• Job Calls
    Jul 24, 2019
    View current job calls.
    Mar 15, 2019
    You can use this link to bid on a job online. Using the job phone line is still available. you can call the hall after 9:30 est. to see if you were successful
    May 14, 2020
    We will be starting to get into Book II. You MUST wear a mask to come into the Hall to sign the book. Local 131 has several open calls currently; most are working overtime: Van Ert Electric needs 2 JIW @ Graphic Packaging in Kalamazoo, Michigan State Electrical License required, working 5-10s and an 8. More calls to come. Moore Electrical needs 1 JIW @ Zoetis, working 6-10s, drug testing, and background check required. Moore Electrical needs 2 JIW @ Pfizer in Kalamazoo, working overtime, drug testing and background check required Hi-Tech Electrical needs 3 JIW @ Pfizer in Kalamazoo, working overtime, drug testing, and background check required. MJ Electric will be placing more calls in the future for work @ Graphic Packaging in Kalamazoo, Michigan State Electrical License required, drug testing required.
    Jan 15, 2019


    As in the past, Michigan License calls have been extremely difficult to fill. Several upcoming projects in Michigan will require a Michigan License.

    The State of Michigan will allow an Electrician to register as a Registered Apprentice if they can provide proof of a Department of Labor Certificate of Completion Certificate of an Electrical Apprenticeship. The Contractor’s Master Electrician will need to sign the application to become a registered apprentice and then send a copy of the completed application to the State of Michigan.

    Beginning January 1, 2017 Michigan Licensed calls will go on our recorder to give any Michigan Licensed Journeyman the opportunity to utilize their license, if the call should go unfilled the call will then be reworded to say “Proof of a Michigan Journeyman’s License or must have Proof of a DoL Certificate of Completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship” You will need to show the Hall this proof when picking up the referral.

    Jan 10, 2019

    To bid on manpower requests, please call the Union Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time the next business morning at 800-986-1054 or 574-287-8655. You can now bid online; to do this simply log into the job bids and select from the drop-down menu. you can bid in this way from 4:30 pm to 9:00 am est.  We do not accept voicemail messages for job bids.

    If our internet is down, there will be no web update, tweet or job line (we have internet phones); if just our webpage is inoperable, please be sure to call our job line at 800-986-1054 or 574-287-8655 to listen to the recording.


    Jul 24, 2019
    If you find yourself unemployed or underemployed, the first thing you should do is go down to the hall and sign the book. Often other locals in our area/states let it known to us of future workforce needs. There are websites out there like http://where2bro.com that help you find where the work is. You can use the “tramp guide” otherwise known as the local union directory. To get in contact with these locals to check your prospects before you travel. Some locals need what is referred to as a good guy letter from the hall before you go so its best to call ahead to see what the requirements are from the local/s you plan to visit, everyone does it a little different. So by now, you know the work outlook and what you need when you arrive. So before you leave, you should make sure your dues are paid up, and you might want to pay ahead, paying ahead a few months makes it easier to track if you are up to date by the local you are visiting. Also, you need to make sure the information in your “ERTS” (electronic reciprocal transfer system) account is accurate. You are only allowed to be on book one at one local. However, you can be on several book 2’s. Each local has a different resign policy, so make sure you get that information when you sign. Also, you need to let us your home local know what books you signed. This is for resigns, and when you get a call back at home, so your name can be removed from the other book 2’s you signed. 
    If you take a call out of a different local you are going to want to get a copy of the agreement you will be working under and that locals tool list as well as wage and benefits sheet to make sure your monies are correct including benefits.
    If you are unwilling to travel or unable to travel for work and want to stick around home for reasons of your own you need to check with the hall, and they can let you know what options are available. 

    Page Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019 (13:04:08)
  • 56475 Peppermint Road
    South Bend IN, 46619

    Activate HealthCare Clinic 
    3371 W Cleveland Road, Suite 120
    South Bend, IN 46628

    Phone: (574) 218-6700
    You can reach the clinic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
    (You must make an appointment.)


    The clinic will be available:
    Monday - Friday
    Monday 7am-6pm
    Tuesday 9am-7pm
    Wednesday 6am-6pm
    Thursday 9am-7pm
    Friday 6am-4pm

    Download Our App!

    Organize Today
    Learn more about organizing your workplace!

    Click Here
    << November 2020 >>
    S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    22 23 24 25 26 27 28
    29 30
    Upcoming Events
    Dec 08, 2020
    Union Hall Local 153
    H.E.L.P. 153 MEETING
    Dec 09, 2020
    Union Hall Local 153
    Dec 10, 2020
    Union Hall Local 153
    Dec 11, 2020
    Union Hall Local 153
    Dec 14, 2020
    SBVJATC 56365 Peppermint Road South Bend IN 46619
    Follow Us!
    Facebook icon Twitter icon
    Contact Elected Officials!
    Our Condolences
  • IBEW Local 153

    Copyright © 2020.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Powered By UnionActive

  • Top of Page image