The Sisters of IBEW local 134 goals are to provide mutual support and education/information; to build a sense of belonging and promote active participation of women members in our union; to show the public the diverse face of our local and, to strengthen our local and the labor movement as a whole. Sisters of 134 meet monthly. This committee is for all sisters of IBEW Local 134, across all job classifications, a place through which we can discuss, collaborate and help resolve issues specific to women in IBEW Local 134. Also a place to foster a culture of solidarity and mentoring amongst ourselves. And get involved in projects that build up our communities. For more information or to join our mailing list contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Build Nations 2018
The Sisters of Local 134 hope to be strongly represented again at this annual conference. The conference offers workshop tracks for women at all stages of their careers, from pre-apprentice to new apprentices to seasoned journeymen seeking to advance their careers in the industry. Tradeswomen leave the conference empowered with valuable knowledge and resources to build an even stronger Local 134. For more information on how you can participate please contact us at email@example.com
Our events for this year so far were:
35th IBEW Sixth District Women’s Conference
We had 5 sisters attend the excellent day-long conference. One of our sisters presented on a panel updating members on steps that a women’s committee needs to take to receive an official charter.
Y-Me Softball Tournament
The Sisters of IBEW Local #134 competed for the 4th time in this annual tournament. While we didn’t bring home the title this year, we helped to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer by funding research directly. The proceeds from this year’s event went solely to fund Dr. Kay Macleod, University of Chicago Medicine.
Sisters of IBEW Local #134 “Taco Tuesday on a Thursday?”
We sponsored a fantastic BBQ before the Local’s membership meeting.
2018 IBEW Women’s Conference
Local #134 had eight women representing our local at the IBEW Women’s Conference in St. Paul Minnesota. Sisters of IBEW Local #134 participated in workshops ranging from political action and leadership on the job, to sexual harassment and the opioid crisis. Sisters of IBEW Local #134 President Shirley Williams was a Panelist on Women’s Committees - Powering the IBEW.
Chicago Women’s Caucus: Inaugural Women in Politics
Local #134 sent six sisters to represent us at the Chicago Women’s Caucus: Inaugural Women in Politics reception. The sisters spoke with many alderwomen, and candidates running across the city and state including gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker, and our own 4th Ward Alderwoman Sophia King.
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) International Women’s Day Awards Dinner
Local 134 had 9 sisters help honor some of Chicago’s great women leaders who have been working on issues to strengthen working families, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Alderwoman Sue Sadlowski-Garza.
Sarah’s Circle 26th annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes
This was our 2nd year participating in this event. Sarah’s Circle helps homeless women to get housing and back to work. Eight sisters walked while listening to stories of women who had been impacted by help from Sarah’s Circle. We had goal of $500 and raised $1,040.