March 19, 2015
AT&T is offering a General SIPP to employees in the Chicagoland area working in the construction splicing title. Management is looking to offer 30 General SIPPS’s to Cable Splicing Technicians in Construction & Engineering working in the Chicago, North Suburban and South Suburban RCA’s. A surplus has not been declared.Those employees interested in leaving the payroll must turn in their SIPP paperwork by Friday, March 27, 2015. The last day on payroll for those selected will be April 10, 2015. For more information please contact your Chief Steward or Business Representative.
February 26, 2015
Find out what is going on “Across the Local” by reading Frontline. The latest issue is on its way but you can read it now before it gets to your mailbox. In this issue you will also find articles about IBEW 21 scholarships, bargaining at DirectSat, and how you’re making a difference in the communities where you live and work.
February 20, 2015
We are asking all IBEW 21 members, retirees, and their families to join us at St. Patrick’s Day solidarity events in the Chicagoland area. We will build camaraderie while helping the children served by Mercy Home with their “March for Kids” campaign. Click the headline above to find out how you can help the kids.
February 19, 2015 -
With the extremely cold weather hitting our area we remind all members to work safely when helping the customers we serve. All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in cold weather can be found on OSHA’s website osha.gov.Read more on working safely in the cold by clicking the headline above.
January 8, 2015
Make 2015 the year you get more involved in your Union. You can start by attending union meetings. The first January meeting is tonight at a new location in Park Ridge. The Unit 1 meeting will be held at Teamster’s Local 700, 1300 W. Higgins Road, Suite 301.A complete list of Union meetings can be found by clicking the scrolling banner at the top of this page.
December 22, 2014
Your kids are home for the holidays and it’s the perfect time to put them to work!
Have them write an essay answering the question “Looking beyond our own needs, how can Local 21 members help build a sense of community in our union.
When they are finished they can then work on gathering the other information needed so they can win an IBEW Local 21 scholarship.
December 15, 2014- Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to all employees who are not affected by the surplus announcement made by AT&T on December 12, 2014.
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. Friday, December 19, 2014.
Article 30 of our 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement governs all AT&T surplus declarations. View the agreement now by clicking here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your IBEW representative.
December 12, 2014
Today, AT&T announced surpluses in many organizations throughout Illinois and across the United States. Many of the job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) as well as other members in the IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3).
December 9, 2014
Today, AT&T announced that they will be reducing headcount in the Construction & Engineering Department (C&E). This reduction will affect Cable Splicing Technicians in Illinois.Over the past several days, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) have been in discussions with AT&T over their planned announcement. Your IBEW 21 leadership is disappointed in this decision made by upper management. However, we feel that we have reached a satisfactory agreement to avert a surplus in C&E. Read more by clicking the headline above.
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” benefiting the children served by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart and Crittenton Centers will end tomorrow. If you would like to donate please bring your donations to your work locations tomorrow.
We need your help getting your donations to the IBEW 21 union hall. Please work with your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and assist them in collecting the donations from your work locations and the other locations in your area. We would like to have all the cash and donations you have collected in the union hall by Monday, December 8th to ensure the charities we are assisting can get them to their kids in time for the holidays.