Mickey Aldorasi, the President of IBEW LU 379 and a paid Organizer, also carries the title of Union Councilor. If you have any questions about your classification upgrade process, please give Mickey a call at 704-45-4595 EXT 208 or an email at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please read below to find out how you can upgrade your classification. If you get stuck or need help please fill out our Union Counciling Form and Mickey Aldorasi will reach out to you to help. No re-evaluating is allowed while you are working for a signatory (union) contractor. If you have a break from the union for a minimum of 12 months and return, then you may re-evaluate.
Note that only hours worked for a signatory (Union) contractor can be counted towards your hours worked as a CW.
1.CW-1 to a CW-2 you must have reported 1000 CW-1 hours worked for a signatory (Union) contractor.
2.CW-2 to a CW-3 you must have reported 2000 CW-2 hours worked for a signatory (Union) contractor.
3.CW-3 to a CW-4 you must have reported 2000 CW-3 hours worked for a signatory (Union) contractor.
When upgrading to a Construction Electrician classification, you must have completed the following class prior to applying:
1. OSHA -10
3. First Aid / CPR
4. IBEW 379 Code of Excellence
And you must have the following verified electrical field hours, Union and Non-Union:
CE-1 8000 (Union and Non Union) hours
CE-2 10,000 (Union and Non Union) hours
CE-3 12,000 (Union and Non Union) hours
All these classes are provided by the Carolina Electrical Training Institute (CETI) and IBEW LU 379. You can take any of these classes at any time during your employment, but they must be completed before applying to upgrade to a CE level classification. You can also take these classes on your own, at your own cost, or if you already have them, they must be less than 3 years old to count.
Please download the CE-CW Policy, read, fill out the following forms:
1. Application for Prior OJT Credit (if you have non-union hours).
2. Construction Wireman & Construction Electrician Application for Advancement.
3. Mail to 13530 South Ridge Drive Charlotte NC 28273, or deliver in person to the Director of the CETI.
CE Construction Electrician Upgrade PDF (Print off and fill out two pages then turn into CETI)
CW-Construction Wireman Upgrade Form HERE
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