Local Lines – dispatches from local unions – are printed in the Electrical Worker monthly on an alternating even/odd schedule. They can be submitted by designated press secretaries or union officers via email (locallines@ibew.org) or U.S. Mail.

2017 PRESS SECRETARY GUIDELINES and DEADLINES

2017 Business Managers Press Secretaries Notification (pdf)



LENGTH OF ARTICLE

Submissions – one article per issue – must not exceed 200 words.
E-mail submissions are encouraged. Please include local union number in the subject line of the e-mail. If submitting copy via mail or fax, please double-space. If unable to type, please print clearly.

ABBREVIATIONS
Standard abbreviations for months, states and titles are acceptable. All other proper names must be spelled out.

ACCURACY
You are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted material, including quotes.

PHOTOS
Digital photos are preferred. Please submit at the highest resolution possible, with pixel dimensions of 1800 (width) x 1200 (height) or larger. Additional guidance on submitting electronic photos is available here.  Prints are also acceptable. Please submit no more than one photo per article.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

If submitting a photo, please include a caption separately, identifying individuals from left to right.With print photos, identify local union number and city on a lower corner of the photo. If you wish to have a print photo returned, please print RETURN on the lower back corner.

HOW TO REACH US:
IBEW Media Department
Attn: Local Lines
900 Seventh Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001

 PHONE: (202) 728-6291           FAX: (202) 728-7664             E-MAILlocallines@ibew.org

2017 LOCAL LINES DEADLINES

ODD-NUMBERED LOCAL UNIONS

 

ISSUE DEADLINE DATE
March January 3, 2017
May March 1, 2017
July May 1, 2017
September July 3, 2017
November September 1, 2017
January 2018 November 1, 2017

EVEN-NUMBERED LOCAL UNIONS

ISSUE DEADLINE DATE
February December 2, 2016
April February 1, 2017
June April 3, 2017
August June 1, 2017
October August 1, 2017
December October 2, 2017
February 2018 December 1, 2017

How To Reach Us

IBEW Media Department
Attention:  Local Lines
900 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, D. C.  20001
 

PHONE: (202) 728-6291        FAX: (202) 728-7664

E-MAIL: locallines@ibew.org