Dear Prospective Contractor,

Thank you for your interest in IBEW Local 139. Here you will find key benefits of partnering with IBEW Local 139 as a contractor.
Ours is an organization consisting of 220 members. IBEW Local 139 has been in existence since 1901, supplying skilled electricians to nearly 40 contractors in the Southern Tier of New York. The pride and workmanship of Local 139 is evident in just about every project.


Manpower. A virtually unlimited supply of trained and skilled electricians is literally just a phone call away. When you have an abundance of work, call the IBEW Local 139 office and request the number of employees needed for the job. If work is slow, simply send your excess employees back to our office.
Training. The apprentice combines on-the-job work experience with classroom training. The classroom training takes place 2 nights a week. Apprentices would be trained in our Elmira facility and assigned to one of our partner electrical contractors.
Stability. With a collective bargaining agreement you will have the peace of mind in knowing exactly what your labor costs will be from year to year for a specified period of time. Collective bargaining agreements are typically three years in length, and are negotiated between union and employer representatives.
Safety: Our members are trained in OSHA 10, First Aid & C.P.R., and various other electrical safety related programs. This training is provided at no cost to you, so our members are ready to work as soon as they hit the job-site.
Workforce Quality: Our members are participants in the “Code of Excellence Program”. This innovative new program ensures that you are 100% satisfied with the union electricians on your job-sites.
Call us today with questions further questions you may have. We look forward to speaking with you,

Warren Roman
Business Manager
IBEW Local 139
415 W Second St.
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 732-1237