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AFLCIO News Feed


It's a Red Letter Day for Local 34 & our Contractors!


Friday, July 24th at 10am, marked a new era for our industry with the groundbreaking of the new Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in the Bartonville Industrial Park. Pictured above L-R are: Local 34 JATC member Adam Larson, Local 34 President Tim Sprout, NECA JATC member Dave Zeller, Local 34 JATC member Ron Mauerman, Training Director Brandon Currie, NECA Executive Director Mark Kawolsky, NECA JATC member Mike Snyder, Local 34 JATC member Dave Lowder, NECA JATC member Steve Gardner Sr, and Local 34 Business Manager Paul Flynn.

For over 100 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, 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 900 industrial, commercial, and residential electricians, nearly 100 communication techs, and many motor shop workers. We also continue to serve over 200 Local 34 retirees, throughout 17 counties in west central Illinois.

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.

Questions/Comments: 309-673-3691, or email us HERE.



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Click HERE to sign up for the events & training below. And be sure to check out the JATC Monthly Calendar on the Apprenticeship page for more info on classes offered.

Take a couple minutes to watch this VIDEO showing why AMERICA needs to strengthen unions!

October 9th: This Friday, the City of Peoria will be dedicating the one block section of Spaulding Avenue that passes by the Labor Temple as Mark H. Ayers Way. Those of you who knew Mark Ayers also know that Mark H. Ayers Way is a fitting name. He did great things for Local 34 and then went on to do great things at the IBEW and Building & Construction Trades in Washington DC. Please plan to attend the street dedication for one of Local 34's own, 10am in the lower level meeting room of the Peoria Labor Temple. More details HERE.

November 6th: Local 34 Holiday Awards Banquet: Please make plans to attend Local 34's premier event, 6pm Friday November 6th. It is free to every Local 34 member and guest, apprentice thru retiree. Details HERE. You don't want to miss this fantastic event! Sign up by email HERE.

Every Saturday: WMBD1470AM radio call-in show about workers issues, featuring local labor: In The Middle, Saturdays 1-2pm. Sponsored by The Labor Paper, Local 34 and other local unions.

OSHA 10: For anyone needing to renew their OSHA 10 card before the JATC next scheduled class, click HERE and take the class online from home.  The cost is $25. Upon completion, bring the completion certificate and receipt to the JATC and you will be re-imbursed 100% of the cost.  Any other class besides this one will only receive $25 towards re-imbursement.  Any questions, contact the JATC.

Online CET Training:  Journeyman, please get yourself registered with our JATC for potential online training.  Remember, when you register and select the classes that you would be interested in taking, you are not committing to those classes.  You are simply letting the JATC know which classes we could offer due to enough interest.  If you happened to miss the presentation at the March Peoria meeting, Click HERE to download the powerpoint presentation.  Click HERE to go to the online CET registration webpage.  Please note that online training is only available to local 34 members in good standing.  Your status will be verified before final acceptance is granted.  Any questions, please call Brandon Currie @ (309)673-0393 or email


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