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Welcome to the official website of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 197 in Bloomington, IL. 

I.B.E.W. Local 197
2407 Beich Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705 
Phone: (309) 827-4868

Fax: (309) 827-0197

Job Line (309) 820-0608

Effective 3/20/20 197 out of work members can register on the out of work list by e-mail.  Send your termination slip to info@ibew197.org and we will get you on the list.

Resign is between the 10th and 16th of every month.  You can resign by sending an email to info@ibew197.org with your name and card number, requesting to resign.  Or you can send us a fax with the same information to 309-827-0197.  EVERYONE NEEDS TO RESIGN IF YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN YOUR PLACE ON THE BOOK.

Travelers are able to sign the out of work book from a fax by their home local.  Fax number is (309) 827-0197 


COVID-19-   Download Final COVID Agreement between IBEW and NECA - March 16 2020 LRS signed (002).pdf

The referral rules change effective Jan. 1, 2019.  Click the Referral Rules Tab to view the changes.  Click on the Job Call Results to view the recent calls along with Book information.  The job line number is (309) 820-0608.

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Want some facts on RIGHT TO WORK ... Download Right to Work Fact Sheet.docx


Lighting up the Festival of Trees at the Interstate Center



Thanks to those who spent a Saturday volunteering their time and skills to provide lighting for the LeRoy American Legion.  It is a great example of how Union members are an asset to communities.  



 Congratulations to all of the members who received service pins in 2018!




Jason Bohm, Ken McLean, Matt Strupp, and Dennis Nolan are pictured with Tina Sipula.  The guys volunteered their time at the Clare House to add a few circuits on the upper floor for heating and cooling the rooms safely.










  • We have partnered with UA 99 on some advertising for the Corn Belters.  Check out our commercial.



"Only a fool would deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."


-Dwight D. Eisenhower