With the increase in COVID-19 cases, the IBEW Local 697 Complex will be in full operation but the interior of the building will be CLOSED to everyone except the staff. It is critical to keep health care, pension checks, sub fund, credit union accounts, vacation fund, loans, death benefits, incoming/outgoing mail and official union business going for you and your family.
Effective immediately and until futher notice...
1. The 697 Business Office lobby is closed but the staff is here and available by phone at 219-945-0697 for any questions.We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email. Face masks are required for all scheduled visits. Please remember that dues payments can be made online, on the Local 697 website/app or the credit union can send your payment.A Local 697 member can register on the out of work list (book) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 219-945-0650. A traveling member can register via the same email or fax by submitting…
Current Dues Receipt that shows classification with; letter of introduction from home Local or current term-slip within 3 days of separation
Business Manager to Business Manager
2. The 697 Credit Union lobby is closed but the drive-thru will remain OPEN and loans will still be available.The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6180 for any questions.
3. The 697 Health & Benefits Officelobby is closed.The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6181 for any questions. We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email.Face masks are required for all scheduled visits.
4. The 697 JATClobby is closed. Apprentice classes have been shifted to hybrid e-learning from the safety of their homes and pre-scheduled in person training/testing. Additionally, all journeyman classes have been suspended.The staff is here and available by phone 219-940-6175 for any questions. Applications for the apprenticeship can be done online at www.697jatc.org
Ryan R. Reithel
Business Manager / Financial Secretary