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Unit 2 Meeting Merrillville, IN
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Jul 12, 2018
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IBEW Local #649 4051 Humbert Rd. Alton, IL
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IBEW Local Union 21 News

June 21, 2018 The Local Union Officers’ Election and Unit Officers’ Election is complete all the ballots have been counted. President-Business Manager & Financial Secretary Paul Wright, Vice President - Bill Henne, Recording Secretary - Bob Przybylinski, Treasurer - Jacquie Fields

On Friday, AT&T announced the company is going to offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. If you are a Telecommunication Specialist – TFS, Customer Systems Technician – TFS - Business Services or a Customer Systems Technician – TFS. The deadline to turn in your paperwork to accept a General SIPP is 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, June 29, 2018.

Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:00 a.m. CST) – Today AT&T officials announced the company is going to surplus four employees in Illinois and offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The announcement will affect employees represented IBEW21. Prior to the announcement, AT&T contemplated making deep cuts in the TFS, U-Verse and Central Office organizations. With the Time Warner merger being approved your Union leadership saw an opportunity to lessen the impact of the pending announcement and entered into both formal and informal conversations regarding possible scenarios and their effects. As a result hundreds of jobs were taken off of the chopping block. We are continuing to work to protect as many jobs for as long as we can in the rapidly changing industry in which we work.

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 wage increases for our members working at AT&T go into effect.  Since the signing of the contract members have asked, “Where are the AT&T contract books?” This has been answered numerous times at union meetings, in Frontline and by your Officers, Chief Stewards and Business Representatives. The contract has not been printed as required by AT&T because in the final proof your Union Representatives found errors made by AT&T and the company still needs to correct them. Some of the errors are: missing commas, misspellings, corporate name changes, and other grammatical errors. It is important to understand AT&T's errors do not affect the substance of the contract. The contract is in full effect. We have a binding collective bargaining agreement.

Join us on Union Day at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, September 9th-Game Time 1:10pm White Sox vs. Angels. Special Ticket Pricing for Union Members. $7.84 - Upper Box, $11.20 - Outfield, $26.88 - Lower Box, $10 - Parking Pass, $7.75 - Hot Dog Value Meal. Order Your Tickets Today!

The IBEW Local 21 Scholarship Committee met and awarded scholarships to family members of eight IBEW Local Union 21 members.  This year’s essays topics were: “How can the Union grow stronger in the wake of Right to Work?” and “What do you get from growing up in a Union home?" We would like to congratulate our IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship winners: Tyler Dahm Lauren LaMore Cieran Locke Amanda Rodriguez Matthew Rodriguez Lenette Ruiz Kacie Sherman Thomas Stancato.

IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Cordell Williams, who worked at AT&T, in the Chicago Heights Garage. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Mark Reczek, who worked at AT&T, in the Westmont Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Read Frontline- The ink hasn’t even hit the paper yet, but you can read your April 2018 issue of Frontline right now. Scholarship Deadline Nears - The IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018. Dress for Success Closet Clean Up Drive - Help the kids at Mercy Home and My Joyful Heart by donating your unwanted clothes.

IBEW 21 Dress for Success Closet Clean Up Drive April 1st – April 30th. Spring is the time of year when we clean out our closets and pitch clothes we will never wear. IBEW 21 members can help the kids at Mercy Home and from My Joyful Heart by donating their unwanted clothing items. As the kids from Mercy Home start their working careers many are unable to dress for success because they can’t afford interview clothing. We all have “dress” clothes we may never wear again. Please donate them and help the kids at Mercy Home start their successful careers.

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!
2017 AT&T Contract Ballot Count
We would like to thank all our members who counted the AT&T contract ballots. More pictures can be found by clicking on the picture.
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.
Proud to Help!
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.
Engineering Assistants Suzanne Thomas and Chavonne Hodges
Take a break to discuss ways our Local communicates with our members and think all members should sign up for IBEW 21 text messages.
Great Job City of Chicago 911 OEMC Members!
Congratulations to our members who received awards for their outstanding public service and to our new members who just graduated.
IBEW 21 Days of Giving
Chris & Gary from Morris help deliver school supplies to the families in Coal City.
A Little Snow Can't Stop Them
Prem Techs John Griffey & George Hovorka from Wheaton do what it takes to safely get the job done.

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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