A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or use them to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic trouble. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
I.B.E.W. LOCAL #146 scored 8 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's doing better than its peers in this area.