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      By now you should have received correspondence from the Eighth District Benefit Fund and HMS requesting that you verify your dependents eligibility to continue healthcare coverage. They are requiring you to submit documents showing proof of eligibility for each dependent. It is imperative that the fund has accurate information and these required documents have to be submitted by February 19, 2021. If you did not receive the letter or have further questions please contact the fund immediately at 844-989-321.

      As we welcome 2021, a year many of us have been waiting for, we will continue to protect and work to grow the organized labor movement for workers in Idaho and beyond. Our strength as Union members will continue to grow as our organizing efforts continue as a top priority. Making workers and their families lives better will always be at the forefront of our existence.

      January will see legislative sessions starting up and we will need to recognize threats to weaken our unions and educate ourselves on these issues to overcome these attacks. Paying attention to politics is not always easy or fun, but it is so important in all we do, and we need to know and act when our beliefs and ideals are being jeopardized.

      Hopefully in this New Year, we will soon see a return to our in-person monthly meetings and all other committee meetings and events. We can all help to get there by following CDC and State and Local health ordinances. Protect yourself, protect others, wear a mask when required.

      IBEW Local 291 Closing

      Due to the recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases in our area, Governor Little’s move back to Stage 2, the recent Public Health Emergency Order instituted by Boise Mayor McLean, and to do our part to slow the spread of the virus, IBEW Local 291 will be closed to all foot traffic until further notice. Our website has forms needed to sign the out of work list and/or resign the books. Please follow all directions carefully. All job referrals will be handled electronically. If you need assistance of any kind phone calls and emails will still be answered as received in an order as best can be handled. Thank you for your understanding.

      Governor's Updated Stage 2 Order

      Boise Mayor McLeans' Public Health Emergency Order


      Southwest District Health Website


      Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette

      and Washington Counties.

      Southwest District Health Covid-19 Dashboard

      Central District Health Website


      Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties

      Central District Health Covid-19 Dashboard

      ONE IDAHO!

      Take The Pledge To Keep Idaho Open

      Take Your Pledge Here!

      IBEW International President

      Lonnie Stephenson

      Speaks About Covid-19


      IBEW Summary of COVID-19 Legislation

      http://www.ibew291.org/Modules/IBEW Summary of COVID-19 Legislation.docx

      Employee Rights under the Families First

      Coronavirus Response Act


      Union Member Discount 

      The Meridian Carhartt store is offering discounts

      to all Members with proof of membership. 

      the store is located at 3424 E.Longwing Lane

      Meridian ID 83646

      Monthly Re-sign
      For the month of December there were (56) individuals that failed to Re-sign. If you wish to stay on the out of work list you must Re-sign monthly Between the 10th and the 16th of each month.
      Action Center
      Young Workers
      RENEW-Reach out and Engage Next -gen Electrical Workers.Attend Local 291 RENEW Meetings and stay invigorated in the future of organized labor. Meetings are second Thursday.
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      291 Riders Club

      Due to the State of IDAHO moving back into Stage #2.

      All Future meetings and rides will be canceled.


      In November we will be choosing national leaders who will run our country for the next four years. But more importantly, we should be focusing on the candidates that will be making decisions in Idaho for the next two years. Be an informed voter and choose the candidates in your area who will support organized labor, our pupose, our beliefs, and our families. Click on the links below for more information.

      Idaho AFL-CIO 2020 endorsements

      Unemployment Information
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