Labor in America at the time of Local 34's formation HERE
For 117 years Electrician's Local 34 has been here for our members, contractors and, most importantly, our customers:
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was founded November 28th, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently the IBEW has about 850 Locals, with over 750,000 highly trained members, and growing. IBEW Local 34, an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, was founded in September 1899 in Peoria, Illinois.
Our main office is in Peoria, but we also maintain offices in Quincy and Galesburg. We represent over 1,000 industrial, commercial, residential electricians, communication technicians, and motor shop workers. We also continue to proudly serve over 200 Local 34 retirees, throughout our 17 counties in west central Illinois. More details of our office locations and contact information HERE
Electricians' Local 34 has a positive and progressive Labor-Management relationship with the Peoria Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Together, we work together to see that highest standards of craftmanship and safety are maintained, and that our customers receive the best value in the electrical industry.
Local 34 received its original charter on September 1, 1899. Local 67 was chartered in 1895 at Quincy, Illinois, and was amalgamated into Local 34 effective October 1, 1976. Local 184 was chartered in 1901 at Galesburg, Illinois, and was amalgamated into Local 34 effective January 1, 1977. Due to geographical distances, local unit meetings are held in Quincy and Galesburg. The regular Union meeting is held in Peoria.
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
April 28th: Annual Workers Memorial Event starts lining up at the Peoria Labor Temple at 5pm. March to the half hour ceremony at the new Worker's Memorial near City Hall begins at 5:30. Please join us as both union and non-union Sisters & Brothers remember the too many local workers who have lost their lives on the job this past year. Details HERE
Today: Peoria’s long time home for organized labor needs your help. It has been 24 years since it’s last renovation, so the Peoria Labor Temple is in need of major repairs. In 1918, nearly a century ago, union workers bought up 2100 shares for $10 each to purchase the current property. This was when the average worker’s wage was about $1 an hour. Now it’s our turn and the goal is $50,000. To learn more and make a secure donation, click HERE
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