Office Info

Minneapolis Hours
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

Meets 2nd Tuesday

7:00 p.m.

8am - 6pm 

Hiring Hall
 8am - 4pm

St Cloud Hours
Call 320-253-1292

Meets 1st Thursday

6:00 p.m.

Executive Board 

Meets 4th Tuesday of Month


Retirees - Senior Sparkies

Meets 2nd Tuesday

Refreshments 12:00 p.m.

Meeting 12:30 p.m.


Holidays and Events 


IBEW Local 292
312 Central Ave SE, Suite 292
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Main (612) 379-1292
Fax  (612) 379-9326

IBEW Local 292
2803 Clearwater Road
St Cloud, MN 56301
St Cloud (320) 253-1292
Fax  (320) 253-3014


Fringe Benefit Office 
6900 Wedgewood Rd N. Suite 425
Maple Grove, MN 55311 
 Main (763) 493-8830 
 (800) 368-9045

Hiring Hall  (612) 378-2860
Hiring Hall Fax  (612) 379-3445
Mpls JATC (763) 497-0072
LEA JATC (763) 571-5922

292 Facebook Group

IBEW Sisters in Solidarity

EWMC 292 Group




Increased enforcement on licensing: please carry your JW License, Registered Unlicensed or PLT License at all times.

You can expect inspectors and investigators on the job requesting proof you are in compliance. By and large our members and contractors are not in violation, but rather our competitors are using the lack of past enforcement as a cost saving advantage to undercut our workers wage and benefits package.  If you have let your license expire, sign up for a class now and get renewal as soon as possible.  Violations will be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Please be polite and courteous when asked to see your license.  Be proud of the high quality of training and workmanship that we provide as Local 292 IBEW electrical workers. 

*Be sure to check the Employment Opportunities tab for the latest additions/openings*

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Latest posting 02/24/2017

*The Ice Fishing Tournament has been cancelled due to warm weather thinning the ice*


1st Annual 292 RENEW Ice Fishing Tournament

Where: Medicine Lake, Plymouth MN

When: March 4th, 2017 10 AM-2PM


Rules and Registration Form


Adults $15

Youth $5

Second Hole $5


During the Great Depression, in order to protect the membership and the finances of Local 292, members appointed Guy Alexander as their Financial Secretary, a position he would hold for 40 years.

During high periods of high unemployment, Guy Alexander helped unemployed members find work outside the trade.  If he was unsuccessful at finding them work he would give them money from his own pocket so they could buy food or a load of coal to heat their homes.  He even mortgaged his house in an effort to keep Local 292 afloat.

To honor Brother Alexander we have named our conference room after him and started a scholarship that bears his name. Local 292 received a wonderful gift from his grandnieces to be put toward the Scholarship fund.  We are excited that Brother Alexander’s Legacy continues to help others.  Click below to see the letter.

Letter from Heather Alexander Hollaar - Guy Alexander's Grand Niece

*The Number of Members on the out-of-work book has exceeded 375*

As of Wednesday, January 11th the hiring hall will be moving to the Health Care Subsidy Strike System

Please refer to the Local 292 Hiring Hall Policy and Procedures for details.

* UPDATE: Fairview Health Services and Blue Cross / Blue Shield have reached a deal for in-network services. *


The IDEAL National Championship: 2016

Local 292 apprentices have competed over the last six months to earn a spot at this competition. We are proud to announce

Mike Fox, 5th year, took 3rd in the Individual Apprentice Competition and won $10,000.00,

Patrick Flanery, Benjamin Woodworth, and Bryan Olson, all 2nd year, won 1st in the Apprentice Team Competition with a group prize of $30,000.00. All are invited to compete again next year.

Inside Construction JATC Assistant Director and Instructor, Derrick Atkins was also invited to be a Judge at the competition.


IBEW Local 292 Memberts from Left to Right

Derrick Atkins, Michael Fox, Benjamin Woodworth, Patrick Flanery, Brian Olson



The Minneapolis Electrical JATC‘s Continuing Education Registration begins Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

Visit their website at Click on the Continuing Ed Registration link and log-in to your account.

More classes will be added throughout the year. Check the website and class list frequently for additional classes or changes to classes.





If you are interested in salting, please contact IBEW Local Union 292 Organizer John Lutz at 612-617-4249 or




The Birthplace of a Union to

be Reborn as a Museum




Brothers and Sisters:

As many of you know, Local 1 in St Louis Missouri has taken on a challenging project. Local 1 is restoring the boarding house that Henry Miller stayed in while he and 8 other founding fathers organized the IBEW. For those who are unfamiliar with who Henry Miller is, Henry is the founder of the IBEW. 


On February 9th, the members of Local 292 passed a motion to support Local 1 by purchasing a granite bench.  The bench will be a lasting feature of this very important piece of our history.


There are many ways to show support of this project. Local 292 would be happy to forward any personal donations to Local 1. Also, any member may, if they choose, send donations directly to Local 1.  Checks or money orders can be made payable to the Electrical Workerss Historical Society: IBEW Local 1, 5850 Elizabeth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or Donate online at 


If you choose to donate on your own, please see the attached link. There is a brief article and the list of funding levels.


Please show support of this project as it is who we are and where it all began.  


Great turn out at the December General membership meeting!





Retiree Christmas Luncheon 2015 Classes are now available to view and available to register on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 8:00 am.


This year the JATC will be offering 3 day classes in our new Welding Lab. The class will be self-paced and designed for those that want to start learning basic welding, those that want to enhance some existing welding skills and those that really want to concentrate on becoming proficient in welding.  Since these classes are self-paced, one may sign up for as many 3 day classes as desired.


All skill levels are encouraged to register and attend our classes with a certified welder as instructor.


NFPA-70E available 11/21/15 7am-3:30 pm.  This is the only NFPA-70E class scheduled for the year.



Also OSHA 10 & 30 classes, First Aid/CPR & AED classes, COE-PRO10 classes and 1 Leadership class.


Keep your license up to date-Minnesota Electrical license required Continuing Education (16 hours) by Highly Qualified and State Approved Instructors.






Jeramie Gruber











To the Golden Valley Softball teams that Local 292 IBEW has sponsored for the 2015 season, upon a sucessful season.







Donation Collection on June 9th May 13, 2015

On June 9th, Sisters in Solidarity will be collecting supplies for St Annes Place, a women and children's shelter in North Minneapolis. We will be volunteering there later in June and would love to show up with a bunch of needed supplies to provide them from Local 292.

Items they are in need of include:

New -

  • Dr Brown's Bottles
  • Diapers (particularly sizes 2, 5, 6)
  • Wipes
  • Underwear 2T-5/6
  • Baby first aid kits (includes clippers, thermometer, basic baby health check items)
  • Flip Flops

Gently Used -

  • Bath towels
  • Twin and Full size sheets
  • new and used dish sets
  • new and used pots and pans

Please bring these items to the next Union Meeting on June 9th. We will be at the door collecting the donations. Thank you!

Inside Agreement Contract Vote April 29, 2015

The result of the Inside Agreement Contract Vote is posted on the Member Downloads page after you login.

Save Our Jobs - Stop Fast Track Now! April 17, 2015

Save Our Jobs - Stop Fast Track Now! Tell Congress that America needs jobs, not bad trade policy.

What is Fast Track?

• A process used to negotiate 2,000+ page trade deals, written by corporations to sidestep our democracy

• Unnecessary legislation that will pave the way for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
• Fast Track will let the President negotiate trade deals behind closed doors and force Congress to vote on those deals without making any changes or amendments
• It will mean our elected representatives in Congress give up their authority to review and amend trade deals, which removes any chance of improving deals that hurt American workers


How will it hurt working families?

• Fast Track will ship American jobs overseas
• Fast Track will drive down wages
• Fast Track will stack the deck AGAINST the middle class and FOR corporations
• Fast Track will destroy our system of checks and balances and give a blank check to the executive branch


What can you do? TAKE ACTION!

• Call Congress at 1-855-712-8441 and tell them to put the brakes on Fast Track RIGHT NOW!
• If your representatives are FOR Fast Track or UNDECIDED about Fast Track, tell them you and your members are constituents who oppose Fast Track
• If your representatives are AGAINST Fast Track, make sure you thank them for their support

EWMC Electrical Workers Minority Caucus September 22, 2014
EWMC next meeting is Tuesday May 26, 6pm in the Guy Alexander Conference and Training room at the hall.The members of IBEW Local Union 292 have started an Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) in Minneapolis. This is a nationwide caucus that is in conjunction with the IBEW, and we are starting the first chapter in Minnesota. We are looking for ALL 292 members to join. Goals of the EWMC include Fellowship, Mentoring, Training, Community Service Involvement, and to Promote Union Involvement. Leave a voicemail for the EWMC at 612-617-4226 or email facebook group:

IBEW JATC Instructors lead the field in NEC Challenge July 31, 2014

NEC Challenge returned to its roots at National Training Institute's trade show Last weekend, NJATC’s National Training Institute (NTI) Trade Show shook up the NEC Challenge with some special appearances, new platforms and record breaking scores. At our first 2014 trade show stop (and the trade show where the NEC Challenge first began last year), participants answered quiz questions about the NEC posed from NFPA staff members and got the chance to explore the all new NEC Challenge online game at the booth.

  The action heated up with the live questions as some of the country’s top NEC Code masterminds competed for the top spot on the Leaderboard. All participants that answered their first NEC Challenge question correctly were entered into a drawing for our prizes. The select few who proved their expert knowledge of the code competed to win the Leaderboard by correctly answering as many questions in a row as they could.  

  The Leaderboard came to a showdown between two members of NJATC Local 292. Derrick Atkins and Paul Holum are friends, co-workers, and according to last year’s champion Derek Vigstol, “They taught me everything I know about the code.” Paul led the field at the conclusion of day one with a score of 22, which was matched early on day two by Atkins. Looking at the rules and seeing that a tie at the top of the Leaderboard would be determined by a random hat drawing, Paul stepped up to take fate in his own hands. Answering a record-setting 36 straight code questions, Paul established himself alone at the top of the Leaderboard and in the annals of NEC Challenge history.

  More prizes were handed out to those who answered at least one code question and Beau Burton won the iPad drawing of over 170 entries.

  Derek Vigstol, last year’s NTI Leaderboard winner and first ever NEC Challenge champion, stopped by the booth to show off his championship belt, comparing it to this year’s all-new version up for grabs, and told this year’s challengers how his experience with the NEC Challenge has helped in his classroom teachings.

  Look forward for another opportunity to play the NEC Challenge and earn a spot in our 2014 championship Sept. 28-30 at the NECA Conference and Trade Show in Chicago. If you won’t be in attendance at NECA, play along anytime online to sharpen your skills and for more opportunities to win weekly and monthly prizes.

  Thank you to all the participants and NTI for a fun show! And, congratulations to our winners Paul Holum and Beau Burton. See you in Chicago this September!

IBEW Local 160 Jobsite Fatality Sept 14, 2014

Letter from IBEW Local 160 regarding IBEW Brother Brett Binman and Joshua Roberts:


Good evening, I wish I was contacting you all for a business reason, however, that is not the case. As many of you have heard, there was a very tragic incident that happened in our local on Monday. Two fourth step apprentices' were involved. Joshua Roberts is in stable but critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis MN, but it is with a heavy heart that I also report that the other apprentice has passed away. The details of the accident are very vague as of now as it is under investigation at this moment. Please see the obituary below and PLEASE pass it along. It would be wonderful if we could show Brett's family that we really are a Brotherhood/Sisterhood and turn out in numbers. Please make a point to pray for Josh and his family while he fights to recover from his injury's and pray for Brett's family in their time of need. Sincerely, Charlie Sable


Brett D. Binman, age 26 of St. Paul Park, died July 28, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained at work. A celebration of Brett's life will be 1:00 pm Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 pm Friday, August 1st at the funeral home and also for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Cottage Grove Cemetery. Brett Daniel Binman was born October 3, 1987 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Daniel and Patricia (Jackson) Binman. He grew up in the St. Paul Park area and graduated from Park High School in 2006. Brett went on to attend the University of Michigan and received his Associates Degree in Electric Lineman Technology. Brett was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and a devoted friend with a contagious smile that would light up any room. Those around him knew he was full of life and a hard worker. He was recently engaged to the love of his life, Ashley Rageth. Together they had remodeled the house that they recently moved into. Brett was a proud member of the IBEW Local 160 union and made some good friends with those he worked with. A great son, brother and friend to many…he will be truly missed. He is survived by his parents, Patricia (Tim) Grover and Daniel (Joni) Binman; siblings, Aaron Binman, Demetria Binman and Brantley Roedler; fiancé, Ashley Rageth and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and union brothers. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Niki Jackson and Arliss Binman. Casketbearers will be Daniel and Aaron Binman, Tim Grover, Casey Castillo, Lucas Majerus and Randy Siegert. "WE ARE BRETT STRONG"


IBEW 292 Officers Sworn In July 8th July 11, 2014

The newly-elected officers of IBEW Local 292 were sworn in Tuesday night, July 8 in front of the membership: Business Manager, Peter Lindahl; President, Dan Ferguson; Vice President, Scott Lindquist; Recording Secretary, Todd Huttner; Financial Secretary, Mike Heimerl; Executive Board members, Marc Anderson, John Hall, Myles Lembke, Dan McConnell, Jeff Orth, Rick Ramberg, Kurt Tulp; Examining Board members, Joel Dammann, Todd Folta, Edward Garcia, Gerald Jones, Aaron Piffer; International Convention Delegates, Marc Anderson, Jim Felicetta, Edward Garcia, Mike Heimerl, Oneka Jenkins, Gerald Jones, Dan McConnell, and Rick Ramberg

2014 Code Books January 13, 2014
2014 Code books are at the Minneapolis Office, come on down and sign for yours. You can also get your copy at the Inside JATC in St Michael. 1 per member. You must be an active Inside Journeyman or Apprentice and have a current dues receipt. You can send one member to pick up a group of books, but that member will need to sign for each one, and all must be current in dues.

-  - Hiring Hall Changes -  - August 30, 2013
On August 28th, 2013 the hiring hall rules changed. You can read about the changes on the members download page. If you are signed on any other local's book, check with them for their changes to the re-sign procedures.

Employment Opportunities: December 21, 2011
Make sure you keep checking the Employment Opportunities page on this website (the link shows on the right AFTER you log in). There are jobs posted there that don't go through the hiring hall for various reasons.

Dislocated Workers Program: November 16, 2011
How to qualify for dislocated worker funds through your county workforce center (each county is different on the amount of funds, and even if they have funds at all) - download the flyer on the Members Downloads page (listed on the right after you login), and make an appointment with your local Workforce center for an Orientation Class. When you do you'll need to fill out a 'pre-eligibility form' (also in the PDF). The Employment History form can be filled out at the Orientation. If everything is approved you could use these funds to pay for JATC classes.

Change of Address Form: October 5th, 2011
We have added a change of address form that you can fill out and send online. You can find it on the forms page on the right, or click here.

General Membership Meeting: September 13th, 2011
The Minneapolis General Membership meeting start time has changed to 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month (6pm Steward's meeting) please update your calendars.




Building Minneapolis, St. Cloud and West Central Minnesota with Pride.
Minneapolis 612-379-1292 or 800-337-8310 - St. Cloud 320-253-1292