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Since 1909, IBEW local 649 has met the electrical needs of the Riverbend area of Southern Illinois. Our well trained and highly skilled members set the standard for electrical construction and maintenance in the industrial, commercial, utility power distribution and residential industries. IBEW Local 649 is the leader in the telecommunication, sign installation and green energy fields. Local 649 sets the standard for continuous education for our members as our field grows in this increasingly green and technologically changing industry. Please enjoy your visit to our website.
IBEW, Local Union 649 Officers 2018
Business Manager/ Financial Secretary
Terry L. Shewmake
Assistant Business Manager
R. Tim Wieckhorst
Rick L. Kessinger
Pete L. Dochwat
Ron G. Miller
M. Tim Wense
IBEW Local Union 649 Alton, IL RESIGN PROCEDURE Effective November 21, 2013
In order to alleviate the economic hardship of traveling brothers and sisters, and to maintain a fair system of referrals, IBEW LOCAL UNION 649 has implemented optional resign procedures.
To Sign or Resign the Out of Work List in Person
Sign-in times are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You must resign in person between the 10th and 16th of each month.
To Resign or Resign the Out of Work List by Fax
Maximum of Eleven Resigns by FAX allowed. Every twelfth resign must be in person.
Fax original slip given to you at initial sign-in.
Fax resigns will be accepted between the 10th and 16th of each month.
Fax must be sent to IBEW LOCAL UNION 649 at 618-462-1653 only.
To Resign Online
Maximum of Eleven Resigns allowed Online via website. Every twelfth resign must be in person.
Fill out name, card number, original sign date, local union number, page number and key phrase.
Online resign must be received between the 10th and 16th of each month.
To Resign by Mail
Maximum of Eleven Resigns by Mail Allowed. Every Twelfth Resign must be in person.
Mail resigns must be by Registered Mail, sent to the Local 649 offices located at 3945 Humbert Road, Alton, IL 62002.
Resign request must be accompanied by the prospective employees name, classification, original sign date and page number on the Local 649 out-of-work list.
Resign request will be accepted between the 10th and 16th of each month.
Any deviations from these rules and you will not be resigned and will lose your place on the book.
Short Call Procedure
A short call consists of employment no longer than fourteen (14) calendar days.
If your resign date falls during a short call, a fax or phone call from an agent of your home local union where you are employed is requested. Upon completion of the short call, resign (either in person or by fax) is required.