Resign and Referral Policy

Local 575 Out of Work Registration and Resign Policy

Applicants must initially register on the “out-of-work” list in person during normal work hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (holidays excluded). To be eligible to sign and stay registered on the “out of work list”, you can neither be employed under our collective bargaining agreement nor be employed doing work that is determined to be Davis-Bacon (Federal Prevailing Wage for construction projects) within our jurisdiction.

Registrants must renew their application on January 10th through January 16th of each year, by any one of the following methods, to remain on the out-of-work list:

  1. In person - if it falls on a holiday when the office is closed, the day before or the day after.
  2. Facsimile to 740-353-6671
  3. Email to (with full name, local number, and original registration date in the “subject” box).
  4. Mail to: IBEW LOCAL 575, P.O. Box 1544, Portsmouth, Ohio, 45662.

Registrants who renew their application by mail, facsimile, or email must include their full name, initial registration date, and home local union number.

Registrants who fail to renew their application during the resign in January will be removed from the list and must re-register in person.


Bid System - Job Line

Registrants who are seeking employment will need to call the job line at (740) 353-8000 ext. 5 or 1-800-IBEW575 ext. 5 after 5:00 p.m. weekdays or anytime Saturday and Sunday.  If interested in a job call listed on the recorder, leave your full name, a phone number that you can be reached at, and the job call that you are interested in.  The next morning that the office is open, an agent will fill job calls in chronological order based on those who left their name on the recorder, starting with the highest priority group (book 1, book 2, etc.)  The message will indicate if there are no calls available.


The 3 turndown rule will be enforced. Example:  If a long call is filled by someone behind you on the book, you will receive a turndown.  Refusing a reduced rate call (less than 100% wages) or a short call (3 weeks or less) will not be considered a turndown.  Rejection by the employer is not a turndown. If you are working under the collective bargaining agreement of another IBEW local’s jurisdiction, you will not be given a turn down.  You will receive 2 turndowns without penalty, but will be removed from the list with the 3rd turndown. The registrant must re-register in person after being removed from the list.

The Business Manager is responsible to fill calls in a timely manner as needed by the employers.  Referrals may have to be made outside normal business hours using whatever means necessary to fill the request by the employer to place registrants.


Daniel L. Shirey

Business Manager

I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 575

Portsmouth, Ohio 45662