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July 02, 2015
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Upcoming Events
Unit 4 Meeting- IBEW 21 Hall
Jul 08, 2015
1307 Butterfield Road Suite 422 Downers Grove, IL
Unit 1 Meeting Irish Center
Jul 09, 2015
Irish-American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave. Chicago, IL
Unit 2 Meeting-Lansing
Jul 14, 2015
American Legion Post #697 18255 Grant St. Lansing, IL
Unit 5 Meeting-Decatur
Jul 15, 2015
IBEW Local #146 3390 N. Woodford St. Decatur, IL
Unit 3 Meeting Gurnee
Jul 16, 2015
American Legion 749 Milwaukee Gurnee, IL
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Join our Brothers who are raising funds for this great cause.
Congratulations Dan Stiemel
Dan in the red shorts and members in Des Plaines raised $175 for Special Olympics. Donate to Dan’s fundraiser here:
A Little Snow Can't Stop Them
Prem Techs John Griffey & George Hovorka from Wheaton do what it takes to safely get the job done.
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.

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.
All Nighter
Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.
IBEW Local Union 21 News

The July union meetings start next Wednesday, July 8th. We are asking all members to please bring school supplies to the meetings.  Our “IBEW 21 Days of Giving” Back to School Supply Drive will run from July 12th – August 1st. This year the supplies will be donated to children supported by Mercy Home, Crittenton Centers, My Joyful Heart and IBEW 21 members in need. We are also assisting families whose lives were ripped apart by the Coal City tornado.

June 30, 2015 IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Jerome P. "Jerry" Burns, Customer Systems Technician - Morris, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Arrangements are as follows: Visitation: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 9:00 a.m. until the services begin at 11:00 a.m. First Christian Church 455 W. Southmor Rd. Morris, IL.

Starting on Sunday, June 28, 2015 new wage rates went into effect for many IBEW 21 members working at AT&T. The maximum rate for these wage groups was increased by 2.75%. On June 26, 2016, the last year of the CBA maximum rates will increase by an additional 3%. This information can be found on page 33 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.

IBEW Local 21 Officers' Election Results June 25, 2015 The Local Union Officers’ Election and Unit Officers’ Election is complete all the ballots have been counted. Under the election rules, each office is decided by the candidate receiving the most votes for that specific office. President-Business Manager & Financial- Secretary Paul Wright, Vice President - Bill Henne, Recording Secretary - Bob Przybylinski, Treasurer - Jacquie Fields.

June 19, 2015 - Starting this weekend the mass email system IBEW Local 21 uses to send you emails is being retired. While the email transition is taking place we will still provide IBEW Local 21 updates. We will send text messages to current IBEW 21 members who signed up to received them and will also post news updates on and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you are a current IBEW 21 member and you don’t currently receive texts from us and you would like to receive text alerts, please contact Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski; he will help sign you up.

Voting Reminder June 18, 2015 Ballots for the IBEW Local Union 21 Officers’ Election must be received in the Glen Ellyn post office by 8 a.m. on June 25, 2015. Ballots were mailed out on June 4, 2015 to the last known addresses of all eligible voters. If you did not receive a ballot or need a replacement, please call the IBEW Local 21 Union Office at 630-960-4466 ext.

June 17, 2015 - Lake County, Indiana Emergency Call Dispatchers have voted to join IBEW 21. The results of the election were read into the record at the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting this morning. A total of 72 votes were tallied with 68 in favor of IBEW representation. We are pleased to welcome the Lake County E911 Dispatchers to our Union family. Paul Wright, IBEW 21 President – Business Manager stated, “The dispatchers protect the county’s citizens every day; we look forward to working with county representatives to negotiate a contract that rewards them for their service to the residents of Lake County.” We would like to thank the dispatchers, the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor, IBEW Local 697 in Merrillville, and our friends at Carpenters Local 599 in Hammond who helped us during this organizing drive.

Ballots for the IBEW Local Union 21 Officers’ Election were mailed out on June 4, 2015 to the last known addresses of all eligible voters. If you do not receive a ballot, please call the IBEW Local 21 Union Office at 630-960-4466 ext. 233 to make arrangements to have a replacement ballot sent to you. Please follow the instruction on the back of the ballot. All ballots must be received at the post office by 8 a.m. on June 25, 2015. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Election Judge in the IBEW Local 21 Union Office 630-960-4466 ext. 388 or by email

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking all IBEW members to call 1-855-712-8441 to help stop the Fast Tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. If the agreement is passed using Fast Track no portion of the TPP could be amended.  June 3rd is National Fast Track Call- In Day. We are asking you to call and tell your Representative to oppose Fast Track. Opposition to the bill is growing but to keep good union jobs in America we need your help.
Download: FastTrack-Call-in-June3-AFL.pdf , US BMs-Fast Track Call-In Day.pdf

May 29, 2015 The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the retirement of International President Edwin D. Hill, effective June 1st. Illinois’ very own, Brother Lonnie Stephenson, Vice President of the IBEW’s Sixth District will become our International President. David Ruhmkorff has been named the new Vice President of the Sixth District. Local 21 President - Business Manager Paul Wright stated, “I have worked closely with Lonnie. I thank him for all the work he has done to help the members of Local 21. He will be a great president. By working together in solidarity the IBEW will become even stronger.”

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