IBEW Local 1205
IBEW Local 1205

  • Online Payments for Dues, Sick and Needy Fund, and EDBF

    Members are encouraged to make all payments and information updates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through this 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.  

    What We Do

    For more information on what IBEW 1205 has to offer you and your electrical career please complete the form by clicking on the contact button below.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    RENEW Committee Meeting
    Dec 15, 2023
    Gainesville Hall 2510 NW 6th Street Gainesville, FL 32609
    Office Closed for Holiday
    Dec 24, 2023
    Office Closed for Holiday
    Dec 25, 2023
    Office Closed for Holiday
    Dec 31, 2023
    Office Closed for Holiday
    Jan 01, 2024

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    Latest News

    We regretfully inform you of Bennie Brabham's passing on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.  He was a member of the Electrician's Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #143.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on November 20th.  Here is the link for the obituary posted below: https://www.woodlawnfuneral.org/obituary/Bennie-Brabham

    Electric Vehicle Charging Systems (EVCS-17), based on the 2017 NEC.-2nd Ed. Course

    This course serves as an instructional primer for the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) Certification Exam.  This course WILL help you prepare for the EVITP Certification Exam!  This is a self-paced course.  The course provides an introduction of charging products and associated equipment on the market today.  Electrical Workers completing this training go to work with the ability to implement best practices in areas such as charging station equipment, infrastructure site assessment, load calculation, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting.

    To complete the course you must have the prerequisite knowledge in how to read and navigate the National Electrical Code and understand how to complete residential and commercial load and voltage drop calculations.  There will be lessons presented to help refresh your memory on the process; however, this is not a Code or load calculations course.  Note: An additional Code course or additional time with an instructor may be required to successfully complete the EVITP certification exam if your knowledge and skills at performing load and voltage drop calculations needs refreshing.

    There is a quiz associated with each lesson.  To successfully complete the course, you must score a minimum of 75% on each lesson before being allowed to take the certification exam.  The quizzes are not available until you have completed the lesson in its entirety.  Once all lessons have met the minimum score requirement, you will be given a "successful course completion" certificate/document (PDF format), and you may then sit for the EVITP Exam.  

    The minimum score of 75% is required to pass the certification test.  Upon successful completion of the exam, the exam proctor will send the following information to EVITP:

    • First and last name of student
    • Classification (JW)
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • Test score (or pass/fall)
    • JATC name/local union number

    Currently, this certification is valid for 3 years.

    You must be current member of Local 1205 and classified as a JW. 

    You will need a 2017 National Electrical Code Book

    There will be 2 in-person class dates available if you should choose to attend:

    • April 15, 2023   8:00am – 12:15pm  (15 minute break)
    • April 22, 2023   8:00am – 12:15pm  (15 minute break)

    The final exam will be held on May 13, 2023 (subject to change)

    Cost: $82.00  *no additional exam fees are required*

    To get signed up for the class, please call 352-376-8375 or you may come in-person to the JATC,  2420 NE 17th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32609



    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.



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

    PowerNet Credit Union is the largest labor-based credit union in Florida and serves the Building and Construction Trade local Unions and their members throughout the state since 1961. Membership is open to all Florida building and Construction unions, their members, retirees as pensioners or annuitants of said local unions , spouses of members that died while a member, and organizations/affiliations of unions which includes employees of the unions and their families.
    The 401K offered through NECA/IBEW is now available to members wishing to make contributions.


IBEW Local 1205
2510 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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