• Upcoming Holidays/Off Days for Our Members:

    Sound & Comm: 

    05/31 Holiday

    Inside Wiremen:

    05/28 Off Day

    05/31 Holiday

    Thank you and stay well. 

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    As you know in March, due to the shelter-in-place mandate for San Mateo County, we were forced to change our business operations in response to local ordinances and in an effort to help slow the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Our number one priority continues to be keeping our members and their families, as well as our office staff, safe and heathy as possible.

    The San Mateo County Health Policy and Planning department has required social distancing protocols and measures that the Local must implement before opening for business which, in turn, will drastically change the day-to-day operations of the local that we are all accustomed to.

    Effective July 6th 2020, the staff will be available in the office Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM. While the staff is available, we encourage members to conduct ALL Union business by phone or email as our doors will remain closed so that we can maintain proper Covid-19 protocols. If an office visit is necessary, it is strongly encouraged that you call the Union Hall to make an in-office appointment.

    Local 617 has adopted the following protocols for the safety of our members and staff:

    • Paying membership dues over the phone with a credit card or debit card.

    • Dispatch will continue to be done online; this includes Re-sign and Sign-in on the Out-of-Work List. For questions regarding dispatch, please contact Mark Henry at (650) 740-1600. All of this information can be found on the Home Page of our website at www.ibew617.com  All Calls are Next-day Show-up.

    • All portability will continue to be done online via Matt Davey. For questions regarding portability, please contact Matt Davey at (650) 222-7959.

    • All merchandise purchases are suspended until further notice.

    • Local 617 has limited the number of members and visitors to the Union Hall and will only be allowing one (1) member/visitor in at a time. This is to allow for safe social distancing and for the Admin staff to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect the common front office area before and after each person to conduct front counter business.

    • All members/visitors to the Union Hall will be required to wear a mask covering prior to entering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you by the Admin staff.

    • All members/visitors to the Union Hall will be required to complete a health checklist form prior to entering.

    • All IBEW 617 public restrooms will be closed.

    Local 617 will continue to follow CDC guidelines and the San Mateo County of Public Health. Again, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we also know there is long road ahead of us before things return to any resemblance of "normal".

    We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


    California State Mental Health Line:

    1 855.845.7415

    *press 2 for COVID-19 emotional support

    24-Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    800.273.8255 or TEXT 838255

    San Mateo County Prevention Lifeline:


    24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:


    Page Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021 (11:19:36)
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