How to Sign Our Books

Books are located at the Local #47 Riverside Dispatch Hall

1405 Spruce Street, Suite H

Riverside, CA 92507

You can sign our books in person in our Riverside Office:

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Climbing School Grads and Vets with a DD214 can sign the books daily at 1:00 pm.

**Dispatchers are UNAVAILABLE Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm**


Current Local 47 Members:

  1. Termination slip from most recent job
  2. Union Ticket


  1. Paid dues receipt
  2. Letter of Introduction from home local dated within 1 year of signing
  3. Term slip
  4. Any certificates

New to Local #47's books:

  1. Any certificates you have
  2. Recommended Certs

    1. First Aid / CPR
    2. OSHA 10 with ET&D stamp
    3. Climbing cert
  3. Proof of any hours worked in the industry on a company letterhead.



2,000 hours in the last 3.5 years (Lineman), 4 years (Groundmen, EQ Specialist, Fabricator), working in the geographical area covered by the collective bargaining agreement.



To qualify for book1 status ALL applicants must possess a California or Nevada driver's license with a California or Nevada address.

An applicant will also be required to present at least (2) of the following to assist in supporting a claim of meeting the residency requirements:

  • State or Federal tax returns
  • Real estate ownership
  • Voter registration location
  • Current rental agreement for at least (1) year
  • Motor vehicle licenses (registration)
  • W-2 form information

*Residency Requirements need to be updated yearly!

I.B.E.W. Local 47 Riverside dispatch Fax# (951) 784-4818