Welcome to the IBEW Local 131 Website!

Book 1:

If you need to sign Book 1, it must be in person.

Yearly resigns can be done on any normal business day in the month of December.  You can resign in person or by email.

If you'd like to be signed onto other books, please email us with which locals.  Here's a list of Michigan locals, or close locals.  Please note if they accept fax 1st signs.

If you would like us to resign you onto other local Book 2's, please submit the request by email, along with any information needed. 

Book 2:

Michigan is a licensing state. If you do not have a Michigan state license, you will still receive a "strike" if you do not bid on a call. 

Michigan Licensing Information / No Longer Offering Temporary Licensing

Campgrounds in 131's Jurisdiction

(This is just a few, we know there are many more)

Due to COVID-19, IBEW Local 131 will only be accepting fax first signs from home locals.  Resigns are to be done monthly, from the 10th - 16th.  You can either have your hall resign you or you can submit the request by email.  Please include your name, card number, and phone number. 

If you take a call out of IBEW Local 131, please make sure with your home local that you're set up on ERTS.

Referral Procedure:

First sign and signing after being removed from the out of work list will be in person or fax from your home local.  Group 1 applicants working in another jurisdiction can first sign by fax but must provide a copy of their job referral from that jurisdiction.

Registration for employment can be done Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM, on normal business days.  Please note the hall may be closed on occasion to accommodate lunch breaks.  In the event the hall is closed, notice of expected return time will be posted. 

Each applicant shall be registered in the highest priority Group for which he/she is qualified. (Group 1-4)

A recorded message of calls for employment will be available after 5:00PM by calling (269) 382-1762 and posted on the web at www.ibew131.com. The job call will list the name of the employer and the number of employees needed.  The Union business office will offer all the work calls available at the time of the job offer.

Any registrants that are interested in a call may either apply in person at the union business office between 8:00AM and 8:30AM OR leave a message on the recorder, stating they wish to apply for a job call.

All registrants up to the position reached to fill the manpower request, who do not respond to a job call, will be given 1 turn-down per call.  The 3rd turn-down will roll registrants to the bottom of their respective book.  If an applicant is refused by an employer, they will maintain their position on the book.  Any applicant who is hired and through no fault of their own, works 14 calendar days or less shall be restored to their appropriate place within their group.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to re-sign at the hall upon termination.

Anyone who accepts a call out of classification and is terminated through no fault of their own, shall return to their appropriate place within their group.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to re-sign at the hall upon termination.

Applicants who have responded to the job call will be referred in book order starting with the highest priority group.  Those applicants receiving job referrals will be contacted starting after 8:30AM.  If an applicant is unable to be reached by 11 AM, the dispatcher will move to the next applicant on the list.  After the list of registered applicants has been exhausted, the Business Manager has the right to fill job calls by any qualified applicant throughout the day.  Unfilled calls will remain on the job line until filled or cancelled by employer.

All referrals of applicants will be made during normal operating hours, except in the case of an emergency as defined by the Business Manager and an employer. The Business Manager is responsible to fill calls in a timely manner as needed by Employers. This means in an emergency, referral of applicants may have to be made outside normal business hours using whatever means are available to fill calls.

Book 1 resign will be yearly on ANY normal business day during the month of December.

Book 2-4 re-sign will be monthly beginning on the 10th and ending the 16th. Resigns may be done in person, by email to resign@ibew131.com which MUST have your name, card number and local number IN THE SUBJECT LINE, or by fax from your local union hall. Faxes must also include your name, card number and local union number. Our Fax number is 269-382-4810

What's Going on at 131? 


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

 Masks ARE REQUIRED to enter the hall.

 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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