What does FLE stand for in IBEW?

First off FLE stands for Federation of Linemen and Electricians. Its an informal fraternal organization of traveling construction electricians that has probably been around as long as IBEW itself.

Whats an IBEW flea?

There is a group of IBEW members called the fleas they are travelers and they come and try to establish their rules, hoping to dictate, policies, practices and procedures [undermining the local authority on the job] At the BOF job they were really bad, in fact they even had meetings.

Why do electricians wear welding caps?

Welders can turn the cap using the brim to help protect their ears or neck when welding. The cap also helps prevent sparks from hitting their head/hair.

Why is IBEW symbol called a bug?

Why is it called a “bug”? We don’t know for certain, but the best guess is printers coined the term because some union labels are tiny enough to resemble insects.

Do union electricians travel a lot?

Often electricians work independently on projects, but they may also be part of a larger construction team. Job sites can be far from electricians’ homes. It’s not uncommon for electricians to travel 100 miles or more from their home to complete work.

What is jamming your ticket?

I call this “putting your ticket in”. “Jamming” your ticket is when you force your Book 1 rights, don’t get involved in the local and are a pain for a local to deal with.

What does dragging up mean electrician?

Drag up. quit or ask to get closer to home or a better job. Drag Up Dust. the first snow of the year.

What is a bird dog in Union?

Bird Dog. a foreman (or higher up) who stands around or tries to hide and watches you work.

Why do welders wear bandanas?

Why do welders in the first place wear welding caps? Welders need to wear welding caps to protect their heads, necks and ears from the welding sparks that fly all around them.

Why do welders wear caps sideways?

But These hats are very functional. Welding hats protect your head from welding sparks and when you turn the bill sideways and over your ear, the hat keeps fireballs out of your ear canal.

Can I use the IBEW logo?

The IBEW retains the prerogative to initiate legal action against anyone using the IBEW logo without permission. Anyone running for a union office may not use the logo in campaign materials, as it may give the impression that the IBEW is backing that person in his or her election.

Is IBEW copyrighted?

The IBEW logo, together with the combined parts of the logo and our name, are registered as trademarks with the U.S. Patent Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Are there any IBEW items that are Union made?

All but a few items are union-made. Each item carries a 100% quality guarantee. Should you have any questions regarding these items, you can fax, write, call or email, we will be glad to assist you. When you make purchases through your IBEW store, you are showing your pride as an IBEW member.

Where can I buy IBEW merchandise in Canada?

Canadian members and their families can order directly through the online store, if payment is by Visa or MasterCard. Sale! Do You Have Questions? Our staff is here to help you! (202) 728-6180.

How long is the warranty on IBEW watches?

(202) 728-6180. Include cover sheet. (202) 728-6181. No phone orders please! With the exception of watches and clocks, our products are warrantied for 90 days after your purchase. Watches and clocks have a two-year manufacturers warranty.

Can You fax items to an IBEW store?

Should you have any questions regarding these items, you can fax, write, call or email, we will be glad to assist you. When you make purchases through your IBEW store, you are showing your pride as an IBEW member. Canadian members and their families can order directly through the online store, if payment is by Visa or MasterCard.