As an "Honor" member of Local Union No. 3, dues payments are made on your behalf to the Per Capita Department at the International Office. Dues are paid for those members who have retired from Local 3 and have not applied for the International Pension and those members who continue to work past the age of 65.
If you are a vested retired "A" Charter member and reach the age of 65 you are eligible to apply for the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund (PBF). The IBEW Pension Benefit Fund pays a benefit equal to $4.50 per month per year of service. It also provides a Death Benefit of up to $6,250.00. For additional information, you can visit IBEW.ORG and read the Pension Benefit Fund Summary Plan Description.
Once a member is granted and placed on the PBF Pension, they are no longer required to pay dues and Local 3 would no longer be required to remit dues on your behalf. However, Local Union No. 3 will continue to pay dues to the International Office for those members who continue to work past the age of 65.
Previously Local Union No. 3 continued to make payments on behalf of members who were retired from Local 3, reached the eligible age of 65 for an International Pension and for whatever reason chose not to apply.
Effective immediately, Local 3 will no longer pay dues to the IO for honor members who have retired from Local 3, have reached the age of 65, and have chosen not to apply for Pension. You the member will be required to continue making payments to the IO on your own behalf in order to remain eligible for the PBF Pension.
If you choose not to apply for the Pension, Payments must be paid through Local Union No. 3 to ensure your good standing with the International Office is maintained, we ask that you send a payment into the dues department at Local 3 six (6) months in advance.
The Total Payment for the 6 Month Period: $234.00
Members are not allowed to make payments directly to the International Office on their own behalf, a check or money order should be sent to:
Local Union No. 3
158-11 Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Ave.
Flushing, NY 11365
Local Union No. 3 shall make all reasonable efforts to communicate to the member by mail at their last known address, notifying them payments being made on their behalf for dues to the International Office will cease 6 months after they reach the normal retirement age of 65.