Frequently Asked Questions
A. Power Linemen are people that work on, restore and maintain high voltage electric lines. They risk their lives to provide us all with electricity.
A. A Journeyman is a Linemen who has completed a 4 year training program and has been registered with the Department of Labor as qualified to work on power lines
A. An Apprentice Lineman is an individual who is currently in training to become a Journeyman. The training involves 3 years of Book work, 7,000 hrs of on the job training in all areas of outside electrical construction, Classroom Instruction, Safety training on weekends and basically takes up 3-4 years of their life.
A. NSUJL formed in January of 2012 and became the first 501(c)(3) to assist families of fallen or injured IBEW workers. Still today, NSUJL remains the only 501(c)(3) that assists families with all of their monthly necessities for up to 12 months or when the family is able to provide for themselves.
A. Yes, as a membership organization our members are able to participate in all aspects of NSUJL. Including but not limited to election of Officers and Directors, By-law amendments, receive discounts to a few line related suppliers and overall have more involvement in the workings of NSUJL. Your voice at NSUJL is just as strong as any other member. There is no dictatorship here. Interested in joining? Click the link above to sign up.
A. NSUJL began in early 2012 for many reasons. The largest being to provide financial relief for spouses and children of fallen lineworkers. Halls have passed the hat for years. What happens after 90 days have gone by or 120 days since the accident, or when that child intends to pursue higher education. This is where NSUJL makes a difference. We support these families and provide for their needs while they deal with the harsh legalities which can take weeks, months and sometimes years to straighten out. Imagine loosing your spouse and then within 3 months, face loosing your home, vehicles and stability for your children? More than just financial, we also provide them with the tools to continue on their own.
A. Each case is treated on an individual basis. Our financial support covers basic necessities such as but not limited to: Housing payment, electric, water, heat, food, trash, vehicle, insurance, as well as transportation and hotel rooms for out of area medical appointments and hospital stays. Some additional services we provide include: Counseling, Physical help, Scholarships, etc.
A. Since formation in January of 2012, NSUJL has assisted 110 families. In 2015, NSUJL provided over $80,000 in financial assistance to families.
A. Yes, You sure can At NSUJL, we pride ourselves in being 100% transparent with our financials. This belief of ours has awarded us gold level status with Guidestar. All of our financials are posted on Guidestar. As you will see, by our 990 form, we pride ourselves in reserving as much money as possible for families. We do not pay tens of thousands of dollars for travel, advertising, or vehicles. Visit Guidestar:
A. There are several ways to support NSUJL. We have memberships, volunteers, speakers, and committees. For companies we have sponsorship levels, payroll deductions, and events. Please visit our donation, fundraising page or email us for more information.
A. Yes we do. Please send donations to You can also mail checks to NSUJL, 216 Main St FRNT White Haven, PA 18661 or if you would prefer to use a credit card, please visit our store. Thank you for your support!
A. No. We use the term IBEW to describe the type of Lineworkers we support but are in no way directly affliated with IBEW as a whole.