Events

Contractor Business Course Reserved Dates


2018 RESERVED DATES 

FEBRUARY 8, 9 & 10, 2018

IBEW LOCAL 332

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

MARCH 1, 2 & 3, 2018

IBEW LOCAL 48

PORTLAND, OREGON 

MARCH 22, 23 & 24, 2018

IBEW LOCAL 569

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA


2017 RESERVED DATES

JANUARY 12, 13 & 14, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 520

AUSTIN, TEXAS

FEBRUARY 2, 3 & 4, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 11

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

MARCH 2, 3 & 4, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 48

PORTLAND, OREGON

JUNE 2, 3 & 4, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 212

CINCINNATI, OHIO

AUGUST 24, 25 & 26, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 584

TULSA, OKLAHOMA

SEPTEMBER 14, 15 & 16, 2017

IBEW LOCAL  322

CASPER, WYOMING 

OCTOBER 19, 20 & 21, 2017

IBEW LOCAL 11

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 


2016 RESERVED DATES

JANUARY 21, 22 & 23, 2016

IBEW LOCAL 159

MADISON, WISCONSIN

MARCH 3, 4 & 5, 2016

IBEW LOCAL 48

PORTLAND, OREGON

 

2015 RESERVED DATES

MARCH 19, 20 & 21, 2015 

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 48

PORTLAND, OREGON

APRIL 9, 10 & 11, 2015

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 113

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

 

2014 RESERVED DATES 

FEBRUARY 12, 13 & MARCH 1, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 354

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

MARCH 20, 21 & 22, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 124 (3RD CLASS)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

APRIL 10, 11 & 12, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 233

HELENA, MONTANA

MAY 1, 2 & 3, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 532

BILLINGS, MONTANA

MAY 28, 29 & 30, 2014

WAUGH'S MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC

RUMFORD, MAINE

AUGUST 21, 22 & 23, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 520 (2ND CLASS)

AUSTIN, TEXAS

SEPTEMBER 11, 12 & 13, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 291

BOISE, IDAHO

OCTOBER 2, 3 & 4, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 11 (7TH CLASS)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

DECEMBER 11, 12 & 13, 2014

I.B.E.W. LOCAL 494 (2ND CLASS)

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Available Dates to Book

About The President

Matt Kolbinsky – President: PRO UNION Consulting, LLC

Matt has had a variety of experiences throughout the electrical field that give him a unique perspective of the industry. These include:

  • Co-oping for a non-union electrical contractor in high school.
  • Graduating from I.B.E.W. Local 212’s apprenticeship in 1992.
  • Working as a journeyman and a foreman until 1996 and still holds an active inside wireman’s card for I.B.E.W. Local Union 212 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Serving as Organizer for Local 212 from 1996-2002.
  • Coordinated large scale jobsite blitzes.
  • Vigorously enforced prevailing wage laws.
  • Taught workshop on how to increase market share at the 2002 I.B.E.W. Construction Conference.
  • Trained numerous I.B.E.W. and building trades organizers on the Seven Facets of Organizing.
  • Wrote the competitive bidding and prevailing wage language for the City of Cincinnati and The University of Cincinnati.
  • Led the organizing of almost 500 new members.
  • Helped to increase Local 212’s contactor base by twenty-one new contractors.
  • Assisted in the designing and implementation of Local 212’s contractor course, which through the new contractors generated an additional 200,000 man hours in 2000-2001.
  • Currently owns PRO Lighting & Solar, LLC,  an IBEW Local 212 contractor where he is focusing on the Service and Renewable Energy Markets and where he has installed over 320 kw’s of solar.

Matt Kolbinsky started PRO UNION Consulting, LLC in 2002, and as President of this company has:

  • Taught workshops at the following conferences:
    - 2005 I.B.E.W. 9th District Organizing Conference.
    - 2006 I.B.E.W. 6th District Organizing Conference.
    - 2007 I.B.E.W. Membership Development Conference.
    - 2009 U.A. Western States Pipe Trades Conference.
  •  -2014 U.A. Pennsylvania Pipe Trades Conference.  
  •  -2015 I.B.E.W. Illinois Organizing Conference.
  • Trained over 2248, I.B.E.W. and U.A. members on how to start their own businesses.
  • Completed (69) Contractor Business Courses.
  • Assisted over (435) new contractors in starting their businesses.
  • PRO UNION Consulting, LLC, offers training to building trade organizers on the Seven Facets of Organizing.
  • PRO UNION Consulting, LLC, also offers a contractor business course to I.B.E.W., U.A. and other Building Trade members who aspire to own their own GREEN businesses, i.e. energy audits, lighting retrofits, Solar PV, and wind technology.
  • Started a Renewable Energy Consulting firm, PRO Lighting & Solar, LLC, to assist UNION Electrical Contractors in expanding into the LED Lighting & Solar PV markets.
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