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Welcome To IBEW Local 456

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE OFFICE DURING COVID-19

CLICK HERE to download an important Information Packet (3/23/2020)

During this pandemic we will be making some changes to our office procedures to protect our members and staff. These changes will remain in effect till further notice. If you have any questions or issues you can always contact the Union Hall during normal business hours at 732-246-2122.

The office is open with the following procedures. Daily referral and adding your name to the books will continue. The vestibule at the front door (Livingston Ave.) will be the only access. A table and some sign in sheets are placed in the vestibule for each classification. Please complete the appropriate sign- in sheet in a legible fashion. While waiting to sign the pad please maintain the suggested 4 foot social distancing by only one person in the vestibule at a time. When you are done, return to your vehicle and wait in the parking lot.

At approximately 8:00am the office will make calls to the phone number provided with any job offers. You must be in the parking lot and if no answer, we will move to the next person on the list.
The procedure to receive your referral will be explained on the phone when you accept a job.
When referral is complete for the day, an agent will let you know in the parking lot.

For Portability- The contractor must call ahead and make an appointment time for the employee. We will only do Portability till 9:30am. Current Dues receipt and the required ERTS registration are still mandatory. Any additional paperwork will be provided and can be completed in your vehicle. Drug testing will also be explained if needed.

Drug Testing- Drug tests and renewals are by appointment only. Please contact the Union Hall to make an appointment. No walk-ins without appointment.

These procedures are in place till this crisis passes and may be changed as needed. This is a serious problem and everyone staying healthy is our mission. Please follow all CDC suggestions.

Inside Apprentice Applications

Applications for Inside Apprentices are suspended till further notice. Please check back on the website or contact the Union Hall for future updates.

ALL TRAINING CENTER RELATED QUESTIONS - SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE UNION HALL AT (732) 246-2122

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Welcome to IBEW Local 456


The International Brotherhood of Electrical workers Local 456, was chartered on January 25, 1915. Since January 1, 2000, Local 456 jurisdiction was expanded to include all of Middlesex County and a part of Somerset County under the Inside Wireman agreement and the Outside Commercial Agreement. 

Local 456 also has jurisdiction of outside utility contractors performing work on the property of Public Service Electric & Gas of New Jersey, Jersey Central Power & Light (GPU), Orange and Rockland Utilities inn New Jersey, and Railroads. Jurisdiction of substation work, in New Jersey, is under the inside locals commercial agreements.

Local 456 works very closely with the Northern New Jersey chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the Northeast Line Contractors to provide the highest train and competent workforce available. Our contractors know that when they call on Local 456 for manpower the job will be done right, safe and on time.

If you need a reliable and competent electrical contractor or if you are an electrical contractor who needs reliable manpower then IBEW Local 456 is ready to assist.  

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