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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.


We are holding our first ever Dress for Success Closet Clean Up Drive from April 1st - April 30th. We will be collecting interview clothes for the kids at Mercy Home and your other clothing donations will help those served by My Joyful Heat. Half price tickets are still available for IBEW Local 21 Member Night with the Bulls on Saturday, April 7th - 7:00 p.m. when the Chicago Bulls take on Brooklyn Nets.  If are thinking about ditching Facebook but use it to get our updates stay in the loop by signing up for our email and texting updates.


March 15, 2018 - Today, AT&T announced they will be reducing headcount by offering a General SIPP to their employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). No layoff has been declared! Discussions took place between IBEW 21 representatives and AT&T management. The outcome of those talks led to the announcement of a General SIPP Offer and a potential surplus was avoided.


IBEW Local 21 Member Night with the Bulls on Saturday, April 7th - 7:00 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to enjoy watch as the Bulls battle the Nets. On this special night, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.


IBEW 21 members, retirees and their families are being asked to help spread awareness about the plight of abused, neglected and abandoned young people.  March for Kids is Mercy Home’s annual campaign centered on building awareness of the plight of the children in their care. Every March, thousands of volunteers take to Chicago’s streets at St. Pat's Parades to raise critical funds that give Mercy Home’s kids a safe, loving home, clothing, meals, and a warm bed away from traumatic pasts.


As the result of many conversations between IBEW 21 representatives and AT&T’s Labor Relations Department, on February 14, 2018 the contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premises Technicians was stopped.  Since then talks on the implementation of alternatives have taken place. To avoid the contemplated layoff, Premises Technicians are being afforded the opportunity to voluntarily apply for open positions in the IBEW Transfer Plan (NTP) and are also being offered a voluntary layoff allowance for those Premises Technicians who want to leave AT&T.


Celebrate the life IBEW Local 21 Brother Anthony Santo, Customer Systems Technician – Schaumburg, Illinois. Celebration of Life: Sunday, March 18, 2018   Hockey Game 4:20 p.m. – The Leafs Ice Center, Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Moretti’s Ristorante. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


During 2017 bargaining improvements were made in the overtime language for Premise Technicians (Appendix C Article 5.03).  Personal Days and Floating Holidays are now included in the calculation of hours counted towards weekly overtime.  The language took effect on June 25, 2017 but the company’s payroll systems were not updated to include this provision. We are happy to announce the issue has been resolved. Premise Technicians who were affected will be receiving a retroactive overtime pay correction on either their February 16th or February 23rd check, depending on their pay cycle.


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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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