IBEW Local 1205
IBEW Local 1205

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    What We Do

    Looking for a skilled career in the electrical industry?

    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, To promote reqsonable 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.

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    Brothers and Sisters,

    Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases, including two positive cases in our office staff at Local 1205, as of today it is necessary to close the office through the rest of the 2020 calendar year with hopes of reopening Monday, January 4th, 2021.  The January 2021 regular monthly meeting has also been cancelled.

    Every effort will be taken to handle business from our homes via email.  Please use the contact us form on the top of this webpage for all inquiries including dues payment requests.  Recurring payments will still be run on Monday the 21st for all individuals who have already signed up for this option.  All other dues payments will be processed when the office reopens on January 4th.

    We encourage members making payments directly, including those who make EDBF payments only, to utilize the recurring payment option whenever possible.  A form is available on the website for members who are logged in or by contacting the hall.

    In efforts to reach each member more efficiently please register on our website.  To receive text messages make sure to select your current cell phone provider when registering.  Here is the link to register: http://www.ibew1205.org/?zone=/unionactive/user_signup.cfm

    Please take care of yourselves and your families and stay healthy during this holiday season.  


    Lanny Mathis

    Business Manager

    My family and I would like to thank everyone for the love and brotherhood expressed during our time of grief. It is amazing to know that when bad things happen you have people who care. 

    My Brother has asked me to spread the word about domestic violence. If you or someone you love is not in a safe place, get out or get some help.

    Brothers and Sisters, the Holidays are not always a happy time for everyone, especially this year. With Covid 19 causing family separation issues, with the country divided by our politics, with depression carried by some during the holiday season it is easy to feel unnoticed or un-cared for.

    Please remember that the kind word that you take the time to say may be the thing that makes a world of difference to someone.

    Lanny Mathis

    Business Manager

    Former Vice President and current 14 year member of 1205 Brother Paul Martin is in need of a kidney. He is currently on the waiting list to receive a kidney however as many of us already know this process is long and time is not promised when dealing with this disease. Here is how you can help

    1. If you feel compelled to give the gift of life to a fellow brother in need please contact IBEW 1205 Union Hall at (352)376-7701. At the hall we have packets that will explain the donor process and see if you meet the eligibility requirements.

    2. SHARE THIS POST!!!, The more people we reach the better chance of finding a match for Paul. The donor is out there we just need to find him/her

    Thank you

    On July 22, 2020, Brandon Gaskins was in an accident.  He is in critical condition in Gainesville.  Brandon is an employee of the City of Live Oak and is represented by Local 1205.  A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide financial assistance to his wife and two small children.  Here is the link for that page:https://www.gofundme.com/f/brandon-gaskins

    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.

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
2510 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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