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Fees and Dues

Two types of memberships - "A" and "BA"

  • "A" Membership is for those in the construction branch. The monthly membership dues, which consist mainly of the IBEW pension fund, includes a death benefit. Additionally, “A” members pay working assessments which are based on hours worked.
  • "BA" Membership is for those working in public employment or working for private employers other than construction.

"A" Membership Dues
“A” Membership monthly dues is made up of three components, a International Fee, Pension Fund, and a local fee of $6.20.

For your reference and information, all of the rate changes are summarized below:

Effective Date: 1/1/2018 1/1/2019 1/1/2020
IO Per Cap: $19.00 $19.00 $20.00
Pension Fund: $18.00 $19.00 $19.00
Local Portion $6.20 $6.20 $6.20
TOTAL $43.20 $44.20 $45.20
Year Monthly Quarterly Annual
2018 $43.20 $129.60 $518.40
2019 $44.20 $132.60 $530.40
2020 $45.20 $135.60 $542.40

"BA" Membership Dues
Monthly dues for “BA” members are a combined amount, which in a calendar year:

  • 2018 includes an International Fee of $19.00, a Local Fee of $4.00, plus one hour of wages rounded to the nearest dollar.
  • 2019 includes an International Fee of $19.00, a Local Fee of $4.00, plus one hour of wages rounded to the nearest dollar.
  • 2020 includes an International Fee of $20.00, a Local Fee of $4.00, plus one hour of wages rounded to the nearest dollar.

According to the IBEW Constitution, dues are to be paid in advance either monthly or quarterly. There is no restriction in dues being paid bi-annual or annually.