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IBEW Local Union 21 News

There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.


Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday, September 21th on Union Day as the Fighting Illini take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Tickets for IBEW 21 members and their families are $25. If you have questions or need more infomation contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext 447, bobp@ibew21.org.


This is a reminder that tonight’s Unit 1 union meeting was moved.  The meeting WILL be at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave in Chicago and not at Gideon Welles. The September 12th meeting will also be at the Irish-American Heritage Center.


Friday August 2, 2019 - 5:30pm (C.D.T.) – The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) covered under the AT&T/DIRECTV agreement have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement that was reached on June 24, 2019.


Just a reminder that the IBEW 21 Back to School Drive is underway.  Let’s do all we can to help the kids in the areas where we live and work by donating here. We are trying something new this year for the kids that My Joyful Heart assists. Your work group can also sponsor a My Joyful Heart child for a full or half year. If your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring. They will get gifts throughout the year and your child will send you updates throughout the year!


July 24, 2019 As our children prepare to start another school year, IBEW Local Union 21 is holding our annual Back to School Supply Drive.  We are collecting supplies and donations for IBEW 21 members in need and children assisted by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Bethany Home. IBEW Local Union 21 believes in making a difference in the communities where we live and work. We are asking you join us in our efforts by making a donation to our Back to School Supply Drive. Ideally we would like every student to begin the year with the supplies needed to have a successful school year. Building strong communities starts by making sure the children living in those communities have the education needed to be successful in life. Please donate today.


Brothers & Sisters, IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking that all IBEW members take action to fight a proposal under consideration in the U.S Department of Labor (DOL). The proposal would establish a system in which a non-union contractor could recognize its own “apprenticeship program” that would not be subject to many of the same requirements that IBEW DOL recognized apprenticeships are. Currently the construction industry is temporarily exempted from the proposal. There is great concern that this exemption will not be part of the final regulation. Nonunion builders are eager to eliminate it, opening up the industry to apprenticeships with lower standards and greater risks. All IBEW members are being asked to submit comments to the DOL in support of the construction industry exemption.


With the lightening and heavy rains that are currently hitting our area that will be followed by the dangerous heat and humidity over the next few days we must remind all members to WORK SAFE!  Every year we hear stories of our members and others in our industry who are working hard to perform their jobs but fall victim to heat related injuries. Don’t take unnecessary risks.


The IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive starts next week on July 22nd.  Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit IBEW 21 members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. We are trying something new this year. My Joyful Heart assists many students in the areas where we live and work. If you or those in your work group would like to help students at these schools you can purchase a backpack filled with supplies and we will make sure it gets to a student in your area. Also this year you and those you work with can sponsor My Joyful Heart children for a full or half year. If you or your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring.


IBEW 21 Solidarity Event Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Sunday, September 8th Game Time 1:10pm* White Sox vs. Angels Special Ticket Pricing for IBEW 21 Members. $7.84 - Upper Box $11.20 - Outfield $26.88 - Lower Box $10 - Parking Pass $8.50 - Hot Dog Value Meal New in 2019: Pre-Game Patio Buffet $32. Purchase your tickets today!


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IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson stopped by our office to support the SCT-3 AT&T Direct TV Call Center Bargaining Team.

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson was in Chicago and stopped by the IBEW 21 Union Hall to support the IBEW SCT-3 AT&T Direct TV Call Cent
It is not that cold!
Neighborhood Watch
Bourbonnais Solidarity
Great Job!
Union Stewards Cedric Wouldfolk and DeJon Willis volunteer at the Anti-Violence block party in Chicago.
Great Job Rock Island!
IBEW 21 members hit their goal all the kids at Bethany Home now have a new backpack for school!
Dodging the Rain Drops
Alan Fayia an IBEW 21 AT&T “Downtown” Walker dodges the rain as he walks from job to job in Chicago.
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IBEW 21 members help build a house for a vet alongside volunteers from A Soldier’s Journey more pics can be found in our photo gallery.
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Congratulations to our members who received awards for their outstanding public service and to our new members who just graduated.

Fleet mechanic James “Jimmy” Byrne testing a line truck at the Cermak garage.

Jim Fleming and Jim Moniak working in Morocco, IN

Steve McCullum - Romeoville DEG tech working on a crossbox in Alsip.

Ed Lauer as he works on a Hicap circuit in the manhole on Foster Ave. and York Road in Bensenville.
All Nighter
Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.
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