Welcome to the IBEW Local 131 Website!

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (TALK), or call 988 for Suicide Crisis Lifeline

Need to talk to someone?  Call Integrated Services of Kalamazoo @ 269-373-6000 (non-emergency)

ISK Emotional Support Services - (269)381-4357(HELP) 

Text "STEVE" to 741741 for crisis counselor 

Narcotics Anonymous Virtual Meeting Finder

Alcoholics Anonymous (Kalamazoo) Meetings

Substance Abuse in the Construction Industry: According to the American Addiction Center, Construction Workers have nearly twice the rate of substance abuse as the national average, are seven times more likely to die of an opioid overdose, and represent 25% of all fatal opioid overdoses among workers.  We all know the physical demand of working in the industry.  Wear and tear or injury leads many in the construction industry to prescription dugs and opioids or self medicating with alcohol.  If you or someone you know suffers from substance abuse, please seek help and explore the available resources.

Suicide Crisis in the Construction Industry: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that Construction Workers commit suicide at 5 times the rate of the general population, one of the highest rates of any profession.  Studies show that union membership reduces the rate of suicide and overdose.

What's Going on at 131?

Code Update Classes:

September 14th & 15th (Sat & Sun)

October 26th & 27th (Sat & Sun)

November 23rd & 24th (Sat & Sun)

December 14th & 15th (Sat & Sun)

- Located at the Union Hall

- Call (269) 382-1762 or email Morris to sign up. 

- Class is limited to first 30 

- Cost is $25.00 - Cash or Check

**NEBF Announcement**

 IBEW Local 131 is open for business from 8:00am - 4:30pm.  We prefer Book 2 signs done by email or fax, but we're open for in person signs. 

Our office is closed from 11:30am-12:30pm for lunch.  

 Dues payments can now be accessed online.  Sign into your account today! (IBEW 131 Members Only - Username is your last name and the password is your Dues Receipt Card Number)

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Apprenticeship Opportunities