

    Anyone already enrolled in the Sick and Needy Fund will have that payment combined with the monthly dues in the payment portion. 

    For all spouses in EDBF, to log in the card number will be DB then the last four of the social. 

    Anyone interested in joining EDBF or the Sick and Needy Fund will need to contact the hall for initiation and then will be able to pay future payments online.  

    As a newly added feature, members may log in at anytime to view their position on the books.  All future biannual book re-signs will be completed through this portal as well.

    Local 1205 Voluntary Advertising Fund  

    Check out all the IBEW Local 1205 items available for the donation amount listed to the Advertising Fund.  Thank you for your donation to our Advertising Fund!   

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    The 401K offered through NECA/IBEW is now available to members wishing to make contributions. 

    To find out more, contact the IBEW Investments Department at 1-888-411-4239 or go to the NEFP website: www.nefp.org.

    Please complete and return this form to your employer's payroll department if you are interested in participating.  All forms and plan documents are available here.

    Latest News

    Meeting Date Changed

    At the April 5th Union Meeting a motion was made, seconded, and passed to move the May 2024 meeting to the 10th.  Therefore, the May 2024 Regular Union Meeting will be held at 7PM on Friday, May 10th.

    *This meeting date change also applies to the Executive Board (4PM) and the Examining Board (9AM).

    W.S. Brown and Clayton L. Graves Bream Fishing Tournament

    All members, retirees, and their families are invited to attend

    Saturday, April 13th

    6:30AM Breakfast

    Marjorie K. Rawlings Park

    18700 S County Road 325

    Cross Creek, FL 32640



    Effective for the month of March 2024 all active members will be enrolled in the Sick and Needy Fund and charged the additional $10.00/month unless they opt out.

    Updated Sick and Needy Fund Bylaws available on the website.  An email will be sent to all Active “A” members.  A text will also be sent to members registered through the website to receive texts.

    All recurring payments will be adjusted to account for the addition of the Sick and Needy Fund payment on the February 20th payment for the month of March.

    Click here to OPT OUT of the Sick and Needy Fund


    The Inside Working Agreement will expire on May 31st, 2024.  A special called meeting will be held on Friday, March 1st, after the 7PM Union Meeting to discuss upcoming negotiations.

    Any member unable to attend is invited to contribute to the discussion by submitting a request via the contact form.  Also, don’t forget to register at ibew1205.org for event and meeting reminders via text or email.

    Please also check the website calendar for any meeting date changes.


    1205 Union Meeting:  7PM EST first Friday of each month at the Hall

    Executive Board Meeting:  4PM EST first Friday of each month at the Hall

    Examining Board Meeting:  9AM EST first Friday of each month at the Hall

    RENEW Committee Meeting:  7PM EST third Friday of each month at the Hall

    Meeting dates and times may be changed in accordance with IBEW Local Union 1205's Bylaws:

    Article II, Meetings

    Sec. 1. Regular meetings shall be held once a month at the time and date as decided by the Local Union. The International Office shall be advised of the time, date, and location of regular Local Union meetings and also of any future changes. The membership shall be notified of any change in regular meeting dates.

    Sec. 2. Only the Business Manager or the Executive Board may call special meetings. The members shall be notified in writing (by mail, leaflets, in the Union newspaper, or on accessible bulletin boards) of any special meeting. No business shall be transacted at any special meeting except that for which it has been called.


    Motions were made, seconded and passed to schedule these dates during the January 5th, 2024 Union Meeting.  More specific times and details will be provided closer to the event dates.

    Bream Fishing Tournament: April 13th* date changed at 2/1/2024 meeting

    July Regular Meeting: July 12th

    Labor Day Picnic: August 31st

    Christmas Party & Pin Presentations: December 7th


    The Delegates of the 40th IBEW Convention, which was conducted in Chicago, Illinois, during the week of May 9 through 13, 2022, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution.  Accordingly, effective January 1, 2023, there will be an increase of two dollars ($2.00) for the per capita that is paid to the General Fund only.  There will also be an increase of two dollars ($2.00) in the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) contribution, which applies to “A” members only.  The following rates will apply to the international office portion of all monthly dues payments for January 2023, and thereafter:

    Effective July 1st, monthly dues shall be:

    Effective July 1, 2023:

    "A" Members

    Apprentice - $44.00 ($528.00 annually)

    Journeyman, Construction Wireman/Electrician, all other classifications- $48.00 ($576.00 annually)

    "BA" Members

    SVEC, CFEC & City of Ocala- $47.00

    Effective July 1, 2024:

    "A" Members

    Apprentice - $45.00 ($540.00 annually)

    Journeyman, Construction Wireman/Electrician, all other classifications - $49.00 ($588.00 annually)

    "BA" Members

    SVEC, CFEC & City of Ocala- $48.00

    ($576.00 annually)

    Effective January 1, 2025:

    "A" Members: 

    Apprentice - $47.00 ($564.00 annually) 

    Journeyman, Construction Wireman/Electrician, all other classifications - $51.00 ($612.00 annually)

    "BA" Members

    SVEC, CFEC & City of Ocala- $48.00

    ($576.00 annually)

    Effective July 1, 2025:

    "A" Members

    Apprentice - $48.00 ($576.00 annually)

    Journeyman, Construction Wireman/Electrician, all other classifications - $52.00 ($624.00 annually)

    "BA" Members

    SVEC, CFEC & City of Ocala- $49.00

    ($588.00 annually)



    Click here for information regarding the 40th IBEW Convention held in May of 2022


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2510 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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