July 30, 2014- You can still help! The IBEW 21 Days of Giving School Supply Drive ends this Saturday, August 2nd. If you were planning on donating or may have forgotten you still have time to bring in your donations. Your contributions will benefit members in need, My Joyful Heart, and the Vermilion County Salvation Army.
We are asking all stewards to contact your Chief Steward or Business Representative and make arrangements with them to get the donations collected in your area into the Union Hall as soon as possible. Read more by clicking the headline above.
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive kicked off last week. As many of you should already know some of our Sisters and Brothers across our jurisdiction recently lost their jobs because of corporate downsizing. We also have members who have serious medical issues or are experiencing economic setbacks that now make it difficult to provide for their families as they were able to in the past. We need to help these Sisters and Brothers. If you are a member or know of a member who was recently laid off or who is experiencing a serious economic hardship and would directly benefit from the back to school donations please contact Bob Przybylinski, Jacquie Fields or Dave Webster in the IBEW Local 21 Union Hall.
July 13, 2014
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Drive has started and will run through August 2nd.The children from the organizations we are supporting need:
Pencils, Pens, Paper, Folders, Notebooks, Crayons, Markers, Erasers, Pencil Cases, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Rulers, Kleenex, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper, Dictionaries, Calculators, Assignment Notebooks, Hand Sanitizer, Supply Boxes, Lunch Boxes, Back Packs.
IBEW 21 volunteers are needed at Mercy Home’s Picnic on Saturday July 19, 2014. There are two shifts 10am—12:30pm and/or 12:30pm—3:30pm.
July 10, 2014-
IBEW 21 volunteers are needed at Mercy Home’s Picnic on Saturday July 19, 2014, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Mercy Home is a Chicago children’s charity dedicated to providing kids in crisis with the support and guidance they need to realize their own potential. Read more by clicking the headline above.
July 8, 2014- Now that our kid’s summer break is almost half over it means we must start planning for their return to school. Did you know there are over 660,000 children living in poverty in the areas where we live and work? Many children return to school without the basic necessities to get them through their day. To help them succeed we are holding our first ever IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Back to School Supply Drive.”
The school supply drive will take place from July 13 - August 2, 2014. We are asking every IBEW 21 member to donate a minimum of $1 and school supplies. Learn more by clicking the headline above.
July 2, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
AT&T management contacted the leadership of IBEW 21 this afternoon to ask our membership to assist in the clean-up from the recent storms that ripped through our area.
AT&T would like all employees in the SD&A, NIBS and Construction departments to volunteer to work overtime to relieve the heavy workload caused by storms.
IBEW Local 21 Union Meetings start next week. We encourage all members to please bring school supplies in preparation for the first ever Local wide IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Back to School - Supply Drive.” One of the organizations IBEW Local 21 is partnering with is My Joyful Heart. In preparation for a successful "Back to School – Supply Drive” we are looking for a minimum of one member per work group to begin working on getting bins or boxes for the donations. After the drive we will need help getting your donations to our Union Hall so they can be repacked and delivered to the children in need.
The “21 Days of Giving” will run from July 13 - August 1, 2014. More information can be found by clicking the headline above.
Have some fun with your family at Great America. IBEW Local 21 members can purchase discounted Great America tickets. The tickets are good for park visits between 7/19 – 7/27/14. To order your tickets go to the Six Flags website. Once you get there, pick Six Flags Great America as your park and in the upper right corner enter promo code: IBEW14.
Entrance to the water park is an additional $5. To order tickets click on the headline above.
AT&T Surplus in Chicago
June 19, 2014– AT&T has announced that 3 Customer Advocates and 1 Maintenance Administrator working at 225 W. Randolph in Chicago have been declared surplus.
Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to all employees who are not affected by the surplus declared by AT&T. You must file your VSIPP paperwork by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Read more by clicking the headline above.
June 10, 2014- IBEW 21 member Mark Evans started Pizzas4Patriots in 2008 after his son asked him if U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq had pizza. Since then he has delivered over 1 million slices to our soldiers serving overseas and to Veterans hospitals here at home. As part of our community outreach program, IBEW Local 21 supports Pizzas4Patriots. This year on July 4th Pizzas4Patriots will be shipping 10,000 pizzas to our service men and women defending our freedoms overseas. Read more and find out how you can help by clicking the headline above.