Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Today, AT&T announced a surplus of employees in Illinois. The job cuts of 36 employees will affect members represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21).
Customer Systems Technician – Business Service Organization
RCA - #3
1 - 1530 Wabash Ave., Springfield
1 - 1501 E Washington St., Urbana
RCA - #4
2 - 8024 14th Street, Rock Island
RCA - Chicago/Northwest Indiana
1 - 1802 N Central Park Ave., Chicago
1 – 205 W. 76th Street, Chicago
RCA - North Suburban
1 - 565 Rock Road, East Dundee
1 - 921 Pitner Ave., Evanston
RCA - South Suburban
1 - 1801 Euclid Ave., Chicago Heights
1 - 2100 Theodore St., Joliet
Senior Plant Assigners
15 – 920 Childs St., Wheaton
AT&T is closing the EWO Center in Wheaton.
2 – Monroe/Dearborn, Chicago
1 - 222 W Jackson St., Woodstock
1 - 82 S Stolp Ave., Aurora
Telecommunications Specialist – Global Number Portability Center
5 – 311 W. Washington St., Chicago
AT&T DataCom – ABFS Organization
2 – Springfield, IL
Voluntary Separation Packages - VSIPP
Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement as defined in Article 30.43. If you would like to save the job of someone whose job is at risk, please consider turning in your VSIPP application today. If you are interested, you must file your VSIPP paperwork by 5 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
Article 30 of the 2013 IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement with AT&T governs AT&T surplus declarations. View the 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement now by clicking here.
We remind our membership things can change daily. We now must allow the process to play itself out. We realize members have questions, concerns and that rumors may start to circulate. Union updates will be released as necessary. We will only report on verified factual information. The IBEW Local 21 staff is available and will help you during this difficult process. Our staff directory can be found here.