IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

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Build Back Better Infrastructure Bill
Please help the IBEW gain more work by contacting your House Representative. Here is a script you can use while contacting your Congress Rep.

App Update
Android phone users: U
pdates were made to the Unions Get It App that will affect any members who have an Android phone and who have downloaded the Unions Get It App from the Google Store prior to September 13, 2021. This was to improve user experience and fix minor bug issues. We encourage members who have the App installed prior to September 13th to delete the current Unions Get It version and download the newer version from the Google Play store.

 Below is a link to download the latest version. 


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President Biden Job Plan for IBEW Members

Check out President Biden’s mention of IBEW and passage of the Pro-ACT in his address to Congress. We need to repeal “Right to Work” in Virginia. Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor is how we do it! Come out and canvass with us for Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor. We will meet at the Local 26 Manassas office at 10 am the next two Saturdays, May 1st and May 8th. 7016 Infantry Ridge Road, Manassas, VA 20109. You can register to join HERE.

Community Service

Check out the Local's philanthropic efforts here.

NEBF: Members Get More Through the Online Benefits Portal

You might not know that you can access your NEBF account on their Online Benefits portal by visiting www.nebf.com and clicking Online Benefits in the top menu bar. Members can use the portal to complete certain self-help items related to your NEBF account without having to wait. Click HERE for further information.


Did you know the IBEW 26 FCU has an OUTDOOR ATM at two location? That's right, one at the Hall in Lanham, MD and one at the Manassas, VA satellite office. Access your money any time of day!

IBEW Local 26 Information Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

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Members Login Section of Website or App

In the new Members’ Only section on www.ibewlocal26.org you can:

  • Pay your dues online
  • Purchase MD Picnic Tickets
  • Change your contact information
  • View your agreement book, by-laws, referral rules, and/or total wage package for your classification

Just click on the “Member Login” link from the homepage and log in using your last name as your username and your dues card number as your password. Update your Contact Info, click Update and check your email for a confirmation link. You will then be asked to create your own username and password to continue. Please continue to click on each tab to double check the accuracy of your information. You must have all the information filled out correctly under the “Contact Info” tab in order to continue. Be sure to add your cellular carrier at the bottom of the “Contact Info” page. Then go to your email for a confirmation link. The link will then prompt you to rename your username and password.

The new Local 26 app, called “Unions Get It,” can be downloaded free from the Apple App store or Android store. After downloading the app you will be asked to enter your local union number (26) and your card number, as well as change your username and password if you didn’t already do so on the website. Visit the “Manage My Membership” section on the app to ensure that your information is correct. Your information on the app should appear exactly as it does in the Members’ Only section of our Local 26 website. *(Our Members’ Only section and Local 26 app are interconnected so the information you enter on one will also appear on the other.) The app will also allow you to report non-union work via the “ratrAPP (Rat Trap)” link and report a jobsite safety violation via the “Work Site” link. 

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Call to Action: President Myers asks all members to call their Senators TODAY, 844-551-6921.

There’s a Terrible New Plan to Tax Your Retirement – Help Us Fight It Today

December 6, 2019


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Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on retiree pension benefits and put catastrophic burdens on union retirement plans, according to documents released last month.

Under cover of a “rescue” for a few endangered multiemployer pensions – primarily troubled Mineworkers and Teamsters plans – Senate Republicans are preparing to raise taxes on all retiree pension benefits by nearly 10% and raise expenses on healthy plans by 500%. The sweeping changes would almost guarantee reduction of benefits for millions of union retirees, IBEW members included.

International President Lonnie R. Stephenson called on every IBEW member to immediately contact their senators, whatever their party, and demand they kill the plan before it’s even filed as legislation.

"Don’t even negotiate,” Stephenson said. “You already pay income taxes on your retirement benefits; now they want you to pay even more. This is a disaster for working Americans.”

The changes would also reclassify the IBEW’s green-rated National Electric Benefit Fund plan into red, endangered status and spell bankruptcy for many, if not all, local union-run pensions. Worse, by raising costs on healthy plans, the “rescue” would leave the pension system worse off than before legislators interfered.

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Statement regarding IBEW Local Union 6 member John Ramondetta:

IBEW Local Union 26 absolutely DOES NOT CONDONE racism in any shape or form. We condemn racism and discrimination in any form, and its adherents. Our Local believes in, and acts in accordance, with the Constitution of the IBEW. IBEW Local 26 equally represents all members of the IBEW without regard to race, religion, creed, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

John Ramondetta is a traveler from IBEW Local 6 who signed our Book 2, presented a letter of good standing from the Business Manager of Local 6, and a current dues receipt. He was referred to work in accordance with the Local’s lawful non-discriminatory referral procedures.

As mentioned in Local 6’s letter, the authority of IBEW to discipline or otherwise hold a member accountable, does not extend to the expression of personal views or opinions of that member outside the workplace. Any action taken by Local 26 to restrict the use of our referral, because of Mr. Ramondetta’s speech, would be a violation of the Local’s referral rules, and labor law. Please go here to see the communication from the Business Manager of IBEW Local 6 to Local 26.