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International President Ed Hill

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IBEW Local Union 21 News

October 30, 2014 We normally don’t share emails we receive from other organizations, but after reading this one we thought it was important to share it with you. It deals with a topic that could affect all working families in Illinois.    If you haven’t voted or are still undecided please seriously consider the information we are sharing with you.


October 29, 2014-AT&T announced that eligible IBEW members employed by the company will receive a Success Sharing Plan (SSP) payout of $177. In 2014, current eligible IBEW- AT&T employees do not receive the dividend portion of the SSP. During 2013 bargaining it was negotiated that the 2014 dividend portion would be paid to eligible retirees to offset costs associated with their retiree healthcare benefits. A payment of $300 was made to eligible retirees in January of this year. Information and Success Sharing payout eligibility can be found on page 153 of our 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement with AT&T.


October 23, 2014- It is getting down to crunch time and we need every IBEW 21 member to do their part by voting and volunteering to help elect the candidates that will support members of IBEW Local 21. For more information on early voting and registration please click here.


October 23, 2014- Don’t forget if you are a member currently working for AT&T and have not completed your 2015 Benefit Open Enrollment it ends tomorrow Friday October 24th, at 7:00 p.m. To enroll visit the AT&T Benefits Center website resources.hewitt.com/att or you can call the Benefits Center at 877-722-0020.


October 16, 2014- The IBEW Local 21 Kunas Committee would like to thank all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, our friends, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the Kunas Memorial Golf outing a success. It is because of you the Kunas Fund is able to assist IBEW Local 21 families who have experienced great tragedy or loss in their lives. View photos from the event by clicking the headline above.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Brad Meier, Cable Splicing Technician - East Dundee, Illinois. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:00 Noon. Visitation and service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church 310 E. Main Street East Dundee, IL. More information can be found by clicking the headline above. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Every election cycle it seems you hear “this is the most important election ever.” It’s true once again this year. Bruce Rauner has stated on numerous occasions that he will fight against workers and the unions that represent them if he is elected. If you are willing to make calls to your IBEW 21 Sisters and Brothers please contact IBEW 21 Political Education Director Dennis McCafferty at 630-960-4466 ext. 353 or email him dmac@ibew21.org. If you can help in other ways please contact him and he will put you to work. Read more by clicking the headline above.


October 9, 2014-The AT&T Open Enrollment period for 2015 benefits will run from October 13th at 7:00 a.m. to October 24th at 7:00 p.m. Corrections can be made during the 2 weeks following the enrollment period. An Annual Enrollment Guide was distributed electronically via company email, on October 3rd. The Guide will also be hosted on the Benefits Center website (resources.hewitt.com/att) or you can call the Benefits Center (877-722-0020) to request a copy be mailed to you. Read more by clicking on the headline above.


IBEW Local 21 Discounted Fright Fest Tickets Available Have some scary fun with your family at Six Flags Great America Fright Fest.  IBEW Local 21 members can purchase discounted Great America Fright Fest tickets.  Regular ticket prices are $69 but IBEW 21 members can get them for $34.The tickets are good for park visits this weekend 9/27 & 9/28 and from 10/10 – 10/13.


September 22, 2014 IBEW Local 21 will be hosting The Michael A. Kunas Memorial Fund Golf Outing and Dinner on Sunday, October 5, 2014. It will be held at Glenwoodie Golf Course in Glenwood, Illinois. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our late union brother Terry Quandt’s daughters Amber, Ashley and Angela in their father’s memory.  Please join us.


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IBEW 21 Executive Board takes the Challenge
Now they challenge you get out and VOTE! Watch it by clicking on the picture.

Our members show their allegiance to the St. Louis Blues at last night’s meeting at the Central City Lyons Club in Southern Illinois.
Melanie’s family joins IBEW 21 volunteers in Tinley Park.
View more March For Kids photos by clicking here.

Winter can’t end soon enough for Tim Greiger, from the AT&T Crown Point garage as he works in Lowell, IN.

DirectSat Workers Join IBEW21. View more photos here.

Deseree Lee Bass volunteers at Mercy Home During the IBEW 21 Days of Giving.

Great Job- Members at Stewart with your IBEW21 Days of Giving Donations.

21 Days of Giving donations delivered by Chuck Wyman Villa Park Steward.

Congratulations go out to our McHenry Illinois Premise Technicians who receive awards for their outstanding service!

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.
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Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.
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