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IBEW Local 131 History

The International Brotherhood of Electrical workers Union was founded on November 28,1891 in St. Louis, Missouri. There were ten delegates (pictured) representing two hundred eighty six members in attendance. Henry Miller was elected as the first International President and J.T. Kelly as the first International Secretary-Treasurer. Kalamazoo received it's charter on September 14th, 1916 and was signed by the seventh International President F.J McNulty. Kalamazoo is the fourth local to use the number 131. The first local was Columbia, South Carolina from 1900-1901, the second was Traverse City, Michigan from 1901-1908, the third was Twin Falls, Idaho (time span unknown). For more history about the I.B.E.W., click here to visit the International site. 

What's Going on at 131? 

  

 IBEW Local 131 is open for business to it's members.  Book 2 signs will only be done by fax from home locals.  

 Masks ARE REQUIRED to enter the hall beginning July 13, 2020 due to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-147. 

 If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come into the hall.  If you need special accommodations, please contact the hall to do so.

 Dues payments can now be accessed online.  Sign into your account today! (IBEW 131 Members Only)

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