I.B.E.W. Local Union 196
1829 Suncast Ln.
Batavia, IL 60510

(630) 761-1829
(630) 761-1919 Fax

The Office Hours are:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Business Manager
Eric Patrick

Asst. Business Manager
Derek Luetgert

Membership Development
Greg Doss

NECA/ IBEW 196 Safety & Ed
Director of Training
George Arhos

Rodney Brossart

Vice President
Jerry Cass

Recording Secretary
Tony Ficarra

Troy Harrington

Executive Board
Kirby Kleimann
Todd Williams
Jake White
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Some of the Sub Station
work that Members of IBEW
196 have done.  IBEW 196
does the concrete footers
and sub grade to the
overhead bus.  We have a
complete list of contractors
at the hall to help with your
Aldridge Drilling installs
large foundation for
transmission towers using
IBEW 196 members. They
install these in solid rock to
all sand.  IBEW 196
members have been
installing transmission
foundations since 1940.  
Members of IBEW 196 working
on a Wind Farm installing cable.  
Here you see them running the
trencher and making sure the
cable is installed correctly.  High
Voltage cable installing is much
more that just running
equipment.  IBEW 196 trains
their members in safety and the
how to make sure you get the
years of service you expect out
of your cable installation.
IBEW 196 Members working
on a multi-duct package.  Our
members are trained in pipe
bending and installation as
well as wire pulling.  If you
need a list of contractors to
do this work on small or
large projects just call our
IBEW 196 had CJ King &
Don Woolridge at the union
hall to teach new stewards
how to represent the Union
on the job.  We thank
everyone for coming.
The members, officers and staff of Local 196 would like to welcome you to our website.

We are proud of our history and proud of our previous generations of I.B.E.W. Lineman,
Operators, Groundsman Helpers and Government workers who passed on their
knowledge and made sacrifices to make us stronger today.

Over one hundred years ago, in 1891, ten men met above Stolley's Dance Hall in St.
Louis in hopes of bringing a better life to those in the electrical trade.  Then,
apprenticeship training was unheard of and safety consisted of trial and error.  Those
ten men then became the founders of the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
(N.B.E.W.), which later became the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
(I.B.E.W.) in 1899 when jurisdiction extended to include Canada.

We are always interested in hearing from people that are in need of help at work.  If you
work for a City, Contractor, or other company that is having trouble with your boss and
need help just call.  We have over 20 contracts that we deal with to help give workers a
voice in their working conditions and to make sure they do not have to stand on their
own in times of trouble.  We have years of experience dealing with your boss for you.  
Below is a Map of the Local 196 Jurisdiction.

Covering Outside Linework, All Substation work, All Street Lighting, Temp Signal
Lighting, Utility, Maintenance, Telephone, Fiber Optic, Government, Generation and Wind

Which Includes the counties in Illinois of:

Boone; DeKalb; DuPage; Kane; Kendall; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Ogle; Stephenson;
Carroll -
Cherry Grove; Shannon;Rock Creek; Lima; Wysox; Elkhorn Grove
Jo Daviess - Apple River; Warren; Thompson; Rush; Nora; Woodbine; Stockton;
Wards Grove; Pleasant Valley; Berreman
Whiteside -  Genesee; Jordan; Hopkins; Sterling; Hume; Montmorency; Tapico; Hahnaman

When work preformed on the properties of the Comed Company in the following
counties, state of Illinois: Carroll, Jo Davies, Rock Island, Henry, Mercer,Whiteside.

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Upcoming Union Meetings:

June meeting:  
Wednesday, June 28th, 7 PM

July meeting:
Wednesday, July 26th, 7 PM
Attention all members!!!!!
Please sign up for the Member Orientation/IBEW
Code of Excellence class found on the class calendar
on the IBEW Local 196 website.  This class will give
you a much needed understanding of the Local and
how it works (Benefits, CBA, etc.) as well as a Code
of Excellence card from the International Office.
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