The Most Well-Trained Electrical Workforce in Alabama

Welcome to IBEW Local 136

IBEW 136 serves our Brothers and Sisters, the Electricians of the Birmingham and Central Alabama area. We work to promote the electrical industry, providing our contractor partners with the most well-trained, OSHA compliant, drug-free electricians in the business.

IBEW I36 is the most well-trained, safest, efficient workforce in the state. We believe in providing livable wages, excellent benefits, and a good retirement for our brothers and sisters. We stand as one united workforce that stands for the members we serve.

Birmingham & Central Alabama's greatest electrical workforce

IBEW Local 136 is a group of over 900 electricians and electrical workers providing our area with the finest workforce in the construction industry. We provide our members with excellent training at no cost, livable wages with paid benefits, and a lifelong career working with people who care about you.

If you are a working electrician or electrical worker, or if you'd like to pursue a career in the electrical trades, we want you to join us! IBEW Local 136 provides equal opportunity and does not discriminate due to religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or nationality. You belong here.

Bill Blackman
Business Manager, IBEW 136

Years of Brotherhood & Representation

Active Members in Central Alabama

Man Hours worked in Central Alabama in 2019

Average Pension Return Rate since 1979

Pension Members in IBEW Chapter 136

Why Hire IBEW 136 Electricians?


Highly Trained

Each IBEW journeyman electrician has over 10,000 hours of accredited training, safety protocols, and on the job experience to get your job done quickly, efficiently, and safely. We are ready to go to work on your project right now.



We are on-time and on-budget. We recognize that our contractor partners must be able to win projects and be profitable. You are only as good as the people you send to your jobsite, and we are the best in the business.


Ready to Work

With over 900 electricians in our ranks, we are ready to go to work on your project right now. Our workforce is well-trained, drug-free, and OSHA compliant.


It's a really great career choice, because we have good health insurance and really good retirement.

Sean F.

Journeyman Wireman

I heard about the IBEW from my teacher. I was hooked then. I'm surprised more people aren't in the union. You have no student loan debt. You get paid for going to school. Why go into debt? Why not take a gamble on this first. Once you take that gamble, you won't turn back.

Maurice M.

IBEW Member

It's always good to be a part of something where you feel accepted at home, you feel accepted, and you're a part of something great. It's a bunch of people that come together as craftsmen and put out a quality product.

Brendan M.

Journeyman Wireman