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.
November 26, 2014- As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the Black Friday sales don’t forget to remember the kids we are helping this holiday season. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” ends on Tuesday, December 2nd. The children from My Joyful Heart are grateful for your toy donations this holiday season but with the bitter cold that has already hit our area they are also in need of coats, hats and gloves in sizes up to up adult medium.
We’ve reached the halfway point in our IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive”. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW volunteers at 2 of their holiday events.
We will be joining them as they welcome back their “alumni” during their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 11th from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Their second event is their Friends First Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click the link above to find out how you can help.
November 14, 2014- Crittenton Centers Festival of Trees is a community wide event that will surely put everyone in the holiday spirit.
It will take place November 21st thru November 23rd at First Federated Church of Peoria’s Life Together Center (corner or War Memorial and Sheridan).
All proceeds benefit Crittenton Centers and their work in protecting and nurturing children and families. But to do so, they need the help of IBEW volunteers!
November 12, 2014-
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are asking you to participate in our first ever IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” to brighten the holidays for children in the areas where we live and work. The drive starts today and will continue until December 2nd. Find out how you can help by clicking the headline above.