Intl. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


From the Desk of Joseph P. Calabro, Business Manager


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

            By now, I am sure you are aware of the newspaper article regarding the dramatic increase in the cost of the State Health Benefits Plan that was approved by the State earlier this week.  The increase, that totals 23%, will impact all of our members working for public employers.

            The moment the increase was approved, I began a campaign to arrive at a solution that will provide relief for our members with respect to future employee health care contribution rates.

 Actions that I have already put in motion and actions that will be put in motion in the near future include the following:

  • Conversations/meetings with the Governor’s office

  • Conversations/meetings with the Department of Treasury and Legislators

  • Working with the President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, the Executive Director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and other labor leaders representing public employees to form a coalition whose goal is to provide relief to Union workers impacted by the increase

  • Urging the public employers for whom our members work, as well as other public employers Statewide to begin the process of investigating savings that can be realized if the public employers withdraw from the State Health Benefits Plan and use a different carrier to provide healthcare benefits to the impacted Union workers

We will provide additional information once substantive progress has been made with respect to providing relief from this health benefits cost crisis.

Fraternally yours,
Business Manager

Welcome to IBEW Local 1158

Local 1158 was chartered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1938, over eighty years ago.

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IBEW Local 1158... More Than Just Electrical Workers!

IBEW Local 1158 represents various Government Employees, Manufacturers, Food Service and Maintenance Workers and Service Technicians throughout the state of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

We represent over 3,000 members.  Together we provide the representation that our members need to collectively bargain with employers as well as provide benefits such as:  Health and Welfare, Pension, and Annuity Funds.  We These benefits are available not only to the member but to their immediate family members.  All of our funds are provided through our self-administered Benefits Office.

UnionPlus is another benefit offered to union members which provides preferred status for services such as insurance, mortgages, car rentals, scholarships, purchase discounts and more!

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