Chicago Tool Werks

Chicago Tool Werks is an IBEW Union shop owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation Union members. Their families have had Union trade membership with Electricians, Ironworkers, Carpenters, and Coal Miners. Their mission is to provide quality tools from American manufacturers that stand by the belief that the Union workforce deserves the best tools to perform their craft. Channellock is Union made in America and is family owned and operated for five generations. Manufacturing tools unsurpassed in the industry. Wright Tool Company has been crafting American made tools in Ohio since 1927 and have an excellent reputation for providing the craftsmanship that is expected of an American made tool. These are just some of the quality manufacturers that Chicago Tool Werks has developed partnerships with and they’re working to bring more manufacturers to their table.

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Vote YES on Amendment 1

As always elections have consequences. There are often personal beliefs that influence one’s choices in elections, on the Local level we keep it simple and believe in voting your paycheck. Voting YES on Amendment 1, will add this text to the Illinois State Constitution – SECTION 25. WORKERS’ RIGHTS Employees shall have the fundamental right

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Belle Tire has opened 1 new store within the jurisdiction of IBEW Local 117 and is working on opening 3 more. Their St. Charles location was Union built. Locations in Elgin, Huntley, and Carpentersville are also utilizing Union labor. Their warranty work is similar to other tire shops that do not use Union Labor (certain

Electric Vehicles are here to stay

EVs are becoming more and more commonplace. Local 117 is looking to stay ahead of the curve on the road to a well trained workforce. Contact the Hall for EVITP training options.

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Union Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder, the new union meeting start time is 5 PM. Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

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