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    About IBEW Local 339

    IBEW Local 339 – Fort William was formed in November 1926, when 11 men courageously came together in a common cause and applied to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for a Union Charter. 

    Through faithfulness and strength of purpose to improve their rights and security as well as seeking a higher standard of living for the future Local Union 339 continued to grow.

    In 1970 Local Union 339 Charter was changed to Thunder Bay Ontario.  This local union representing employees in the City of Thunder Bay Telephone Department, Thunder Bay Hydro Electric Commission, both outside and office staff, Railroad, electrical construction workers throughout Northwestern Ontario.

    In 1982 Local Union 339 had a split in membership.  Separating employees from Professional & Industry (The City of Thunder Bay Telephone Department, Thunder Bay Hydro Electrical Commission, City of Thunder Bay Traffic Control and Street Lighting) and the Electrical Construction workers (now Local Union 402).

    Today Local Union 339 represents 400+ employees at City of Thunder Bay Traffic Control and Street Lighting. Tbaytel, and Thunder Bay Hydro. Our members work across Northern Ontario in Goulais River, Longlac, Marathon, Dryden, Fort Frances, and Thunder Bay. Our office is centrally located at 440 Balmoral St, Thunder Bay, ON.

    About International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was first formed November 28, 1891 in Missouri representing 286 members employed in the electrical industry.

    The first Canadian local- IBEW Local 93 (now Local Union 586)- was organized in Ottawa on December 20, 1899 and to- date, the IBEW in Canada has over 70,000 members in every province and territory and is very diverse.

    The IBEW represents workers in many different industries such as Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Voice Data Video, Utilities, Construction, Maintenance, Motor Shops, Sign Shops, CATV, Radio and Television, Sound and Alarm systems, Railroads, Shipyards, Pulp and Paper Mills, Mining, Tree Trimming, Health Care and Government employees.

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