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
Register to VOTE (change your address or name too) online HERE
Tonight! August 25th: The 2016 United Way Labor Kickoff officially begins Organized Labor's fundraising campaign! It's a party so bring your significant other and join us at Brewers Distributing starting 530pm. Details HERE
September 5th: Labor Day Parades in Peoria and Galesburg both starting at 10am with line up in the usual locations an hour before.T-shirts are already here all in orange, all with a pocket and matching logo, and all in men's and boy's sizes. Available for every Local 34 family member marching in a parade. Just call your Hall, or email us HERE, give us the sizes needed (may have to adjust for the females in your group), and we will have them bagged up and ready for pick-up anytime thereafter. Can also sign up and pick up at the counter.
September 10th: Annual Quincy Party/Picnic: Open to all members.This years picnic will be held at a new location. It will be at the Eagles Alps, 3737 N. 5th from 11:00am-? Come out and enjoy food, drinks and brotherhood.
September 10th: Union Day 2016 with Fighting Illini Football. Details HERE
September 17th: Shoot for Solidarity, a sporting clay shoot sponsored by the Peoria Labor Temple Association. Fun shoot only, not a competition. More details HERE
September 24th: One of our most popular events: The Local 34 Trapshoot! Fun shoot for Local 34 members and travelers working in the jurisdiction. Details HERE
October 11th: Last Day to Register to vote for the 2016 General Election. See the link at the top of this column to register online.
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
Questions/Comments: 309-673-3691, or email us HERE.