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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.

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.

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.
IBEW Local Union 21 News

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.


November 11, 2014- Today, we take time to remember and thank all of our Veterans. We send special thanks to all IBEW 21 members who have served and who are currently deployed protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Wherever and whenever you served we would like to say “Welcome Home Sisters and Brothers”.


We will be holding a Local wide toy and coat drive from November 12th – December 2nd.  We will be sending more information out about the drive this week along with a list of gift ideas.  Please hang a bulletin board posting on your Union board download one by clicking the headline above.


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