IBEW Local 17

Detroit, Michigan

As one of the oldest local unions in the I.B.E.W. and North America, outside linemen, utility and tree-trimmers Local 17 of Detroit celebrated its 125th anniversary with two picnic events for its nearly 3,000 members in June 2017.

Union Histories not only produced a fully researched History Book of the local’s 125 years for the celebration, but it also provided a video slideshow, a video presentation and other event-related services for the local, while also generating funds for the local — all at NO COST to Local 17!

"Local 17 thanks the entire team at Union Histories for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing a truly one-of-a-kind commemorative book for our 125th Anniversary. It was fascinating to see how Union Histories was able to organize months’ worth of research into an impressive keepsake that our members will cherish for years to come. We are truly grateful for everything Union Histories did to make our celebration a huge success. We highly recommend Union Histories to any local looking to recognize and preserve its history."

James Shaw, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 17