Phone: 17574802812
Tidewater Electrical JATC

Est. 1945
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated On: May 25, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I receive any health or pension benefits?

A: Yes.  IBEW Local Union #80 has negotiated the following Benefits:

  • Family Health Insurance Coverage at no cost to employee
  • 3% gross payroll Company contribution Retirement Pension (all apprentices & journeymen)
  • 7% gross payroll Company contribution Retirement Pension (2nd year and above)
  • $1 per hour Company contribution Annuity Pension (2nd year and above)
  • National Pension Retirement Plan (When an apprentice becomes a member of IBEW Local Union # 80)
  • Credit Union Savings Plan 4% of gross weekly payroll is automatically deducted and deposited into your personal credit union account. (all apprentices and journeymen)

Q: Do I have to pay any union dues in the IBEW / NECA-sponsored program?

A: Yes.  IBEW Local 80 has a working assessment of 5%. Each apprentice and journeyman sign authorization card allowing your employer to automatically deduct the assessment and submit it to the local union. The International office dues are $40.70 per month upon becoming a member of IBEW Local Union 80.

Q: Will I have to attend school?

A: Yes.  All apprentices are required to attend 77 three-hour sessions of related classroom instruction two evenings a week starting the Wednesday after Labor Day each year. There are occasional Saturday sessions throughout the school year.

Q: Is there any out-of-pocket expenses to be an apprentice?

A: Yes.  All apprentices are responsible for paying an annual registration fee. The estimated fee for the 2023-24 school year is $1,250.00. To be paid at the time of acceptance into the program.

Contact Info
Meghan Hurt
5315 Henneman Drive
Norfolk, VA 23513

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