The OSHA update requirements have been amended for ECCS sites only.  If you have previously attended a 10-hour OSHA class and can produce that card, you will be allowed to attend a 7.5 hour refresher course.  You must bring your OSHA card with you to attend these classes.  If you do not have it, you will not be allowed to attend.

This course is not endorsed by OSHA and does not replace the OSHA 10 course that may be required on other sites.

Classes will be held monthly on Friday’s from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a half hour lunch.  Classes will be held at the Labor Temple, 1323 East Front Street, Bismarck, ND unless we are notified elsewhere.  Class dates are:


June 13th

July 11th

August 15th

September 12th

October 10th

November 14th

December 12th

You must pre-register for these classes as class size is limited.  Please call Local 714′s offices at:  (701) 258-6370 or (701) 852-3025.

You will not receive an OSHA card or certificate for this class.  You’re re-fresher date will be posted on the ECCS listing only.

If you need to take the 10 hour OSHA class, please contact us so we can check with the instructor on availability of classes.




There is going to be an informational presentation offered to the membership from a representative of Wells Fargo Retirement . They will be providing information on the various funds and offering some suggested strategies on managing your retirement funds as well as answering questions you may have. The presentation is open to all apprentices, members, and their spouses. The Williston presentation will be held April  29th at 6:00 PM in the conference room of the Microtel Inn in Williston.  The Minot date is set for April 30th at the Union Hall starting at 6:00 PM. The Bismarck event will begin at 6:30  PM at the Bismarck Union Hall on May 1st. See you there

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IBEW Fishing Derby

March 18, 2014

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The 24th annual IBEW fishing tournament was held on Saturday, February 22 at Woodlands Resort Devils Lake ND. There were nearly one hundred participants, with representation from many IBEW Locals including 31, 160, 231,242, 292, 343, 387, 714, 949, 1426, and 1593. A sincere thanks to the business managers from 714 and 1426 for planning and coordinating this event and all of its success. The spouses and children who attended are also very much appreciated as this makes for a great family time enjoyed by everyone.


The overall winner of the tournament this year ended up a tie with Local 160 and 1426 acquiring the same number of points. The individual winners are as follows. First place perch went to Cody Peterson at 1.54 lbs. from 714. Second place perch was Jeremy Schmaltz with a 1.41 from 292 and Luke Burt 1.36 from 1426. First place Walleye went to Tammy Koppang at 4.14 lbs. from 1426. Second place was Matt Hodges from 949 with a 3.88 pounder and third place went to Owen Burnt of 1426 with a 2.88 lb. fish. In the northern category the Minnesota folks did well with the biggest northern being caught by Brian Gefrey of Local 160 with a 14.92 lb. northern. Second place went to Tim Broll also 160, with a 14.02 pounder and Jason Gill from 292 in third position with an 8.57 lb. fish. Congratulations to all of the winners.


The raffle was a huge success this year. The winner of the 243 Winchester Model 70 was Mark Thorson from 1426. The second prize went to Don Thom of 714 which was a $250 Gift certificate from Scheels.  All in all it was a great time with family and friends old and new. The weather has been better, but it also has been much worse. So come next February plan to attend and bring a brother or sister that has not come yet and let’s have an even bigger and better event next year.

Continuing Education Classes

December 9, 2013

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Go to and under calendar will be posted the continuing education classes offered for April. Contact the Minot or Bismarck Union Hall if you plan on attending.