Union Worx IBEW Local 270

Please read the following information about our referral procedures carefully.

Getting Started

  • You must be on the out-of-work list and log-in to bid job calls from this site. Use the Login button on the upper right of this page.
  • This is not a call-in bid system! No phone bids will be taken or applied.
  • There is an email feature to recover your password 24 hours a day. We can also assist you with your login information during office hours.

Signing The Book

  • All initial sign-ins for the out-of-work list may be made in person during normal business hours at the union hall located at 138 N. Lincoln Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or by letter from your union hall asking that we place you on our books. This must be sent from your union hall showing your classification, dues paid through date and employment status.
  • Applicants will be placed in the highest group/book for which they qualify.
  • If you were previously employed by a signatory contractor in jurisdiction, you must have a separation notice to register on the out-of-work list.
  • All applicants will need to log-in to use the online bid system. If you need help getting logged-in, the office staff will be able to assist you.
  • It is your responsibility to maintain your log-in information.
  • ONLY ONE (1) username/password per person. If you can't log-in, DO NOT create another account. Contact the office for assistance at (865) 483-1354.

Bidding & Taking Jobs

  • Job calls for the next business day are posted at 03:30 pm, the IBEW 270 Job Calls Website, and the Union Worx Mobile App.
  • Applicants who are registered on the out-of-work list may log in and bid for jobs that they qualify for. If multiple jobs are bid, the applicant must select a priority order. Make sure you CONFIRM each bid.
  • Applicants may view and/or amend their bid at any time up to the 8:25 AM job call cutoff. (for all calls)
  • The job call system will run at 08:35 am on the day of the call. (08:40 am for short calls)
  • All applicants who placed a bid can be notified of their status via email, text message and/or push notifications. Keep in mind, the OFFICIAL notification of your job call status is found in the ACCOUNT section of the Job Call System. Anyone awarded a short call must call the hall for further instructions.
  • Any applicant who is selected for employment and does not complete the referral process will be removed from the out-of-work list and must register again, in person, to be added back on the out-of-work list.

Re-sign Procedures

  • If you are on a short call, you are still required to re-sign.
  • Each applicant on the out-of-work list for any group/book must resign monthly to maintain their position. No matter what your original sign in date, resigns must be received in the local Union office between the 10th and 16th of each month. (midnight to midnight)
  • Resigns may be submitted in person at the Hall, fax, email or through the Union Worx Mobile App
  • Failure to resign during the monthly resign period will result in being removed from the out-of-work list and you will need to re-register, in person, to be added back on the out-of-work list
  • In the event that an employee is referred and then laid-off because of a Reduction of Force (ROF) within 14 calendar days, that person will regain their position on the out-of-work list. If the worker quits or is fired for cause, they will lose their position and must re-register to be added back on the out-of-work list

Dings / Turn Downs

4.   IBEW Local 270 is using a web-based referral system provided by UnionWorx. The system accurately accounts for job turndowns in order to implement the turndown rules in section 5 below.

In accordance with the International President’s Referral Procedure, UnionWorx has the ability to identify the individuals who could have been referred but did not respond, and they shall be issued a turndown.  

 Example: There are 100 applicants on the available for work list and there are calls for 4 JWs. Number 37 on the list takes the last job. Every person from #1 to #36 that did not take a job or call in gets a strike (turndown).

5.    Registrants will be allowed two turndowns  without penalty and will be rolled completely  off the book for a third turndown. Registrants must *re-register after being rolled off. When you roll off the book you no longer have a number. Your new position will be established based on when you *re-register. NOTE: Book Position may not be available for up to 72 hours after being removed from the Book for strikes. Example: if you are removed via strikes on Friday and immediately resign on Friday, your new number may not be available until Monday.


An applicant may request an exemption if they become ill, are injured, on jury duty, on Family Medical Leave, or called for military service and it can be documented by a physician or government official. The applicant requesting leave must be registered on the out-of-work list and must notify the Business Manager in writing. The applicant on leave will retain their position as long as they are covered by documentation verifying their inability to be employed. While exempt, the applicant must continue to resign monthly.

Applicants may exempt their name from the out-of-work list for personal reasons not related to the above. Applicants who are exempt will not be offered job calls or be charged with a turn-down during this exempt period. This only applies to available referral positions one through twenty-five.

Applicants wishing to declare themselves exempt must:

  1. Notify the Business Manager in writing (regular mail, fax, email) or in person before job calls - No phone calls
  2. Exemptions must be made in five day increments (two five day periods or one 10 day period within one calendar year.)
  3. If an applicant requests a period of time to be exempt, they must remain exempt for that period of time. (No early returns. No exceptions.)
  4. If the Applicant has turn-downs listed before their exemption request, the "dings" will remain after the exemption is over
  5. An applicant will still be responsible for the monthly resign during their exemption period